Senior Citizen & People with Disabilities Bus Service
Our Senior Citizen and People with Disabilities Bus is here and our drivers are ready and poised to service our seniors and those with disabilities. The municipality will be assuming responsibility for those in need of assistance for shopping, social services, and medical services. If you are a senior - or if you have a disability and would like to use the bus service, please call Marie Weber at 201-664-3268 (DPW office) and let her know you wish to be added to the Going Shopping list, Senior Meeting list or the Medial Appointment list. Just provide her with your name, address and telephone number Please click here for the 2011 Senior Bus Schedule.
*The Township bus goes to Shop Rite in Hillsdale on Mondays, picks up residents at home to attend scheduled Golden Seniors Meetings on Wednsdays and alternates between Paramus Park Mall & Westwood Plaza on Fridays.
Medical Appointment Procedure
The day put aside for doctor's visits is Friday. The patient will call their doctor, inform the nurse or secretary that he or she will be driven by a seniors' bus to the office, thereby requesting an early appointment, and they will accommodate the same as they do those driven in a county bus. Appointments should be scheduled before 11:00 a.m. - the earlier the better. Upon completion of the examination, the patient will call the cell phone number of the bus driver or give the number to the nurse or secretary to make the call. In a few moments, the bus will arrive and take the patient home.
To put yourself on the list to be taken to a doctor's office, you should call Marie Weber several days before the appointment. You must call Marie at 201-664-3268. As usual, if there are no doctor appointments on a specific Friday, we can and will take the seniors to an agreed destination- the malls, etc.
The driver's cell phone number is 201-264-9057.
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Bergen County Department of Human Services
Division of Senior Services
One Bergen County Plaza 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Bergen County has an online database of senior-service providers operating in Bergen County. The database of approximately 400 providers allows senior citizens and their families to quickly identify available services and contact individual departments and organizations. This site is available by visiting http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/seniors1/KeyServicesGuide.pdf
For a resource listing of Senior Services also available from the Bergen County Division of Senior Services, click here.
State Department of Health and Senior Services (Division of Aging and Community Services)
Available programs, services, and benefits for older adults
Learn about benefits that senior citizens qualify for @ BenefitsCheckUp.org
BenefitsCheckUp.org is a free and easy-to-use web-based service that allows older Americans, their families, care givers, and community organizations to quickly and easily determine what benefits they qualify for and how to claim them. BenefitsCheckUp identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.
Evaluate Elder Care Options @ elderweb.com
ElderWeb.com aids senior citizens, their family members, and professionals evaluating elder-care options. This award-winning site addresses topics as diverse as elder law (regional and national), insurance (annuities, long-term care insurance, and more), and housing and care options. ElderWeb.com includes a news section with up-to-the-moment encapsulations of news affecting the elderly, a finance and law area that addresses ways to finance your loved ones' housing and care needs, an overview of the numerous living arrangements available, a regional director of agencies and associations, and a comprehensive list of elder care-related websites. There are also numerous helpful and reliable links at ElderWeb.com. Most pages within the site provide ElderWeb-generated information and external links to maximize your information gathering.
Senior Housing Directory @ http://seniorhousing.botw.org/
Best of the Web Senior Housing Directory offers all the tools necessary to research, compare, and contact a variety of assisted living facilities and retirement homes in your area. With housing options specializing in Alzheimer's care, assisted living, independent living, and home care you are sure to find the facility that best fits your needs.
Bergen County SAVVERS Discount Program
The SAVVERS Discount Program is a FREE program created by the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Executive to provide discounts and services for Bergen County Seniors, military Veterans, Volunteers, Active Military Personnel, Emergency Responders, and their families.
Each eligible person and family member who signs up for the program will receive a membership ID card to present to participating businesses and professionals in order to receive their discount. There is no cost to become a member of SAVVERS. Click here for more information.
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