Office of Community Choice Options
Most seniors and people with disabilities in need of long-term care services prefer to get help in their home or in a community setting rather than in a nursing home. This office helps individuals learn about and access those services.
Office of Support Service for the Aged This office administers programs that help eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities pay prescription, Medicare, hearing aid and utility costs. These programs include PAAD and Senior Gold.
Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
There is an ADRC in every New Jersey county to help seniors, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers find out about and access important federal, state and local long-term services and supports. Call your ADRC toll-free at 1-877-222-3737.
Support Service for the Aged
Individuals with questions about the prescription assistance programs PAAD and Senior Gold, or about getting help paying Medicare, utility or hearing aids costs, can call 1-800-792-9745. For the AIDS Drug Distribution Program call 1-877-613-4533.
NJ's Medicare Information and Referral Service
Information and assistance with Medicare matters is available from 8:30 in the morning to 4:30 at night weekdays (except for State Holidays) by calling our statewide toll-free hotline at 1-800-792-8820.
You can now dial 2-1-1 on your telephone anytime of the day or night to learn about and be connected to social service programs and crisis intervention hotlines.
Medicare Counseling through SHIP SHIP - the State Health Insurance Assistance Program - provides free, objective and confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and Long-Term Care Insurance.
The website for New Jersey's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) provides seniors, adults with physical disabilities and their caregivers 24-hour access to information about services and programs designed to keep them healthy and independent in the community.