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Get Help: New Jersey Social Services: Seniors

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Senior Resources


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.

Older Adults & Mental Health

  • 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.

Seniors & Drugs

Statewide Benefits for Older Persons

Transportation to Doctor Appointments

Assistive Technology

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

NJ Energy Assistance

  • The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities website highlights Assistance Programs that can help people who have trouble affording their utility bills.

Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP)

  • New Jersey's Special Automobile Insurance Policy 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

 

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Healthcare for Seniors

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