UNION COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
DIVISION ON AGING

Resource Directory

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

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    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

    Newsletter – The Service Network

    Official Union County Publication

    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
    Gateway Family YMCA 1-908-355-9622
    YWCA of Eastern Union County 1-908-355-1995

    Medical Assistance Customer Center/Medicaid 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

    Legacy Care Club Adult Day Care
    130 Route 22 East
    North Plainfield, NJ 07060
    www.legacycareclub.com
    1-908-540-0500

    Senior Spirit Medical Day Center
    430 E. Westfield Avenue
    Roselle Park, NJ 07204
    908-241-9393

    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

    Ascend Hospice
    1600 St. Georges Ave, Ste. 312
    Rahway, NJ 07065
    908-931-9080

    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

    American Job Centers (Main Office)
    Union County Department of Human Services
    10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 4th Floor
    Elizabeth, NJ 07207
    908-527-4880

    American Job Centers (Eastern Office)
    921 Elizabeth Avenue
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201
    908-558-8000

    American Job Centers (Western Office)
    200 W. Second Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    1-908-757-9090

    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 Page Program
    1-732-982-8710
    www.njpoweron.com

    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

    BrightStar Care
    560 Springfield Avenue
    Westfield, NJ 07090
    908-322-8200

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

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

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

    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

    HomeWell Senior Care
    15 Dyatt Place
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    201 983 2587

    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

    L&L Staffing & Home Care Services
    1640 Vauxhall Road
    Suite 2D
    Union, NJ 07083
    908-688-7772

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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
     
    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

    Shady Rest at Scotch Hills
    820 Jerusalem Rd.
    Scotch Plains, NJ
    908-322-6700
    Tuesday

    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