State Department of Health and Senior Services (Division of Aging and Community Services)Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly
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. Learn about benefits that senior citizens qualify for at BenefitsCheckUp.org
BenefitsCheckUp.org is a free and easy-to-use web-based service that allows older Americans, their families, care givers, and community organizations to quickly and easily determine what benefits they qualify for and how to claim them. BenefitsCheckUp identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans.Evaluate Elder Care Options at elderweb.com
ElderWeb.com aids senior citizens, their family members, and professionals evaluating elder-care options. This award-winning site addresses topics as diverse as elder law (regional and national), insurance (annuities, long-term care insurance, and more), and housing and care options. ElderWeb.com includes a news section with up-to-the-moment encapsulations of news affecting the elderly, a finance and law area that addresses ways to finance your loved ones' housing and care needs, an overview of the numerous living arrangements available, a regional director of agencies and associations, and a comprehensive list of elder care-related websites. There are also numerous helpful and reliable links at ElderWeb.com. Most pages within the site provide ElderWeb-generated information and external links to maximize your information gathering.Senior Housing Directory: Click here
Best of the Web Senior Housing Directory offers all the tools necessary to research, compare, and contact a variety of assisted living facilities and retirement homes in your area. With housing options specializing in Alzheimer's care, assisted living, independent living, and home care you are sure to find the facility that best fits your needs.
Bergen County SAVVERS Discount Program
The SAVVERS Discount Program is a FREE program created by the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Executive to provide discounts and services for Bergen County Seniors, military Veterans, Volunteers, Active Military Personnel, Emergency Responders, and their families.
Each eligible person and family member who signs up for the program will receive a membership ID card to present to participating businesses and professionals in order to receive their discount. There is no cost to become a member of SAVVERS. Click here for more information
Honorary Service Cards for Military Veterans
The Office of the Bergen County Clerk is issuing Honorary Service Cards to Bergen County Military Veterans. The cards can be used at participating businesses and organizations which provide discounts to Veterans. In order to obtain a photo ID card, applicants must bring a copy of their DD214 to Room 120 in the Passport Office at the Bergen County Clerk's Office. For additional information call 201-336-7011 or 201-336-7006. Click here for an application.
Senior Citizen Golden Key Card
Bergen County Clerk's Office offers the Senior Citizen Golden Key Card to individuals 60 years of age or older. Many businesses and organizations in Bergen County are currently offering discounts to seniors, and this card should only be used where it is accepted. Click here for an application and additional information. Bring identification as requested on the application to the Passport Office (Room 120) in the Bergen County Clerk's Office, One Bergen Plaza, Hackensack. Click here for an application.