General community resources:
Key Services Guide for Older Persons - NJ
State of NJ Services A to Z
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Information Rockland County, NY
NY State Office for the Aging - Senior Citizens Resource Guide
NY Visitors Network
Medicaid Benefit Information
Financial Assistance/Counseling (Miscellaneous)
Minor household repairs without charge (except materials)
Hearing Aid Assistance to Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)
A $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.
NJ CPA Help Center
Financial counseling for those in crisis (i.e., natural disaster or act of violence), meet financial guidelines and/or be in need of professional financial services.
Property Tax Relief Programs (NJ)
Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity, Inc.
Provides basic supplemental financial assistance and case management services to individuals and families of Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff. They also have a food pantry. Call for information. 201-444-2980.
Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program
The Valley Hospital makes inpatient and outpatient medical services available to eligible NJ residents who are in low-income situations with limited assets through the NJ Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (referred to as "charity care assistance"). To obtain a charity care application, please click here.
Patients whose insurance coverage only pays for part of the hospital bill or outpatient services and who are otherwise eligible may also apply for NJ Hospital Care payment Assistance. For instance, Medicare Part A and/or B beneficiaries who have no secondary insurance may be eligible for charity care to pay for all or some of their deductibles and/or co-payments. Outpatients must apply through the Community Care Department in Hawthorne by calling 973-427-7676. Patients admitted to the hospital with no insurance will be mailed an application from Patient Financial Services or an application may be requested by calling 201-291-6080.
Outpatient prescriptions are not covered under charity care. For information about prescription drug assistance, click here.
Certain undocumented aliens may be eligible for a special Medicaid program called Medical Emergency Payment Program for Aliens to help pay for emergency services and/or inpatient care.
The following hotels are in the vicinity of The Valley Hospital.
Courtyard by Marriott, Mahwah: 201-529-5200
Courtyard by Marriott, Montvale: 201-391-7700
Courtyard by Marriott, Paramus: 201-599-1414
Crown Plaza, Paramus: 201-262-6900
Double Tree, Mahwah: 201-529-5880
Homewood Suites, Mahwah: 201-760-9994
Hyatt Place, Paramus: 201-475-3888
La Quinta Inn, Paramus: 201-265-4200
Ramada Inn, Rochelle Park: 201-845-3400
Residence Inn Marriott, Saddle River: 201-934-4144
Bergen County Senior Law Project (ElderLaw)
Free legal assistance and referrals.
Community Health Law Project
Consumer's Guide to New Jersey Law (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Disability Law - A Legal Primer (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Elder Law Attorneys
Key Services Guide - Legal Assistance
NJ Legal Services System/Senior Law Project
NJ Statewide Benefits for Older Persons - Legal
Valley Health System Lifeline Program
National Lifeline Emergency Response Service
Valley Medical Group
Bergen County Department of Health Services Directory
Cancer Education and Early Detection Program
Partnership for Community Health
Bergen County Meals on Wheels
* Referrals may be done by e-mail if listed.
Bergen County Meals on Wheels - Weekend Meals Expansion Program
Bergen County Senior Lunch Program for Active Seniors
Community Meals, Inc.
Food Stamps and Food Assistance Programs
Meals on Wheels Association of America
NJ Food Stamps Program
Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels
Bergen County Community Transportation
Key Services Guide - Transportation List
NJ County Paratransit Program
NY County Paratransit Program
Religious Organizations Accepting Disabilities
Offers free monthly transportation to Bergen County churches and synagogues for seniors who are homebound, residing in group homes, or are otherwise unable to transport themselves. Call 908-284-1207 for information.
Public Transportation Links
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Valley Social Work Department Transportation List
Download the PDF (80KB)
Valley offers a free “Non-Emergent Transportation Service" for patients without access to Valley’s Outpatient Programs. The service is for patients and/or family members who are unable to drive or have access to public transportation. The transportation must be for a service provided at The Valley Health System. The patient must live within 60 minutes of The Valley Health System. The transport must occur between the service’s hours of operation. For more information, call 201-447-8000, x2507. The service is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Not available on holidays.
Veterans Transportation Program - Division of Veterans Services
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