Seniors/Caregivers Resources

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Township Services for Older Adults

SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is a joint effort between South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) designed to foster healthy aging and enable residents to age in place. They provide transportation, information and a regular calendar of events.

The Maplewood Community Services Department offers a number of recreation activities for seniors throughout the year as well as fitness classes, transportation via Dial-A-Ride, ShopRite trips, and visits to the mall.

Essex County Services

The Essex County Division of Senior Services provides information, services, programs and support for seniors and their caregivers.

The Senior Resource Guide for Essex, Hudson and Union Counties is an online resource directory for seniors, caregivers, children of seniors, social workers, discharge planners, and anyone who serves the needs of seniors. You can find valuable articles, lists of resources, and links for a variety of senior services both local and national.

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection

The Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) serves as a visible and trusted source of information on long term services and supports for persons of all incomes. ADRC professional staff assists seniors, adults, and their caregivers in finding benefits and services they need. Their goal is to improve the experience of consumers and their families when seeking access to information, supports and services. Call 1-877-222-3737.

Transportation Services

Logisticare coordinates non-emergency transportation to covered medical services for New Jersey Medicaid members. Please make a reservation at least two days before your scheduled trip by calling 866-527-9933. Their brochure outlines how the service works. If you are not covered by Medicaid you may also be able to arrange transportation through your insurance. Check the Modivcare website for details.

United Way Caregivers Coalition

United Way Caregivers Coalition has developed a range of responses and programs that are free and open to all. The goal is to promote knowledge and action around critical issues, and provide access to help for unpaid family caregivers in our region.

Adult Health Clinics

All Maplewood residents ages 18 and over are encouraged to attend our adult health clinics, which are free for Maplewood residents. Services provided include: blood pressure screenings, medication counseling, blood labs, weight management and nutrition, diabetes risk assessment and health education. Call (973) 762-8120 x 4300 for details.

NJ State Resources

New Jersey's Division of Aging Services has a number of programs designed to help older adults maintain their independence and live in their communities as long as possible.

File of Life

The File of Life is a national service recognized by all first responders. In the event of an emergency, it provides life saving information including the patient's medical conditions, medications, allergies, healthcare providers and insurance. The File of Life can easily be transported with the patient to alleviate medical questions and uncertainty. This packet is free to all Maplewood residents and can be requested at the Maplewood Health Department.