Office of Senior Services
The Monroe Township Office on Aging recognizes the diverse needs of all its senior members.
The Center's goal is to provide seniors (55 years old and older) with opportunities and resources through its outreach services, daily activities, personal counseling, transportation services and grant programs. These services combined with the center's regularly scheduled programs and activities encourage friendship, independence, community involvement and well-being in mind, body and spirit.
Reach out if you need assistance. We are here to help. If you need information or referrals regarding home health assessments or servies, or if you seek individual counseling, our outreach team can assist you - just reach out to us. Call the office at (609) 448-7140.
The information below contains information that may be helpful to many seniors or persons with disabilities. The Monroe Senior Center does not endorse any of the resources listed on its website. We have collected information in an effort to make this available to those that are seeking these services.
COPSA INSTITUTE DAY PROGRAM FOR ALZHEIMER'S & RELATED DISORDERS
THE GALLERY AT BUCKINGHAM PLACE
ST. PETER'S ADULT MEDICAL DAY CARE CENTER
Home Care Assistance
Assistance for Disabled Persons
NEW JERSEY PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY, INC (NJP&A)
NJP&A is the consumer-directed, non-profit organization that serves as New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in the state.
HEALTH CARE CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (HCCAP)
MIDDLESEX COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT ACCESS LINK
Offers people with disabilities paratransit service which is comparable to the local bus service. Mini-buses and wheelchair access vans are used.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES
NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (WORKFORCE NJ)
PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (PAAD)
State funded program to help eligible NJ residents pay for prescriptions, along with insulin, insulin syringes/needles, and certain diabetic testing material. See the Pharmaceutical page for eligibility requirements.
SENIOR GOLD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES
PROGRESSIVE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Hospitals & Medical Centers
CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
University Medical Center at Princeton
Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care
Princeton House Behavioral Healthcare
Princeton HomeCare Services
Center for Surgical Care
Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAMILTON
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER
SAINT PETER'S HOSPITAL
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY
NJ Institute for Successful Aging
Vision, Hearing & Dental Programs
THE ASSISTIVE LISTENING TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAM
Loans of two types of assistive listening systems for up to 4 weeks to try. Through Piscataway Public Library. (732) 436-1633. Sponsored by NJ Division of Deaf & Hard of Hearing. 800-792-8339 and NJ Library for Blind & Handicapped, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Program (609) 530-3957. Web site: Loan Program
HEAR NOW - STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION
HEARING AID ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (HAAAD)
Provides $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid. Those who receive Medicaid or have full insurance coverage or retirement benefits are not eligible.
MACULAR VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION
NJ COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
The Commission's goal is to provide and promote services through education, employment, eye health services. Will do in-home assessments/aids (vision).
NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND & PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
Loans of books, magazines and music
NEW EYES FOR THE NEEDY
Provides new prescription eyeglasses to the needy through a voucher program.
NEW JERSEY LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND & HANDICAPPED
Large print books, Braille, books on tape, audio vision and more. Also Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.
NJDA SENIOR-DENT PROGRAM (a service of the NJ Dental Association)
Provides list of dentists who will give 15% discount on dental services to those eligible.
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NJ-DENTAL CLINIC
See UMDNJ under Medical Centers & Hospitals
MEDICAID DENTAL PROGRAM
Local Assisted Living Facilities
Department of Health and Senior Services
Programs and services for older adults in New Jersey are summarized in a brochure entitled Are You A Senior Citizen? This lists programs by age.
New Jersey Department of Human Services
MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES
MEDICAID DISTRICT OFFICE
MEALS ON WHEELS
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
NJ STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
NEW JERSEY PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
For an overview of all programs call 800 323-4400 or (609) 292-6400 or visit the web site at www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
Homestead Credit /REBATE (FAIR)
The Homestead Credit/Rebate Program provides credits or rebates for homeowners and tenants who occupied their principal residence in New Jersey on October 1, paid property taxes on that dwelling either directly or through rent, and whose gross income for the entire year does not exceed certain limits.
Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. The amount of the reimbursement is the difference between the amount of property taxes that were due and paid in the "base year" (the first year that you met all the eligibility requirements) and the amount due and paid in the current year for which you are claiming the reimbursement, provided the amount paid in the current year was greater.
Property Tax Deduction/Credit
Eligible homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes, either directly or through rent, on their principal residence in New Jersey are eligible for either a deduction or a refundable credit on their New Jersey resident income tax return. Homeowners and tenants may be eligible for a deduction or credit even if they are not eligible for a homestead rebate. Qualified residents may deduct 100% of their property taxes due and paid or $10,000, whichever is less. For tenants, 18% of rent paid during the year is considered property taxes paid. The minimum benefit is a refundable credit of $50.
Go to Web site: www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ and click on the Property Tax Relief Program button, then select Property Tax Deduction Credit.
Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons Annual Property Tax Deduction
Annual Property Tax Deduction for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons: Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.Veterans Deduction
Annual Deduction for Veterans
Annual deduction of up to $250 from taxes due on the real or personal property of qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.
Property Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans
Full exemption from property taxes on a principal residence for certain totally and permanently disabled war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses. Unmarried surviving spouses of servicepersons who died on wartime active duty may also qualify. This benefit is administered by the local municipality. Call local municipal tax office. For Princeton Borough (609) 497-7625; for Princeton Township (609) 924-1058.
Medical Equipment & Supplies
AMBEST SURGICAL SUPPLY
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CP OF NJ)
BRUNSWICK AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY PROFESSIONALS
DELCREST MEDICAL SUPPLIES
MONMOUTHVANS & MOBILITY
MONROE MEDICAL SUPPLY
SENIOR WHEELS - motorized wheelchairs
The New Medicare Approved Drug Discount Card can help you save 10-25% on prescription drugs. This new program started
in May 2004 and continuing through December 31, 2005. Enrolling is your choice. There are no income qualifications required to obtain a card.
Medicare has contracted with private companies to offer the new drug cards until a Medicare prescription drug benefit starts in 2006. Each Card Company may have an annual enrollment fee, which is not to exceed $30.00. If your income in 2003 is no more than $12,123 for a single person, or no more than $16,362 for a married couple you might qualify for a $600.00 dollar credit. For more information you can go to www.medicare.gov,or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hrs a day.
Seniors who qualify pay a $5.00 co-pay per prescription. Applications available at the senior center or by calling 1-800-792-9745. If make more than these may be available for senior gold.
Middlesex County Rx is a new senior and disabled Citizens prescription Savings program. Sponsored by the County Freeholders, it is designed to provide special discounted pricing on prescription drugs. Prices based on wholesale prices to increase your savings. Eligibility is limited to Middlesex County residents who are 55 and older or residents receiving Social Security Disability Benefits. There are no income limitations, however any person receiving prescription coverage through an employer based or government-sponsored programs (i.e. PAAD or Sr. Gold) is not eligible. Membership in other discount prescription programs is acceptable. Enrollment is free. Forms are available at the senior center or by calling (800)633-0037.
Motor Vehicle Discount
NJ Farmers Market Program
Director of Senior Services
Phone: (609) 448-7140
12 Halsey Reed Road
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