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MISSION STATEMENT

As partners in the community the Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services provides leadership in the development and implementation of programs and services that enable Middlesex County seniors and disabled population to remain independent in the community.

OFFICE INFORMATION

The County Office of Aging and Disabled Services is the federally designated agency to advocate, plan, coordinate and provide area wide programs and services to senior citizens residing in the county regardless of the funding source. It serves as the connecting link between County government, the State Department of Health and Senior Services and local communities in the development of various senior programs initiated by federal, state and county directive. Thru annual contracts, the office funds local providers for support services in: legal assistance, adult day care, telephone reassurance, outreach, transportation, congregate nutrition, home delivered meals, language translation, friendly visiting, visiting nurse, homemaker home health aides, care management, residential maintenance, senior center support, mental health services, caregiver education, and information and assistance.

    The Office of Aging and Disabled Services conducts a needs assessment survey and public hearing annually to determine the service needs and priority areas to allocate funding. It administers senior service programs and programs for the disabled from a comprehensive approach by addressing issues related to three vantage areas:

  • advocacy
  • access to services - information, referral and assistance
  • resource management - effective and efficient coordination of services

The office is the recognized lead agency for ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Connection) the statewide system that coordinates access to services, care management and support services for seniors and the disabled. It is responsible for taking the lead in providing information, referral and assistance to seniors, the disabled, their caregivers, provider agencies and the general public who need to obtain services in the county. The office is also linked to the Eldercare Locator which gives access to a network of Aging entities nationwide. The ADRC toll free number within New Jersey is 1-877-222-3737 and the Eldercare Locator national toll free number is 1-800-677-1116.


The Office of Aging and Disabled Services directly provides a broad array of services including:

  • Information and Assistance for seniors, the disabled, and caregivers
  • Congregate noontime meals at sites located in: Carteret, Edison, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Sayreville, and South Brunswick
  • Transportation to the congregate sites.
  • Weekday home delivered meals to frail homebound seniors
  • Medicare health insurance counseling on site and at various locations
  • Care management services for Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiver Program (JACC)
  • Care management services for the Respite Care Program for Caregivers
  • Coordination of in-home services under various county funded programs
  • Care management services for the Global Options For Long-Term Care Program (GO)
  • Health awareness and nutrition education programs
  • Life enrichment and senior recognition programs
  • Annual Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition
  • Annual 90's Birthday Bash
  • Annual Senior Health & Fitness Walk
  • Distribution of FREE "File of Life" refrigeration information pouches
  • "ENSURE" Senior are Nourished Initiative
  • Farm Market Produce for Seniors Initiative
  • Middlesex Rx
  • Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP)
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Project Medical Card

As a means to advocate on behalf of and inform the public about disability and senior issues and programs, the office provides speakers for senior clubs, civic, health care, law enforcement, caregiver, religious and other community or business groups.

 

 

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