Seniors Spend Quality Time In Piscataway

9911095_nj_piscataway_townshipHere is another one of those townships/towns/cities that I enjoy exploring because of its unusual name. Like Weehawken or Chowchilla that I recently highlighted, seniors, let’s go to Piscataway, New Jersey. Piscataway is the fifth-oldest municipality in New Jersey. It has grown from Native American territory, through a colonial period, and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic Ocean seacoast.

The township was named by MONEY magazine in 2008, 2010 and 2014 as one of the best places to live in the United States. Cited was the long and prestigious history of the community and noted also were 189 buildings on Rutgers, the State University that is located in Piscataway.

Piscataway is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey with a population of around 57,000. The name Piscataway may be derived from the area’s original Native American residents, transplants from near the Piscataqua River defining the coastal border between New Hampshire and Maine. The area was first settled in 1666 by Quakers and Baptists who had left the Puritan colony in New Hampshire and officially incorporated in 1798.


 Senior Hikers Invited To Enjoy The Trails

Piscataway, New Jersey is home to the Colgate Palmolive Technology Center and the world headquarters of Telcordia Technologies and American Standard. It includes the prominent facilities of Siemens Hearing Instruments, MCI World Com International, Johnson & Johnson Health Systems, Hapag-Lloyd and Pepsi Cola Bottling Group.

Johnson Park is popular for outdoor activities. Senior hiking enthusiasts enjoy the trails at the nearby Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park and Farrington Lake. Golfers enjoy the Rutgers Golf Course. Despite the development, Piscataway has managed to maintain its friendly welcoming atmosphere.


TripAdvisor suggests that senior visitors take in Johnson Park, the Cornelius Low House, East Jersey Old Town Village and enjoy a play at the Circle Playhouse. The Historic District in Piscataway was deemed eligible for the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1999. It includes nine of the 14 existing historic homes on River Road if you enjoy viewing historic homes.

 Seniors Attend The Greek Festival

One fun event I would like to attend is the Greek Festival. The St. George Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Greek culture by hosting a Greek Festival every year the weekend after Mother’s Day. During the Festival, the community showcases great Greek spirit by providing  an event filled with delicious Greek food, live entertainment, and of course Greek dancing with many colorful costumes.


The gyro and Greek fries are always popular, but if you want to get loukomades, Greek donuts with honey, cinnamon and walnuts, they say that you must be prepared to wait in line and be ready to eat them right away. If you let them cool even the slightest bit, you are taking a big gamble and will be sorely disappointed.

Seniors, set your GPS for Piscataway and you will find a community that overflows with hospitality and fun. -jeb

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