Bergen County: Wellness Check Program

The Bergen County Wellness Check Program is run by the Department of Human Services of Bergen County. If you would like to enroll in this program, please complete the application and forward it to the address specified on the form that you can download from the Department of Human Services in Bergen County, NJ. You will receive a phone call prior to your first call to let you know your application has been processed. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Division of Senior Services at (201) 226-7400.

How the program works:

At approximate pre-specified hours, you will receive a free daily phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program to check on your well-being. The call will begin with the following prerecorded message: “This is a phone call from the Bergen County Wellness Check Program. Please press ‘1’ if you are okay.”

When you become a participant in the program, you will be asked to identify friends or family who may assist you in an emergency. When the system can not make contact with you, it will call the relative or friend you have designated.

If your telephone line is busy or there is no answer, the system will call back one more time after four (4) minutes. If there is no answer or the line stays busy, your contact will automatically be notified to check on you. The system will only respond to touchtone telephones or through a TTY, a device for the deaf and hard of hearing. You are responsible for notifying the Division of Senior Services of any changes, whether temporarily or permanent by calling (201) 336-7400, Monday thru Friday 8:00am-4:00pm.

Once you download the application, you can mail it or drop it off to:

Bergen County Division of Senior Services
Attn: Wellness Check Program
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
For assistance or questions, please call (201) 336-7400

Disclaimer: Since I have never used this service, I can not endorse it one way or another. Please call the service for more information.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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