Keeping Seniors Strong & Involved: Ask Us

Keeping Seniors Strong & Involved: Ask Us

Bergen County Senior Services

Information & Assistance Specialists are available at: (201) 336-7400 TTY 1-800-852-7897

Or visit the office:

Department of Human Services

Division of Senior Services

One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ  07601

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us

Information and Assistance:

Information about, links to and assistance with completing applications for available resources:

*Adult Day Care

*Adult Protective Services

* Assistive Device Information

*Benefits Eligibility

*Consumer Protection

*Home Modification/Maintenance

*Housing

*Legal Services

*Leisure/Education/Volunteer

*Medicaid, MLTSS, JACC

*Medicare Savings Program

*Mental Health Counseling

*Ombudsman/Quality of Care

*Pharmaceutical Assistance

*Respite Care

*SAVVERS Discount Program

*Tax Relief

*Transportation

*Utilities Assistance

*Wellness Check Program

To speak directly to an I & A Specialist call (201) 336-7400 or visit our office.

Eligibility Criteria May Apply

Bergen County Care Management

The Division refers homebound individuals and their caregivers to our knowledgeable care managers who help recipients and their families understand and navigate the complex long-term care community based system and obtain needed services.

Care managers help people Age-in-Place as an alternative to institutional care. For information call: (201)  336-7400.

Meals on Wheels

Eligible adults who are unable to shop and prepare their own meals, are provided with a mid-day meal delivered directly to their homes.

For information on eligibility and options available call (201) 336-7420. To apply online go to http://www.co.bergen.nj.us.

Lunch Nutrition Program

Monday through Friday a well-balanced mid-day meal is served at senior centers located throughout Bergen County.

This program fosters social interaction and educates participants through quarterly nutrition and wellness lectures.

Transportation may be available.

Senior Activity Centers

Bergen County operates ten Senior Activity Centers that are open for services to all Bergen County residents 60+, their significant others or caregivers regardless of age.

Our centers offer a comfortable environment where one can socialize, participate in educational and wellness programs, have access to other available  supportive services and share lunch with friends. The centers are open from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Locations are: Bergenfield, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Garfield, Hackensack, Midland Park, North Arlington, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Wallington.

For information call (201) 336-7440 or (201) 336-7400. Check your community center or town for additional senior activities. Eligibility criteria and fees may apply.

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

New Jersey state trained and certified counselors help Medicare beneficiaries and pre-enrollees understand their benefits, options and entitlements. For more information, please call: (201) 336-7413, (201) 336-7427 or (201) 336-7400.

HealthEASE

HealthEASE is an expansion of the ADRC system designed to improve and sustain the health and wellness of age 60+ adults provided through:

*Health Education

*Health Screenings

*Senior Farmer’s Market

*Senior Wellness Fairs

*Human Resources

*Nutrition Counseling

For information call: (201) 336-7438

Reverse Mortgage Counseling Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM)

Certified counselors trained by the Agency for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) advise 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 or Fax (201) 336-7430

One Bergen County Plaza is wheelchair accessible.

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

The Division and its carious committees advocate for those with the greatest economic and social needs.

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

Multi-lingual assistance available

Walk-ins are welcome. Extended hours for caregivers (by appointment only).

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen County Senior Services pamphlet. Please call them at the above number for more information. This is a very helpful service and the people are there to help you.

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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 Keeping Seniors Strong & Involved: Ask Us

  1. jwatrel says:

    For more information, please call or email the above numbers for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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