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 Chosen Freeholders, 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.

    Read a brochure and view our presentation for more information.

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

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

    Print list (PDF)

    Alan R. Adler, Esq.
    10 Park Place, Suite 320
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-9212

    Benedict V. Aspero, Esq.
    222 Ridgedale Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07962
    (973) 829-1060

    Robert A. Bernstein, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 285-3285

    Michael D. Bolton, Esq.
    916 Mount Kemble Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 425-0497

    Joseph Burns, Esq.
    60 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 829-1010

    Alice Jacobs Carles, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 400
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 540-8700

    Henry H. Fein, Esq.
    7 Century Drive, Suite 201
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 538-4700

    Kathleen Noonan Fennelly, Esq.
    4 Headquarters Plaza
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 292-1700

    James B. Garland, Esq.
    350 Mount Kemble Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07962
    (973) 267-0058

    Meredith L. Grocott, Esq.
    10 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000

    Robert J. Hueston, Esq.
    256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 207
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 377-0200

    Susan M. Joseph, Esq.
    22 Route 10 West, Suite 201
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    (973) 927-8850

    Levine & Levine
    147 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 101
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 210-7050

    Robert F. Long, Jr., Esq.
    12 Second Avenue
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 627-1012

    Gary P. Lubowiecki, Esq.
    29 Fieldstone Drive
    Whippany, NJ 07981
    (973) 428-8643

    Vincent Macri, Esq.
    49 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    (973) 577-6010
    Beth C. Manes, Esq.
    55 Madison Avenue, Suite 320A
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 644-0770

    Gary Mazart. Esq.
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000

    Donald M. McHugh, CELA, Esq.
    49 Ridgedale Avenue
    East Hanover, NJ 07936
    (973) 577-6010

    Richard I. Miller, CELA, Esq.
    Lanidex Executive Center
    100 Misty Lane
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 975-4349

    The Murphy Law Firm
    67 E. Park Place 5th Floor
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    (973) 975-4349

    David T. Norrie, Esq.
    500 International Dr. N.,Suite 125
    Mt. Olive, NJ 07828
    (973) 347-3347

    Roma K. Oster, Esq.
    135 Beach Street
    Rockaway, NJ 07866
    (973) 625-9124

    Keith E. Paterson, Esq.
    Schoolhouse Plaza, Suite 104
    124 E. Main Street
    Denville, NJ 07834
    (973) 625-0044

    Paul Rosenberg, Esq.
    30A Vreeland Road, Suite 230
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    (973) 993-2287

    Regina M. Spielberg, Esq.
    10 Washington Street
    Morristown, NJ 07963
    (973) 539-1000

    Ginger H. Stillman, Esq.
    201 Route 10
    Succasunna, NJ 07876
    (973) 927-5882

    Joseph D. Sullivan, Esq.
    8 Ridgedale Avenue
    Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
    (973) 361-4099

    Dierdre R. Wheatley-Liss
    7 Century Drive, Suite 201
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 538-4700

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

    A summer picnic is held at each nutrition site for all congregate clients.  View picnic locations and dates.

  • Map – Morris County Services
  • Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS)
  • Morris County Distinguished Service Medal Application for military personnel
  • NJ Motor Vehicle License and/or placards for persons with disabilities
  • NJ State Library / Talking Book & Braille Center
  • Nursing Homes
    • Morris View Healthcare Center
    • Full List of Nursing Homes

      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
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled (PAAD, Senior Gold, Lifeline)
  • 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