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.

Atlantic

Atlantic County Office on Aging

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Toll-free: 1-888-426-9243

Bergen

Bergen County Division of Senior Services

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201-336-7400

Toll-free: 1-877-222-3737

Burlington

Burlington County Aging and Disability Resource Center

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609-265-5069

Toll-free: 877-222-3737

Camden

Camden County Division of Senior and & Disabled Services

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856-858-3220

Cape May

Cape Map County Division of Aging & Disability Services

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609-886-2784

Cumberland

Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled

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856-453-2220

Essex

Essex County Division of Senior Services

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973-395-8375

Gloucester

Gloucester County Division of Senior Services

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856-384-6900

Hudson

Hudson County Office on Aging

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201-369-4313

Hunterdon

Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veteran's Services

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908-788-1361

Toll-free: 1-877-222-3737

Mercer

Aging & Disability Resource Connection

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609-989-6661

Toll-free: 1-877-222-3737

Middlesex

Middlesex County Aging & Disabled Services

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732-745-3295

Monmouth

Monmouth County Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services

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732-431-7450

Morris

Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities & Community Programming

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973-285-6848

Toll-free: 1-800-564-4656

Ocean

Ocean County Office of Senior Services

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732-929-2091

Passaic

Passaic County Department of Senior Services Disability and Veterans Affairs

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973-569-4060

Salem

Salem County Office of Aging & Disabilities

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856-935-7510, ext. 8210

Somerset

Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services

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908-704-6346

Toll-free: 1-888-747-1122

Sussex

Sussex County Division of Senior Services

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973-579-0555

Union

Union County Division on Aging

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908-527-4870

Toll-free: 1-888-280-8226

Warren

Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services

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908-475-6591

Toll-free: 1-877-222-3737

Secondary Resources

NJ State Resources

New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

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

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Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)

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.

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NJ Relay and Captel

TTY Relay 711 or English: 800-852-7899 Spanish: 866-658-7714

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Disability Rights NJ

Disability Rights NJ support NJ's disabled residents with self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration into all facets of community life.

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Age Friendly NJ

Age-friendly Virtual Fair

The Age-friendly Virtual Fair on Sept 15, 2022, brought together hundreds of people interested in promoting age-friendly efforts throughout NJ. Recordings and descriptions of the presentations are available.

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Caregivers

National Center on Caregiving/Family Caregiver Alliance

For NJ resources and local chapters of organizations.

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United Way Caregivers Coalition

United Way Caregivers Coalition offers family caregivers support, information, resources, and education to help them with their vital role.

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Statewide Respite Care Program

The New Jersey Statewide Respite Care Program gives a short-term or periodic break to family (or other caregivers) from the demands of daily care for functionally impaired persons, including the frail elderly.

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Grandparents / Grandfamilies

Grandfamilies.org

Grandfamilies.org serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system.

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Health Issues & Support

ADRC of NJ

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of New Jersey helps adults, seniors and caregivers find benefits and services. 877-222-3737

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Alzheimer's Association Greater NJ Chapter

The Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves and supports fourteen counties in Central and Northern New Jersey

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Richard West Assistive Technology Center

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

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My Health Finder

MyHealthfinder is a trusted source of information provided by the US Department of Helth and Human Services to help your family stay healthy.

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Home & Housing

Property Tax Relief Programs

Property tax relief program information provided is based on current law and subject to change.

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NJ SHARES

Connects low- and moderate-income households with assistance to help pay for energy (gas, electric), water, communications and environmental resources. Visit online or call 609-883-1626 or toll-free 1-866-657-4273.

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NJ211.org

This statewide service connects people to senior services, shelters, affordable housing units, social services and more. Free, confidential, multilingual and available 24/7/365. Visit online or dial 2-1-1.

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Property Tax Relief

NJ offers several property tax programs for Senior Citizens

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NJ Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance

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.

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Legal Issues

NJ Adult Protective Services

To report abuse or neglect, call the office in your county.

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Community Health Law Project

973-275-1175 The Community Health Law Project (CHLP) is a statewide not-for-profit advocacy and legal service organization which provides legal representation and advocacy services to low-income individuals with disabilities and the frail elderly.

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Volunteer Guardianship One on One

Provides trained volunteers to serve as legal guardians to incapacitated adults in central NJ

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Long Term Care

Eldercare Locator

This nationwide U.S. Administration on Aging resource links older adults and caregivers seeking assistance with state and local agencies on aging as well as community-based organizations. Call toll-free 1-800-677-1116.

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Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Insurance

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

For medical counseling and general aging services questions. Call toll-free 1-800-792-8820.

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NJ Save

For assistance with Medicare premiums, prescription costs and other living expenses (PAAD, Sr. Gold, Medicare Saving Programs, Lifeline and more). Call toll-free 1-800-792-9745.

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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Text Line

Text NJ to 741741

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Addiction Treatment

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

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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.

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Nutrition / Food Assistance

NJ Helps

This site will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance, cash assistance and health insurance; then you can apply for services or learn about additional resources.

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Meals on Wheels

Find a Meals on Wheels provider near you. 888-998-6325

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Transportation

Access Link

NJ TRANSIT's ADA paratransit program known as Access Link provides public transportation to people with disabilities who are unable to use the local bus service according to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

ADED trains and certifies the therapists and driver educators who perform driving evaluations and in vehicle training

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AAA Car-fit

CarFit is a community-based educational program that promotes continued safe driving and mobility among older drivers by focusing attention on safety, comfort and fit.

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NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission provides lists of driver courses throughout the state

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NJTIP @ Rutgers

The mission of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) is to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently.

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EZ Ryde4Life

EZ Ryde4Life coordinates rides with Lyft and Uber. (201) 939-4242 Ext. 4

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Community Transportation

Every NJ county offers a transportation service for persons with disability and older adults. To learn more about these community transportation options visit their website or call your county Office on Aging

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NJ Transit Accessible Services

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.

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NJ 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 provides information on transportation by phone or through their website. Dial 211

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Pedestrian Safety

NHTSA's Be Healthy, Walk Safely program has safety tips for older adults

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Other Social Services

Navicore Solutions

This nonprofit provides financial counseling to consumers in the areas of personal finance, consumer credit, student loans, foreclosure prevention and housing. Visit online or call toll-free 1-800-772-4557.

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NJ 2-1-1-

For assistance and information on a wide range of benefits, call 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898-211 or visit their website

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NJ Community Resources

NJ Register Ready

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

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National Program Resources

Programs, Benefits and Assistance

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration offers a range of services on line. For frequently asked questions you can answer online, visit their website:

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Healthcare Decision Resources

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project® is a public engagement initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.

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POLST Forms

The Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST form, gives specific care instructions related to a patient’s personal goals of care, artificial nutrition, resuscitation and re-hospitalization.

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Healthcare for Professionals

Assisted Living Provider Coalition

The New Jersey Assisted Living Provider Coalition has produced a detailed primer on the ALPS programs

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Foundational Competencies in Older Adult Mental Health Certificate Program

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

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