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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@njfoundationforaging.org. You can also watch and subscribe to the show on NJAAW’s YouTube channel.

Episode 112 New Year, New Possibilities

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.


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


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

December 15, 2020


Caregiving 101: for those who are new to the role

November 13, 2020


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2021 Conference

Details coming soon.


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Important information for adults 65+ as well as those 16-64 with certain CDC-defined medical conditions. #COVID19 #njagingwell #njadvocatesforaging #agewell #NJaging #NJseniorsBREAKING: Beginning TOMORROW, the following New Jersey residents are eligible for the #COVID19 vaccination:
☑️Ages 65 years and older
☑️Between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by CDC, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus

If you have preregistered at our vaccine website, covidvaccine.nj.gov, and are now eligible, you should soon be receiving your email that it is your time to make an appointment at a site near you to get your first vaccine dose.
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