News Updates

Beefsteak Dinner Celebration - Featuring Uncle Floyd

posted Mar 7, 2017, 3:25 PM by Maria Johnson

55 Kip Center is holding its 4th annual beefsteak dinner at First Presbyterian Church, 1 E. Passaic Avenue, Rutherford and featuring Uncle Floyd, on Friday, May 19, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $45 each. The evening will include raffles and a 50/50. The event sold out last year, so we've moved our venue so more friends can join us in support of the Center. Sponsorships are also available for $250-$1000. Checks should be made payable to 55 Kip Center and sent to 55 Kip Ave., Rutherford, 07070. For more info call 201-460-1600. All proceeds support programs and services for older adults.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, THE MUSICAL

posted Dec 1, 2016, 5:45 AM by Maria Johnson

Bus leaves Kip Center at 9:am and returns at 4:30pm. Cost: $125.00 per person; When: Tuesday, December 13th, Where: The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Time: 11:am Matinee Performance. 8 seats left. Call Cathy at 201 460-1600 to claim your spot.

Festival of Trees and Wreaths

posted Aug 17, 2016, 2:21 PM by Maria Johnson   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 11:19 AM ]

You're Invited to Trim a Tree, Wreath or Centerpiece for the

22nd Annual Kip Festival of Trees and Wreaths

Download Your Registration Form


Fall Gala

posted Jul 7, 2016, 8:04 AM by Maria Johnson   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 9:34 AM ]

Tickets are available!  Dance the night away while we honor our own Peggy Letsche, Executive Director who is retiring at the end of the year.  For more information, call 201 460-1600 or visit to be come a sponsor or purchase tickets on line.

Paint and Chat - Thank You!

posted Jun 13, 2016, 1:59 PM by Maria Johnson   [ updated Aug 15, 2016, 9:30 AM ]

Thank you to all who attended another successful  Paint and Chat event. We loved having you and look forward to seeing you at our other events.

CARFIT - Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Perfect Fit

posted May 9, 2016, 9:37 AM by Maria Johnson   [ updated Jul 15, 2016, 12:27 PM ]

Tuesday, July 26th, 10am-12pm. Discover your perfect "fit"! CarFit is an interactive & educational program sponsored by AARP and offers older adults the opport...unity to check to see how well you and your car work together to ensure safer driving. You will learn how to adjust your car for comfort and safety and leave with recommeded car adjustments and adaptions and a greater piece of mind. Pre-registration is required. Presented by John Vajda, AARP Driver Safety State CarFit Coordinator and William Gumbman, Rutherford Police Dept. Traffic Coordinator. This program will take place in your car, parked in the municipal garage on the 3rd floor. Call 201 460-1600 to pre-register.

Upcoming Trips 2016

posted May 3, 2016, 12:41 PM by Charlene Mariano

  • Call Cathy at 201-460-1600 for more information.
  • "Waitress"- Dinner and Broadway Show  Wednesday, June 29th. Dinner at Tony Di Napoli.  Bus leaves at 4:00 and returns approximately 10:00. Cost $180 per person.
  • "Motown Showdown"- Monday, July 11 at Caesars Atlantic City.  $40 per person.  Bus leaves at 9:00 and returns at 8 pm.  (Includes $20 slot play)
  • Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA.- Friday, Oct. 14th to Sunday, Oct. 16th.  2 nights at Fairfield Inn by Marriott.  Double occupancy $425.  Deposit due June 15th.
  • Tony Orlando's Great American Christmas Show- Sands, Bethlehem PA, Monday, Nov. 28th. Bus leaves at 10:00 and returns at 7:00. $75 per person. (includes casino bonus)
  • Casino trips to the Sands, Bethlehem, PA every 2nd Monday of each month!  $30 includes $20 slot money and $5 voucher.

Avoid Getting Scammed!

posted Apr 26, 2016, 5:32 AM by Maria Johnson   [ updated Jul 15, 2016, 12:33 PM ]

Thursday, July 28th 10am - Avoid getting scammed!  From the IRS Phone Scam to lottery and sweepstakes scams, to the so-called grandparent scam, it appears that imposter frauds and other criminal scams are more active than ever and are preying on potential victims in New Jersey through phone calls, emails and other means.  Join Melenie Hazem, a representative from the Office of the Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs.  Pre-Registration is required.

Nutrition and Pain Management

posted Mar 7, 2016, 6:04 PM by Maria Johnson   [ updated May 6, 2016, 9:00 AM ]

Thursday, May 12 - 10:00am - Shannon Gononsky from CareOne  is on hand to discuss nutritional approaches to pain management that can involve changes in diet and the use of dietary supplements.  Pre-registration is required.

URGENT: Volunteers Needed

posted Jan 19, 2016, 7:54 AM by Maria Johnson

55 Kip Center Home Friends - volunteers provide escort for essential transportation needs including doctor appointments and grocery shopping. Volunteers will also provide food shopping for those unable to shop for themselves. A little of your time can make a BIG difference in the life of a senior in Bergen County! For more information on this program or to become a volunteer, please call Cathy Baviello at 201-460-1600.

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