COVID-19 Closures Extended for County-Operated Senior Centers
Medicare Open Enrollment October 15- December 7
Grab & Go Lunch Service Available
County-Operated Senior Centers Offer Virtual Programs
Office on Aging & Disability Services is Temporarily Closed to Walk-Ins, Curbside Assistance Available
SOMERVILLE, NJ – All Somerset County-operated senior wellness centers will continue to follow public healthcare guidelines for the safety of its clients and caregivers by remaining temporarily closed until December 31. County staff is working diligently to provide food deliveries and remote services.
Medicare Fall Open Enrollment: October 15 – December 7
Each year during open enrollment, beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare coverage. Somerset County invites you to meet with a Certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Counselor for a FREE, unbiased plan comparison. Do you know if your current plan covers your physician visits? Have your prescriptions changed and you are not sure if your plan will cover the cost? Are you interested in changing your current plan to Medicare Advantage? If so, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by contacting the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services via phone at (908) 704-6346 or toll free at (888) 747-1122 and ask for SHIP. All decisions will ultimately be yours, but it is great to be informed! At the time of the call please be patient as we will be getting information from you for a comprehensive comparison. To schedule an appointment with a SHIP Counselor contact the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services via phone at (908) 704-6346 or toll free at (888) 747-1122 and ask for SHIP. All decisions will ultimately be yours, but it is great to be informed! At the time of the call please be patient as we will be getting information from you for a comprehensive comparison.
Grab and Go Lunch service is available as a healthy alternative to congregate dining. Seniors can pick up their lunch at curbside at any of the six county-operated senior centers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration and reservations are required. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/GrabandGo2020.
Zoom programs are available to senior center clients, so they can participate in many of their favorite classes from the comfort of their own home. For more information about Zoom programs, visit http://bit.ly/SeniorZoomCalendar. To obtain a weekly activity packet by mail, call 908-704-6346 or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122. To sign up for senior center news, visit https://bit.ly/SeniorCenterNews
Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver hot and/or frozen meals, five days a week according to each client’s meal-delivery schedule.
The Office on Aging & Disability Services is closed to walk-ins, but the staff is available to answer calls and assist with curbside service. A client’s need for curbside service will be determined over the phone by staff. For those who are seeking assistance, call 908-704-6346 or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122. Clients are asked to leave a brief message with their name and phone number and calls will be returned as soon as possible.
To sign up for email bulletins, visit https://bit.ly/SeniorCenterNews. For more information about senior center programs, call 908-704-6346 or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122.
County-operated senior wellness centers are operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services. The multi-purpose facilities offer a variety of activities including educational programs, health and wellness information and a stimulating social setting.
The Office on Aging and Disability Services connects seniors, their caregivers and adults with disabilities to the programs and services they need to remain independent and active in their community.
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Joanne Fetzko, Executive Director
|Mail:||27 Warren Street, P.O. Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876|
- Is 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
ADRC Toll-Free Number: 1-888-747-1122
Benefits and Services
Nutrition and Wellness Programs
- Nutrition Program/Senior Centers
- Meals on Wheels Program
- Wellness Program
- Information and Assistance
- Benefits Screening
- Comprehensive Assessments
- Care Coordination and Options Counseling
- The Plan Ahead Project
- Telephone Reassurance
- Family caregiving support, education, and respite type services
- State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
- Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) Program
- Project Lifesaver