Union County Division on Aging, Department of Human Services
Union County Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207

Welcome

The County of Union presents this online resource directory as a tool for interested users. 

The County of Union does not expressly endorse nor is directly affiliated with any of the listed agencies and organizations presented herein.  This resource directory is solely a tool to aid users and is not meant to be a comprehensive source of information.  The views of the agencies and organizations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the County of Union.

 
“Congress hereby finds and declares that, in keeping with the traditional American concept of the inherent dignity of the individual in our democratic society, the older people of our Nation are entitled to, and it is the joint and several duties and responsibilities of the governments of the United States and of the several States and their political subdivisions to assist our older people to secure equal opportunity to the full and free enjoyment” of these objectives: “Freedom, independence, and free exercise of individual initiative in planning and managing their own lives and full participation in the planning and operation of community-based services and programs provided for their benefit.”
 – Older Americans Act of 1965, as Amended

Contact the Union County Division on Aging

The Union County Division on Aging has as its primary responsibility the planning and coordination of services for Older Americans age 60 and over.

Call Toll-Free 1-888-280-8226
908-527-4870 / 908-527-4872
Fax : 908-659-7410

The listing of any agency or service is purely informational and in no way indicates an endorsement, nor does the absence of any agency or service from this Directory signify disapproval.  The Division on Aging does not discriminate against any senior citizen because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or marital status.  No otherwise qualified disabled senior citizen shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any federally funded programs or activities administered by this division.

Contact Form


Are You A Senior Citizen?  New Jersey Senior Citizen Eligibility:

At 55 Years of Age
Senior Community Services Employment Program *
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
 
At 60 Years of Age
Partial Social Security / Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits for Widow(er)
Social Security Benefits retained by the remarrying widow(er)
Transportation Program
Nutrition Program (group meals and home delivered meals)
Public Guardian for Elderly Adults (609) 341-5555
Free Assistance with preparation of federal / state income tax returns
Care Management
 
At 62 Years of Age
Reduced fares on all intrastate and most interstate trains and buses
Early Retirement Social Security Payments–80% of full benefits
Partial exemption of Realty Transfer Fee for homeowners selling home (609) 292-1793
Protection from condominium conversion (under certain conditions) * (800) 792-8820
NJ Clam & Oyster Digging License for small processing fee (609) 984-5546
Free passes to state parks, forests, and historic sites (800) 843-6420
Golden Age Pass to national parks, forests, historic sites, recreation areas (888) 275-8747 option # 3
Senior Citizen federally subsidized housing *
Congregate housing services program *
Rutgers University: low-cost and tuition-free courses (space permitting / for audit only)
 
At 65 Years of Age
Full Social Security (age 65 plus required months)
Full Railroad Retirement Benefits for retirees
Certain Federal Income Tax Benefits
Reduced fee for certain types of hunting (firearm, bow & arrow) (609) 292-2965
Reduced fee for Fishing License (609) 292-2965
Medicare Coverage
State Health Insurance Program for Seniors (S.H.I.P.) (908) 273-6999
Senior Dental Program (sponsored by NJ Dental Association) *
Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) *
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program *
Hearing Aid Assistance for the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD) *
Lifeline Utility Credit Program *
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to aid persons with low incomes *
Wartime Veteran’s Pension (under certain conditions) (888) 865-8387
Veteran’s pension * (888) 865-8387
No Social Security restrictions on amount of income received from employment
Certain tax relief programs
 
At 70 Years of Age
No fishing license required  (Proof of age will function as fishing license)

* programs with income and other eligibility requirements

Statewide County Offices On Aging

Atlantic 609-645-7700 ext. 4700
Bergen 201-336-7400
Burlington 609-265-5069
Camden 856-858-3220
Cape May 609-886-2784
Cumberland 856-453-2220
Essex 973-395-8375
Gloucester 856-384-6900
Hudson 201-369-4313
Hunterdon 908-788-1361
Mercer 609-989-6661
Middlesex 732-745-3295
Monmouth 732-431-7450
Morris 973-285-6848
Ocean 732-929-2091
Passaic 973-569-4060
Salem 856-339-8622
Somerset 908-704-6346
Sussex 973-579-0555
Union 888-280-8226
Warren 908-475-6591

Frequently Called Numbers

Adult Protective Services (Catholic Charities) 908-497-3902

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – In New Jersey 1-866-542-8165

Consumer Affairs, Union County Division of 908-654-9840

Disabled, Union County Office for the 908-527-4807

Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)
TTY Text Talk to 1-800-985-5990
1-800-846-8517
66746

Elizabeth Office on Aging 908-820-4044

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
TTY 1-800-621-3362
1-800-462-7585

Hispanic Services (Catholic Charities) 908-497-3950

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP a/k/a LIHEAP) PROCEED: 908-351-7727

Homeless Emergency Services: 
(For Homeless Individuals, Families, or Victims of Domestic Violence)
Eastern Union County YWCA 908-355-1500
Plainfield Area YMCA 908-756-6060
Plainfield Area YWCA Women’s Center 908-756-3500

Medicaid / District Office 732-863-4400

Medicare 1-800-633-4227

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) 1-877-222-3737

Nursing Home Information (S.A.F.E.) 908-497-3950

Office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults 1-609-341-5555

Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly  1-609-943-4023

Elderly Abuse Hotline: 1-877-582-6995

Parks and Recreation, Union County Division of 908-527-4900

Passport Information
Elizabeth:  908-527-4968
Westfield: 908-654-9859
 
Psychiatric Emergency Services Crisis Hotline: 908-668-2599
Red Cross Emergency Services 1-800-733-2767
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
State Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.) SAGE Eldercare 908-273-6999
NJ Department of Health 1-800-367-6543
Transportation for Seniors (Union County Paratransit System / Reservations) 908-241-8300
 
Union County Division On Aging Toll Free: 1-888-280-8226
Call about Day Care, Home Care, Education, Employment, Counseling, Financial Help, Housing, Legal Help, Help with Prescriptions, Support Group Information For Spanish
908-527-4870
908-527-4872
908-527-4859 Spanish
Adult Day Centers

Social Day Care provides developmental, nutritional, and social activities under professional supervision.
Medical Day Care adds prescribed therapies. Transportation is included as a part of the service. Clients may include frail, impaired or isolated elderly. Adult Day Care encourages participants’ independence and gives caregivers some free time. Ask for the Day Care Coordinator.

2nd Home Adult Day Center (Medical)
432 No. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-436-0018

Cedar Harbor Adult Medical Day Center
545 E. First Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
908-298-8588

Daybreak Adult Medical Day Care
712 Newark Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-353-3530

Five-Star Adult Day Care (Medical)
1201 Deerfield Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036
908-486-5750

Home Sweet Home
550 No. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-994-0050

JFK Adult Medical Day Care (Medical) * 
3 Progress Street, Suite 103
Edison, NJ 08820
908-912-1910
Sarah Care Adult Day Care (Medical / Social / Alzheimers / VA)
130 Route 22 East
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
www.SarahCareWS.com
908-561-8888

Senior Spirit Medical Day Center
430 E. Westfield Avenue
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-620-1889

SAGE Eldercare (Medical / Social / Alzheimer’s) *
Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-598-5520
908-273-5550

Town Square
1155 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2310
908-787-0980

Wise Adult Day Services (Social / Alzheimer’s) *
Gateway Family Services
2095B Berwyn Street
Union, NJ 07083
908-687-2995
908-687-2993

 * Asterisk indicates that this agency currently receives funding from the Union County ADRC.

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services
Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3902

Central Jersey Legal Services
60 Prince Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-4340

Community Health Law Project (CHLP)
65 Jefferson Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-355-8282

Office Of The Public Guardian For Elderly Adults
PO 812
Trenton, NJ 08625-0812
1-609-341-5555

Ombudsman Office For The Institutionalized Elderly
P.O. Box 812 
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
Elderly Abuse HOTLINE: 1-609-943-4023
1-877-582-6995

Psychiatric Emergency Services Mobile Outreach – Crisis
(Medicare Certified and Medicaid Provider)
908-668-2599

Victim / Witness Assistance Program
32 Rahway Avenue, 1st Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4596

Alcoholism Services
Counseling, support, and referral services for recovering alcoholics and their families; preventive education is an integral part of the service

Alcohol / Heroin Outpatient Treatment Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-994-7043

Division of Recreation – Plainfield
505 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Call for schedule. 908-753-3082

Charter Behavioral Health Systems
19 Prospect Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-7000

Prevention Links
121-125 Chestnut Street
3rd floor
Roselle, NJ 07203
732-381-4100

PROCEED – Bilingual Services
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-351-7727

Seton Center For Chemical Dependency
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-353-8830

Union County Alcoholism And Drug Abuse Coordinator
Administration Building
Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4837

Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer Resource Center
YMCA @ Princeton
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-497-2100

Cancer Care of New Jersey
141 Dayton Street, Suite 204
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
1-800-813-4673

Cancer Society, American
507 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
1-800-227-2345

Consumer Affairs
Assists in the enforcement of relevant state and federal laws and regulations designed to promote fair consumer practices in the marketplace.

Consumer Affairs, Union County Division Of
300 North Avenue, East
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-654-9840

Counseling Services
Counseling and psychotherapy for substance abuse and mental illness through individual, family, and group therapy.

Acadia House
Center for Hope Hospice
175 Glenside Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(Bereavement & Grief Counseling Center – West)
908-654-3711

Atlantic Behavioral Health
Outpatient Therapy & Counseling
46-48 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Intensive Care and Psychological Counseling
908-522-4800

Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue, East Hispanic:
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3900 | 908-497-3950

Counseling Centers For Human Development
201 Lincoln Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-276-0590

Family And Children’S Services
40 North Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-7474

Family Resource Center of Trinitas Hospital
300 North Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-276-2244

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-8375

Mental Health Association
2333 Morris Avenue
Bldg. C, Suite 206-208
Union, NJ 07083
908-810-1001

Mount Carmel Guild – Behavioral Health Clinic
108 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3968

PROCEED – Bilingual Counseling
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-351-7727

Psychiatric Emergency Services Mobile Outreach – Crisis
Medicare Certified and Medicaid Provider
908-668-2599

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway
865 Stone St.
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-381-4200

Senior Adult Frail Elderly Center (SAFE)
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3950

U.C.P.C. / Plainfield (Behavioral Health Care)
117-119 Roosevelt Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-756-6870

United Family And Children’S Society
305 West 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-755-4848

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Geropsychiatric Services
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Psychiatric out-patient follow up.
908-994-7336

Dental Services

Dental Referral Program
Must meet PAAD guidelines
Senior Citizens Council
2204 Morris Avenue, Suite 102
Union, NJ 07083
908-964-7555

Dental Clinics
Overlook Hospital
Plainfield Health Center
908-522-2901 | 908-753-6401

Rutgers School Of Health Related Professionals
Dental cleaning and examination for age 55+ for $16.00
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-2410

Dental Home Services
Dentistry at Home
www.dentalhomeservices.com
1-800-842-4663

Visiting Dental Associates
Dentistry at Home
201-670-0097

NJ Mobile Dental Practice
Dentistry at Home
1-800-342-2300

Middlesex County Dental Hygiene Clinic
2600 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08818
732-906-2536

Education
Continued or renewed educational experiences for older adults who want to expand their horizons or develop new interests.

Rhodes Scholar (a Non-Profit Organization)
75 Federal Street
Boston, Mass. 02110-1941
Provider of high quality, educational opportunities for older adults
1-877-426-8056

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Career Counseling Workshops / Continuing Education
908-527-2210

Life Center
62+
Union County College
908-709-7000

Literacy New Jersey
121-125 Chestnut Street
Suite 203
Roselle, NJ 07203
908-486-1777

Literacy Volunteers Of Union County
Elizabeth Public Library
11 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-354-6060 ext. 214

New Jersey Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
921 Elizabeth Avenue, 3rd Fl.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-965-3940

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County
300 North Avenue, East
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-654-9854

Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-709-7100
12 W. Jersey St., Elizabeth 908-965-6000
232 E. 2nd St., Plainfield 908-412-3591
1200 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains 908-889-2400

Union County Senior Scholars

Union County College
Free for Union County residents aged 60+
908-709-7600

University Without Walls, Dorot
Classes and support groups for caregivers and homebound elderly
www.dorotusa.org
212-769-2850

Eldercare Locator
To find information about community services for older people anywhere in the United States and its territories, go to:

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
1-800-677-1116

Emergency Medical Identification
Medical ID bracelets/necklaces

American Medical Identification
1-800-363-5985
 
Medic Alert
1-800-432-5378
Township of Union Senior Center
‘Emerg Alert’ bracelet
For Union Township residents only
968 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083
908-851-5290

Emergency Response Systems
These response systems provide isolated frail individuals with 24-hour access to outside sources of help. For emergencies, dial 911.

Gregorio Center
Serves Linden residents only
330 Helen Street
Linden, NJ 07036
908-474-8627
 
LifeLine Program
1-800-852-5433

PERSYS: Personal Emergency Response System NJ:
New Jersey: 1-800-492-4051
US: 1-800-631-7370

Project Lifesaver Program
Union County Sheriff’s Office
908-273-1608

Phillips Lifeline 1-800-579-3341

Wise Day Care (PERSYS)
2095B Berwyn Street
Union, NJ 07083
908-687-2995

LifeStation
1-800-446-3300

Employment Services
Training and job placement opportunities for senior citizens seeking part or full time employment.

Association For Retarded Citizens (ARC), Union County
52 Fadem Road 
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-315-0000

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
921 Elizabeth Avenue 3rd fl
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Employment for People with Disabilities
908-965-3940

Division of Workforce Development
Union County Department of Human Services
1 Elizabethtown Plaza, 4th Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4880

Easter Seals of New Jersey
25 Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 600
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
732-257-6662
Elizabeth Office: 908-965-3962
Plainfield Office: 908-412-7976

Kean University – Continuing Education
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Career Counseling Workshops
908-737-3430

Older Workers Benefit Protection
c/o Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)
Washington DC
202-663-4637

One Stop Career Center (Elizabeth)
Union County Department of Human Services – Eastern Division
921 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-558-8000

One Stop Career Center (Plainfield)
Union County Department of Human Services – Western Division
200 W. Second Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-757-9090

One Stop Career Center Satellite Office
Union County College
12-24 W. Jersey Street – Room 600
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-659-5214

Professional Service Group of Central NJ
info@psgcnj.biz
908-445-5730

State Employment Services of New Jersey
Workforce of New Jersey
921 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-820-3200

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
1 Newark Center, 21st Floor 
Newark, NJ 07102-5233
www.eeoc.gov  
1-800-669-4000
TDD: 1-800-669-6820
973-645-6383
Inquiries: 973-645-3004

Workforce 55+
Department of Labor
200 W. Second Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-412-7969

Financial Assistance
Services and programs which help older citizens meet medical, pharmaceutical, food, rental, and utility expenses. These may be subject to income/age tests. Consumer protection, counseling, and tax preparation services are also available.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Heat/Medically Necessary Cooling
www.energyassistance.nj.gov
908-351-7727

Jewish Family Services
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Volunteers help frail elderly in their homes with bill paying
908-352-8375

Lifeline Program – Help with Utility Bills
P.O. Box 714
Trenton, NJ 08625-0714
1-800-792-9745

Municipal Welfare Departments
Contact Local Municipality

New Jersey Shares – Utility Assistance
www.njshares.org
1-866-657-4273

Affordable Housing Alliance
1-877-652-1148

Pharmaceutical Assistance Plan (PAAD)
P.O. Box 715
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715
1-800-792-9745

Senior Gold
P.O. Box 724
Trenton, NJ 08625-0724
1-800-792-9745

Social Security / Medicare
855 Lehigh Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
1-800-772-1213
TTY / TDD: 1-800-325-0778

Social Services, Union County Div. of 
342 Westminster Avenue 
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
(SNAP) 908-965-2700
(Adult Medicaid) 908-965-3745

Social Services, Union County Div. of  
200 West Second Street 
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(SNAP) 908-791-7000
(Adult Medicaid) 908-791-7093

Urban League
288 N. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-351-7200
 
Victims of Crime Compensation Board
50 Park Place 6th fl
Newark, NJ 07102
1-800-242-0804

Taxation, State Division Of
Touch-Tone Phone:
Rotary Dial Phone: 1-800-323-4400
Jersey FAIR Homeowner Rebate Tax Application: 609-292-6400
FAIR hotline available weekdays 8:30am–4:30 pm: 1-877-658-2972
Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze) weekdays 8:30 am-4:30 pm: 1-888-238-1233
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
1-800-882-6597

New Jersey Department of The Treasury
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101
973-648-4700

New Jersey Inheritance Tax
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101
973-648-3486

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
1-800-829-1040

Property Tax Reductions
Contact Local Tax Assessor

Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
AARP Income Tax Assistance Program
1-800-906-9887
1-888-227-7669

Union County Taxation Board
For questions on property taxes
908-527-4775
Reverse Mortgages
HUD Counseling Urban League 
908-351-7200

Geriatric Assessment Programs
Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia/mental health disorders.

Atlantic Health System
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-7022

COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’S Disease & Related Disorders
Comprehensive Outreach Program for Senior Adults 
Rutgers University Behavioral Health 
100 Metroplex 
Edison, NJ 08818
NJ residents: 732-235-8400
Out of state: 732-235-4356
To schedule appointment: 1-800-969-5300

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for Geriatrics
156 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
973-926-8491

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-994-7336

Grandparent Programs

Grandparent Information Center
AARP 1-800-424-3410

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-8375

Hearing Impaired Services
Education, training, and support services for deaf and hearing-impaired senior citizens

Hear Now
Help with hearing aides depending on income
1-800-648-4327

Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged & Disabled
P.O. BOX 715
Trenton, NJ 08625-0715
1-800-792-9745

Hearing Center
49 Brant Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
732-574-3550

Kean University Speech & Hearing Clinic
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-737-5800

New Jersey Hearing Aid Project
Montclair State University
1515 Broad Street Bldg. B
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
1-800-772-8339

Catholic Charities Archdiocese Of Newark
171 Clifton Avenue 
Newark, NJ 08104-0500
973-497-4312
TTY: 973-497-4311

New Jersey Division Of The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing
1-609-984-7281
Voice and TTY: 1-800-792-8339

VA Medical Center
973-676-1000 ext. 1842

Home Care – Caregiver Services
Skilled nursing, home health aide, and homemaker services ease the burdens of extended home care, enabling senior citizens to maintain maximum independence in their homes. Services include homemaker, personal care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, nutrition counseling, and/or medical health counseling. Some of these are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance; others are funded by state and county social service agencies. In arranging for service, it is advisable to check your coverage

Assisting Hands Home Care
2025 Lincoln Hwy #150, Edison, NJ 08817
732-243-9669

Ace Home Healthcare, Inc
930 Stuyvesant Avenue Suite 12
Union, NJ 07083
1-866-531-9657

Amazing Grace Nursing Care Service
2165 Morris Avenue, Suite 1A
Union, NJ 07083
908-206-9988

Artisan Homecare
6 North Union Avenue, Suite 1
Cranford, NJ 07016
1-800-272-5484

Bayada Nurses
324 Chestnut St.
Union, NJ 07083
908-687-6363

Comfort Keepers
One Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059
732-369-3639

Comforcare
1199 Route 22 East
Mountianside, NJ 07092
908-408-5220

Companion Care LLC
P.O. Box 6265
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
908-688-4423

Full Circle Health Service
1460 Morris Avenue, Suite 2A & 2B
Union, NJ 070083
908-624-1005

Helping Hands Home Care
77 Central Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
908-451-0715

Holy Redeemer Home Care *
354 Union Avenue Intake:
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-5694
1-800-255-8986

Home Instead Home Care
66 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-379-4910

Jewish Family Services Of Central New Jersey *
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-8375

JFK at Home
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818
1-800-401-9212

Premier Home Health Services, Inc.
1801 East 2nd Street, Lower level
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-322-8883

Right at Home
10 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
973-701-9832

SAGE Eldercare*
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
www.sageeldercare.org
908-273-8400

Care Finders Total Care
1767 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-810-5370

Union Township Community Action Organization*
2410 Springfield Avenue
Vauxhall, NJ 07088
908-686-6150

Visiting Angels
2816 Morris Avenue Suite 37
Union, NJ 07083
908-497-7016

Visiting Angels
16 W. Elizabeth Avenue
Suite 2
Linden 07036
908-290-3222

*Asterix indicated that this agency currently receives funding from the Union County
Division on Aging

Hospice Programs
Hospice provides a way of helping individuals in advanced stages of illness. It offers a team approach in meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Whenever possible, the patient is cared for in the comfort of the home setting.

Atlantic Home Care & Hospice
465 South Street, Suite 1
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-379-8440

Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care
1900 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
www.centerforhope.com
908-889-7780

Father Hudson House (Hospice Assisted Living Facility)
Center for Hope Hospice
111 Dehart Place
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-353-6060

Peggy Coloney’s House (Hospice Assisted Living Facility)
Center for Hope Hospice
1900 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-7780

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
1-888-997-9584

Homeside Hospice
67 Walnut Avenue, Suite 205
Clark, NJ 07066
732-381-3444

JFK Haven Hospice
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08818
732-321-7769

Hospitals

Children’s Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-233-3720

Overlook Hospital
99 Beauvoir Avenue
P.O. Box 220
Summit, NJ 07901-0220
908-522-2000

Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital at Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-381-4200

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
(New Point Campus)
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-994-8600

Trinitas Regional Medical Center
(Williamson Street Campus)
225 Williamson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-994-5000

Housing Information
Homelessness, Emergency Services, Housing Authorities, 55+ Housing, Housing Units, Assisted Living & Residential Health Care Facilities, Shared Housing, Nursing Homes, Home Repairs. Subsidized senior housing is available in the communities listed. There may be long waiting lists for placement.

Homeless Prevention Planner of Union County
908-527-4839

Emergency Services
Elizabeth Coalition (motel/hotel)
Office: 118 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 0720
908-353-4006

Salvation Army – Elizabeth
1018 E. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-352-7057

YMCA of Plainfield Area
518 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-756-6061

Housing Authorities
Congregate or group meals are served in units marked with an asterisk *

Elizabeth, Housing Authority of
688 Maple Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-965-2400
(4 Units)
    Farley Towers * at 33 Cherry Street
    Ford Leonard Towers at 69 Division Street
    Kennedy Arms Apartments at 70 Westfield Avenue
    O’Donnell-Dempsey * at 632 Salem Avenue
    Elizabethport Commons at 205 First Street

Linden, Housing Authority of
1601 Dill Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036
908-298-3820
(3 Units)
    Ann Ferguson Towers * at 1601 Dill Avenue
    Murawski Towers at 1551 Dill Avenue
    John T. Gregorio Towers * at 1425 Dill Avenue 

Plainfield, Housing Authority of
510 East Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-769-6335
(1 Unit)
    Richmond Towers * at 510 East Front Street

Rahway, Housing Authority of
165 East Grand Avenue, Rahway, NJ 07065
732-388-3546
(3 Units)
    Kennedy Apartments * at 250 Grand Avenue, West
    Walter Schafferhauser Towers at 165 East Grand Avenue
    Clifford Case Memorial Apts. at 337 West Milton Avenue 

Summit, Housing Authority of
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-6413
(1 Unit)
    Senior Housing Unit 12 Chestnut Ave. 

NJ Dept. Of Community Affairs – Section 8 Program
200 West 2nd Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-412-3700

55+ Housing Facilities in Union County

Park Terrace
805 School Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
1-877-566-9583

Rosegate
555 E. Hazelwood Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-852-7847

Woodcrest @ Clark
1245 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066 
732-340-0069
For subsidized units contact Piazza & Associates 1-609-786-1100

Spring Mill Manor
32 Blacks Lane
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-258-9455

Housing Units

Cranford
Gill Apartments
  40 Meeker Avenue
  908-272-9180
Lincoln Apartments *
  800 Lincoln Avenue, East
  908-931-0194

Elizabeth
Alexian Manor
  122 Seventh Street
  908-352-0080
Elizabeth Towers
  315 West Grand Street
  908-355-4500
Heritage Village at Elizabeth
  225 Second Street
  908-965-1160
Immaculate Conception
  59-63 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
  908-289-1911
Winfield Scott Tower
  323 No. Broad Street
  1-201-332-9400

Garwood
Village at Garwood
  320 Second Avenue
  908-789-3330

Linden
Morningstar Court *
  701 Cranford Avenue
  908-486-8200

Plainfield
Cedarbrook Park Apartments
  1272 Park Avenue
  908-756-5656
Tower West
  601 West Seventh Street
  908-668-1963
Covenant Place
  623 E. Front Street
  908-791-9430
Rahway
Golden Age Towers *
  200-220 East Milton Avenue
   732-499-7950
Myers Senior Housing
  1447 Esterbrook Avenue
  732-540-8748

Roselle
Roselle Senior Citizen Housing – Pinewood Hall
  250 West Second Avenue
  908-241-5414
Roselle Senior Housing
  400 Grand Street
  908-289-9007

Scotch Plains
Senior Citizen Housing
  2002 Lake Avenue
  908-654-1313

Springfield
Springfield Senior Citizen Housing, Inc.
  350 Independence Way
  973-467-1480

Union
Ehrhart Gardens *
  100 Francis Court
  908-688-0565
Nora Gardens
  Senior Housing Corporation #3, 1775 Burnet Avenue
  908-686-9100
Schaefer Gardens *
  35 W. Sumner Avenue
  908-964-9343

Westfield
First Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corp.
  1133 Boynton Avenue
  908-233-5898
Second Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corp.
  1129 Boynton Avenue
  908-518-9586

Assisted Living And Residential Health Care Facilities
Assisted Living Facilities provide coordinated supportive personal and health services.
Residential Health Care Facilities are for those who require very little or no medical supervision.

Amber Court of Elizabeth
(Formerly Carteret Senior Living)
1155 E Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-352-9200

Atria in Cranford
10 Jackson Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-709-4300

Birchwood Square
205 Birchwood Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-272-6660

Brighton Gardens
1350 Route 22 West
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-654-4460

Delaire Nursing & Convalescent Center
400 W. Stimpson Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
908-862-3399

Spring Meadows of Summit
41 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07096
908-522-8852

Sunrise Senior Living of Westfield
240 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-317-3030

The Woodlands / Genesis Eldercare
1400 Woodland Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-1113

The Chelsea @ Fanwood
295 South Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
908-654-5200

Nursing Homes

Abbott Manor
810 Central Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-757-0696

Alaris Health At Riverton
1777 Lawrence Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-499-7927

Ashbrook Nursing Home (Featuring Indian Service Unit)
1610 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-5500

Berkeley Meadows Nursing Home
311 Springfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-9260

Berkeley Heights Convalescent Center
35 Cottage Street
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-464-0048

Brother Bonaventure Extended Care Center
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-994-7050 (or 7051)

Clark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
1213 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
732-396-7100

Cornell Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
234 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ 07083
908-687-7800

Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
600 Lincoln Park, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-276-7100

Cranford Health And Extended Care
205 Birchwood Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-272-6660

Delaire Nursing And Convalescent Center
400 W. Stimpson Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
908-862-3399

Elizabeth Nursing Home
1048 Grove Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-354-0002

Elmora Hills Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
225 W. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
www.elmorahills.com
908-353-1220

Genesis Eldercare, Westfield Center
1515 Lamberts Mill Road
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-233-9700

Genesis Eldercare, The Woodlands
1400 Woodlands Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-1113

Glenside Nursing Home
144 Gales Drive
New Providence, NJ 07974
908-464-8600

Hartwyck at Cedarbrook Nursing & Convalescent Center
1340 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-754-3100

HCR Manor Care
1180 Route 22 West
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-654-0020

New Jersey Geriatric Center Of Workmen’S Circle
225 West Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-353-1220

Norwood Terrace Health Care Center
40-44 Norwood Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-769-1400

Plaza Nursing and Convalescent Center
456 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth NJ 07202
908-354-1300

Riverton Nursing & Rehab. Center
1777 Lawrence Street
Rahway NJ 07065
732-499-7927

Runnells Center For Rehabilitation & Health Care
40 Watchung Way
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
908-771-5700

South Mountain Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
2385 Springfield Avenue
Vauxhall, NJ 07088
908-688-3400

Nursing Home Report Card Website

Nursing Home Compare Database
www.medicare.gov – click on Resource Locator

Home Repairs

Cranford Neighborhood Improvement Senior
Handyman Program
29 South Avenue, West, 2nd Fl.
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-709-7294

Elizabeth Home Improvement Program
50 Winfield Scott Plaza – Room 109
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-352-8450

Mountainside Senior Citizen Handyman Program
1385 Route 22 East
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-232-4406

Plainfield Comprehensive Housing Assistance Program
515 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-3377

Plainfield Emergency Handyman Program
515 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-3229

PROCEED, Inc.
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-351-7727

Rahway Community Development & Housing Program
Main Street and East Milton Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-827-2193

Roselle Park Senior Handyman Program
314 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-245-0666

SAGE Eldercare
Home Repair Service – Fee
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-598-5501
908-273-5550

Union Township Community Development
1976 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-810-7071

Urban League
Weatherization for Elizabeth Residents Only
288 N. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-351-7200

Development Directions
2 City Hall Plaza 2nd fl.
Rahway, NJ 07065
Does not serve Elizabeth, Rahway, Plainfield, Union, Winfield Park
732-382-8100

Legal Assistance
Legal services are provided by or supervised by qualified attorneys to assist senior citizens with public entitlements, mental health problems, wills, disability litigation, and civil law problems.

Bar Association, American
732-249-5000

Bar Association, Union County
Lawyer Referral Service
Call Mon. thru Thurs. between 10 am – 1 pm)
908-354-5984
908-353-4715

Central Jersey Legal Services
60 Prince Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-4340

Community Health Law Project
65 Jefferson Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-355-8282

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
973-645-6383

Public Defender, Union County
908 820-3070

State Division On Civil Rights
Law and Public Safety
973-648-2700

Surrogate, Union County
Union County Courthouse
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Help with wills, probates and adoptions
908-527-4280

Victims of Crimes Compensation Board
50 Park Pl., 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
1-800-242-0804

Medical Insurance And Health Care Programs
Health assistance programs which cover or help cover hospital, medical or home care costs.
Listed agencies should be contacted directly to determine eligibility.

Division of Social Services, Union County
342 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Serves Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle, Roselle Park, Springfield, Summit, Union, Vauxhall, and Winfield
908-965-2700

Division of Social Services, Union County
200 W. Second Street .
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Serves Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Rahway, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, and Westfield
908-791-7000

(MLTSS) Medicaid Managed Long Term Services & Supports 
Eastern Union Co. 908-965-3745
Western Union Co. 908-791-7093

Medicaid District Office
45 Kilmer Road
Edison, NJ 08817
732-863-4400

Medicare / Social Security Office
855 Lehigh Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
1-800-772-1213

Medicare Toll-Free Number
1-800-633-4227

Medicare Fraud
To Report Fraud 1-800-638-6833

New Jersey Care
Special Medicaid Program
342 Westminster Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Main #: 908-965-3509
908-965-3731

SAGE Eldercare
Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program of Union County (SHIP)
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-6999

Nutrition Program For Seniors
This section lists congregate (group) nutrition sites which serve a hot meal daily to county residents 60 years of age and older, and home-delivered meal services which deliver a hot meal daily to the homes of isolated frail residents 60 years of age and older. Voluntary donations are suggested, and are used to expand the program. By regulation, these meals provide one-third of the recommended daily dietary allowance. Call the Nutrition Site Manager at least one day in advance (before noon) for reservations.  Note: Lunch is the meal that will be served, unless otherwise indicated.

Ann J. Ferguson Towers
1601 Dill Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
908-298-3820
Monday thru Friday
 
Casano Community Center
314 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-245-9150
Tuesday thru Friday
 
Cranford-Lincoln Senior Apts.
800 Lincoln Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-931-0194
Tuesday and Thursday
 
Ehrhart Gardens
100 Francis Court
Union, N.J. 07083
908-688-0565
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
 
Farley Towers
33 Cherry Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-965-2454
Monday thru Friday
 
Gregorio Center
330 Helen Street
Linden, NJ 07036
908-474-8629
Monday thru Friday
 
Hillside Senior Citizen Center
265 Hollywood Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
908-355-8928
Monday thru Friday
 
James F. Buckle Center
25 Roosevelt Drive
Winfield, NJ 07036
908-925-2014
Monday thru Friday
 
Jewish Community Center
1391 Martine Avenue, South
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-8800
Kosher Site; Monday thru Thursday
 
JFK Senior Apts.
250 West Grand Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-382-4188
Monday thru Friday
 
Kenilworth Senior Center
526 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
908-272-7743
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
 
Liberty Square Senior Center
240 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-820-4700
Monday thru Friday
 
O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center
622 Salem Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-7431
Monday thru Friday
 
Peterstown Community Center
408 Palmer Street @ Fourth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-289-5324
Monday thru Friday
 
Plainfield Senior Services
400 East Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-3506
Monday thru Friday
 
Plainfield Tower West
601 West 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-668-1963
Monday thru Friday
 
Richmond Towers
510 East Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07062
908-769-6335 ext. 608
Monday thru Friday
 
Roselle Community Center
1268 Shaffer Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
908-245-6717
Thursday only
 
Schaefer Gardens
35 Sumner Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-964-9343
Wednesday and Friday
 
Stephen Sampson Senior Center
800 Anna Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-820-4707
Monday thru Friday
 
Union Township Senior Center
968 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083
908-851-5293
Monday thru Friday
 
Westfield Community Center Assn.
558 West Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-4759
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
YM-YWHA – A Jewish Community Center
(Kosher Site)
501 Green Lane
Union, NJ 07083
908-289-8112
Monday thru Friday

Home Delivered Meals

Meals on Wheels of Union County
(Ask for the meals coordinator)
1025 Pennsylvania Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Serves all of Union County. Donations are suggested.
908-486-5100

SAGE Eldercare
Meals on Wheels
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
Serves Western Union County. Donations accepted.
908-273-5554
908-273-5550

Mobile Meals of Westfield, Inc.
Serves Clark, Cranford, Fanwood, Garwood, Mountainside east of Route 22, Scotch Plains, and Westfield
908-233-6146

Jewish Family Services
Home Delivered Kosher Meals
908-352-8374
Donations accepted

Food Shopping Services

Catholic Charities
Senior Food Shopping Program
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
Bi-weekly / Eastern Union County only 908-497-3950

SAGE Eldercare Grocery Shopping & Errand Service
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
www.sageeldercare.org
Serves Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Springfield and Summit 
908-273-5554
908-273-5550

Plainfield Action Services – Jolin Food Box Program
510 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
www.jolinfoodbox.com/plainfield–nj.html
908-753-3519

Health Related Services
Specialized agencies which provide information, support, counseling,and referrals

Alzheimer’s New Jersey
Greater New Jersey Chapter
400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251
Denville, NJ 07834
1-800-272-3900
973-586-4300

Alzheimer’S Disease & Related Disorders COPSA
Rutgers Univ. Behavioral Health
100 Metroplex 
Edison, NJ 08818
NJ residents: 732-235-4356
Out of state: 1-800-969-5300

American Heart Association
900 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY
718-568-4500

American Lung Association
1031 US #22
Bridgewater, NJ
908-685-8040

Arthritis Foundation
555 Route 1, South
Suite 220
Iselin, NJ 08830
732-283-4300

Disability Rights of New Jersey
210 S. Broad Street 3rd fl 
Trenton, NJ 08608
1-800-922-7233
TTY: 1-609-633-7106

Kean University Speech And Hearing Clinic
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-737-5800

Medical Society, Union County
1164 Springfield Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-789-8603

Neighborhood Health Center Plainfield
1700-58 Myrtle Avene
Plainfield, NJ 07063
908-753-6401

Neighborhood Health Center Elizabeth
155 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-355-4459

Parkinson’S Disease Association
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
732-745-7520

Self-Help Group Clearing House, N.J.
100 E. Hanover Avenue, Suite 202
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
A list of over 4,000 self-help groups in New Jersey
1-800-367-6274

Union County Office for the Disabled
Administration Building 4th fl
10 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4807

Senior Citizen Centers
Local social centers which help seniors remain full members of their communities. Participation in planned activities encourages personal growth and general well-being.

Casano Community Center
314 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-245-9150

Clark Recreation Center
430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
732-382-7134

Cranford Community Center
Recreation & Parks Dept.
220 Walnut Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016-2931
908-709-7283

Elizabeth, City of – Office on Aging
50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Room G8
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-820-4044

Elizabethport Presbyterian Center
184 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-351-4850

Fanwood Seniors
Borough Hall
75 Martine Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023-1319

Garwood Senior Program
Municipal Bldg
403 South Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
908-789-0738

Gregorio Center
330 Helen Street
Linden, NJ 07036
908-474-8627

Hillside Senior Citizen Center
265 Hollywood Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
908-355-8928

James F. Buckle Center
25 1/2 Roosevelt Drive
Winfield, NJ 07036
908-925-2014

Jewish Community Center
1391 Martine Avenue, South
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-889-8800

Kenilworth Senior Center
526 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
908-272-7743

Liberty Square Senior Center
240 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-820-4700

Mountainside Seniors Program
Borough Hall, Rt. 22
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-232-4406

New Providence Senior Center
15 East 4th Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
908-665-0046

O’Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center
622 Salem Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-354-7431

Peterstown Community Center
408 Palmer Street @ 4th Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-289-5324

Plainfield Senior Services Program
400 East Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-753-3506

Rahway Senior Citizen Center
1306 Esterbrook Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-827-2016

Roselle Community Center
1268 Shaffer Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
908-245-6717

Springfield Chisholm Community Center
100 South Springfield Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-912-2227

Scotch Plains Recreation Department
430 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
908-322-6700 ext. 222

Steven Sampson Senior Citizen Center
800 Anna Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-820-4704

Union Township Senior Center
968 Bonnel Court
Union, NJ 07083
908-851-5290

Westfield Community Center Association
558 West Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-4759

YM-YWHA (Jewish Community Center)
501 Green Lane
Union, NJ 07083
908-289-8112

Senior Citizens Advocacy
These organizations promote the independence and well-being of senior citizens through private and public advocacy geared to meeting present and emerging needs.

American Association of Retired People (AARP)
Forrestal Village
132 Main Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
1-866-542-8165

ARC of Union County
52 Fadem Road
Springfield, NJ 07081
973-315-0000

Community Access Unlimited
80 W. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-354-3040

NJ State Department of Health
PO Box 367
Trenton, NJ 08626
License for residential, assisted living, adult day care, and long term care
1-609-633-9034
1-800-367-6543

Ombudsman For The Institutionalized Elderly
CN 807
Trenton, NJ 08625
Investigates complaints regarding treatment of nursing home residents 1-609-943-4026
Elderly Abuse Hotline: 1-877-582-6995

PROCEED – Bilingual Services
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
info@proceedinc.com
908-351-7727

Rahway Community Action Organization
796 E. Hazelwood Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
732-382-9311

Senior Adult Frail Elderly Center (SAFE)
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
SAFE provides information relating to nursing home placement, alternatives to nursing home placement, and advocacy for resident rights
908-497-3950

Union County Office for the Disabled
10 Elizabethtown Plaza 4th Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4807

Urban League
288 N. Broad Street 2nd Floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-351-7200

Support Group Information for Caregivers
Support groups meet on a regular basis to assist each other in dealing with the stress often associated with caring for others and dealing with illnesses. Support groups meet regularly thoughout Union County. For information on a support group near you, call the Union County ADRC or the Self-Help Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274.

Alzheimer’s Support Group @ Brighton Gardens
1350 Route 22, West
Mountainside, NJ 07092
908-654-4460

Alzheimer’s Support Group @ Cranford
800 Lincoln Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016

Alzheimer’s Support Group @ Jewish Family Services
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
973-586-4300

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-5550

Alzheimer’s Support Group @ Overlook Hospital
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
973-586-4300

People Responsible For Elderly People
Caregiver Support Group
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-5550

Self-Help Clearinghouse
Statewide Support Group Listing
1-800-367-6274

Wise Adult Day Services
Alzheimer’s and Bereavement Support Groups
973A Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
908-687-2995

Imagine – A Center for Coping with Loss
Parents who have lost children/Children and young adults
1 Broad Street, East
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-264-3100

Telephone Reassurance
Volunteers make pre-arranged daily telephone calls to homebound older persons.

Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3950

Contact Caring & Crisis
P.O. Box 2376
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-232-2880

SAGE Eldercare
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-5554
908-273-5550

Transportation Services

Union County Paratransit System 
Serves all of Union County. Specialized transportation for persons age 60+ or disabled, throughout the County. Reservations must be made in advance. There is a $4.00 roundtrip charge; waivers are available for low income riders.
For reservations: 908-241-8300

New Jersey Transit 
Reduced fares for seniors; information about trains and buses.
Toll Free: 973-275-5555
973-491-7112

Escorted Transportation

Jewish Family Services
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Volunteers assist frail elderly with transportation.
908-352-8375

Other Transportation Services

Senior Citizens Buses
Berkeley Heights 732-558-3912
Clark 732-388-3600
Cranford 908-709-7283
Elizabeth 908-820-4044
Garwood 908-789-0710
Hillside 908-355-6475
Linden 908-474-8600
Mountainside 908-232-2400
New Providence 908-665-0046
Plainfield (Senior Citizen Service Center) 908-753-3506
Rahway 732-499-7930 or 732-499-7940
Roselle 908-245-5600
Roselle Park 908-245-0666
Scotch Plains 908-322-6700 ext. 222
Springfield 973-912-2227
Summit 908-277-9419
Union 908-686-7887
Westfield Recreation Senior Transportation 908-301-1287
Winfield Park 908-925-3850

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission 
For Information:1-888-486-3339
Inspection Center:1-888-656-6867

To Obtain Automobile Placards & License Plates For The Disabled
Call 24 hours a day for applications.
1-609-292-6500
Toll-free in NJ only: 1-888-486-3339

Veterans Affairs
Assistance for veterans through federal, state, and county offices. In certain cases, benefits may also be available to veterans’ spouses, widows, and Gold Star Mothers.

New Jersey Department Of Military & Veteran Affairs
CN 340
101 Eggert Crossing Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08625
1-888-865-8387
609-530-6892

Union County Office Of Veterans Affairs
County Administration Building
Elizabeth, NJ 07207
908-527-4946
908-527-4947

U.S. Veterans Administration
20 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
www.va.gov
When you call, have VA File Number/Social Security Number available 1-800-827-1000

Vision Impaired Services
Education, training, and support services for the blind, visually impaired, people with disabilities, and senior citizens. Also assistance in obtaining eye examinations, glasses, Braille books, and audio book tapes.

American Red Cross
Eastern Union County Braille Instruction
203 W. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
908-353-2500
 
Catholic Charities
Support Program & Vision Impaired Services
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3950
 
Eye Care America
www.eyecareamerica.org
1-877-887-6327
1-800-222-3937

Neighborhood Health Center
Elizabeth: 908-355-4459
Plainfield: 908-753-6401 ext. 1999

New Jersey Foundation For The Blind
230 Diamond Spring Road
Denville, NJ 07834
(Audio tapes; home visits) 973-627-0055

New Eyes For The Needy, Inc.
549 Millburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-376-4903

NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
1-800-792-8322

NJ State Commission For Blind/Visually Impaired
Central Jersey Office: 153 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102
973-648-2111

Prevent Blindness America 1-800-331-2020

Va Medical Center
Services for the visually impaired
973-676-1000 ext. 1842

Visiting Physicians

Innovative Foot & Ankle
908-276-6624
www.innovativefootandankle.com

Home Foot Care Services
1-877-417-3668

Resident Eye Care Associates
201-797-2747
www.residenteyecare.com

Visiting Physicians
23 Main Street
Suite D1
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Serves Union, Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Hudson, Essex & Somerset
1-888-771-3338
732-571-1000

Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities for retired persons over 60 to share some of their time, skills, and talents in meaningful ways. Retired senior volunteers help others, stay involved in community life, and feel great.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Jewish Family Service
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-8375

SAGE Eldercare
Volunteer Program
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901
908-273-5554
908-273-5550

Fish Chapter
P.O. Box 2822
Plainfield, NJ 07062
908-755-8888

Senior Food Shopping Program
Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3950

Telephone Reassurance
Catholic Charities
505 South Avenue, East
Cranford, NJ 07016
908-497-3950

Volunteer Center @ United Way Of Greater Union County
33 W. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ, 07202
908-353-7171