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Guide for SeniorsNew Jersey Services (Toll Free Numbers) - Senior Affairs

Mayor's Commission On Senior Affairs - Jersey City Service Groups

Financial  Counseling Agencies - Health Services - Support Groups

Jersey City Nursing Homes - General Services - Jersey City Nutrition Sites

Jersey City Senior Housing - Transportation 

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Guide For Seniors

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 1-800-424-3410
AARP New Jersey State Office 609-987-0744

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New Jersey Services (Toll Free Numbers)

NJ Department of Health and Senior Services 1-800-792-8820
Consumer Information Info Line 1-800-242-5846
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 201-217-7123
Hudson County Office on Aging 201-271-4322
Hudson County Surrogate 201-795-6377
New Jersey Division on Aging 1-800-792-8820
Product Safety 1-800-638-2772
PAAD/Lifeline 1-800-792-9745
New Jersey Transit Info Line 1-800-772-2222
Ombudsman for Institutionalized Elderly 1-800-624-4262

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Jersey City Senior Affairs

Catherine Macchi, Director 201-547-5466
Joan F. Young, Program Coordinator 201-547-5801
Mark A. Rossi, Community Relations 201-547-5036
Joseph Gallagher 201-547-4777
John Nagel 201-547-5045

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Mayor's Commission On Senior Affairs

Bret Schundler, Mayor   Ex Officio Member 201-547-5200
Thomas DeGise, President  Jersey City Municipal Council  Ex Officio Member 201-547-5277
Thomas Gallagher, Director  Housing, Economic Development and Commerce  Ex Officio Member 201-547-5070
Catherine Macchi, Executive Director  Office of Senior Affairs  Ex Officio Member 201-547-5466
Col. Mariano S. Aureus, Chairman  
Joseph Gallagher, Vice-Chairman 201-547-4777
Florence Byrne  Commissioner  
Rev. Fernando Colon  Commissioner 201-547-5283
Rodolfo "Rudy" Cuaderno  Commissioner  
Rose Goodson  Commissioner  
Gloria Rodriguez  Commissioner  
Lou Saliceti  Commissioner 201-547-4748
Louis Weiner  Commissioner  

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Jersey City Service Groups

Philippine American Veterans Organization
173A Baldwin Ave
201-963-7086
Urban League  Seniors In Community Service
779 Bergen Ave
201-451-8890
Friendly Visitors Program  Ste. 102, 72 Danforth Ave 201-451-1807
Let's Celebrate   Senior Services
(Meals-on-Wheels)  201 Cornelison Ave.
201-451-4040
Visiting Homemaker Service  586 Newark Ave. 201-656-6001
Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services
Nursing Assessment for Home Care
Social Services
Emergency Chore Service
Senior Care Program
Longterm Care Program
Respite Care Program
S.C.I.L.S.A. Special Program for the Visually Impaired
Youth in Elderly Service (YES)
201-795-2218
Veterans' Center  115 Christopher Columbus Drive 1-973-645-2038

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Counseling Agencies

Alzheimer's Association
299 Cherry Hill Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
201-316-6676
Christ Hospital Community Mental Health
176 Palisades Ave
Jersey City, NJ
201-795-8375
International Institute of New Jersey
(services for immigrants)
880 Bergen Ave
Jersey City, NJ
201-653-3888
Jewish Family & Counseling Services
(general medical/family services)
1050 Kennedy Blvd
Bayonne, NJ
201-436-2004
Mt. Carmel Guild Mental Health Clinic
Catholic Community Services
(mental health services)
201-332-4365

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Financial

Hudson County Welfare
100 Newkirk St   Jersey City, NJ
201-420-3000
Food Stamps
2 Enos Pl  Jersey City, NJ
201-420-3172
Jersey City Economic Assistance
(welfare)
2 Harrison Ave   Jersey City, NJ
201-547-6863
Medicaid Office
438 Summit Ave  Jersey City, NJ
201-217-7100
Social Security Administration
3000 Kennedy Blvd  Jersey City, NJ
1-800-772-1213

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Health Services

The Hudson Hospice
93-95 Clerk St   Jersey City, NJ
201-433-6225
Hudson County Dental Program for the Elderly
895 Bergen Ave  Jersey City, NJ
201-653-7886
Jersey City Alliance to Combat Drug & Alcohol Abuse
201 Cornelisong Ave   Jersey City, NJ
201-547-4487
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
83 Wayne St   Jersey City, NJ
201-451-2877
St. Francis Parkside Center Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
25 McWilliams Pl    Jersey City, NJ
201-418-2760

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Support Groups

Alzheimer's Disease Support Group
Christ Hospital
176 Palisade Ave   Jersey City, NJ
201-795-8030
Widow/Widower Self Help Group
Bayonne Office on Aging
16 West 4th St   Bayonne, NJ
201-858-6119

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Jersey City Nursing Homes

St Ann's Home for the Aged
198 Old Bergen Road
201-433-0950
B.S. Pollak Hospital
100 Clifton Pl
201-432-1000
Hamilton Park Health Care Center
533 Monmouth St
201-653-8800
Harbor View Health Care
178 Ogden Ave
201-963-1800
JC Shelter Boarding Home
136 Summit Ave
201-332-1700
Jewish Home & Rehabilitation
198 Stevens Ave
201-451-9000
Liberty House Nursing Home
620 Montgomery St.
201-435-0033
St. Joseph's Home for the Blind
537 Pavonia Ave
201-653-8300

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General Services

Arthritis Center of Hudson County 201-216-3050
Cancer Information/Sloan Kettering 212-639-2000
Veteran's Center 201-645-2038
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 1-800-424-3410
AARP New Jersey State Office 609-987-0744
AARP Pharmacy Services 800-456-2277

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Jersey City Nutrition Sites

Let's Celebrate
201 Cornelison Ave
201-451-4040
Site #4 - Maureen Collier Center
Multi-Service Site   380 Bergen Ave
201-434-3794
Site #5 - Jewish Home & Rehabilitation Center
198 Stevens Ave
201-451-9000
ext. 212
Site #7 - Ocean Towers
425 Ocean Ave
201-434-8691
Site #8 - Paterson Street Center
(Multi-Service Site)   28 Paterson St
201-420-8249
Site #9 - Paco/Villa Borinquen
398 Grove St
201-420-8950

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Jersey City Senior Housing

Jersey City Housing Authority
514 Newark Ave
201-547-6600
Batteryview Apartments
72 Montgomery St
201-332-9400
Berry Gardens Apartments
92 Danforth Ave
199 Ocean Ave
201-547-6710
Boyd McGuiness Apartments
2555 Kennedy Blvd
201-4343-2227
Cambridge Apartments
80 Cambridge Ave
201-792-2360
Fairmount Hotel
2595 Kennedy Blvd
201-946-4667
Grandview Terrace Apartments
3060 Kennedy Blvd.
201-792-4918
Harborview Apartments
145 Ocean Ave
201-432-1377
Jewish Home Rehabilitation Center
259 Van Nostrand Ave
201-461-5200
Jones Hall
591 Montgomery St
201-435-7631
Muhlenberg Gardens/Whittenberg
1065 Summit Ave
201-792-4475
Ocean Towers
425 Ocean Ave
201-434-8691
Plaza Apartments
91 Sip Ave
201-420-9526
St. Anthony's Padua Apartments
350 6th St
No phone in listing
Salem Lafayette Apartments
94 Union St
201-333-5130
Unico Towers
500 Grove St
201-792-4600

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Transportation

Taxi Cabs
The minimum fare for senior citizens is $2 on fares ranging from $2 to $4. Any fare over $4 will be reduced by half. If the driver refuses, forward your complaints along with cab number, time, date, and place to Licensing & Fees, Len Greiner, 201-547-4778.

Buses for the Disabled
ACCESS LINK, a NJ Transit service is available for disabled persons. Call 1-800-955-2321 for info about eligibility.

Medical Transportation
Call Christ Hospital at 201-795-8261. Please provide at least three weeks advance notice.

Hudson County Transcend also provides this service. Their number is 201-271-4307. At least four weeks advance notice is needed.

Senior Group Buses
Upon availability, senior groups can reserve a city bus for outings by calling Joan Young at 201-547-5801 or Mark Rossi at 201-547-5036.

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