Township of Monroe

Office of Senior Services


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The Monroe Township Office on Aging recognizes the diverse needs of all its senior members.

The Center's goal is to provide seniors with opportunities and resources through its outreach services, personal counseling, Friends-in-Need program, 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.

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

  • UMDNJ, 671 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855

  • (732) 235-2858 or 800 424-2494

  • Social day program for older adults with dementia

  • Transportation: None, but will help families locate transportation
    resources

  • Web site: www2.umdnj.edu/~coyne/copsa.html


THE GALLERY AT BUCKINGHAM PLACE

  • 155 Raymond Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • (732) 329-8954

  • Medical adult day care

  • Transportation: Yes

  • Web site: www.buckinghamplace.net


JUST HOME

  • 7 Edgeboro, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

  • (732) 432-9990

  • Medical and social

  • Transportation: yes

  • Russian language


ST. PETER'S ADULT MEDICAL DAY CARE CENTER

  • 200 Overlook Drive, Pondview Plaza-Building B, Monroe, NJ 08512

  • (609) 655-6853

  • Medical and social day care program

  • Transportation: Yes

  • Web site: www.saintpetershcs.com/adultday/


Home Care Assistance



Comfort Keepers In Home Care - Website


  • 2360 Route 33, Suite 103, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

  • (609) 890-2888


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)

  • Program of New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc (a non-profit funded by US Dept of HHS) that assists NJ citizens with disabilities with health care and insurance matters. Includes legal and non-legal advocacy, information & referral, education and resources, training and technical assistance.

  • 210 S. Broad St, 3d Fl., Trenton, NJ 08608

  • (609) 292-9742

  • HCCAP: 866 486-5456 (or 800 852-7899 NJ Relay Service)

  • NJP&A: 800 922-7233 in NJ only

  • Web site: www.drnj.org


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.

  • Each person must be certified at one of the NJ Transit Access Link certifying agencies.

  • Call (800) 955-2321 for more information and to receive an information packet.

  • For TTY calls dial (800) 955-6765

  • Web site: www.njtransit.com


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.

  • (609) 588-7049 or 800 792-9745.


SENIOR GOLD N.J. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES

  • P.O. Box 715, Trenton, New Jersey
  • (800) 792-9745

PROGRESSIVE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

  • Advocacy, resources and support of people with disabilities

  • 1262 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd, A102, Hamilton NJ 08629

  • (609) 581-4500

  • web site: www.pcil.org


Hospitals & Medical Centers

CAPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS


PRINCETON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Web site: www.princetonhcs.org

University Medical Center at Princeton

  • 253 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • (609) 497-4000

Merwick Rehab Hospital and Nursing Care

  • 79 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • (609) 497-3000

Princeton House Behavioral Healthcare

  • 905 Herrontown Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

  • 800 242-2550

  • Psychiatric and substance abuse services

  • Senior Link program for older adults

Princeton HomeCare Services

  • (609) 497-4900

  • In-home nursing and rehab, hospice, and support services

Princeton Surgical Center

  • (609) 497-4380

Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center

  • ( 609) 683-7888


ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

  • One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick NJ 08903

  • (732) 828-3000

  • Web site:www.rwjuh.edu/


ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HAMILTON

  • 1881 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08690

  • (609) 586-5900

  • Web site: www.rwjhamilton.org


ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER


SAINT PETER'S HOSPITAL


UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY

  • Research, education, healthcare throughout NJ

  • Find a doctor in their system: (973) 972-4400

  • Web site: www.umdnj.edu

COPSA -

See Health Information

NJ Institute for Successful Aging

  • Memory, geriatric, fall, geropsychiatric assessments & more

  • SOM-UMDNJ (School of Osteopathic Medicine), Specialty Care Center, Suite 3200, Stratford, NJ 08084

  • 856 566-6843

  • Web site: njisa.umdnj.edu/


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: www.njlbh.org/assistive.html


EYECARE AMERICA

  • Provides medical and surgical care for the eyes for financially disadvantaged people age 65 years or over. Program does not include eyeglasses. Patient's insurance company is billed directly; patient pays nothing. No one is turned away for lack of insurance.

  • Additional requirements: must be a US citizen or a legal resident; show financial need; have not seen an ophthalmologist in the last three years.

  • 800 222-EYES (3937)

  • Web site: www.eyecareamerica.org


HEAR NOW - STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION

  • Recycled hearing aids for low-income people

  • 800 648-4327


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.

  • Eligibility: NJ resident; 65 or older, or at least 18 years of age and receiving Social Security Disability benefits; has only limited or partial insurance coverage.

  • Income eligibility for 2007 (including income from savings):

  • Single: less than $22,572

  • Married: less than $27,676

  • 800 792-9745 or (609) 588-7049

  • (609) 497-4220 for the Medical Center at Princeton screening

  • www.state.nj.us/health/seniorbenefits/haaad.shtml


MACULAR VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION

  • 300 Barr Harbor Dr, Ste 600, West Conshohocken PA 19428

  • 866 462-2852

  • Web site: www.mvrf.org


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.

  • PO Box 332, 549 Millburn Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078.

  • (973) 376-4903


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.

  • 2300 Stuyvesant Ave, Trenton, NJ 08625

  • 800 792-8322


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.

  • Eligibility: must have a PAAD (pharmacy) card and no dental insurance or Medicaid benefits

  • Income limits apply (2007):

  • Single: less than $20,989, married less than $25,735

  • 1 Dental Plaza, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

  • To apply: (732) 821-9400 (NJ Dental Association) or 800 792-8820 (NJ State Division on Aging)

  • Web site: www.njda.org


UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NJ-DENTAL CLINIC

See UMDNJ under Medical Centers & Hospitals


MEDICAID DENTAL PROGRAM

See Medicaid

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HOME HEALTHCARE AGENCIES

  • Home Instead - (609) 448-7555
  • Griswold Special Care - (609) 799-8856
  • Princeton Home Care - (609) 497-4900
  • RWJ HomeCare Dept. - (732) 828-8884
  • VNA of Central Jersey - (732) 747-1204
  • Right at Home - (732) 967-0900

Local Assisted Living Facilities

  • Bordentown:The Clare Estate (609) 298-9960
  • East Brunswick:The Chelsea Assisted Livingat East Brunswick (732) 651-6100
  • Sunrise Assisted Living (732) 613-1355
  • Just Home (732) 432-9990
  • Ewing:Abrams Residence at Greenwood House (609) 883-5391
  • Freehold:Monmouth Crossing (732) 303-8600
  • Hamilton:Alterra Clare Bridgeof Hamilton (609) 586-4000
  • CareOne at Hamilton (609) 586-4600
  • Hillsboro:Summerville Assisted Living at Hillsboro (908) 431-1300
  • Jamesburg:The Residence at Forsgate (732) 656-1000
  • Lawrence Twp.:St. Mary's Assisted Living at Morris Hall (609) 895-1937
  • Monroe:Wynwood at Forsgate (609) 409-7525
  • Pennington:Stony Brook Assisted Living (609) 730-9922
  • Plainsboro:The Pavilions at Forrestal, Residence (609) 514-9111
  • Princeton:Acorn Glen (609) 430-4000
  • Robbinsville:Rose Hill Assisted Living (609) 371-7007
  • Somerset:Somerset Manor North (732) 873-4800
  • Somerset Manor South (732) 247-1460
  • Somerbrook Assisted Living ( kosher) (732) 568-1155
  • South Brunswick:Buckingham Place (732) 329-8888
  • West Windsor:Bear CreekAssisted Living (609) 918-1075
  • Potomac Homes 181 Washington Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Trenton:The Residence of Trenton (609) 695-6033

Benefits

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

  • To see what benefits you may qualify for in NJ, go to NJhelps.org. This website is an on-line benefits screening tool for benefits for seniors, as well as people with disabilities.


The Monroe Township Office on Aging is a satellite office for the Middlesex County Surrogate's Office.

  • 732 745-3055

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES

  • 181 Howlane, New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
  • (732) 745-3500 Fax: (732) 745-6706

MEDICAID DISTRICT OFFICE

  • 45 Kilmer Road, Edison, N.J. 08817
  • (732) 819-7272

MEALS ON WHEELS

  • Home delivered meals suggested donations are $2.75
  • (732) 329-6171

Tax

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

ABBY LIFTS

  • Ramps, wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, stair lifts

  • 1575 Rte 37 W., Suite 1, Toms River, NJ 08755

  • 888 845-LIFT

  • Web site: www.abbylifts.com


AMBEST SURGICAL SUPPLY

  • 1600 N. Olden Ave. Ext. Ewing NJ 08628

  • (609) 882-3702


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (CP OF NJ)

  • 354 S. Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608

  • (609) 392-4004

  • Web site: www.cpofnj.org


BRUNSWICK AUTOMOTIVE & MOBILITY PROFESSIONALS


DELCREST MEDICAL SUPPLIES


MONMOUTHVANS & MOBILITY


MONROE MEDICAL SUPPLY

  • (732) 395-7500


SENIOR WHEELS - motorized wheelchairs


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Medicare Drug Discount Card
Need Help with obtaining one or would like more information on the Drug Discount Cards?
Call Marie Brown at 732-329-4000 x7676.

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.

PAAD: New 2005 Guidelines
Single Person income limit $20,989
Married Person income limit $25,735

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
If you are a senior on PAAD you are eligible for a motor vehicle discount. To apply when your registration comes due you send a copy of your PAAD card and deduct the amount right off of what you owe on the bill. If your car is less than 2 years old, deduct $20.00. If your vehicleis more than 2 years old, deduct $7.50. This is not a reimbursement you just take it right off your bill. Call Marie Brown at 732-329-4000 x7676 if you have further questions.


NJ Farmers Market Program
Is run every summer and sponsored by Middlesex County Office on Aging, WIC, and NJ Dept. of Agriculture. This program entitles you to four $5.00 vouchers (a total of $20) to be used at a participating farmers Market. Von Thuns in South Brunswick was used for 2002. The income guidelines are the same as for PAAD. If you are single $20,989 and for married couples $27,735. If you would like to be on the list for 2005 bring your PAAD card, welfare card, or proof of income to the senior center and we will place you on the list for summer of 2005.


Info

Director of Senior Services
Bonnie Leibowitz

Phone: (609) 448-7140
Fax: (609) 448-7254

Email:

12 Halsey Reed Road
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

Friends of the Senior Center:
(609) 448-7598



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