Guide to New Jersey Senior Services

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Are you a New Jersey senior looking for help? Finding help with senior services in New Jersey isn't as hard as you might think. New Jersey senior services are administered by the Department of Health and Senior Services. Find out more about the options available to seniors who reside in the Garden State.

New Jersey Senior Services-Area Agencies on Aging

Senior citizens living in New Jersey are eligible for a number of different services, programs and benefits. Most of the services are provided through the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services' Division of Aging and Community Services and individual Area Agencies on Aging located in each of the twenty-one counties of the state. The Department of Health and Senior Services assists each of the counties in the development and coordination of the various services provided to seniors aged sixty years old and over.

Services for Seniors

The following are some of the services provided to New Jersey seniors:

  • Information
  • Assistance
  • Case management
  • Outreach
  • Transportation
  • Escorted transportation
  • Caregiver support
  • Adult day health services, providing adult daycare for the elderly
  • Alzheimer's adult day services for seniors with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia
  • Social adult daycare for seniors who do not need medical services during the day, but should not be left alone when their caregivers are at work
  • Educational programs
  • Legal assistance
  • Visiting nurses
  • Homemakers
  • Respite care
  • Hospice care
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Meals provided in group settings or delivered to homes in certain circumstances
  • Subsidized housing for low income seniors
  • Congregate housing with service coordination and supportive services such as meals, personal assistance and housekeeping for low income seniors who qualify

New Jersey County Offices on Aging

The nationwide, toll-free contact number for the County Offices on Aging is 1-877-222-3737. The following are the contact numbers and names of the individual county programs:

  • Atlantic County - Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services (609-645-7700 ext. 4700)
  • Bergen County - Bergen County Division of Senior Services (201-336-7400)
  • Burlington County - Burlington County Office on Aging (609 -265-5069)
  • Camden County - Camden County Division of Senior & Disabled Services (856-858-3220)
  • Cape May - Cape May County Department of Aging (609-886-2784/2785)
  • Cumberland County - Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled (856-453-2220/ 2221)
  • Essex County - Essex County Division of Senior Services (973-395-8375)
  • Gloucester County - Gloucester County Division of Senior Services (856-384-6900)
  • Hudson Country - Hudson County Office on Aging (201-369-4313)
  • Hunterdon County - Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans' Services
  • (908-788-1361/1362/1363)
  • Mercer County - Mercer County Office on Aging (609-989-6661/6662)
  • Middlesex County - Middlesex County Department of Senior Services (732-745-3295)
  • Monmouth County - Monmouth County Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Interment (732-431-7450)
  • Morris County - Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans (973-285-6848)
  • Ocean County - Ocean County Office of Senior Services (732-929-2091)
  • Passaic County - Passaic County Department of Senior Services, Disabilities and Veterans' Affairs (973-569-4060)
  • Salem County - Salem County Office on Aging (856-339-8622)
  • Somerset County - Somerset County Office on Aging (908-704-6346)
  • Sussex County - Sussex County Division of Senior Services (973-579-0555)
  • Union County - Union County Division on Aging (908-527-4870/4872)
  • Warren County - Warren County Division of Senior Services (908-475-6591)

Dignity and Independence

New Jersey senior services are there to provide assistance and support for senior citizens within the state to ensure that every senior lives his or her life with the highest level of dignity and independence possible.

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