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Directory of Senior
Services in Montclair
www.lifelongmontclair.org
Township of Montclair
Department of Health & Human Services
205 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Timothy F. Stafford, Esq., Township Manager
Susan B. Portuese, Director, Department of Health & Human Services
Katie York, PhD, Project Director, Lifelong Montclair
Montclair’s aging in place initiative, Lifelong Montclair, is a collaboration between Partners for
Health Foundation and the Township of Montclair’s Department of Health & Human
Services. Lifelong Montclair’s goal is to make Montclair a better place to grow older.
Partners
Thank you to the following partners for sharing Lifelong Montclair’s commitment to
positively impact the Township and seniors.
HOMECorp
Montclair Community Farms
Montclair Shared Housing Association/The Montclair Inn
As of October, 2015
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HOW TO USE THIS DIRECTORY
Lifelong Montclair, in collaboration with the Township of Montclair’s Department for
Health and Human Services and Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, is happy to bring you
this directory of senior services. This directory offers the names and telephone numbers of
local senior service providers in the Montclair area. Providers outside of the immediate area
are included when appropriate. It is our hope that Montclair residents will use this directory
as a first place to look when a concern regarding senior issues arises. We have made every
effort to cover the full range of service and areas of interest to seniors.
An online version of this directory will be available at www.lifelongmontclair.org and may
include more up-to-date information.
The tree logo next to an organization’s name indicates that the service provider is a
Partner organization of Lifelong Montclair.
A few suggestions to maximize your search:
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Find the heading that applies to your area of concern in this directory
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Have questions prepared prior to calling the provider
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Have a pen or pencil and paper ready to take any notes
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Do not be afraid to ask individuals to repeat or explain anything you do not
understand
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Be patient and be prepared to call several providers
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Try to collect as much information as possible to make well-informed decisions
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If possible, involve other family members in the decision making process
We wish you success in obtaining the services and/or assistance needed to enhance your well
being.
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Table of Contents
General Information & Referral .................................................................................................. 5
I need financial assistance and/or financial counseling. ............................................................... 6
How can I receive help with food? .............................................................................................. 7
Where can I find out about what is going on in Montclair?.................................................... 8
How can I save on home expenses and access support for home repair?............................. 9
Where can I receive legal assistance?........................................................................................ 10
What medical resources are available to me? ........................................................................... 11
What are senior living and care options in Montclair and surrounding areas? .................... 16
What support and self-help groups are available? ..................................................................... 17
What can I do with my time and skills?..................................................................................... 18
Where should I go to find out about veteran services? .......................................................... 21
Township of Montclair Municipal Building Contact List ....................................................... 22
NJ Department of Human Services – Helpful Hotlines........................................................ 22
Federal Resources ........................................................................................................................ 23
Businesses Committed to Becoming More Senior-Friendly............................... Appendix 1
Transportation ............................................................................................................. Appendix 2
To report an EMERGENCY
Fire – Police – Ambulance
DIAL 9-1-1
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General Information & Referral
AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
1-866-542-8165,
West Essex Chapter 131: (973)-707-3037
www.aarp.org
Offers many programs and services, including health advocacy, grandparent information center,
consumer fraud info, retired educators association liaison, tax aide, work force, etc.
Essex County Clerk’s Office
(973)-621-4921, Hall of Records, Room 240, 465 MLK Boulevard, Newark 07102
For passports, senior IDs, and notary
Essex County Division of Senior Services/Aging and Disability Resource
Connection
(973)-395-8375, 900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 07044
For information on any services funded through the County Office on Aging, Referrals to
appropriate services are provided.
Essex County Office for the Disabled
(973)-395-8494, 50 South Clinton Street, East Orange 07018
Information and Referrals
First Call for Help, United Way of North Essex
Dial 2-1-1, 1-877-652-1148
A statewide number that connects people with various resources. Free and confidential.
New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
1-877-222-3737
http://adrcnj.org/site/390/i_need_help_with.aspx
Contact for referrals to various services. The website allows you to enter your zip code and
the services you are looking for. Services include various types of assistance, health topics,
social activities, caregiver issues, insurance, and housing.
NJ Dept. Of Human Services Division of Aging Services: Senior Citizen Hotline
1-800-792-8820
New Jersey EASE (Easy Access, Single Entry) Essex County
1-877-222-3737
Toll-free information about programs and services for your particular needs. Older adults,
their families and other concerned individuals can obtain information and referral to
community services. Individuals with hearing impairments may call the New Jersey Relay
Service (7-1-1) to access information. Sandy Relief Program available.
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I need financial assistance and/or financial counseling.
Community Health Law Project
(973)-680-9535, 650 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield 07003
www.chlp.org
To provide legal and advocacy services, training, education, and related activities to persons
with disabilities and, in certain issues, to organizations representing their interests, with an
emphasis on those most vulnerable and needy; including individuals affected by Hurricane
Sandy.
Consumer Credit Counseling
1-888-726-3260
www.cccsnj.org
Financial counseling, reversal mortgage counseling for seniors 65+
Family Resource Network
(973)-244-0850, 322 Route 46 West, Suite 290, Parsippany 07054
Provides services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
They also provide volunteer opportunities for mature adults.
New Jersey Work Incentive Network Support (NJWINS)
(973) 244-0850, 322 Route 46 West, Suite 220, Parsippany 07054
www.njwins.org
This program is for people 14-64 who are on SSI or SSDI. A senior adult who has
guardianship of a younger person may apply for services for the younger person.
Real Estate Tax Reduction, Township of Montclair Tax Assessor
(973)-509-4920, 205 Claremont Avenue, 1st Floor, Montclair 07042
Persons 65+ who meet eligibility requirement may receive a tax reduction of $250 per
income.
Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778, 935 Allwood Rd., Clifton
www.ssa.gov
Information about Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
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How can I receive help with food?
GROCERIES
Montclair Community Farms
(973)-744-7196
“Farm to Door” program for senior housing; items will be sold for affordable prices. Call for
more information or email [email protected] Anyone can purchase
produce during sales; do not need to live in the housing complexes.
Human Needs Food Pantry
(973)-746-4669, 9 Label St., Montclair 07042
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
(973)-395-8375
Eligible seniors aged 60 and over are given $20 for season to purchase produce at
participating farmers markets. Call for more information.
PREPARED MEALS
Chrill - Congregate Program
(973)-744-0473, 201 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Several sites in Essex County serving meals to people aged 60 and older. There is a $3
suggested donation. Call for information on specific locations and times.
Chrill - Meals on Wheels/Mobile Meals of Essex County
(973)-744-0473, 201 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Provision of nutritional meals to older persons age 60+ who are unable to prepare their own
meals because of physical or mental disabilities. Meals are delivered to individuals’ homes.
Service is targeted to those with the greatest economic or social need. There is a waiting list
for free delivery.
Toni’s Kitchen
(973)-932-0768, 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair 07042
Located at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; serves non-denominational lunch every Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday at 11:30am. Dinner is served on Sundays at 5pm; open from 1-4pm most
holidays. Some medical and mental health services offered.
The JCC MetroWest Kosher Meals on Wheels
(973)-530-3414
Eligibility restrictions apply. Call for more information.
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MESH – Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless
(862)-621-9488, P.O. Box 1919, Montclair, NJ 07042-1919
www.meshmontclair.org
The MESH Café evening meal program occurs nightly, Monday through Saturday, from
6:30pm to 8:30pm at rotating locations throughout the Montclair community.
Salvation Army
(973)-744-3312, 13 Trinity Pl., Montclair 07042
Serves lunch at noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; hot breakfast Wednesday
mornings at 9am; continental breakfast Monday-Friday at 9am.
NUTRITION FOR SENIORS
As you age, caloric needs decline due to metabolism and physical activity slowing down. Extra
weight can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems. Nutrient
needs change as well. Nutritionists suggest the following:
 Eat several servings of fruits and vegetables per day, in a range of bright and varied colors. For
example: carrots, broccoli or kale, berries, and peaches. Produce with deep-colored flesh have
more nutrients and fiber. Frozen or low-sodium and low-sugar canned options are good options
as they are more affordable and have a longer shelf life.
 Eat whole, enriched and fortified grains – they are high in fiber and prevent constipation. A good
time to eat these is for breakfast. Try unsweetened, whole-grain, or bran cereals with fruit.
 Suggested protein sources are plant-based options like beans and tofu, as well as fish and lean
meat like chicken or tuna.
 Flavor food with spices, herbs, and lemon juice instead of salt.
 Get plenty of fluids daily: water, fat-free or low-fat milk, and low-sodium broth-based soups.
 Use oils instead of solid fats like butter for cooking.
 Discuss your diet, and making changes to it, with your doctor.
For more information, see:
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/whats-your-plate/ (you can also order a free
copy of What’s On Your Plate)
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwellasyougetolder/benefitsofeatingwell/01.html
Where can I find out about what is going on in Montclair?
Lifelong Montclair
www.lifelongmontclair.org
Township of Montclair Senior Citizens’ Advisory Committee
www.scacmontclair.org
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Montclair Events and Township Notification System (METS)
http://mets.montclairnjusa.org
Montclair Times – Home Delivery
1-888-504-4280
TV34
Available to watch online at http://montclair.peg.tv, including the award-winning show,
News & Views, which can also be viewed on channel 34 daily at 9:30am and 7:30pm.
How can I save on home expenses and access support for home
repair?
HOME ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Comfort Partners Program
1-866-657-6278
The New Jersey Comfort Partners Program is a free energy saving and energy education
program. The program is designed to improve energy affordability for income eligible
households through direct installation of free energy efficiency measures and education about
steps everyone can take to save energy.
H2O to Help Others Program
1-877-652-9426
www.njshares.org
American Water’s H2O Help to Others Program is designed to provide aid to New Jersey’s
most economically challenged customers. Customers who qualify may receive a grant to help
pay their water bill.
HEAP-State of New Jersey Home Energy Assistance Program
(973) 485-0795
www.energyassistance.nj.gov
Refund for heating and electricity available for those meeting income, age and/or disability
qualifications. Applications available November through March. Assistance with repair or
replacement of heating system for eligible individuals.
Jewish Vocational Service Home Maintenance Solutions
(973) 674-2416, ext. 296
Provides nonsectarian basic home maintenance and repair.
Lifeline Credit Program
1-800-792-9745
www.state.nj.us/health/consumer/PAADAPP.htm
Annual utility benefit available for eligible individuals. This includes utility customers and
tenants whose utility costs are included in their rent. Application sent automatically to those
receiving PAAD.
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Senior Home Repair Program
(973)-677-7800
Assistance with minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and other home repairs for senior
homeowners.
EMERGENCY HEATING & COOLING
One-time emergency oil delivery and boiler repair or replacement to low-income adults 60
and over. Service is provided in urgent situations requiring immediate action to alleviate a
heating problem which constitutes a health emergency and/or places the individual at risk of
loss of shelter.
Cooling: Service provided to low-income older adults 60 and over includes: distribution of
fans, distribution of air conditioners on a limited basis to low-income older adults with a
physician’s letter of medical necessity.
TO APPLY: Call the Essex County NJ EASE Information and Assistance Unit at:
1-877-222-3737
Where can I receive legal assistance?
ELDER ABUSE
Adult Protective Services Essex County
1-866-903-6287, 441-443 Broad St., Newark 07102
Intervention services provided to older persons in crisis situations in order to protect them
from self-neglect, neglect, abuse or exploitation. To report neglect or physical, psychological
or financial abuse of a senior.
Disability Rights New Jersey
1-800-922-7233, 210 South Broad Street, Third Floor, Trenton, New Jersey 08608
New Jersey Protection & Advocacy
1-800-922-7233
Program provides protection of the rights or persons with disabilities through legally based
advocacy.
Nursing Home Ombudsman
1-877-582-6995, P.O. Box 852, Trenton, NJ 08625-0852
To report any kind of abuse or neglect of a nursing home resident.
Office of the Public Guardian for the Elderly
1-609-588-6500, P.O. Box 812, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0812
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LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Community Health Law Project
(973)-680-5599, 650 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield 07003
www.chlp.com
Legal and advocacy services.
Essex County Lawyer Referral Service
(973)-622-6204
Essex County Legal Aid Association
(973)-622-0063, Room 118, Hall of Records, 465 MLK Blvd. Newark 07102
www.eclaanj.org
Assistance for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
Essex County Surrogates Office
(973)-621-4908, Room 206, Hall of Records, 465 MLK Blvd. Newark 07102
Estate and guardianship filing.
Essex- Newark Legal Services- Senior Division
(973)-624-4500
Legal advice, assistance, and/or representation provided by or under the supervision of a
lawyer, in order to protect and secure the rights of older persons.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
1-800-242-5846, (973)-504-6200
What medical resources are available to me?
DENTAL CARE
Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital Dental Program
(973)-429-6887
Dental care for persons of low income.
Dental Care, UMDNJ School of Dentistry
(973)-972-4242, 50 12th Ave. Newark 07102
“Senior Dent” affords seniors oral health treatment from participating dentists.
NJDA Senior-Dent Program
1-800-792-8820
Allows individuals over 65 who do not have dental insurance to visit participating providers.
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GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT & GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
Mental Health Association of Essex County
(973)-509-9777
www.mhaessex.org
Center for Geriatric Health Care
(973)-926-8491, 201 Lyons Ave. Newark 07102
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center offers comprehensive geriatric assessment, primary
health care and support services.
HEALTH SCREENING SERVICES
Township of Montclair Health Department
(973)-509-4970, 205 Claremont Ave., Montclair 07042
Offers a variety of services throughout the year. Call for dates services are offered.
Adult Immunizations: Influenza – Pneumonia – Tetanus – Diphtheria – Hepatitis A & B –
Measles – Mumps – Rubella – Polio – Meningitis – Pertussis
Screenings (free or low cost): TB testing, stroke prevention, male cancer include PSA blood
test for prostate cancer, bone density, diabetes, thyroid cancer, body mass index, cholesterol
*Please call for days and times. Appointments may be necessary
Women’s Clinic: Free to women 60 years of age and older, $20 for women under 60. Blood
pressure and anemia screening, pelvic exams, breast exams, and pap smears.
Blood Pressure Screening: Various locations throughout Montclair. Call for schedule.
Visiting Nurse Service: Monthly home visits by the Nursing Department.
Montclair State University Hearing and Balance Services:
(973)-655-3934
Montclair State University offers comprehensive hearing and balance services to the
community at competitive prices – including hearing aids.
HOME CARE SERVICES
Chrill
(973)-744-8103, 201 Bloomfield Ave, Verona 07044
Provides homemaker, home health aide and visiting skilled nurses. Call for fees and eligibility.
Community Care Program for the Elderly and Disabled (CCPED)
(973) 395-8165, 50 South Clinton Street, 2nd Floor, East Orange 07018
Provides home care services to eligible individuals. Call first.
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The Home Care Association of New Jersey
(732)-877-1100, 485D Route 1 South, Suite 210, Iselin 08830
Provides list of home care providers.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
(973)-763-9050, 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park 07932
www.jfs-metronj.org
The Friend Advocate Program: Volunteers provide visitations and assist needy older adults
(60+) with bill paying, reading and sorting through mail, and information and referrals to
community resources. This program helps older adults to live as independently and safely as
possible in their own homes. Provides training and on-going supervision for volunteers.
Project Connect: A volunteer service that provides periodic friendly visitations and phone
contact with needy older adults.
JVS Caregiving Companions
(973)-674-6330, ext. 293, 111 Prospect Street, East Orange 07017
www.jvsnj.org
JVS Caregiving Companions is a licensed homecare agency, providing Certified Home Health
Aides.
HOSPICE
Hospice services provide medical assistance, nursing services, counseling and support services
for the terminally ill individual and their family members.
Atlantic Home Care & Hospice
(973)-379-8400, 465 South St., Suite 100, Morristown, 07960
www.atlantichealth.org
St. Barnabas & Palliative Care Center
(973)-322-4800, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange 07052
www.barnabashealth.org
HOSPITALS
Clara Maass Medical Center
(973)-450-2300, 1 Franklin Ave., Belleville 07109
Many services available. Call for more information.
HackensackUMC Mountainside
(973)-429-6000, Bay & Highland Ave., Montclair 07042
Many services available. Call for more information.
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St. Barnabas Medical Center
(973)-322-5000, 94 Old Short Hills Rd., Livingston 07039
MEDICARE/MEDICAID
MEDICARE
1-800-633-4227, TTY: 1-877-486-2048
www.medicare.gov, www.cms.gov
MEDICAID
1-800-356-1561
www.medicaid.gov
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Counseling
1-800-792-8820
Access unbiased help with applying for money-saving benefits or comparing drug plans. SHIP
counseling also available by appointment only at Mountainside Hospital, 973-643-5710, or at
the Montclair Public Library, 973-744-0500, ext. 2235.
SMP (Senior Medical Patrol) of New Jersey
1-732-777-1940, ext. 1117
Protects seniors from Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse.
PRESCRIPTIONS
PAAD & Senior Gold Applications
1-800-792-9745
Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled; reduction in prescription costs
available to those meeting income, age, and/or disability qualifications. Applications available
at pharmacies or by calling this number or the local Office on Aging.
Hearing Aid Assistance (HAAD)
1-800-792-9745
Rebates on the purchase of a hearing aid for individuals on PAAD.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Mental Health Association of Essex County
(973)-509-9777, 33 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair 07042
www.mhaessex.org
Offers a broad array of services for individuals with mental illness.
The Arc of Essex County
(973)-535-1181, 123 Naylon Ave., Livingston 07039
www.arcessex.org
Adult activity center, group homes, and supervised apartments for developmentally disabled
adults. Home visitation services.
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Cancer Care Inc.
1-800-813-4673
www.cancercare.org
Provides emotional support, information and practical help to people with cancer and their
loved ones. Limited financial assistance for transportation to and from chemotherapy and/or
radiation therapy and home care.
Care Plus INC.
(201)-262-4357
Cope Center, INC.
(973)-783-6655, 104 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 07042
www.copecenter.net
Provides individual, group and family counseling.
Family Service League
(973)-746-0800
Counseling services.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
(973)-740-1233
www.jfs-metronj.org
Counseling and supportive services. Non-sectarian.
NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
1-800-367-6274
Referral to mental health and addiction resources.
EMERGENCY SERVICES
To report an emergency- FIRE –POLICE- AMBULANCE
9-1-1
Mountainside Hospital Lifeline Program
(973)-429-6841
A 24-hour emergency monitoring service which the hospital offers to the community.
Subscribers wear a small portable button on a neck chain and can press it for emergency
purpose.
PERSONAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE DEVICES
A personalized electronic response system offering 24-hour coverage.
Essex County Division of Senior Services
(973)-395-8365, 900 Bloomfield Ave., Verona 07044
Call for list of providers.
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New Jersey Relay Services- AT&T
Dial 7-1-1
People who are deaf or hard of hearing may use this as a free service. Someone will assist
you in making a phone call.
Verizon Communication Lifeline
1-888-337-3339
If you are 65 or older and your annual income is at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty
Income level, then you qualify for Communications Lifeline. Call NJ Shares for questions or
information on enrollment.
What are senior living and care options in Montclair and
surrounding areas?
ADULT DAY SERVICES
Senior Care & Medical Adult Daycare Center
(973)-783-5589, 110 Greenwood Avenue, Montclair 07042
www.seniorcarecenternj.org
On-site social and recreational activities including nutritious meals for frail elderly.
Transportation is usually provided. Call for funding, costs, and services provided
Essex County Respite Care Program, Essex County Division of Senior Service
(973)-395-8375, 465 MLK Boulevard, Newark 07102
Relief services available to those caring for elderly or disabled individuals. Intermittent home
care, day services, temporary nursing home placement or emergency services are available.
HOUSING
INDEPENDENT SENIOR HOUSING IN MONTCLAIR
HOMECorp (Affordable housing)
(973)-744-4141, 1Woodland Avenue, Montclair 07042
HomeSharing
(908)-526-4663
www.homesharing.org
HomeSharing matches individuals who need to share their homes in order to maintain them
with individuals seeking affordable housing in the community.
The Montclair Inn
(973)-746-8917, 27 Hillside Avenue, Montclair 07042
PineRidge of Montclair
(973)-746-0003, 60 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair 07042
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Division of Aging Services
1-800-792-8820
Maintains lists of senior housing, government subsidized housing, and other housing options.
First Montclair House
(973)-746-0895, 56 Walnut Street, Montclair 07042
South End Gardens
(973)-746-1537, 340 Orange Road, Montclair 07042
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
Horizon Manor-North
(973)-746-9047, 73 Overlook Road, Upper Montclair 07043
Horizon Manor- South
(973)-746-7896, 89 Christopher Street, Montclair 07042
Montclair Manor
(973)-509-7363, 403 Claremont Avenue, Montclair 07042
Walpan Residence for Senior Citizens
(973)-744-4014, 176 Christopher Street, Montclair 07042
LONG TERM CARE & OTHER OPTIONS
Care Management 2000 Inc.
(973)-655-0121, 258 Park Street, Montclair 07042
What support and self-help groups are available?
SUPPORT GROUPS AND SELF HELP GROUPS
Aging Substance Abuse Outreach Program
(732) 235-3440
Provides no-fee assessment, counseling, consultation, and referrals for alcohol and other drug
programs.
Alcoholics Anonymous
(908) 687-8566
Arthritis Foundation
1-888-467-3112
Information and referrals, support groups, self-help classes, and fitness programs.
Dorot University without Walls
1-877-819-9147
www.dorotusa.org
Classes, support groups, and holiday celebrations over the telephone by conference call,
offered by DOROT, a not-for-profit agency.
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NJ Self Help Clearing House
1-800-367-6274, 375 McFarlan St., Dover 07801
www.njgroups.org
www.selfhelpgroup.org (national website)
Comprehensive listing of self help and support groups throughout the state.
ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA
Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter
(973) 586-4300
Provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week, information and referrals.
Family Service League
(973)746-0800, 60 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, 07042
Senior Care and Activities Center
(973)-783-5589
110 Greenwood Ave., Montclair 07042
DEVELOPMENTAL/PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT
NJ Commission for the Blind
(973)-648-3333
Provides information on services and support groups
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities
1-800-832-9173
www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd
NJ Division for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(609)-588-2648
What can I do with my time and skills?
CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Montclair is home to extensive and varied cultural, educational, and recreational activities.
The following represents a sample of what Montclair has to offer to enrich the lives of our
seniors.
Township of Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural
Affairs
(973)-509-4915, 205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor, Montclair 07042
www.montclairnjusa.org
Sponsors cultural and recreational trips throughout the year for seniors, as well as monthly
movies, “L” Club (social club for all seniors 60 & over) and senior fitness classes. Also
coordinates First Night Montclair (New Year’s Eve) and Fourth of July festivities.
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The Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library
(973)-744-0500, ext. 2224, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 07042
www.adultschool.org
Offers a wide variety of day and evening courses including lectures, trips, arts, humanities,
etc. Registration for Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning classes is also available.
Montclair Art Museum
(973)-746-5553, South Mountain Avenue, Montclair 07042
www.montclairartmuseum.org
Offers a senior discount on admission to this nationally recognized museum. Changing
exhibits, lectures, programs, and adult art classes are offered throughout the year.
Montclair Public Library
(973)-744-0500, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 07042
www.montclairlibrary.org
Large print books, books on tape, videos, home delivery for home restricted individuals, film
series, book club (through the Adult School), monthly open readings, and occasional lectures.
Montclair State University
(973)-655-4162, Valley Road and Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair 07043
www.montclair.edu
Older Adult Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition for seniors 65 and older in courses
where space is available.
Montclair YMCA
(973)-744-3400, 25 Park Street, Montclair 07042
www.montclairymca.org
Reduced senior membership (65 and older). Full service recreational center including
aquatics, senior fitness, swimming, dancing, yoga, tai chi, walking club, lecture series, travel
and health education. Senior and teen space available.
May In Montclair
www.mayinmontclair.org
A month-long festival of art shows, concerts, garden tours, health and exercise programs,
fairs, and markets. Brochures are available mid-April at the Municipal Building and at many
local vendors.
Senior Contact
(973)-429-6847, Mountainside Hospital, Bay & Highland Avenue, Montclair 07042
Wellness lectures and social events are offered throughout the year.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Essex and Hudson
Counties
(973)-637-1766
RSVP Center of Essex and Hudson Counties is a comprehensive community service
organization sponsored by JFS MetroWest designed to mobilize members of the community
who are 55+ to give back to their own neighborhoods in Essex and Hudson counties through
volunteer services.
Jersey Cares
(973) 424-1091
http://www.jerseycares.org/
Provides volunteer opportunities. Must attend an orientation to participate.
Literacy Volunteers of America
(973) 470-0039
Recruits and trains volunteers for the Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language
programs.
National Council of Jewish Women of Essex County (NCJW)
(973)-740-0588
http://www.volunteernj.org/OpportunitiesbyCategory.aspx
All women welcomed, non-denominational. Must be or become a member to participate.
Provides volunteer opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Work Center on Aging
(973)-674-6330, 111 Prospect St., East Orange 07017
www.jvsnj.org
A non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded to help you find a job. GED programs
available for 55+.
NJ Division of One Stop Programs and Services
(609) 943-5107
Urban League of Essex County
(973)-624-9535, 508 Central Ave., Newark 07017
www.ulec.org
Mature Workers Employment Training offers employment training, Welfare to Work and
computer classes for those 55+.
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Where should I go to find out about veteran services?
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
1-800-827-1000
Call with questions regarding medical/prescription/educational and other benefits for
veterans.
NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Benefit Hotline: 1-888-865-8387
Counseling Hotline: 1-866-838-7654
Preventing Falls
Falls are a common but preventable public health issue among individuals aged 65
and older. The CDC suggests the following to prevent falls:
 Exercise regularly; specifically, work on improving leg strength and balance, and
continue challenging your body. Tai Chi is an especially effective form of exercise.
 Review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist, including over-thecounter. Some medications cause side effects or interact to cause dizziness or
drowsiness.
 See an eye doctor at least once a year and update your eyeglasses as needed.
Consider getting a pair with single vision distance lenses for activities like walking
outside.
 Reduce tripping hazards in your home by adding grab bars inside and outside the
tub or shower and next to toilet, railings on both sides of stairways, and improve
lighting.
 Get adequate calcium and vitamin D from food and/or supplements.
 Do weight bearing exercises: walking, jogging, running, tennis, stair climbing,
dancing, weight lifting, etc.
 Get screened for osteoporosis, and treat it as needed.
For more information, see:
http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/
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TOWNSHIP OF MONTCLAIR MUNICIPAL BUILDING CONTACT LIST
www.montclairnjusa.org
Aging in Place Director
Clerk’s Office- General
Community Services
Finance
Health Department
Human Resources
Law Department
Manager
Municipal Court
Nursing Service
Planning
Police Department
Purchasing
Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Recycling and Refuse
Section 8 Housing
Tax Assessor
Tax Collector
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Vital Statistics
Water
(973)-509-4967
509-4900
783-5600
509-6027
509-4970
509-4939
509-4932
509-4926
509-4742
509-4974
509-4954
744-1234
509-4982
509-4915
783-5600
509-4959
509-4920
509-4921
509-4996
509-4973
744-4600
NJ DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES HELPFUL HOTLINES
Visit: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/doas/home/index.html
*If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 1-877-294-4356 TTY
Addictions Hotline of New Jersey
1-800-238-2333
Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1-877-685-8878
Disaster Mental Health
1-877-294-4357
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1-800-792-8339
Division of Disability Services
1-888-285-3036
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
1-800-356-1561
Division of Mental Health Services
1-800-382-6717
Domestic Violence
1-800-572-7233
NJ SNAP (Grocery Assistance)
1-800-687-9512
Good Neighbors - Community Living for People with Disabilities
1-877-347-5463
Kinship Navigator Program (raising relatives' children, social services)
2-1-1
Low Income Home Energy Assistance
1-800-510-3102
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Hotline
1-888-937-2835
NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid Call Center
1-800-356-1561
NJ Housing Resource Center (www.njhousing.gov)
1-877-428-8844
Senior Fraud Education & Protection Program
1-877-746-7850
Universal Service Fund (Help with utility bills for low-income persons)
1-866-240-1347
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Federal Resources
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
1-800-333-4636
www.usa.gov
FCIC operates variety of information channels that provide government information and
services to citizens. A direct telephone line has answers to most of the important questions
you may have. For access to the federal government, they can point you in the right direction
and get you on your way with details about where you need to go and what you need to do
depending on your state.
Call or visit the website for more information. Government information is available in Spanish
at the Spanish portal to the U.S. government, GobiernoUSA.gov.
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BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO BECOMING MORE SENIOR-FRIENDLY
Lifelong Montclair is starting a program to encourage Montclair businesses
to become more senior-friendly. We have approached some local
businesses about becoming senior-friendly. The businesses that have made a
commitment filled out a checklist to determine what practices they were
already doing with regards to safety in the store environment, physical
barriers, merchandise displays, various services for older adults like
discounts, and others. Lifelong Montclair provides business owners with
materials to assist them in becoming more senior-friendly.
The following list includes businesses who have made a commitment to
work toward becoming more senior-friendly in Montclair.
Intertech Computer Services, Inc.
(973)-746-1611
202 North Mountain Ave., Montclair 07042
www.intertechnj.com
Computer repairs and other services. Also provides one-on-one computer and
smartphone training.
Keil Design and Construction
(973)-902-4396
356 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 6, Montclair 07042
www.keildesign.us
Home renovations, additions, and inspections.
Keil’s Pharmacy
(973)-744-2113
732 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 07043
www.keilspharmacy.com
Full-service pharmacy; offers prescription delivery.
Kings
(973)-509-4828
650 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, 07043
www.kingsfoodmarkets.com
S.T. Allen Realty Co.
(973)-979-1228
336 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair 07042
www.stallenrealty.com
If you are a business interested in becoming more senior-friendly, please contact Katie
York at [email protected] or 973-509-4967.
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