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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

Aging Insights TV is 10 this year! Join us 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. You can also watch and subscribe to the show on NJAAW’s YouTube channel. For sponsorship information, please email us at office@njaaw.org.

Aging Insights 120- Prescriptions & Pills: How to be your best advocate

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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.

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Remember: you are never alone. Reach out for help. #njadvocatesforaging #agewellnj #njolderadults #NJseniors #mentalhealthHelp is available. ☎️ Call NJMentalHealthCares at 1-866-202-HELP (4357), or 📱 Text NJHOPE to 51684@MHANJ1@MentalHealthAssociationinNewJerseyInc ... See MoreSee Less
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Many #olderadults take multiple #medications to treat #chronicillnesses. Medical professionals might also prescribe medications to #aging adults to prevent certain illnesses. What are the best ways to safely manage all these medications and possibly cut down on costs in the process? Find out from three #NJ #pharmacists from hospitals in #Livingston, #NewBrunswick and #JerseyCity on “Prescriptions & Pills: How to be your best advocate,” the 120th episode of #AgingInsights. Celebrating its 10th year, Aging Insights is produced by NJAAW in conjunction with Piscataway Community Television. The half-hour TV program is hosted by NJAAW’s Executive Director, Cathy Rowe, DrPH. #njadvocatesforaging #agewellNJ #seniors #successfulaging #caregiver #caregiving ... See MoreSee Less
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October is #BlindnessAwarenessMonth. Read "Seeing Less/Enjoying More: Living with Permanent Vision Loss," an inspiring guest blog by Annemarie Cook, a former award-winning investigative & feature reporter from NJ. njaaw.org/2020/10/19/seeing-less-and-enjoying-more #njadvocatesforaging #olderadults #senior #visionloss #blind ... See MoreSee Less
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NJAAW's Executive Director Cathy Rowe, DrPH, was invited to speak at the Governor’s virtual bill signing of S397/A681-- legislation to extend protections against #agediscrimination. See her on this video or read her statement at njaaw.org/press-room. #olderworkers #njadvocatesforaging #agingwell #olderadults #seniors ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Dr. Vikranta Sharma will discuss why regular #immunizations, tailored for adults 50+, also remain vital: they can prevent or reduce the severity of illness for the annual #flu, prevent #pneumonia and help avoid the painful effects of #shingles, among others. Register: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j3iPwmeBQMiHTTnv0ZxVzA @VNAHealthGroup @parkerlifeorg #vaccinations #njadvocatesforaging #njagingwell #olderAdults #seniors ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #InternationalDayofOlderPersons! It's a great time to reach out to an #olderadult, especially someone who may be feeling socially isolated, lonely or sad. #njadvocatesforaging #NJaging #seniors ... See MoreSee Less
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NJAAW applauds this unique program! #studentshelpingolderadults #studentsandseniors #njadvocatesforagingWhat do you think? 🤔📷 @bestfolkmedicine ... See MoreSee Less
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A very valuable guide! #NJaging #NJseniors📢 Be sure to download your copy of New Jersey Resources 2020-2021!It's a comprehensive guide detailing the programs and services the @NJDHS offers to residents, caregivers and advocates.💻 To view or download your copy, visit our website: nj.gov/humanservices/dds/documents/RD%202020-web.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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