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
Bergen ADRC Information & Assistance
Information & Assistance Specialists provide up-to-date and accurate information but not limited to:
*Adult Day Care
*Adult Protective Services
*Home Care Programs
*Medicare Saving Programs
*Mental Health Counseling
*Ombudsman/Quality of Care
*SAVVERS Discount Program
*Senior Activity Centers
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 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:
*Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
*Senior Wellness Fairs
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.
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.
1-877-222-3737 (toll free)
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.