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Our Mission...

is to empower the aging and people with disabilities to become self-advocates and to live independently in the community.

Visit us at our NEW location:
110 Fifth Street, #900 Salem, NJ 08079

We have lots of parking available
in the front of the building!

Latest News from the Office on Aging & Disabilities

Move Yourself Schedule

Please use the links below to download the Move Yourself schedules in both English and Spanish: Download the English Schdule PDF Download the Spanish Schedule PDF

Healthy Scoot Adventures

Healthy Scoot Adventures will be walking on the Ocean City Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ. Please view post for details.

Stress Busters

July 11, 2024 – September 5, 2024. Every Thursday from 1pm – 3pm. Please view post for details and flier.

Healthy SCOOT Adventures

Healthy SCOOT Adventures IS HEADED ON OVER TO: The Deptford Mall – 1750 Deptford Way, Deptford, NJ.

Primary Contact: Executive Director- Shannon Reese, BSN,RN,FNE-CSA:
1-877-222-3737
(856) 339-8622
PASP Contact: Jenna Hogate
(856) 935-7510 ext. 8304
Transportation Line:
(856) 339-8644  |  856-339-8622
Email:

Mission

The Salem County Office on Aging and Disabilities connects our residents and their families with available resources to support seniors, and those with disabilities, to remain independent and remain in their homes as long possible. Our office strives to provide accurate information to aide informed decision making about available services, programs, and resources.

Our 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.  Guidance is provided on issues such as: Employment, Education, Transportation, Housing.

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Salem County Special Needs Registry (For 911 Emergencies)

The Salem County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to anyone who lives in Salem County that is affected in some way by a physical, mental, or      developmental disability. Once an individual is registered under the Special Needs Registry, the registrant’s information is shared with Salem County dispatch. If an emergency arises, dispatch will then notify emergency responders to better assist in their response.

Who Should Register? Anyone Who Lives in Salem County That Has a Physical, Mental or Developmental Disability. 

Interested in registering? Visit our website here (please hyperlink the word Here to: https://snr.salemcountynj.gov/home/)

For more information or if you need assistance in signing up, call Jenna Hogate at (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8304.

NJ Register Ready NJ (Special Needs Registry for Disasters)

Salem County participates in the state-wide registry for residents with access and functional needs called NJ Register Ready. Register Ready is voluntary and free program designed to assist first responders and emergency planners in identifying those residents that may need assistance in evacuating in advance of an emergency and so that emergency management may develop the necessary plans to support those needs. It will also help emergency planners in the development of shelter plans for those residents with Access and Functional Needs. The information collected through a secure on-line portal is only accessible to the Salem County Health and Human Services/ Salem County Office of Emergency Management and first responders.

Who Should Register?  You (or someone on your behalf) should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends or to a public shelter during an emergency evacuation, because of a physical or cognitive limitation, language barrier, or lack of transportation. Remember, your priority should be to relocate with a family member or friend first!

Interested in registering you or someone else? Visit our website here (please hyperlink the word Here to: https://health.salemcountynj.gov/human-services/register-ready-nj-special-needs-registry/.

For more information or if you need assistance in signing up, call Jenna Hogate at (856) 935-7510 Ext. 8304. 

Services & Programs

The Office of Aging & Disabilities Services serves an advocacy role to provide the public with information and service referrals. Contact 856-339-8622 or 1-877-222-3737.

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Some of our Services & Programs

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE PROGRAM (PASP)
The Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP) is a self directed program that provides routine, non-medical assistance to adults with disabilities who are attending school, employed or involved in community volunteer work. Personal assistants help with tasks such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, bathing, dressing, shopping, and driving or using public transportation. The total number of hours a person can receive is based on the individual, up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.

To be eligible, you must reside in NJ, have a permanent physical disability, be 18 years old or older, be capable of directing your own services and be employed, volunteering or in school. For more information call Jenna Hogate at 856-935-7510 ext. 8304.

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 & Disabilities 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 & Disabilities at (856) 339-8622 or email us at 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 $38,769 for a single person, and under $45,270 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 $38,769 for a single person and $45,270 for a married couple. The program enables eligible people to receive a total credit of $225 on their electric and/or gas bills.

PROJECT LIFESAVER
Project Lifesaver works in conjunction with the Salem County Sheriff’s Office to protect wandering patients and give peace of mind to caregivers, families and communities.  It’s an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Down syndrome and Autism. It forms partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations to deploy specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.

SENIOR GOLD
Senior Gold is a prescription program for those who have income between $38,770 – $48,769 if single or $45,271 – $55,270 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 until a deductible is met, then only $15 co-pay is due.

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 & Disabilities at 856-339-8622 or 856-451-1207 ext. 8622.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Under Adult Protective Services (APS) specially trained staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of Salem County residents living in the community and are 60 years of age or older or under 60 and disabled. The resident must be the subject of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and unable to make or carry out their own decision making. To make a referral call the Salem County Office on Aging and Disabilities at 856-339-8622. ALL REFERRALS ARE CONFIDENTIAL.

SCOOT 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 designated by NJ Transit, the Salem County SCOOT Transportation services is available to you.

★ Find out more on our SCOOT Transportation page on this website.

ASSISTED TRANSPORTATION
This program provides help for residents 60 years of age or older who are unable to safely ride the SCOOT Transportation System alone and have no one to help them ride the van. For more information contact SCOOT Transportation at 856-339-8644.

HOME DELIVERED MEALS / WEEKEND MEALS
These are available to home-bound senior citizens that are not capable of going to a nutrition site for a meal. Weekend meals are delivered to home-bound 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; 1-800-496-4570.

CONGREGATE NUTRITION SITE
Salem county has one center where a nutritionally balanced meal is served.  Recreational activities are also provided at the center.  New applicants for the congregate nutrition site must call Mid-Atlantic States Career and Education Center at 856-514-2200 ext. 103 to see if they are eligible for the program.

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 please contact Active Day 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 & Disabilities 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.

JERSEY ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITY CARE-GIVING (JACC)
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 & Disabilities 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.

Contact your Office on Aging & Disabilities 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. Contact our office at 856-339-8622 for information about our Tai Chi classes.

NOTARY PROGRAM
This 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 & Disabilities 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 & Disabilities for an appointment to be screened 856-339-8622.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Employees of the Office on Aging & Disabilities are available to speak to your organization.
Please make requests for this service through the Office on Aging & Disabilities.

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 PRAC for more information at 856-299-5800.

MEDICAID MANAGED LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS (MLTSS)
Medicaid Managed Long Term Ser-vices and Supports (MLTSS) is a Medicaid waiver program. MLTSS is designed to provide expanded community based care for eligible participants. Services may include home delivered meals, home care, and PERS in addition to the Medicaid healthcare services a participant is eligible to receive. A participant works with a care manager from their Managed Care Provider (MCO) to develop a plan of care that best suits his/her needs.

To be eligible for MLTSS one must be 65 years or older or eligible for Social Security Disability or declared disabled by the State of NJ. income for 2022 must be below $2523 a month with assets below $2000. Please contact the Salem County Office on Aging & Disabilities at 856-339-8622 for more information and to schedule a screening.

LOAN CLOSET
There is a loan closet that contains items to assist with mobility. Items such as: wheelchairs, canes, and walkers. We have some new toilet items such as commodes, or high seats. We also have safety items such as bedrails and grip bars. All are on loan to any Salem County resident. To use a piece of equipment you can call 856-339-8622, to see if that particular item is available. If it is, you need to complete a short application. The equipment typically is loaned out for 3 months. However, if you need something longer please discuss that at the time of pickup.

If you have gently used items you no longer need please consider donating them to our loan closet. Please call us at 856-339-8622 to provide information regarding the item you would like to donate. We ask that items be dropped off during normal business hours. However, if that is not possible we may be able to arrange for pickup.

Contributions are accepted for all programs. However, no consumer will be denied services if unwilling or unable to contribute. All contributions received are used to expand these services.”

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