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Help for Seniors

Your Library, Your Lifeline: Help for Seniors

In the Library | In Camden County | In New Jersey | Federal Resources

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In the Library

See the Library's Services for Seniors.

In Camden County

Camden County - Services for Seniors is the starting point for County-wide resources and benefits for seniors, from benefits counseling to transportation.  You can call the Division directly at 800-955-2446.

In New Jersey

New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry (NJ EASE) is an easy way for seniors and their families to get information about, and access to senior services by calling a toll free phone number which will be answered by a person from an agency in your county.
Call toll-free: 1-877-222-3737.

Senior Services Quick links to directories, housing options, health & wellness resources, benefits and safely information for New Jersey seniors.

Special Automobile Insurance Company (SAIP)
This initiative, also known as Dollar a Day, helps make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.

Utility Bills

The New Jersey Board of Utilities provides information about the following assistance programs: Comfort Partners, LIHEAP, Universal Service Fund - Energy, Winter Termination Program, Lifeline Program, NJSHARES and Telephone Assistance.

Tax Assistance

Free tax preparation services are available with programs from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE).  Most branches of the Camden County Library System host these services during tax preparation time in February, March and April.

Doctor Bills

The New Jersey Medicaid program provides medical assistance to people who qualify.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey's Medicare beneficiaries who have problems or questions about their health insurance.   Call them at 800-792-8820

Medication Costs

New Jersey state funded prescription assistance - Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD).

Transportation to Doctor's Appointments

Check for local transportation programs by county in New Jersey: NJ Find a Ride.

Assistive Technology

The Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing distributes assistive technology to qualified deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind New Jersey residents, as well as those with a serious speech impediment.

Free items, resources and services for the hearing and visually impaired from the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center.

Federal Resources

Healthy Aging for Older Adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directs you to information on topics such as the Flu and caregiving.

Federal Benefits for Seniors lists programs from the federal government for older persons, such as employment and the Older Americans Act.