Caregivers of New Jersey

Caregivers of New Jersey

Caregivers of New Jersey (CNJ) is the statewide organization dedicated to representing all individuals with caregiving issues, including the aging, developmental and physical disability, chronic illness and mental health communities. We strive to provide effective information dissemination, increased support and advocacy to create a stronger voice in Trenton.

Caregivers of New Jersey was formed in response to the growing number of caregivers within the state, more than one million. CNJ works to shed light on the mounting needs of caregivers and increased need for support.

CNJ is an affiliate of The Family Resource Network (FRN) an umbrella organization dedicated to assisting families with individuals with special needs. FRN is comprised of three other affiliate’s: Autism Family Services of New Jersey, the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey and the Family Support Center of New Jersey.

What is Caregiving?

Caregiving is the act of assisting someone you care about who is unable to care for him/herself such as a spouse, parent, sibling, child or grandchild due to chronic illness or disability.

Core Services:

Advocacy and Awareness

Awareness of family caregiving is two fold. We continually update key legislators and policy makers through advocacy campaigns and outreach  efforts about issues that are important to you. At the same time, we keep our consumers abreast of pending legislation and breaking news through email correspondence, scheduled events at the State House, statewide surveys and caregiver summits.

Education

Our monthly online newsletter, Caregiver Connection, contains local and national caregiving news as well as events and opportunities in your backyard.

CNJ coordinates National Family Caregiver Month in New Jersey each November with an interactive, online calendar of events.

Educational presentations are also available free of charge to the public and professional community on a wide array of caregiving topics. Please contact us to find out more.

Information and Referral:

A caregiver new to the system or New Jersey often needs timely information on the services available within the state. Caregivers of New Jersey can provide referral for local and national services. The public is also encouraged to make use of the Lending Library, a comprehensive library of thousands of books on numerous topics at no cost.

Caregivers of New Jersey

Phone: (877) 265-6360

Fax: (732) 262-4373

http://www.njcaregivers.org

Disclaimer:  This information was taken directly from the Caregivers of New Jersey pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers 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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1 Response to Caregivers of New Jersey

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call Caregivers of New Jersey Directly.

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