Aging Individuals

Project Lifesaver is applicable to any who are prone to wander, including dementia patients and autistic children.

The Role We Play

If you are over the age of 60, disabled or a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for a variety of services.  Many of the service programs are provided by the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming, State and County Agencies, and through private Foundations and Charities.  The Morris County Board of County Commissioners, and Older Americans Act and the State of New Jersey are responsible for much of the funding for these programs.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services have established a “one-door” access to services that will help people age in place. In New Jersey, this is called the Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and/or Area Agency on Aging (AAA).


  • Adult Protective Services

    Morris County Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

    A vulnerable adult is defined as a person 18 years of age or older who resides in a community setting and who, because of a physical or mental illness, disability or deficiency, lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make, communicate, or carry out decisions concerning his or her well-being.

    • Abuse: the willful infliction of physical pain, injury, or mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or the willful deprivation of services which are necessary to maintain a person’s physical and mental health.
    • Sexual abuse: any sexual activity where the vulnerable adult does not consent or is incapable of resisting or declining consent due to disability or fear of retributions or hardship.
    • Neglect: an act or failure to act by a vulnerable adult’s caretaker which results in the inadequate provision of care necessary to maintain the health of the vulnerable adult, putting him or her at risk of serious or life threatening injury.
    • Self neglect: the result of a vulnerable adult’s inability, due to physical and/or mental impairments or diminished capacity, to perform essential self-care tasks, putting him or her at risk of serious or life threatening injury.
    • Exploitation: the act of illegally using the person or resources of a vulnerable adult for another person’s profit or advantage.

    NJ State Law has deemed health care professionals, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics/emergency medical technicians as mandatory reporters. Any of these professionals with reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is the subject of abuse, neglect, or exploitation shall report the information to the county APS provider.

    Adults who need home based services alone are not considered vulnerable. These individuals can be referred for care management services.

    If you have questions or would like to make a referral, please call 973-326-7282.

  • Aging in Place Program


    The Aging in Place home repair program makes accessibility and energy efficiency improvements for Morris County households with a member age 62 and over. Visit Habitat for Humanity for program information and to access the requirements and intake form, or call Habitat for Humanity at 973-891-1934 to speak with the Program Coordinator.

  • Care Management
  • Caregiver Support
  • Dental Info and Referral
  • Elder Law Attorneys

    Legal Services of Northwest Jersey
    This organization provides free legal services to eligible low-income individuals. They also provide preparation of Wills, Power of Attorney and Advanced Medical Directives for eligible seniors and those with disabilities.
    30 Schuyler Place
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960

    NAELA is a national organization that provides a referral to attorneys who practice in elder law and special needs planning (at a cost).

    Legal Services of New Jersey
    This organization provides free civil legal services to eligible individuals residing in New Jersey.
    1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529): Open for call 8am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

    Morris County Bar Association 
    Fax: 973-605-8325
    245 South Street
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960

  • Emergency Response Info and Referral
  • Employment Support Services
  • Eye Information and Referral
  • Foreclosure Intervention Program
  • Free Eye Screenings (Schedule)
  • Hope House Fix-It Program
  • Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Income Restricted Senior Housing
  • Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

    The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.

    Find out if you’re eligible for the program, fill out an application or locate a Local Agency at State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

  • Meals on Wheels/Nutrition Project

    The Morris County Nutrition Project provides hot nutritious meals, education, and personal interaction through three components:  Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Weekend Meals.  The Project served 509,669 meals in 2011.

    The Project currently operates fifteen Nutrition Sites throughout Morris County.   Along with a noontime meal, Midday Friendship Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer recreational, social, and educational activities.  View our calendar and map of locations.

    Some activities include line dancing, bingo, movies, sing-alongs, arts and crafts, guest speakers, parties, health screenings and educational programs tailored to the elderly.

    Home-delivered Meals (also known as Meals on Wheels) and weekend meals are available for elderly and disabled who are homebound.  The delivery of meals is provided through a network of paid employees and volunteer drivers. Call (800) 564-4656.

    Morris County participates in the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program. This statewide program provides low-income seniors with vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers Markets in Morris County.

  • Map – Morris County Services
  • Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS)
  • Morris County Distinguished Service Medal Application for military personnel
  • NJSave
    • Use this online application for Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD), Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD), Lifeline Utility Assistance, Medicare Savings Programs, Medicare Part D’s Low Income Subsidy (LIS, also known as “Extra Help”), and Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program.
    • If you prefer to use paper, fill out this application for PAAD.
  • NJ State Library / Talking Book & Braille Center
  • Nursing Homes

    Nursing Homes in Morris County
    Facility Beds and Payment Information
    Care One at Madison
    151 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 656-2700
    186 Beds
    Private Pay
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Care One at Morris
    100 Mazdabrook Road
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 739-9494
    Private Pay
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Franciscan Oaks
    21 Pocono Road
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 586-5000
    79 Beds
    Private Pay
    Garden Terrace Nursing Home
    361 Main Street
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    (973) 635-0899
    34 Beds
    Private Pay
    Holly Manor Center
    84 Cold Hill Road
    Mendham, NJ 07945
    (973) 543-2500
    124 Beds
    Private Pay
    Medicaid, Medicare
    King James Care Center
    415 Southern Boulevard
    Chatham, NJ 07828
    (973) 822-1500
    108 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Lincoln Park Care
    499 Pine Brook Road
    Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
    (973) 696-3300
    547 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Lincoln Park Renaissance   
    521 Pine Brook Road
    Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
    (973) 696-3300
    159 Beds
    Medicare, Medicaid
    Private Pay
    Merry Heart Nursing Home
    200 Route 10 West
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    (973) 584-4000
    113 Beds
    Private Pay
    Morris Hills Center-Genesis Health Care
    77 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 540-9800
    304 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Morris View Healthcare Center
    540 West Hanover Avenue
    Morris Township, NJ 07960
    (973) 285-2800
    283 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    New Jersey Firemen’s Home
    565 Lathrop Avenue
    Boonton, NJ 070085
    (973) 334-0024
    75 Beds
    Private Pay
    Pine Acres Nursing Home
    51 Madison Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
    (973) 377-2124
    102 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Regency Grande Nursing & Rehab Center
    65 North Sussex Street
    Dover, NJ 07801
    (973) 361-5200
    135 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Troy Hills Center
    200 Reynolds Avenue
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 887-8080
    130 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
    Cheshire Home
    9 Ridgedale Avenue
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 966-1232
    35 Beds
    Medicaid, Medicare
    Private Pay
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Respite Programs
  • Senior Centers
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / Food Stamps
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
    • SHIP Sites

      Please call for an appointment, many sites can not accommodate walk-ins.

      SHIP Sites list (pdf)

      Senior Services Center of the Chathams
      58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ 07928

      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
      [email protected]
      St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville Campus
      25 Pocono Road, Denville, 07834

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      St. Francis Residential Community
      122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, 07834

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      East Hanover Senior Center
      96 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, East Hanover, 07936

      Madison Senior Center
      28 Walnut Street, Madison, 07940

      Morristown Memorial Hospital
      100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, 07960

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      VNA of NNJ
      175 South Street, Morristown, 07960

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Mt. Olive Board of Health
      204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, 07828

      New Road Pharmacy
      69 New Road, Parsippany

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501

      973-627-7200 ext. 2054
      Rockaway Township Municipal Building
      65 Mt. Hope Road, Rockaway 07866

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Skylands RSVP Volunteer Resource Center
      21 Pine Street, Suite 101, Rockaway, 07866

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Senior Resource Center / Home Instead
      109 Main Street, Succasunna, 07876

      973-784-4900 ext. 3501
      Wharton Public Library
      15 South Main Street, Wharton

  • Transportation
  • Utility Assistance


    Emergency Utility Assistance is available to clients who are in need of a one-time payment to their utility company and have received a shutoff notice. There is a maximum dollar amount that OTA can assist with, but the ultimate goal is to avoid shut off or restore service when possible. Clients will be seen by a social worker in the office to better assess their needs.

  • VA application for health benefits
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
    • VITA Sites

      2017 Tax Year

      Boonton Senior Center
      126 North Main St.
      Boonton, NJ 07005
      Tel: 973-544-8293
      Open: TU, W 9:30AM-2:30PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Gujarati and Hindi is spoken, Hindi on Tuesday

      Chatham Library
      214 Main St.
      Chatham, NJ 07928
      Tel: 973-635-0603
      Open: Feb 1–Apr 12, W 10:00am-2:00pm
      Special instructions: By appointment

      Chatham Senior Community Center
      58 Meyersville Rd.
      Chatham, NJ 07928
      Tel: 973-635-4565
      Open: TH 9:30AM-2:00PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible

      Chester Library
      250 West Main St.
      Chester, NJ 07930
      Tel: 908-879-7612
      Open: TU 9:30AM-1:30PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu is spoken

      Denville Municipal Building
      1 St Mary’s Place
      Denville, NJ 07834
      Tel: 973-627-6555
      Open: W 10:00am-2:00pm
      Handicap Accessible; Vietnamese is spoken

      First Memorial Presbyterian Church
      51 W. Blackwell St.
      Dover, NJ 07801
      Tel: N/A
      Open: Feb 2-Apr 13, TU 11:30am-3:00pm; TH 11:30am-3:00pm; 6:30pm-9:00pm
      Special instructions: Walk-in

      Mount Olive Library
      202 Flanders Drakestown Rd.
      Flanders, NJ 07836
      Tel: 973-691-8686
      Open: Feb 2 – Apr 11; TH 11:00am – 3:30pm; SA (Feb 18, Mar 18 & Apr 15) 9:00am – 1:00pm (Last appointment 12 Noon)
      Special instructions: By Appointment

      Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Department
      103 Kiel Ave.
      Kinnelon, NJ 07405
      Tel: 973-838-1321
      Open: TH 10:00AM-2:00PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible

      Lake Hiawatha Library
      69 Nokomis Ave.
      Lake Hiawatha , NJ 07034
      Tel: 973-334-0952
      Open: Saturdays, Feb 11 – Apr 15; 10:00am – 4:00pm (Last appointment at 2:30pm)
      Special instructions: By Appointment

      Parsippany Community Center
      1130 Knoll Rd.
      Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
      Tel: 973-263-7351
      Open: TU 9:00am-2:00pm
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Gujarati and Hindi are spoken

      Madison Senior Center
      28 Walnut St.
      Madison, NJ 07940
      Tel: 973-593-3095
      Open: W 9:00AM-2:00PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Hindi, Punjabi, German, Mandarin, and Chinese are spoken

      Jefferson Senior Center
      54 Schoolhouse Rd.
      Milton, NJ 07438
      Tel: 973-208-8272
      Open: Feb 10 – Mar 31, F 10:00am – 2:00pm
      Special instructions: By Appointment

      Interfaith Food Pantry
      2 Executive Drive
      Morris Plains, NJ 07950
      Tel: 973-993-1160 ext. 521
      Open: Appointment Only (Make appointment)
      Special instructions: By Appointment

      Presbyterian Church
      57 East Park Place
      Morristown, NJ 07960
      Tel: 973-538-3451
      Open: Feb 2 – Apr 13, M 4:30pm – 8:30pm; TU, TH 9:30am – 1:30pm
      Special instructions: Appointment Preferred; Walk-in Allowed

      Morristown Senior Center
      200 South St.
      Morristown, NJ 07960
      Tel: 973-292-6690
      Open: M 9:30AM-1:30PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Hindi, Punjabi, Mandarin Chinese, Chinese, and Tagalog are spoken

      Jefferson Township Library
      1031 Weldon Rd.
      Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
      Tel: 973-208-6244
      Open: W 9:30AM-1:30PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible

      Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library
      449 Halsey Rd.
      Parsippany, NJ 07054
      Tel: 973-887-5150
      Open: F 9:30AM-2:30PM; SA 9:30AM-1:30PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; German, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese spoken on Fridays; Vietnamese spoken on Saturdays

      Pequannock Municipal Bldg.
      Town Hall Court Room, 530 Newark-Pompton Turnpike
      Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
      Tel: 973-897-0411
      Open: Feb 7 – Apr 4; TU 10:00am – 2:00pm
      Special instructions: By appointment

      Rockaway Township Senior Center
      19 Mt. Hope Rd.
      Rockaway, NJ 07866
      Tel: 973-366-5327
      Open: Feb 15 – Apr 12; W 10:00am – 2:00pm
      Special instructions: By appointment and walk-in

      Roxbury Public Library
      103 Main St.
      Succasunna, NJ 07876
      Tel: 973-584-2400
      Open: M, TH 10:00am-2:00pm
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Tagalog, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and German spoken on Mondays; Tagalog, Hindi, German spoken on Thursdays

      Wharton Public Library
      15 South Main St.
      Wharton, NJ 07885
      Tel: 973-361-1333
      Open: M, TU 10:30AM-3:00PM
      Special instructions: Appointment Required
      Handicap accessible; Bengali and Hindi spoken on Mondays and Tuesdays

      Morris County Library
      30 East Hanover Ave.
      Whippany, NJ 07981
      Tel: 973-538-3451
      Open: Feb 4 – Apr 15; SA 9:00 am – 1:30pm; Mar 8 – Apr 12; W 9:00am – 1:30pm
      Special instructions: By appointment; Walk-ins if space available

  • Volunteer Opportunities for Older Adults
  • Wheelchair Symbol Plates and Persons with a Disability Placards

    New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission offers general information on Individuals who meet the medical qualifications to apply for license plates, placard or both.

    Please visit the New Jersey MVC website for information about Special Plate Unit qualifications, application, and checklist.

    Call the Special Plate Unit at 609-292-6500 ext. 5061. You can also ask questions or get the application at your local DMV.