Our Programs

SCREEN FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES(SCS):  An automated tool that prescreens consumers for home and community based services.
The SCS can be conducted either by telephone or in person. An algorithm is built within the SCS to automatically calculate a level of service need (LOS).  If you need home and community based services such as home care, meals, etc. call the Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622

E-NEWS: Senior E-News is an email program to connect individuals with upcoming events and/or new programs in the office.  To participate call the Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or email us at scseniors@salemcountynj.gov with your email address and you will receive periodic information about the office.

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 is under $26,130 for a single person, and under $32,037 for a couple. This program enables eligible people to purchase generic prescriptions for $5.00 and brand name for $7.00. You can also use the PAAD card to get a reduction on your automobile registration.

LIFELINE
This program is available to persons who are 65 or older, or persons receiving Social Security Disability whose income is under $26,130 for a single person and $32,037 for a married couple. The program enables eligible people to receive a $225 credit on their electric and/or gas bills.

SENIOR GOLD
Senior Gold is a prescription program for those who have income between $26,160 to $36,130 if single or $32,037 to $42,037 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. 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.

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 18 years of age or older. The program offers assistance to residents who are in situations of abuse, financial exploitation, neglect or those who need protection of their rights. 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. To make a referral please call the Salem County Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext. 8622.  ALL REFERRALS ARE CONFIDENTIAL

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 certain rural areas in the County as designed by NJTransit the Salem County Specialized Transportation Service is available to you.

The County Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Program can be used to transport you 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, work and shopping trips.  Service is available to all fifteen municipalities in Salem County with funds received under the Senior and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Act (Casino funds).  Please note that a minimum 48-hour (2 business days) advance notice is required for all transportation referrals.  The charge is $3.00 one way.  Account must be setup in advance and deposit of funds be  made to the account before a trip can be scheduled.

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 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Contributions are voluntary for Older American Act Fund Programs and are returned to the Specialized Transportation Program to help offset costs.

A project funded under the Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Act (Casino Fund), Title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid), Title III of the Older Americans Act, Title 3 of the Older Americans Act and the New Jersey Division of Senior Services.

Non-Discrimination Policy:  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 compliant, or for  more information on Salem County Office on Aging obligations under Title IV write to: 98 Market St, Salem, NJ  08079 or visit scseniors@salemcountynj.gov .  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 compliant under Title VI to NJTransit by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service – Title VI Division, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit njtransit.com/diversity.  A compliant must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.

ASSISTED TRANSPORTATION
This program provides help for those who are unable to safely ride the Specialized Transportation System alone and have no one to help them ride the van. For more information contact the Office on Aging at 856-339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext.8622.

HOME DELIVERED MEALS/WEEKEND MEALS
These are available to homebound senior citizens that are not capable of going to a nutrition site for a meal. 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 Meals on Wheels, (856) 935-3663.

LEGAL SERVICES
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 Inspira Home Care (856) 285-4058, to see if they are eligible for the program.  Sites are open 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

ADULT DAYCARE
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 Senior Care Center at (856) 878-6035 or Salem County Adult Day Care at (856) 299-1111.

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

IN-HOME SERVICES
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 BAYADA Nurses at (856) 327-6800 or Inspira Home Care at (856) 878-6000

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 Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or (856) 451-1207 ext.8622

GLOBAL OPTIONS ( GO ) 
GLOBAL OPTIONS is a uniquely designed program to supplement the assistance an individual receives from his/her natural support network as well as from community agencies and volunteer groups. This program has all the services available through the State Medicaid Program. The individual may own their own home and car, but cannot have resources above $2,000 or an income above $1,737 per month. Contact your Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext.8622.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Matter of Balance:  Managing concerns about falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults. The class covers four weeks, two classes a week.

Project Healthy Bones:  This is an exercise and education program for people with, or at risk of osteoporosis includes exercises that the program has demonstrated improved balance, increased strength, improved nutrition, home falls prevention and increased socialization among participants, and targets the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.

Chronic Disease Self Management -Take Control of Your Life:  Workshop given  2-1/2 hours once a week for six weeks in a community setting.  People with chronic health problems attend the workshop facilitated by two trained leaders to assist finding practical ways to deal with pain, stress and fatigue.

Health Ease:  A health education program given once a week for 7 weeks for 1 hour.  Session topics are: physical activity, nutrition, medication management and maintaining memory to name a few.

Contact your Office on Aging at (856) 339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext.8622 to find our more information on when the next class will be held.

PHYSICAL FITNESS
This program provides exercise and fitness programs at no cost to the participant. Weekly fitness programs for seniors are offered through the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Carneys Point. For more information contact  the YMCA, (856) 299-1493.

NOTARY PROGRAM
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.

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.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
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.

HOUSEKEEPING

Light or heavy house cleaning such as laundry, dusting or mending, and washing floors to be provided by a non-professional staff person.  Call Inspira HELP Services to obtain additional information at (856) 878-6047

RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE

Yard and sidewalk care (leave and/or snow removal).   Replacing locks on windows and doors, and outside lights. Improvements which improve health and or safety issues.  Work that cannot be done by themselves and/or are at risk on institutional placement. Call Inspira HELP Services for more information at (856) 878-6047

PERSONAL CARE

Provides personal assistance with one or more activity of daily living:  eating, dressing, bathing and toileting.  Call Caring Matters for more information at (856) 430-1383