Atlantic County Intergenerational Services - Office on Aging

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Atlantic County Intergenerational Services - Office on Aging
101 S. Shore Rd.
Northfield, NJ 08225

Administers services for senior citizens.

Contact

Phone (888) 426-9243
Urlwww.aclink.org/intergenerational/mainpages/senior_services.asp
Email
Fax (609) 645-5940
2nd Phone

General Info

Hours8:00 - 5:00 M-F
DirectorMarilu Gagnon, Division Director
Languages Other Than EnglishSpanish

Other Info

Newsletter
Last Update2014

Atlantic County Intergenerational Services - Office on Aging provides social, legal and mental health services. Services include: CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A group which meets on a regular basis, formed to help relieve caregiver stress and to provide peer support, education and information to caregivers, both elderly and non elderly, of older persons. FIX-IT PROGRAM The Fix-It Program is available to any senior citizen 60 or older, whose safety is at risk due to the need of handrails and minor home repairs, enabling them to remain living at home. Call 1 (888) 426-9243. INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE (CALL CENTER) Information and Assistance: The Division has established a toll free number - 1 (888) 426-9243 - for information and assistance services for all age groups. Knowledgeable staff are available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to provide information on such programs as PAAD, Senior Gold, Adult Day Care, Transportation, Home-Delivered Meals, Juvenile and Family Services, Dental Care and Caregiver Support Groups. LEGAL SERVICES Intergenerational Services has a contract with Cape-Atlantic Legal Services to render free legal assistance to low-income elderly and disabled residents. Cape-Atlantic will not represent a client if he/she is a defendant in a criminal matter nor will it provide assistance if a person is requesting to sue someone for monetary gain. It will, however, assist people with landlord/tenant issues, wills and living wills, food stamp appeals, domestic matters and consumer fraud matters. To schedule an appointment, call the agency directly at (609) 348-4200 or 800-870-7547. MEDICAL DAY CARE This structure program offers assistance to any senior or disabled citizen who requires care and supervision in a protective setting for a portion of the day, with emphasis on the physically or cognitively impaired older adults. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING This program provides mental health and substance abuse services to any senior citizen, 60 years and older with emphasis on psychiatric evaluations, group, individual and couple counseling. RECREATION AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES The Division develops and coordinates special trips for senior citizens. While some functions do require participants to pay a nominal fee for special events, senior groups may call to learn of planned activities or suggest special activities. Call 1 (888) 426-9243 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP) Intergenerational Services staff provide counseling and assistance to seniors and disabled persons on Medicare regulations and explanations on supplemental or Medigap insurance policies. The counselor is available on a part-time basis and will make home visits and presentations to groups, if requested. Call 1 (888) 426-9243 SOCIAL DAY CARE This structured program offers assistance to any senior or disabled citizen who requires care and supervision in a protective setting for a portion of the day, with emphasis on the social and recreational activities in a group setting.

Subjects: Aging, Senior citizens, Advocacy, Intergenerational Services, Government, Health, Medical, Legal
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