Latest news for New Jerseyans
COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
from the National Council on Aging
New Jersey Caregiver Task Force
Caregivers play a vital role in the lives of many New Jerseyans including older adults and individuals with disabilities, chronic health conditions and cognitive or behavioral health challenges. The New Jersey Caregiver Task Force created by the Murphy Administration and the Legislature is holding three virtual listening sessions via Zoom to hear from residents on needed improvements for caregiver support services. The testimony will help shape a report on recommendations to enhance and expand such services.
Visit this link to register.
Please visit nj.gov/humanservices/coronavirus.html for more information on the New Jersey Department of Human Service's response to COVID19.
New Jersey SNAP
Did you know that 210,000 older New Jerseyans lack regular access to enough affordable food? Let’s do something about it. Time to get the word out about how NJ SNAP can help. Visit NJSNAP.gov to learn more.
NJ Human Services: One-Stop, Online Application for Older New Jerseyans to Access Benefits
Older New Jerseyans are now just one click away from important benefits and savings.
The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging Services has launched NJSave, an online application to help older residents with low-incomes and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. Use this application for:
Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)
Lifeline Utility Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs
Medicare Part D’s Low Income Subsidy (LIS, also known as “Extra Help”)
Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
Universal Service Fund (USF)
Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The NJSave application has been translated into Spanish. Simply go to the site and click on the word Español. Link
Resources Recently Translated to Spanish
The NJ Department of Human Services’ Resource Guide, compiled by the Division of Disability Services, is also now available in Spanish. Link
Virtual Wellness Programs
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services will be hosting a virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) workshop running on Thursdays from March 4, 2021 through April 8, 2021 from 10AM-12:30PM. If you would like to register or get more information about this program, please contact Andrew Biederman at (609) 438-4797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.