Aging Individuals

Project Lifesaver is applicable to any who are prone to wander, including dementia patients and autistic children.

The Role We Play

If you are over the age of 60, disabled or a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for a variety of services.  Many of the service programs are provided by the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming, State and County Agencies, and through private Foundations and Charities.  The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Older Americans Act and the State of New Jersey are responsible for much of the funding for these programs.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services have established a “one-door” access to services that will help people age in place. In New Jersey, this is called the Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and/or Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

Resources

  • Adult Protective Services

    Morris County Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

    A vulnerable adult is defined as a person 18 years of age or older who resides in a community setting and who, because of a physical or mental illness, disability or deficiency, lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out decisions concerning his or her well-being.

    • Abuse: the willful infliction of physical pain, injury, or mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or the willful deprivation of services which are necessary to maintain a person’s physical and mental health.
    • Sexual abuse: any sexual activity where the vulnerable adult does not consent or is incapable of resisting or declining consent due to disability or fear of retributions or hardship.
    • Neglect: an act or failure to act by a vulnerable adult’s caretaker which results in the inadequate provision of care necessary to maintain the health of the vulnerable adult, putting him or her at risk of serious or life threatening injury.
    • Self neglect: the result of a vulnerable adult’s inability, due to physical and/or mental impairments or diminished capacity, to perform essential self-care tasks, putting him or her at risk of serious or life threatening injury.
    • Exploitation: the act of illegally using the person or resources of a vulnerable adult for another person’s profit or advantage.

    NJ State Law has deemed health care professionals, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics/emergency medical technicians as mandatory reporters. Any of these professionals with reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is the subject of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall report the information to the county APS provider.

    Adults who need home based services alone are not considered vulnerable. These individuals can be referred for care management services.

    Read a brochure and view our presentation for more information.

    If you have questions or would like to make a referral, please call 973-326-7282.

  • Care Management
  • Caregiver Support
  • Dental Info and Referral
  • Elder Law Attorneys

    Print list (PDF)

    Alan R. Adler, Esq.
    10 Park Place, Suite 320
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-9212

    Benedict V. Aspero, Esq.
    222 Ridgedale Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07962
    (973) 829-1060

    Robert A. Bernstein, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 285-3285
    www.bernsteinestatelaw.com

    Michael D. Bolton, Esq.
    916 Mount Kemble Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 425-0497

    Joseph Burns, Esq.
    60 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 829-1010

    Alice Jacobs Carles, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 540-8700

    Henry H. Fein, Esq.
    7 Century Drive, Suite 201
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 538-4700
    www.feinsuch.com

    Kathleen Noonan Fennelly, Esq.
    4 Headquarters Plaza
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-1700
    www.grahamcurtin.com

    James B. Garland, Esq.
    350 Mount Kemble Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07962
    (973) 267-0058
    www.coughlinduffy.com

    Meredith L. Grocott, Esq.
    10 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000
    www.spsk.com

    Robert J. Hueston, Esq.
    256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 207
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 377-0200
    www.huestonmcnulty.com

    Susan M. Joseph, Esq.
    22 Route 10 West, Suite 201
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    (973) 927-8850

    Levine & Levine
    147 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 101
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 210-7050
    www.levine4law.com

    Robert F. Long, Jr., Esq.
    12 Second Avenue
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 627-1012

    Gary P. Lubowiecki, Esq.
    29 Fieldstone Drive
    Whippany, NJ 07981
    (973) 428-8643

    Vincent Macri, Esq.
    49 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    (973) 577-6010

    www.mchughandmacri.com
    Beth C. Manes, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 320A
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 644-0770
    www.maneslaw.com

    Gary Mazart. Esq.
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000
    www.spsk.com

    Donald M. McHugh, CELA, Esq.
    49 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    (973) 577-6010
    www.mchughandmacri.com

    Richard I. Miller, CELA, Esq.
    Lanidex Executive Center
    100 Misty Lane
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 975-4349

    The Murphy Law Firm
    67 E. Park Place 5th Floor
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 975-4349
    www.murphlaw.com

    David T. Norrie, Esq.
    500 International Dr. N.,Suite 125
    Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
    (973) 347-3347
    www.norrielaw.com

    Roma K. Oster, Esq.
    135 Beach Street
    Rockaway, NJ 07866
    (973) 625-9124

    Keith E. Paterson, Esq.
    Schoolhouse Plaza, Suite 104
    124 E. Main Street
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 625-0044

    Paul Rosenberg, Esq.
    30A Vreeland Road, Suite 230
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 993-2287

    Regina M. Spielberg, Esq.
    10 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000
    www.spsk.com

    Ginger H. Stillman, Esq.
    201 Route 10
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    (973) 927-5882

    Joseph D. Sullivan, Esq.
    8 Ridgedale Avenue
    Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
    (973) 361-4099
    www.josephsullivanesq.com

    Dierdre R. Wheatley-Liss
    7 Century Drive, Suite 201
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 538-4700
    www.feinsuch.com

  • Emergency Response Info and Referral
  • Employment Support Services
  • Energy Assistance
  • Eye Information and Referral
  • Foreclosure Intervention Program
  • Free Eye Screenings (Schedule)
  • Friendship at Heart Program
  • Hope House Fix-It Program
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Income Restricted Senior Housing
  • Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)
  • Meals on Wheels/Nutrition Project

    The Morris County Nutrition Project provides hot nutritious meals, education and personal interaction through three components:  Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Weekend Meals.  The Project served 509,669 meals in 2011.

    The Project currently operates fifteen Nutrition Sites throughout Morris County.   Along with a noontime meal, Midday Friendship Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer recreational, social, and educational activities.  View our calendar and map of locations.

    Some activities include line dancing, bingo, movies, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, guest speakers, parties, health screenings and educational programs tailored to the elderly.

    Home delivered Meals (also known as Meals on Wheels) and weekend meals are available for elderly and disabled who are homebound.  The delivery of meals is provided through a network of paid employees and volunteer drivers. Call (800) 564-4656.

    Morris County participates in the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program. This statewide program provides low income seniors with vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers Markets in Morris County.

    A summer picnic is held at each nutrition site for all congregate clients.  View picnic locations and dates.

  • Map – Morris County Services
  • Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS)
  • Morris County Distinguished Service Medal Application for military personnel
  • NJ Motor Vehicle License and/or placards for persons with disabilities
  • NJ State Library / Talking Book & Braille Center
  • Nursing Homes
    • Morris View Healthcare Center
    • Full List of Nursing Homes

      Care One at Madison
      151 Madison Avenue   
      Morristown, NJ 07960
      (973) 656-2700 
      186 Beds
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Care One at Morris
      100 Mazdabrook Road
      Parsippany, NJ 07054 
      (973) 739-9494 
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Franciscan Oaks
      21 Pocono Road 
      Denville, NJ 07834  
      (973) 586-5000
      79 Beds
      Private Pay
      Medicare
      Garden Terrace Nursing Home
      361 Main Street   
      Chatham, NJ 07928
      (973) 635-0899
      34 Beds
      Private Pay
      Holly Manor Center
      84 Cold Hill Road
      Mendham, NJ 07945
      (973) 543-2500
      124 Beds
      Private Pay
      Medicaid, Medicare
      King James Care Center
      415 Southern Boulevard   
      Chatham, NJ 07828 
      (973) 822-1500 
      108 Beds 
      Medicaid, Medicare   
      Private Pay
      Lincoln Park Care
      499 Pine Brook Road  
      Lincoln Park, NJ 07035   
      (973) 696-3300 
      547 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Lincoln Park Renaissance      
      521 Pine Brook Road  
      Lincoln Park, NJ 07035   
      (973) 696-3300
      159 Beds 
      Medicare, Medicaid
      Private Pay
      Merry Heart Nursing Home
      200 Route 10 West   
      Succasunna, NJ 07876
      (973) 584-4000
      113 Beds
      Medicaid
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Morris Hills Center-Genesis Health Care  
      77 Madison Avenue 
      Morristown, NJ 07960
      (973) 540-9800
      304 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Morris View Healthcare Center
      540 West Hanover Avenue 
      Morris Township, NJ 07960
      (973) 285-2800
      283 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      New Jersey Firemen’s Home   
      565 Lathrop Avenue
      Boonton, NJ 070085   
      (973) 334-0024
      75 Beds
      Private Pay
      Pine Acres Nursing Home
      51 Madison Avenue 
      Madison, NJ 07940 
      (973) 377-2124
      102 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Regency Grande Nursing & Rehab Center
      65 North Sussex Street
      Dover, NJ 07801
      (973) 361-5200 
      135 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Troy Hills Center
      200 Reynolds Avenue  
      Parsippany, NJ 07054 
      (973) 887-8080 
      130 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Insurance
      Cheshire Home   
      9 Ridgedale Avenue 
      Florham Park, NJ 07932
      (973) 966-1232 
      35 Beds
      Medicaid, Medicare
      Private Pay
      Insurance
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled (PAAD, Senior Gold, Lifeline)
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Respite Programs
  • Senior Centers
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / Food Stamps
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
    • SHIP Sites

      Please call for an appointment, many sites can not accommodate walk-ins.

      SHIP Sites list (pdf)

      CHATHAM
      973-635-4565
      Senior Services Center of the Chathams
      58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ 07928

      DENVILLE
      973-625-6527
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
      ship@saintclares.org
      St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville Campus
      25 Pocono Road, Denville, 07834

      DENVILLE
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      St. Francis Residential Community
      122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, 07834

      EAST HANOVER
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      East Hanover Senior Center
      96 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover, 07936

      MADISON
      973-593-3095
      Wednesdays
      Madison Senior Center
      28 Walnut Street, Madison, 07940

      MORRISTOWN
      973-971-4328
      Tuesday
      Morristown Memorial Hospital
      100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, 07960

      MORRISTOWN
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      VNA of NNJ
      175 South Street, Morristown, 07960

      MT. OLIVE TOWNSHIP
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Mt. Olive Board of Health
      204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, 07828

      PARSIPPANY
      973-227-3937
      New Road Pharmacy
      69 New Road, Parsippany

      POMPTON PLAINS/PEQUANNOCK
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501

      ROCKAWAY
      973-627-7200 ext. 2054
      Rockaway Township Municipal Building
      65 Mt. Hope Road, Rockaway 07866

      ROCKAWAY
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Skylands RSVP Volunteer Resource Center
      21 Pine Street, Suite 101, Rockaway, 07866

      SUCCASUNNA
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Senior Resource Center / Home Instead
      109 Main Street, Succasunna, 07876

      WHARTON
      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Wharton Public Library
      15 South Main Street, Wharton

  • Transportation
  • Utility Assistance

    973-829-8176

    Emergency Utility Assistance is available to clients who are in need of a one-time payment to their utility company and have received a shutoff notice. There is a maximum dollar amount that OTA can assist with, but the ultimate goal is to avoid shut off or restore service when possible. Clients will be seen by a social worker in the office to better assess their needs.

  • VA application for health benefits
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    • VITA Sites

      2015 Tax Year

      Location Times Phone Number
      BOONTON SENIOR CENTER *
      126 N MAIN ST
      TU, W 10:00AM-3:00PM
      Appointment Required
      Hindi; Russian speaking assistants available on W
      (973) 544-8293
      CHATHAM SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER *
      58 MEYERSVILLE RD
      Thurs, 9:30am-2:00pm
      By appointment only
      (973) 635-4565
      CHATHAM Library *
      214 Main Street
      Wednesdays
      February 4 – April 15
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      By appointment
      (973) 635-0603
      CHESTER LIBRARY *
      250 W MAIN ST
      TU 9:30AM-2:30PM
      APPOINTMENTS ONLY
      Hindi, Punjabi, Polish spoken
      (908) 879-7612
      DENVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING *
      1 ST MARY'S PL
      W 10:00-3:00
      Appointment Required
      (973) 627-6555
      Dover
      First Memorial Presbyterian
      Church *
      51 W. Blackwell Street
      Open Feb. 3-Apr. 14
      TU 11:30am-3:00pm
      TH 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:30pm-9:00pm
      Walk-in
      Flanders, Mount Olive Library *
      202 Flanders Drakestown Rd

      Open Feb. 12-Apr.9
      TH 11:00am-3:30pm (Last appointment 2:00)
      Sa Feb. 21, Mar. 14 & April 4; 10am-1pm
      (Last Appointment 12 noon)
      By Appointment
      (973) 691-8686
      KINNELON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT *
      103 KIEL AVE
      Thu 10:00AM-2:00PM
      Russian and Hindi spoken
      (973) 838-1321
      KINNELON PUBLIC LIBRARY *
      132 KINNELON RD
      Fri, 10:00AM-2:00PM
      By appointment
      Hindi and Russian spoken
      (973) 838-1321
      Lake Hiawatha Library *
      69 Nokomis Avenue
      SA Feb.7, 21, March 7, 14, 21, April 4, 11
      10am – 2:30pm
      By appointment (Last appointment 2:30pm)
      (973) 335-0952
      Lake Hiawatha
      Parsippany Community Center *
      1130 Knoll Rd.
      Tuesday 9:00 to 2:00
      By appointment
      Italian spoken
      973-263-7351
      MADISON SENIOR CITIZEN
      CENTER *
      28 WALNUT ST
      W 9:00AM-3:00PM
      By appointment
      Chinese, German, Hindi spoken
      (973) 593-3095
      Milton, Jefferson Senior Center *
      54 Schoolhouse Road
      Feb 20, March 6, 13, 27; April 10
      10am – 2pm
      By Appointment
      (973) 208-1001
      Morristown, Presbyterian Church *
      57 East Park Place
      Feb 2 – April 14
      M: 4 pm – 8:30 pm; TU & TH 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
      Appointment Preferred
      Walk-in Allowed
      (973) 538-3451
      MORRISTOWN SENIOR CENTER *
      200 SOUTH ST
      M 9:30AM-2:00PM
      By appointment
      Chinese, Hindi and Panjabi spoken
      (973) 292-6690
      Oak Ridge
      Jefferson Township Library *
      1031 Weldon Rd
      W 9:30 to 2:30
      By appointment
      973-208-6244
      PARSIPPANY
      PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY *
      449 HALSEY RD
      F 9:30AM-3:30PM; SA 9:30AM-2:00PM
      Appointment Required
      Chinese; German spoken assistants available on F
      (973) 887-5150 ext. 209
      POMPTON PLAINS
      Pequannock Municipal Bldg. *
      Town Hall Court Room
      530 Newark-Pompton Tpke
      Open Feb. 17-April 7
      TU 11:00am-2:00pm
      By appointment
      (973) 897-0411
      Rockaway Township Senior Center *
      19 Mt. Hope Road
      Open Feb. 18-April 15
      W 10:00am-2:00pm
      By appointment and walk-in
      (973) 366-5327
      SUCCASUNNA
      ROXBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY *
      103 MAIN ST
      M, TH10:00AM-3:00PM
      By appointment
      Tagalog; Spanish & Polish spoken assistants available on TH
      (973) 584-2400
      WHARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY *
      15 S MAIN ST
      M, TU, 10:30AM-3:00PM
      By appointment
      Arabic; Spanish spoken assistants available on TU
      (973) 361-1333
      Whippany, Morris County Library *
      30 East Hanover Avenue
      SA Feb. 7-Apr. 11 9:00am-1:30pm
      W Mar. 4; M Apr. 13 9:00am-1:30pm
      By appointment; Walk-ins if space available
      (973) 538-3451

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