Office on Aging
Address: 98 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079
Phone Numbers: 856-935-7510, 339-8622, or 451-1207 ext. 8473
ADRC Toll Free: 1-877-222-3737
The Office on Aging staff is ready to assist you with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled, and a wide range of other programs.
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Executive Director Office on Aging
Office on Aging staff is ready to assist you with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled, Income Tax and a wide range of other programs.
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Advisory Council Office of Aging
Established by Resolution 74-87 with appointed members
Resolution 75-140 amending terms to begin Jan. 1st of year of Appointment & Expire 12-31
Resolution 95-112 expanded Council to 18 members
Director of Health and Human Services:
Executive Director OOA Office:
Sarah Bailey (2017)
JoAnn Brown (2015)
Deborah Covey (2015)
Pat Craven (2016)
Glen Donelson, Chairman (2017)
Kenneth Johnson, Vice Chairman (2017)
Wayne Johnson (2016)
Peggie Kramme (2016)
Harriet Laury (2015)
Julie McCoy (2015)
Dottie Robinson (2015)
Bishop Eszekial Rolle, Sr. (2017)
Jose Sanchez (2017)
Harvey Saunders (2015)
Freeholder Liaison: Robert J. Vanderslice (2015)
Meetings: Meets 3rd Tuesday in March, June, September, and December
Location: 2nd floor of the OOA Building, 98 Market St., Salem, NJ 08079
PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED
PAAD is a program available to senior citizens 65 and over and disabled persons receiving Social Security Disability whose income (2015) is under $26,575 for a single person, and under $32,582 for a couple. This program enables eligible people to purchase generic prescriptions for $6.00 and brand name for $7.00. You can also use the PAAD card to get a reduction on your automobile registration.
This program is available to persons who are 65 or older, or persons receiving Social Security Disability whose income (2015) is under $26,575 for a single person and $32,582 for a married couple. The program enables eligible people to receive a $225 credit on their electric and/or gas bills.
Senior Gold is a prescription program for those who have income (2015) between $26,575 – $36,575 if single or $32,582 – $42,582 if married. You must be 65 or older or disabled and receiving Social Security Disability. There is a co-pay of $15.00 per prescription, plus one half of the remainder of the cost of the medication.
SALEM COUNTY PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS CARD PROGRAM
This is a prescription discount card for any Salem County resident. The program provides a 10-to-50 percent savings on regular retail prescription prices at participating pharmacies. The cost for a household is $20.00 for one year or $40.00 for three years. There are no income limits, quantity limits, or deductibles. Brand name and generic drugs are covered. To obtain an application contact the Office on Aging at 856-339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext. 8622.
HOME DELIVERED MEALS
These are available to home-bound senior citizens that are not capable of going to a nutrition site for a meal. There is an evaluation process to determine those most in need of these meals. Contact Peg Marshall at Meals on Wheels, (856) 935-3663.
Weekend meals are delivered to homebound senior citizens on weekends and holidays. Saturday’s meal is a hot meal and Sunday’s meal is a precooked frozen meal that the participant must reheat. There is an evaluation process to determine those most in need of these meals. Contact Peg Marshall at Meals on Wheels, (856) 935-3663 to apply.
This program handles cases involving governmental benefits and entitlements, landlord/tenant relationships, protective services and pensions at no cost to the customers. The legal provider is South Jersey Legal Services; 1-800-510-2492.
CONGREGATE NUTRITION SITE
Salem County has three centers where a nutritionally balanced meal is served. Recreational activities are also provided at the centers. New applicants for the sites must call Home Care and Hospice Care of South Jersey, Inc., at (856) 878-6035, to see if they are eligible for the program.
Sites are open 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
This program provides medical supervision and care in a group setting for adults that should not be left alone during the day. Some financial assistance may be available to help cover the cost. For more information contact Melinda Lodge of Home Care and Hospice Care of South Jersey, Inc., at (856) 878-6035.
STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)
Trained counselors are available to provide you with information on the various health insurances available to all Salem County residents on Medicare and to help you make an informed decision in regard to health insurance. To make an appointment, contact the Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622, (856) 451-1207 ext.8622
This is an in-home service program that could provide a certified home health aide to assist with personal care and home maintenance. For further information contact Ann Clark at BAYADA Nurses at (856) 327-6800.
JERSEY ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITY CAREGIVING
JACC provides a broad array of in-home services and supports that enable an individual at risk of placement in a nursing facility to remain in his/her community home. A uniquely designed package of supports is intended to supplement and strengthen the capacity of caregivers and to delay placement in a nursing facility. JACC is not a Medicaid program and requires a cost share based on income only. The individual may own a home and car and have countable resources below $40,000 for an individual and $60,000 for a couple. For further information, please contact the NJEASE Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext.8622
MEDICAID MANAGED LONG TERM SERVICES & SUPPORTS (MLTSS)
Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) refers to the delivery of long-term services and supports through New Jersey Medicaid’s NJ FamilyCare managed care program. MLTSS is designed to expand home and community-based services, promote community inclusion and ensure quality and efficiency.
MLTSS uses NJ FamilyCare managed care organizations (also know as HMO’s or health plans) to coordinate ALL services. And their home and community based services coordinated by different care management agencies. MLTSS provides comprehensive services and supports, whether at home, in an assisted living facility, in community residential services, or in a nursing home.
This program provides exercise and fitness programs at no cost to the participant. Weekly fitness programs for seniors are offered through the Campbell Fitness Center in Salem and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Carneys Point. For more information contact Charles Washington at the Campbell Center, 856-935-7789 or Louise Foley at the YMCA, 856-299-1493.
This program program notarizes simple documents for Salem County residents who are at least 60 years of age or those under 60 who are disabled. A photo ID is required to verify eligibility and authenticate the identity of the person requesting the notary service. This office will not notarize Power of Attorney (POA), Wills, or other similar legal documents. To MAKE AN APPOINTMENT please call the Salem County Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext.8622 or the Office of Disability Services at (856) 935-7510 ext. 8316.
MIPPA (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act)
Do you want to save money? This program could help pay some or all your Medicare Parts B & D premium, deductible, co-insurance and/or co-pay costs. Other programs the grant includes are the Medicare Savings Programs known as QMB, SLMB and QI-1, low income subsidy known as “Extra Help” and PAAD. Call the Office on Aging for an appointment to be screened 856-339-8622.
Employee’s of the Office on Aging are available to speak to your organization.
Please make requests for this service through the Office on Aging.
Overview of Classes
Matter of Balance
Managing Concerns About Falls program is designed to help older adults reduce their fear of falling and increase activity levels. This program is an evidence based program as it has been proven to be effective. The leaders facilitate discussion about fall prevention strategies, encourage or maintain changesin the participant’s daily life to help reduce fear of falling through awareness, self empowerment, and exercise.
Project Healthy Bones
An evidence based program with a focus on osteoporosis prevention by promoting exercise and education for older adults. The program includes exercisesto target the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Exercisesare key aspects of the program and include an educational component that informs and shareswith participants various means to combat osteoporosis.
Take Control of Your Health: Chronic Disease
The focus of the program is to provide the participant with a toolkit of mental and physical methods one can use to better manage the symptoms or effects of one’s health condition. Through facilitators this course fosters self-empowerment and self-direction through use of goal settinz. problem solving, and group support. This program is an evidenced based program.
Health Ease is a health education program and includes 7 one hour stand alone sessions based on various health promotion and disease prevention topics. The goal of promoting supporting and sustaining older adults in living healthier, more independent lives. This program targets those with no health issues to those with multiple chronic diseases and physical limitations.
Move Today is a safe, exercise program to increase strength and flexibility, improve posture, improve body mechanics (how to properly use their bodies during daily activities). Tai-Chi movements are an integral component.
“What is relay?”
Relay is a free, government regulated service designed to make it easy for people with hearing loss or speech disabilities to place phone calls.
“How Relay Works”
The relay user initiates a call by typing the phone number they would like to dial into a box on our web site. When they click “Begin Relay Call,” that number is transferred to an operator who dials the number and connects the call. The relay user types their side of the conversation, while the operator reads it aloud to the called party. When the called party responds, the operator types their spoken words for the relay user, enabling them to read the spoken side of the conversation.
Relay calls are free to the caller and the called party.
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ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
This program is designed to respond in critical situations to a request for assistance of Salem County residents 60 years of age or older and to disabled residents. The program offers assistance to residents who are in situations of abuse, financial exploitation, neglect or those who need protection of their rights. To make a referral please call the Salem County Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext. 8622.
The Salem County Office on Aging provides Adult Protective Services to people age 60 or persons with disabilities 18 and over.
For our office to investigate:
- There must be an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
- The client is incapable of having control over his or her own life because a physical or mental disability or dementia.
Other services provided by Adult Protective Services may include:
- An attorney may be consulted to determine if legal action is needed.
- A psychiatrist may be contacted to evaluate the customer, and if necessary, other persons involved in the situation.
- Arrangements can be made for meals and homemaker services.
- The police, medical services, financial institutions and other family members may be contacted for assistance or information.
If you, a friend, or family member needs Adult Protective Services, please contact the Salem County Office on Aging at 856-339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext. 8622.
ALL REFERRALS ARE CONFIDENTIAL
Salem County Specialized Transportation
If you are a Salem County resident 60 years of age and older or a disabled resident under the age of 60 or live in a rural area as designated by NJ Transit the Specialized Transportation Service is available to you.
Service is available to all fifteen municipalities in Salem County through funding by Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Act (Casino funds), New Freedom (5317), Enhanced Mobility (5310), Other than Urbanized Areas (5311), Older American Act Title III and Social Service Block Grant.
The Specialized Transportation Program is a curb to curb service and can be used to transport you to work or to medical appointments including doctor’s visits, physical therapy, radiation treatments, dialysis, or laboratory visits. The system can also provide transportation to congregate nutrition sites, social service appointments and shopping trips. Trips are provided on a first come first served basis. We encourage individuals to call early to schedule your trip. We do not transport for admissions, discharges, or surgeries.
The system does charge a fare. The cost of a one way trip is $3.00 and $6.00 for a round trip. Please call to set up your account. All trips are provided on a repayment basis only. Drivers do not accept payments from riders.
Assisted Transportation provides help for those who are unable to safely ride the Specialized Transportation System alone and have no one to help them ride. The additional assistance provided includes but no limited to: assisting you out to the vehicle, helping you get inside of facilities by holding doors, and carrying bags.
To make transportation arrangements, please call (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext. 8622. Office staff is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please note that a minimum 48-hour (2 business days) advance notice is required for all transportation referrals.
A limited number of rides are provided under Title III and Social Service Block Grant. These riders must be given the opportunity to donate toward their service. Donations are voluntary and are returned to the Specialized Transportation Program to help offset costs.
Salem County Office on Aging is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from, or denied the benefits of our services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Any person who believes that they have, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, may file a complaint in writing to Salem County Office on Aging. To file a complaint, or for more information on Salem County Office on Aging obligations under Title VI write to: 98 Market St., Salem, NJ 08079 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org. Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to NJ TRANSIT by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service – Title VI Division, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit njtransit.com/diversity. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.