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Program Administration

Office of Community Resources, Education & Wellness
This office administers numerous programs to educate consumers and professionals about aging services and health and wellness trends and programs.

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Health Promotion Programs

HealthEASE
This program coordinates and expands health promotion and disease prevention services for older adults at the local level. On this site you will find information on physical activity, health education and coordinated screening programs that help seniors live healthier, more independent lives.

  • Move Today  -- a 30-45 minute non-aerobic exercise class designed to improve flexibility, balance and stamina.
  • Health Education  -- a series of classes providing important information on seven health promotion topics.
  • Take Control of Your Health  -- are peer-led programs that give people with chronic conditions and/or their caregivers the knowledge, skills and confidence to take a more active role in their health care.
  • A Matter of Balance  -- a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have this concern.
  • Project Healthy Bones  -- an exercise and education program for people with, or at risk of osteoporosis includes exercises that target the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.
  • HealthEASE Program Guide  [pdf 517k]-- this on-line publication describes the major components of HealthEASE.

 

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Wellness Information on Selected Issues


Osteoporosis
Get all the facts on this chronic condition known as “The Silent Disease.”

Arthritis
Arthritis is New Jersey’s leading cause of disability. Click here to learn about the disease and key resources.

Falls Prevention Awareness
One in three older adults fall each year.  Get the facts and join statewide efforts to raise awareness of fall prevention.

Flu Shots
An estimated 2,000 New Jersey seniors die each year from the flu. This site has prevention tips and, during flu season (October-April), a comprehensive listing of flu shot clinics. Information is also available on the H1N1 flu virus.

QuitNet
It is never too early - or too late - in life to give up cigarette smoking and tobacco use.

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Medicare Information


Medicare Counseling through SHIP 
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free, objective and confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plus, Medicare Prescription Drug coverage and Long-Term Care Insurance.

Get Help Paying Your Medicare Costs 

Qualifying Medicare beneficiaries can get help paying their Part B (doctor) and Part D (prescription) expenses.

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Volunteer Opportunities


Become a Volunteer
A great way to stay active in retirement is to volunteer your time, energy and skills to a good cause. Contact the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) or volunteer center in your county to get involved.

Become a SHIP Volunteer 

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 Plus, Medicare Prescription Drug coverage and Long-Term Care Insurance. SHIP is recruiting volunteers to help seniors make informed choices.

Become a Medicare Fraud Prevention Volunteer 

Help fight Medicare waste, fraud and abuse by joining the SMP of New Jersey's volunteer corps.

Become a Volunteer Advocate
The Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly is seeking volunteers to help ensure quality of life and resolve minor quality of care concerns raised by residents of long-term care facilities.

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