The Old Guard of Summit New Jersey meets in the Council Meeting Room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by programs consisting of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, judges, professors, scientists, economists, authors, journalists, financial advisors, medical specialists, etc. The subsequent Q&A is lively. Put on your business casual attire or jacket & tie (or something more casual from May to September) and attend a meeting with us. All visitors are welcome.
Stay for the Friends*
After the meetings, many members join together to have lunch at various local restaurants.
In addition to the weekly meetings, there are activity groups for golf, bridge, hiking, trips, computer help, tennis and more.
* Or, as one member put it recently, "Come for the Jokes, Stay for the Talks", since we start each meeting by singing a few songs and hearing a few jokes :-)
Policy on Weather Cancellations
New Providence Schools are closed due to weather, the Old Guard meeting
is cancelled. New Providence posts closure notices at its school
website https://www.npsd.k12.nj.us. We will also post notices here and send emails to members.
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September Program Chair: Dick Griggs
Sept. 3 "Financial Planning and Retirement Communities -- Understanding CCRCs and Other Alternatives" - James J. Ciprich, partner and wealth advisor at Regent Atlantic, will discuss proactive planning for healthcare and housing needs, as well as protecting estate needs in retirement.
Sept. 10 "Prison Reform in New Jersey" - Daniel Lombardo, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley, will discuss New Jersey's leadership role in prison reform employing scientific and evidence-based approaches with emphasis on reducing recidivism.
Sept. 17 "Hips, Knees, and Shoulders" - Dr. Jeffrey Leary, MD and Dr. John Erickson, MD of the Atlantic Medical Group Orthopedics, will discuss these body parts so prone to require attention as we reach Old Guard age.
Sept. 24 "The Mysterious New Jersey Pine Barrens" - Rebecca Free, director of membership and communications at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will take us on a trip through the Pine Barrens. Along the way, we will learn about its ecology, human history and the threats to its survival.