General Community Resources
Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers
Medicaid Benefit Information
NJHelps – list/description of assistance programs in New Jersey
NY State Office for the Aging - Find Help
NY State Office for the Aging - Older New Yorker's Guide to Resources
Passaic County Assistance Programs
Rockland County Department of Aging
State of New Jersey, Services A to Z
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Financial Assistance/Counseling (Miscellaneous)
BenefitsCheckUp (National Council on Aging)
Bergen County Chore Program
Hearing Aid Assistance to Aged & Disabled (HAAAD)
Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers - Financial Benefits & Assistance
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 201-444-2980 for information.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Sites:
Bergen Volunteer Center
Tax Preparation Assistance – NJ 2-1-1
Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program
Visit the Financial Assistance page for more information about applying for the NJ Hospital Care Payment Assistance Program (also referred to as “charity care assistance”).
Community Health Law Project
Consumer’s Guide to New Jersey Law (NJ State Bar Foundation)
Elder Law Attorneys
Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers - Legal Assistance
Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ)
New Jersey State Bar Foundation – Free Publications
NJ Statewide Benefits for Older Persons – Legal
Valley Medical Group
Bergen County Department of Health Services
Cancer Education and Early Detection Program
Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County
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. Call 973-427-7676 for information.
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.
New Bridge Medical Center
New Bridge offers more than 20 Ambulatory Specialty Services to Bergen County and its surrounding communities.
North Hudson Community Action Corporation - Medical/Dental Clinics
Offering 11 delivery sites in Hudson, Bergen and Passaic counties, and mobile unit services.
Bergen Community College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Students in the Dental Hygiene Program perform preventive oral care procedures under the supervision of faculty, dentists and licensed dental hygienists. For an appointment or information, call 201-447-7180.
New Jersey Dental Clinic Directory
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.
University Hospital of NJ (UHNJ) Dental Clinic
The Department of Dental Medicine provides dental care in the Ambulatory Care Center. The Dental Clinic treats all age groups, from birth through seniors. Call 973-972-9000 for more information.
Bergen County NJ SNAP/Food Stamps
Bergen County Senior Lunch Program for Active Seniors
Community Food Bank of New Jersey
Meals on Wheels Association of America
Meals on Wheels North Jersey (formally Pascack Valley MOW)
NJ SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program/formerly “Food Stamps”)
Passaic County Nutrition Services
Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)
Valley Social Work Department Transportation List
Valley offers a free non-emergent transportation service for patients who are unable to drive or have access to public transportation. Services are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The service is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Service is not available on holidays. For more information, call 201-447-8000, ext. 111-2507.
Bergen County Community Transportation
Community Transportation for Veterans' Trips to NJ Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Offers carpools, vanpools, shuttles, transportation for older adults and people with disabilities, and bike and pedestrian programs. EZ Ride also offers flexible and affordable transportation for older adults with Lyft, Ryde4Life, safe and reliable transportation for people with disabilities, and Veterans transportation to NJ Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.
GoGoGrandparent turns on-demand transportation companies like Lyft into services that help families take better care of older adults.
Greater Bergen Community Action Program
Grant Funded Free Uber Rides for Vaccines, Covid Testing and Medical Appointments
For more information or to sign up, go to http://bit.ly/3uKmoAC, or you may email [email protected] or call 201-968-0200 ext. 7501
Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers – Transportation Services
NJ Transit Paratransit Program
Rockland County Paratransit Program
Rockland County Transportation Resources
Statewide (NJ) Benefits for Older Persons
Veterans Transportation Foundation (VetVan)
A free, non-profit, non-emergency medical transportation service for Veterans in the Passaic County, New Jersey area. They serve clients going to the East Orange VA Hospital and the VA Clinics in Hackensack and Paterson. *Also offers non-emergency medical transportation in Northern New Jersey to non-veterans . Drivers are certified in first aid, CPR/AED and defensive driving courses. Call 973-569-4090 for information.