Services & Resources
New Jersey county offices on aging
The County Offices on Aging were established by the Older Americans Act and are your first point of contact for services and resources. All 21 counties in NJ have their own office (see contact information below) and are available to help you with information and assistance or to screen you for county, state and local programs.
NJ State Resources
The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) administers a number of federal and state-funded programs that make it easier for older adults to live in the community with independence, dignity and choice, as long as possible. 800-792-8820
JACC is a State-funded program that provides a broad array of in-home and community-based services to individuals age 60 and older who meet clinical eligibility for nursing home level of care and who desire to remain in their homes within the community.
Age Friendly NJ
For NJ resources and local chapters of organizations.
Grandparents / Grandfamilies
Health Issues & Support
The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center assists individuals across New Jersey in overcoming barriers in the system and making assistive technology more accessible to individuals with disabilities throughout the state of New Jersey. (609) 292-9742
Home & Housing
New Jersey’s Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) program provides financial assistance for eligible homeowners who have experienced a significant decrease of income or increase of expenses due to COVID-19 and have been unable to remain current with their mortgage payments.
Long Term Care
Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance
Mental Health Resources
NJ Department of Human Services has launched a free, confidential, first-of-its-kind on-line tool to connect New Jerseyans in need with appropriate addiction treatment care and deliver user-friendly information about the quality of available programs: ATLAS, or Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform, at www.TreatmentATLAS.org
NJ has connected to the new, three-digit number 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 number provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress via call, text or chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the U.S.
Nutrition / Food Assistance
NJ TRANSIT provides accessible services to people with disabilities and senior citizens, separate from Access Link. NJ TRANSIT charges half-price fare for persons age 62+. (973) 275-5555 Operator assistance 8:30AM - 5PM (800) 772-2287 TTY for the hearing impaired.
Other Social Services
NJ Community Resources
NJ residents with special needs and disabilities are encouraged to add their personal information to the special needs registry, NJ Register Ready. The information provided will be shared with emergency response agencies so that first responders will be better equipped to serve registrants in the event of an emergency
National Program Resources
Programs, Benefits and Assistance
Healthcare Decision Resources
Healthcare for Professionals
The E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging, in partnership with the Rush Center for Excellence in Aging, has developed an online educational program that provides basic knowledge for mental health clinician working with older adults