SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES
 

ADULT DAY CARE

Engel Senior Day Care Center (Social)
505 South Avenue, East, Cranford, NJ 07208      908-709-2156

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center (Medical)
Park and Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07061      908-668-2328

Spend-A-Day (Social and Alzheimer’s Day Care)/SAGE, Inc.     community.nj.com/cc/sageages
550 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922       908-464-8217

Westfield Community Center (Social and Alzheimer’s Day Care)
558 West Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-232-4759

Wise Center (Social and Alzheimer’s Day Care)
2343 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083       908-687-2295

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Community Health Law Project  (Friend/Advocate)
65 Jefferson Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201      908-355-8282

Department of Human Services, Town of Westfield
Westfield Municipal Building    908-789-4079

Home Energy Assistance Program
Heating/Cooling help        908-351-7727

Lifeline Program
  (Help with utility bills)     800-792-9745
  CN 715, Trenton, NJ 08625-0715

Pharmaceutical Assistance Plan
  (Prescription Help)     800-792-9745
  CN 715, Trenton, NJ 08625

Social Security Administration
547 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208   800-772-1213

Tax-Aid Program, Union County
  Catholic Community Services    908-497-3900
  AARP – Westfield Community Center   908-232-4759*
  AARP – St. Helen’s Church    908-232-1868*
    (*by appointment)

Union Co. Div. of Social Services
  (Adult Services)      908-965-2700
  342 Westminster Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07207

HOME CARE

Atlantic Home Care
33 Bleeker St., Millburn, NJ 07041       973-379-8400

Jewish Family Service Agency
655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208      908-352-8375

Muhlenberg Home Care
Park Avenue & Randolph Rd., Plainfield, NJ 07061     908-668-2253

Patient Care, Inc.
120 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-654-5656

Statewide Respite Care Program
  County Administration Building, 4th floor       908-527-4873
  Elizabeth, NJ 07207
 
Visiting Health Service
526 North Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-233-3113     (see entry in Human Services)

Visiting Home Care
14 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016      908-709-0530

Visiting Nurse Service System
354 Union Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208       908-352-5694      (see entry in Human Services)

HOME REPAIRS/HANDYMAN

Home Repair Program, Senior Citizens
2165 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083       908-964-7555

American Red Cross – Westfield/Mountainside Chapter
321 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-232-7090

HOSPICE PROGRAMS

Atlantic Hospice Care
33 Bleeker Street, Millburn, NJ 07041       973-379-8440

Center for Hope Hospice, Inc.
176 Hussa Street, Linden, NJ 07036       908-486-0700

Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center – Hospice
Park Avenue & Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ 07060       908-668-2253

Overlook Hospital Hospice
99 Beauvoir Ave., Summit, NJ 07901       908-522-2000

Rahway Hospital – Hospice
865 Stone Street, Rahway, NJ 07065       732-499-6169

Visiting Nurse Service System Hospice
354 Union Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208       908-352-5694

HOUSING, ASSISTED LIVING, NURSING HOME INFORMATION

Housing:

 First Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corp.
    1133 Boynton Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-233-5898

 Second Westfield Senior Citizen Housing Corp.
    1129 Boynton Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-518-9586

Assisted Living Facilities:

 Brighton Gardens Marriott
    1350 Route 22 West, Mountainside, NJ 07092      908-654-4460  brighton@westfieldnj.com

 Senior Quarters
    10 Jackson Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016      908-709-4300

 Sunrise of Westfield
    240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-317-3030

 The Chelsea at Fanwood
    295 South Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023       908-654-5200

Nursing Home Information:

 Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly
    609-292-8016              HOTLINE       800-792-8820

 Senior Adult Frail Elderly Center (SAFE) 
    (Nursing Home lists available)       908-709-2163

 Other:

 Rental Assistance      908-820-3256
 
 Shared Housing – Alternate Family Care      732-502-5122

 Shared Housing – Community Access      908-354-3040

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Community Health Law Project
65 Jefferson Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07201      908-355-8282

Friend Advocate Program
650 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003      973-680-5599

Legal Services Corporation, Union County
60 Prince Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208       908-354-4340

MEDICAL INSURANCE AND HEALTH CARE PROGRAM RESOURCES

Catholic Community Services
505 South Avenue, East, Cranford, NJ 07016      908-709-2150   (see entry in Human Services)

CHIME (Counseling Health Insurance for Medicare Enrollees)
908-497-3948
Tues. 9 – 12 by appointment at Scotch Plains Library      908-322-5007

Medicaid District Office
  26 South Main Street, Building B        732-603-3151
  Suites 5 & 6, Edison, NJ 08837

Medicare Social Security Office
547 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208       800-772-1213

Union County Division on Aging
  Union County Administration Building, 4th floor        908-527-4870
  Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Union County Office of the Disabled
  Union County Administration Building, 4th floor        908-527-4807
  Elizabeth, NJ 07207

NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Holy Trinity Food Pantry
315 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-232-7090

Jewish Community Center (Kosher Site)
1391 Martine Ave., South, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076     908-889-8800

Meals on Wheels, Inc. (Home Delivery)
1025 Pennsylvania Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036      908-486-5100

Mobile Meals of Westfield, Inc. (Home Delivery)
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-233-6146    (see entry in Human Services)

Westfield Community Center
558 West Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090      908-232-4759   (see entry in Human Services)

SENIOR CITIZENS ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  Headquarters      800-424-3410
  In Westfield      908-233-5080

Old Guard of Westfield
220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-233-2700

Older Women’s League (OWL)
755 Johnston Drive, Watchung, NJ 07060      908-755-8951

Senior Citizens Council of Union County, NJ, Inc.
2165 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083       908-964-7555

Senior Food Shopping Service
505 South Avenue E., Cranford, NJ 07016       908-709-2150

Union County Office of the Disabled
County Administration Building, 4th floor
Elizabeth, NJ 07207                     908-527-4807

Westfield Community Center
558 West Broad Street,  Westfield, NJ 07090      908-232-4759   (see entry in Human Services)

Westfield “Y”
220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ 07090       908-233-2700      y@westfieldnj.com

ADDITIONAL TELEPHONE NUMBERS

 Alzheimer’s Association                                          973-316-6676
 AARP Health Insurance Program                          800-523-5800
 Contact We Care (Daily telephone reassurance)       908-889-9570
 Dental Care Program                                              908-964-7555
 Dental Services – Hygiene                                     908-889-2411
 Green Thumb Employment & Training Program  908-756-0113
 Hearing Aid Assistance                                          800-792-9745
 Medicaid                                                                  908-965-3744
 Medicare (Part A) (Hospital)                                 973-456-2112
 Medicare (Part B) (Dr. bills)                                  800-462-9306
 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)          908-709-2152
 Senior Citizen Information                                     888-280-8226
 Union County Paratransit System                         908-241-8300
 Veterans Affairs – Union County                          908-527-4946

Information on Education, Hospitals, Transportation and Counseling Services (see Human Services) can be found in other sections of this directory.
 
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