BERGEN COUNTY, NJ -- The Bergen County Division of Senior Services has announced that its 2020 Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers is now available on Bergen County’s website: Senior Services Guide.

The Key Services Guide is a comprehensive listing of community-based health and human services agencies in the area that provide support for older adults, disabled individuals over the age of 18, and their caregivers.

Information can be found on a number of topics including nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels or food stamps, transportation services, short and long term care options, emergency assistance, homeless prevention, advocacy and legal services, social and volunteer connections, support for caregivers, housing resources, and more.

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As the lead agency for Bergen County’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), the Division of Senior Services provides a Senior Help Line (201-336-7400) and an email (seniors@co.bergen.nj.us ) where seniors, disabled adults, their caregivers and professionals can connect to trained staff who can assist in finding benefits and services which include:

Objective information of publicly and privately funded services

Screening to determine level of service needs

Counseling and assistance, and

Assistance with eligibility processes and applications and/or full care needs assessment when appropriate

The Bergen County Division of Senior Services was established in 1966 under federal legislation -- the Older Americans Act.  The Division of Senior Services is the primary planning, coordinating and funding agency for senior programs and services, promoting the well-being, health and independence of Bergen County’s more than 200,000 older adults. The Division targets those who are vulnerable and in greatest social and economic need.