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
Information and Assistance:
Information about, links to and assistance with completing applications for available resources:
*Adult Day Care
*Adult Protective Services
* Assistive Device Information
*Medicaid, MLTSS, JACC
*Medicare Savings Program
*Mental Health Counseling
*Ombudsman/Quality of Care
*SAVVERS Discount Program
*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 is an expansion of the ADRC system designed to improve and sustain the health and wellness of age 60+ adults provided through:
*Senior Farmer’s Market
*Senior Wellness Fairs
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.
1-877-222-3737 (toll free)
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.