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Get Help: New Jersey Social Services Guide: Seniors

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Senior Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Connection

  • ADRC provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs.

Aging in Place

  • Aging in place is a relatively new idea that can help you or your loved ones continue living a full life in the home of your choice, with a focus on quality of life and indepence. It isn't about growing old; it is about being prepared for the changes in your life, health and environment that occur as you grow older.

Assisted Living Regulation and Laws

  • ALFA is committed to maintaining strong resident-centered laws and regulations for assisted living at the state level. As part of that commitment, ALFA monitors legislation and pending regulations in each state and provides state specific resources that are valuable for senior living providers.

Canine Caregivers for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

  • There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of treatment that supports the perks a “doctor” of the four-legged kind provides.

Cats and Seniors

  • Cats make great companions for people of all ages and walks of life. Cats are especially great company for senior citizens for a variety of reasons.

Doctor Bills

Health for Seniors

  • Health resources from the Federal government such as:

    • Child Care and Related Issues

    • Doctors and Medical Facilities

    • Find tools to locate doctors, hospitals, care facilities, and other medical facilities.

    • Food and Nutritio

    • Health Insurance

    • Medications

Hearing Aids

Meals on Wheels

Medication Costs

National Center on Elder Abuse

  • Directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.


  • New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry (NJ EASE) is an easy way for seniors and their families to get information about, and access to senior services by calling a toll free phone number which will be answered by a person from an agency in your county.
    Call toll-free: 1-877-222-3737.

NIH Senior Health

Older Adults & Anxiety

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Experts now recognize that aging and anxiety are not mutually exclusive: Anxiety is as common among the old as among the young. In fact, many older adults with an anxiety disorder had one when they were younger.

Pets for the Elderly Foundation

  • The Pets for the Elderly Foundation helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens (age 60 and over) who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter - including pre-adoption veterinary exams and spay/neuter, if part of the adoption fee.

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

  • These calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging.  Use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor.

Seniors & Drugs - National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

  • The baby boomers are coming!  High rates of lifetime illegal drug use among the baby boom generation, people born between 1946 and 1964, suggest that the number of older adults using illegal drugs will increase in the next two decades.  In fact, it has been predicted that by the year 2020, the number of persons needing treatment for a drug abuse and addiction will double among persons aged 50 or older.

Statewide Benefits for Older Persons

Transportation to Doctor Appointments

Ultimate Guide to Rehab & Medicare

  • What kind of Medicare do you have? Before seeking treatment, it is important that you understand what coverage you receive. You can check your enrollment. Most users are covered by Original Medicare, but some are covered by Medicare Advantage, a type of private health plan.


Assistive Technology

  • The Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology to qualified New Jersey residents wtih hearing loss to ensure access to the telecommunications and visual alerting home safety equipment needed to live independently.


  • New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry (NJ EASE) is an easy way for seniors and their families to get information about, and access to senior services by calling a toll free phone number which will be answered by a person from an agency in your county.
    Call toll-free: 1-877-222-3737.

Senior-Friendly Home Remodeling

  • Maintaining independence takes more than words and will: it takes actions. This guide should help you get started in your quest to adapt your home to maximize the years you can operate independently in your own space.

Special Automobile Insurance Company (SAIP)

  • A new initiative, also known as Dollar a Day, that helps make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.

Statewide Benefits for Older Persons

Stop Fraud
  • Elder fraud is an act targeting older adults in which attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented. Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of an older adult's funds or property.

Tax Assistance

Utility Bills

  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities provides information about the following assistance programs: Comfort Partners, LIHEAP, Universal Service Fund-Energy, Winter Termination Program, Lifeline Program, NJSHARES and Telephone Assistance.

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