- Shred your unwanted paper and financial documents safely and securely at our semiannual Paper and Document Shred.

There will be a Community Shred fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lafayette Avenue School, 221 Lafayette Ave, Chatham. The Shred will benefit Senior Services of the Chathams.

“The shred service is an eco-friendly solution to purge personal and professional documents in a confidential way,” says Pam Mansfield, Executive Director. Newspapers, magazines and paperback books will be accepted, too.

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The public is invited to participate, and the cost is $5 per brown paper grocery bag or $10 for a file box. Proceeds will be used to fund wellness programs at the Senior Center. Pipe Works Service and Chatham Disposal partially underwrote the cost of the shred truck. For more information, call 973 635-4565.

Senior Services of the Chathams -- which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Senior Center this year -- is a 501(c)(3) organization that runs fitness programs, support groups, transportation service for those that don’t drive, and an information and referral service for a variety of geriatric issues including home health care needs, changes in Medicare, when to stop driving, assisted living, and government services.