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Community Resources

 

General Community Resources

Key Services Guide for Older Persons - NJ
http://nj-bergencounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1323

Medicaid Benefit Information
https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/list-of-benefits/index.html

NJHelps – list/description of assistance programs in NJ
https://www.njhelps.org/NJHelpsHomePage

NY State Office for the Aging - Find Help
https://aging.ny.gov/NYSOFA/FindHelp.cfm

NY State Office for the Aging - Older New Yorker's Guide to Resources
https://aging.ny.gov/ResourceGuide/NYSOFAResource%20Guide%202015-08-17%20AH%20email%20version.pdf

Passaic County Assistance Programs
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/passaic_county_assistance_prog.html

Rockland County Department of Aging
https://rocklandgov.com/departments/aging/

State of NJ Services A to Z
www.state.nj.us/nj/govinfo/njgov/alphaserv.html

Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/documents/statewide_benefit_2011.pdf

Financial Assistance/Counseling (Miscellaneous)

BenefitsCheckUp.com
www.BenefitsCheckUp.com

Bergen County Chore Program
https://www.bergenvolunteers.org/copy-of-meeting-community-needs-1

Benefits.gov
http://www.benefits.gov/

Hearing Aid Assistance to Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)
A $100 reimbursement to eligible persons who purchase a hearing aid.
800-792-9745
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/haaaddetail.html

Key Services For Older Adults and Caregivers -Financial Benefits & Assistance
http://nj-bergencounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1323

Property Tax Relief Programs (NJ)
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

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.
https://www.ssaridgewood.org/

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites (VITA Sites)
http://www.nj211.org/nj-vita-centers
https://www.bergenvolunteers.org/volunteer-income-tax-prep-vita
(For additional resources for assistance with tax preparation, go to http://www.nj211.org.)

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.

Legal Assistance

Community Health Law Project
www.chlp.org/ 
 
Consumer's Guide to New Jersey Law (NJ State Bar Foundation)
https://njsbf.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CG_Booklet_2017_Med.pdf

Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org

Key Services Guide - Legal Assistance
http://nj-bergencounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1323 

Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)
LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.
http://www.lsnj.org/ 

New Jersey State Bar Foundation Free Publications
Guides to help consumers understand the law (Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Courts & Law, Domestic Issues, Education, Health-Related, Real Estate, Senior Issues, Student Rights & Responsibilities).
http://www.njsbf.org/for-the-public/public-publications.html 

NJ Statewide Benefits for Older Persons - Legal
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/documents/statewide_benefit_2011.pdf

  

Lifeline

           National Lifeline Emergency Response Service
           www.lifelinesys.com/      


Medical

Valley Medical Group 

Bergen County Department of Health Services Directory
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/Index.aspx?NID=280 

Cancer Education and Early Detection Program
http://www.nj.gov/health/ces/public/resources/njceed.shtml  

Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County
http://www.healthybergen.org/


Medical/Dental Clinics

Medical

Valley Health Community Care Clinic
Offers medical care for low income clients to the local community. Offers primary care as well as linkage to specialty clinics/services.
973-427-7676

Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
Provides free primary care and, where possible, referrals to free specialty care for working, low-income Bergen County residents who have no health insurance. 
https://www.bvmi.org/how-to-become-a-patient  

New Bridge Medical Center
New Bridge offers more than 20 Ambulatory Specialty Services to Bergen County and its surrounding communities. These outpatient services offer convenience, enabling patients to see their doctor(s), complete lab work, and have all their prescriptions filled at the same location.
https://www.bergenregional.com/clinics/  

North Hudson Community Action Corporation - Medical/Dental Clinics
Large health center in New Jersey with 11 delivery sites located in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties and mobile unit services.
http://nhcac.org/health-services-2/

St. Joseph's Health Care System
https://www.stjosephshealth.org/offsite-location-listing

Dental

Bergen Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic 
Services are provided by students in the Dental Hygiene Program who perform preventive oral care procedures under the supervision of faculty, dentists, and licensed dental hygienists. Students have been providing quality care to the community since 1972. For an appointment or information call 201-447-7180.  They are located in the Health Professions Building, 1st floor, HP 103. Refer to website for fees.
https://bergen.edu/academics/academic-divisions-departments/health-professions-division/dental-hygiene/dental-hygiene-clinic/ 

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Clinic (RSDM)
 
Provides a full range of oral health services while training the next generation of dentists. Rates are lower than private practices, but services are not free. RSDM accepts Medicaid plans, but does not accept private insurance. Call (973) 972-4242 for an initial appointment for evaluation.
110 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ110 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 
http://sdm.rutgers.edu/patients/njds.htm 

University Hospital of NJ (UHNJ) Dental Clinic
 
The Department of Dental Medicine provides dental care in the Ambulatory Care Services at the Dental Clinic. The Dental Clinic has three divisions: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry. The Department of Dental Medicine treats all age groups from birth through geriatrics. 
973-972-9000 
University Hospital C-Level, 150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ
http://www.uhnj.org/ACC/services/Dental_Clinic.htm 

Nutrition 

Bergen County Meals on Wheels 
https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/division-of-senior-services/meals-on-wheels
For a copy of the GENERAL MOW brochure, click here.
For a copy of the BERGEN COUNTY HOME DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM brochure, click here
* Referrals may be done by e-mail if listed. 

Bergen County NJ SNAP/Food Stamps
http://bcbss.com/ 

Bergen County Senior Lunch Program for Active Seniors
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=580 

Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Locate food pantries, soup kitchens and other resources for you and your family. 
http://www.cfbnj.org/

Meals on Wheels Association of America
Enter your zip code to find programs near you.  
http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/signup/find-programs/  

Meals on Wheels North Jersey
(formally Pascack Valley MOW)
http://www.mealsonwheelsnorthjersey.org/meals.html 

NJ Farmer's Market (accepting Families First/EBT Cards)
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/njsnap_farmlist1016.pdf 

NJ
 SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program/formerly "Food Stamps")
http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dfd/programs/njsnap/ 

Passaic County Nutrition Services
http://www.passaiccountynj.org/index.aspx?NID=502 

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) 
https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfmnp/senior-farmers-market-nutrition-program-sfmnp 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.
https://www.fns.usda.gov/tefap/eligibility-and-how-apply  

WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
https://www.fns.usda.gov/fmnp/wic-farmers-market-nutrition-program-fmnp

 

Transportation

Valley Social Work Department Transportation List
Download the PDF (80KB)

Valley Van
Valley offers a free “Non-Emergent Transportation Service" for patients without access to Valley’s Outpatient Programs. The service is for patients 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 less than 30 minutes of The Valley Health System. Services are available on a first come, first serve basis. The transport must occur between the service’s hours of operation. For more information, call 201-111-2507. The service is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Service is not available on holidays.
Bergen County Community Transportation
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=554

Bergen-Passaic Seniors Resource Guide – Transportation Resources
https://seniorsresourceguide.com/directories/Bergen-Passaic/search.php?region=NJ02&topic=611

Bergen County Special Programs -  Veterans Transportation
 
Transportation to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in New Jersey is available Monday through Friday through a coordinated effort with the Bergen County Division of Community Transportion and the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
201-368-5955  
https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/583/Special-Programs  
Community Transportation for Veterans Trips to NJ Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
201-368-5955
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/583/Special-Programs 
http://ezride.org/transportation/senior-transportation/  

EZ Ride
EZ Ride’s services is a one stop for all your transportation needs that include carpools, vanpools, shuttles, transportation for older adults and people with disabilities, and bike and pedestrian programs.  EZ Ride manages New Jersey’s largest carpool, vanpool and shuttle services for businesses, colleges, universities, and municipalities. EZ Ride operates a mixed fleet of minibuses, vans, and sedans that provide more than 700,000 passenger trips each year.
http://ezride.org/about/ 
Senior Transportation Program - Ryde4Life
Affordable and flexible fransportation for older adults with Lyft and Uber throughout New Jersey. Call (866) 208-1307, Option 4, to speak to an EZ Ride Operator to request a ride from 8 am to 8 pm (Monday-Friday). Rides are provided in real time with no advance reservations.
http://ezride.org/transportation/senior-transportation/  
Special Needs Transportation Program – Flex-T Mobility Partner
Flex-T is a membership-based program. Riders complete a registration form and establish a transportation account using a credit or debit card. Once that’s setup, rides can be scheduled in advance. All fees and charges are collected in advance from your credit/debit card by charging $50 to fund your account; fees will be deducted from the available balance, and additional money will be debited from your card when the account balance drops to $25. Money is never exchanged between riders and drivers. To confirm service availability in your area, you may email FlexT@ezride.org or call (732)380-1299 in Monmouth and (201) 939-4242 ext. 140 for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union Counties.
http://ezride.org/transportation/special-transportation/ 
GoGo Grandparent
GoGoGrandparent turns on demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that help families take better care of older adults. 
(855) 464-6872
https://gogograndparent.com/ 

Independent Transportation Network of North Jersey (ITNNorthJersey™)
Provides a community-based, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairments. Services include arm-through-arm, door-through-door dignified transportation, affordable fares: $1.50 per mile $2.50 pick-up fee, no money exchanged in the vehicle, and tips not accepted. There is a membership fee. Ask for special consideration if you have limited means.
(201) 398-6885
http://itnnorthjersey.org/ 

Key Services Guide - Transportation List
http://nj-bergencounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1323 

NJ County Paratransit Program
www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ParaTransitTo 

NY Rockland County Paratransit Program
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/public-transportation/trips-paratransit/  

NYC Department for the Aging
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dfta/services/transportation.page 

Public Transportation Links
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=491 

Rockland County Transportation Resources
http://rocklandgov.com/departments/aging/transportation/  

Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/documents/statewide_benefit_2011.pdf 

Traveling Made Easy
Offers Non-Emergency Medical Transportation - located in Northern New Jersey. Drivers are certified in First Aid, CPR/AED and Defensive Driving Courses. Traveling Made Easy is also a Proud Partner of VetVan, which is a Non-profit Foundation that is dedicated to providing all vets with free rides to their medical appointments.
973-872-4707
http://www.travelingmadeez.com/contact-us.html  

Veterans Transportation Foundation (VetVan)
This is a free, non-profit, non emergency medical transportation service, serving veterans in the Passaic County, NJ area. They service clients going to the East Orange VA Hospital and the VA Clinics in Hackensack and Paterson.
(973) 569-4090
https://www.vetvan.us/  
 

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