501(c)3 Number: Permit No: EO- 22-267-4152 

The mission of the 55 Kip Center is to promote the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual well-being of older adults, and to facilitate their participation in all aspects of community life.

55 Kip Center has established itself as a community focal point where older adults can come together for services and activities that reflect their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the center and the community.

Our History

55 Kip Center has operated since it opened in 1985 at a local parish house in partnership with the Interfaith Council of Rutherford. The Center provided programs, activities, and meals for older adults on Saturdays only. In April 1995, the Center moved to 55 Kip Avenue and now operates a comprehensive and full-time program promoting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual well-being of older adults.

Today, our professional staff and dedicated volunteers cater to a community of over 700 active members of all ages.

Financial Information


Give a Gift of Support to our Senior Center:

-A gift of Cash or Pledging

-A gift of Securities 

It may be to your advantage to contribute Securities you've owned for at least a year.

-A gift of Life Insurance 

This may be an excellent way to make a major gift without affecting current investments or cash flow for seniors and friends of the Center who currently own life insurance policies.

-A gift in your Will

Bequests of all sizes are vital sources of support for the Center.  

-Contribute to our Tree of Life.  The Edith Richter Tree of Life has been established to ensure the future of 55 Kip Center and is proudly displayed in our lobby.  A minimum donation of $500.00 will give you the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one or special occasion.  

55 Kip Center is a valuable resource for NJ Seniors and is constantly evolving to meet the Public's needs.  Please consider donating.