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Welcome to NJ Advocates for Aging Well (formerly NJ Foundation for Aging)! As proud and passionate advocates since our founding in 1998, we’re working to address the issues that are critical to you.

Here you’ll find reliable resources and information to help guide you through the process of aging with dignity and independence in your community. It’s never too early to start learning about the types of challenges you may face over time. And if you can’t find what you’re seeking, send us an email. We’re happy to help. Be sure to follow us on social media for the most current news. 

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Welcome to NJ Advocates for Aging Well (formerly NJ Foundation for Aging)! The loving care that you provide is invaluable, but we know you also need support.

Here you’ll find support in print and on our TV show, as well as contact phone numbers, email addresses and weblinks for resources in your field. And if you can’t find what you’re seeking, send us an email. We’re happy to help. Be sure to follow us on social media for the most current news. 

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Welcome to NJ Advocates for Aging Well (formerly NJ Foundation for Aging)! Thank you for committing your career to serving the needs of our state’s aging population.

Since our founding in 1998, we’ve assembled a diverse range of experts in the aging field to present you with best practices and development opportunities at our annual conference for professionals. We also address the needs of the community by hosting frequent topical webinars and roundtable conversations on such policy issues as senior nutrition, climate change and housing insecurities. We invite you to explore our resources -- particularly our weekly newsletter -- and calendar of upcoming educational events.

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aging insights

Join host Melissa Chalker for thought-provoking broadcasts about the issues that impact the lives of older adults and caregivers. Meet guests and experts from various fields and organizations for lively discussions as they share resources and solutions on real-world topics that concern us all. For sponsorship information email us at office@njaaw.org. You can also watch and subscribe to the show on NJAAW’s YouTube channel.

Episode 115- Advance Care Planning: Have 'The Talk'

Information Center

County Offices on Aging/ADRC

Each County in NJ has a designated Office on Aging to serve as the primary entity responsible for developing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community-based services for older adults. County Offices on Aging also serve as Aging & Disability Resources Connection.

Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach them at 1-800-677-1116.

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services (APS) programs have been established in each county in New Jersey to receive and investigate reports of suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults living in a community setting.

NJ SAVE

NJSave is an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. Click on the NJSave image below to access the application.

NJ Helps

NJ Helps will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources.

NJ 211

NJ 211 is a statewide information and referral service. Through their call center they connect people to day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more.

Our Blog

Guest blog

January 13, 2021

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COVID-19 and Senior Volunteering: To Serve or Not to Serve?

December 15, 2020

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Caregiving 101: for those who are new to the role

November 13, 2020

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Learn about wearables, hear why smart speakers are "the best $25 you can spend" for older adults, discover an online resource that has freely available tools to help and more. View the recording: youtube.com/c/njadvocatesforagingwell. #njagingwell #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #njaging #njseniors ... See MoreSee Less

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NJAAW supports increased access to food and nutrition supports for those most vulnerable. #njagingwell #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #NJaging #NJseniorsToday, call your Members of Congress and urge them to pass the American Rescue Plan — Text "ReliefNow" to 747464 or call 1-888-523-8974 to be connected to your Senators. The text and call-in line, provided by MomsRising, will be live all day. You can also use the U.S. Capitol Switchboard to reach your Members of Congress: (202) 224-3121. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow's the day -- register now! Learn how others are serving/supporting older adults through innovative programming models, and what you need to think about as you plan to provide virtual care, service and engagement opportunities for residents in/outside your communities. Sponsored by Parker Health Care Group, Inc. Register: njaaw.org/events/. #njagingwell #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #NJaging #NJseniors ... See MoreSee Less

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For older adults -- and everyone else! #njagingwell, #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #NJaging #NJseniorsJoin us for a Walking with Mindfulness Webinar on Friday, February 26. Learn how one simple thing, walking, can make a big difference in your day! Improve your stress response, immune function, and feel a sense of overall wellbeing.

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Learn how others are serving/supporting older adults through innovative programming models, and what you need to think about as you plan to provide virtual care, service and engagement opportunities for residents in/outside your communities. Sponsored by Parker Health Care Group, Inc.
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Melissa Chalker is leaving NJAAW to pursue a position in NJ State Government. See the job description and application information at njaaw.org/press-room/. Staff will continue operations with Board member support. All communications should be directed to office@njaaw.org. #njagingwell #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #NJaging #NJseniors ... See MoreSee Less

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