Bergen ADRC: Aging and Disability Resource Connection

Bergen ADRC: Aging & Disability Resource Connection

Access to health and human services for adults with disabilities and senior citizens

County of Bergen
Department of Human Services
Division of Senior Services
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 1-877-222-3737
201-336-7400
TTY: 1-800-852-7897
Fax: 201-336-7424
Email: seniors@co.Bergen.nj.us
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us

Bergen ADRC Information & Assistance

Information & Assistance Specialists provide up-to-date and accurate information but not limited to:

*Adult Day Care
*Adult Protective Services
*Assistive Devices
*Benefits Eligibility
*Bilingual Assistance
*Consumer Protection
*Health Issues
*Home Care Programs
*Home Modification/Maintenance
*Housing
*Institutional Care
*Legal Services
*Leisure/Educational/Volunteer
*Medicare Saving Programs
*Mental Health Counseling
*Ombudsman/Quality of Care
*Pharmaceutical Assistance
*Respite Care
*Reverse Mortgage
*SAVVERS Discount Program
*Senior Activity Centers
*Social Security/SSI/Medicaid
*Tax Relief
*Transportation
*Utilities Assistance

Bergen NJ ADRC Care Management

The Division can refer homebound individuals and provide options to caregivers regarding care management. ADRC care managers can help care recipients and their families understand the complex, long term care community based system and obtain the needed services. The goal for ADRC is to help people Age-in-Place as an alternative to institutionalized care.

For information call: Bergen ADRC at (201) 336-7400

Meals on Wheels Program

Homebound adults may participate in the Meals on Wheels Program. This program provides a midday meal that is delivered directly to the clients home. It assists eligible adults who are unable to shop and prepare their own meals to remain in the community with independence and dignity.

For information on eligibility and options available call (201) 336-7420

Lunch Nutrition Program

Adults age 60+ may participate in the Senior Lunch Nutrition Program. This program provides a well-balanced, mid-day meal at 27 senior centers conveniently located throughout Bergen County. The program fosters social interaction and provides access to other supportive services available to Bergen County seniors. Lunch is served Monday-Friday. Transportation may be available. Quarterly Nutrition/Wellness lectures are offered at each Center.

HealthEASE

HealthEASE is an expansion of the ADRC system designed to improve or sustain the health and wellness of age 60+ adults through education, preventive health screenings and support of healthy behaviors. The program offers:
*Health Education
*Health Screenings
*Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
*Senior Wellness Fairs
*Health Resources
*Nutrition Counseling

Reverse Mortgage Counseling
Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)

The Division of Senior Services offers a program with a certified counselor trained by the Agency for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), advising seniors 62 and over on ways to access their home equity so they can remain at home and Age-in-Place.

For information: (201) 336-7569
FAX: (201) 336-7430

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

The Division offers a program with counselors who have been trained and certified by the NJ Department of Health & Senior Services to help Medicare enrollees understand what benefits they are entitled to such as:

*Medicare A, B, and D Coverage
*Medigap, HMO, PPO and Long Term Care Policies

For information call: (201) 336-7413
(201) 336-7427 or (201) 336-7400

Senior Activity Centers

Bergen County operates ten Senior Activity Centers that are open to all Bergen County residents 60+and their significant other regardless of age.

Bergenfield
East Rutherford
Elmwood Park
Garfield
Americas Unidas
Midland Park
North Arlington
Palisades Park
Ridgefield Park
Wallington

Our centers offer comfortable and stimulating surroundings where you can come to socialize, participate in educational and wellness programs and share lunch with friends.

For information please call (201) 336-7440 or (201) 336-7400

One Bergen County Plaza is wheelchair accessible.

What is the Bergen County Division of Senior Services?

The Division of Senior Services was established in 1966 under Federal Legislation of the Older Americans Act. It is primary agency in Bergen County that plans and coordinates services for county residents age 60 and above and their caregivers. The Division advocates for those with the greatest economic and social need.

The Division also provides funding and support to carious community based organizations that promote the well-being and independence of Bergen County’s 200,000 older adults.

Through the Bergen ADRC system, the Division provides about various resources and services. It helps homebound individuals access long-term care community-based options. The Division also provides health and wellness of age 60+ adults.

The Division is open weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

(201) 336-7400
1-877-222-3737 (toll free)
TTY 1-800-852-7897

Walk-ins are welcome and there are extended hours for caregivers (by appointment only)

Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Bergen ADRC pamphlet and is a step by step guide. Although I have not used any of these services myself, I have worked with many people in the division through my Stroke & Disabled Support Group in Ridgewood and there is a lot of helpful people in the Division. Please call their number if you need any assistance in any of these departments.

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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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1 Response to Bergen ADRC: Aging and Disability Resource Connection

  1. jwatrel says:

    This is one of the best step by step guides for Seniors in Bergen County. Please call the numbers above if you need any of the County Services.

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