Senior Programs & Services

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Somerset County divisions, boards, commissions, and affiliated agencies offer a variety of programs and services directed to seniors.  More information is available about each area by linking to the websites.

 

Adult Protective Services 
The Somerset County Board of Social Services is the lead agency in the provision of services to vulnerable adults. The goal of the Protective Services Program is to provide “vulnerable adults,” who live in the community, the specific services they need so they can continue to reside in the community free from risk or harm. In all cases, trained Social Workers work directly with the client in ways that both respect the individuals right to self-determination and afford protection.

Aging and Disability Services 
A designated  Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), designed to streamline access to long-term care support services, health promotion, and education.  Links seniors, their caregivers, and adults with disabilities to the programs and services needed to remain independent and active in the community

Fall Cleanup Program
In the fall, the Handyman Program sponsors an annual leaf clean-up. Volunteers of all ages donate their time on a Saturday in November to rake and bag leaves for frail elderly, homebound or disabled residents.

Handyman Program
The Handyman Program provides support services, in the way of minor household repairs, to seniors and disabled citizens of the County. The aim of this program is to allow residents to continue to live safe and independent lives in their own homes.

Home Health Aide Services
The Somerset County Board of Social Services provides Homemaker/Home Health Aide assistance to eligible county residents in need of this service because they are too seriously ill or too disabled to provide basic personal care for themselves.

Project Lifesaver
Persons with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease can be enrolled in a special program that can help locate them if they become missing.  Those enrolled in the program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal with a unique radio frequency.  This radio frequency allows specially trained Sheriff's Officers  to locate the individual.

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation.  Persons 55 and over can use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their community.

Senior Housing Options
The Somerset County Planning Board provides a map and listing of senior housing options which includes: active adult retirement communities, assisting living, low/moderate income housing, independent living senior housing, market rate senior housing, residential health care, long term care facilities, sub-acute care facilities, and shared living residences.

Senior Wellness Centers
Somerset County Senior Wellness Centers offer a wide range of experiences in a social and uplifting atmosphere intended to positively impact overall health.  Members participate in programs and activities to support health living, social interaction, and good nutrition.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Trained volunteers provide assistance to Medicare and Medicaid recipients to complete forms, choose prescription plans, and other tasks.

Transportation Services
The Somerset County Transportation Division provides para-transit services to seniors and persons with disabilities to a variety of destinations within a five-mile boundary of Somerset County on a time-and-space available basis.