Senior Health Awareness (#Aging Unbound): New Jersey Senior Resources · AARP New Jersey · U.S. Dept. Health Human Services (ACL.org) · N.J. Senior Services by County · HealthyAging.net: Health · Nutrition · Fitness
There are a number of ways in which senior New Jerseyans can take care of themselves and practice wellness.
Senior centers offer group meals and activities, hold community events, and promote socialization and education. These community activities can reduce isolation that can be harmful to mental health, and many programs directly address matters of wellness and physical health, such as meditation classes. Senior centers are locally based and can be found across the state.
Wellness programs address a variety of issues from chronic disease self-management to fall prevention. A complete list of programs, additional details, and scheduling informatio, can be found on pages 31-36 of the program guide of the Division On Aging Service (DOAS) or call 609-438-4797 or 609-438-4798.
DOAS has also compiled information on these diagnoses and their treatment:
- Falls Prevention Awareness
- Flu Shots
- New Jerey Quitline (Tobacco/Nicotine Addiction)
Caregivers come from all walks of life, but older adults make up the significant proportions of both those providing care and being care recipients. The Caregiver Resources section of the ADRCNJ website contains information for new caregivers and details of how to take advantage of the programs New Jersey offers.
To join the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey and help prevent Medicare and Medicaid fraud, abuse, and waste, call 732-777-1940, ext. 1117.