Senior Services

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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 these service programs are provided by the Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans, State and County Agencies, and through private Foundations and Charities. 

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).

What is a Heart Attack?

Blood Flow to the Heart Is Blocked

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get enough oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die.

Other names for a heart attack are

  • myocardial infarction (MI)
  • acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • coronary thrombosis
  • coronary occlusion

Affects Both Men and Women

Heart attacks are a leading killer of both men and women in the United States. Each year, more than one million people in the U.S. have a heart attack and about half of them die. Half of those who die do so within one hour of the start of symptoms and before reaching the hospital.

The good news is that excellent treatments are available for heart attacks. These treatments can save lives and prevent disabilities.

Prompt Treatment Is Important

Heart attack treatment works best when it's given right after symptoms occur. Prompt treatment of a heart attack can help prevent or limit damage to the heart and prevent sudden death.

Call 9-1-1 Right Away

A heart attack is an emergency. Call 9-1-1 right away if you think you or someone else may be having a heart attack, even if you’re not sure. You also should call 9-1-1 if your chest pain doesn't go away as it usually does when you take medicine prescribed for angina (chest pain).

Do not drive to the hospital or let someone else drive you. Emergency personnel in the ambulance can begin life-saving treatment on the way to the emergency room. They carry drugs and equipment that can help your medical condition, including

  • oxygen therapy
  • aspirin to prevent further blood clotting
  • nitroglycerin to reduce your heart’s workload and improve blood flow through the coronary arteries
  • treatment for chest pain
  • defibrillators that can restart the heart if it stops beating.

If blood flow in the blocked artery can be restored quickly, permanent heart damage may be prevented. Yet, many people do not seek medical care for 2 hours or more after symptoms start.


Information from the NIH Senior Health

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Lincoln Park Seniors Meetings


Held in St. Joseph's Church basement at 12:00 PM on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Interfaith Food Pantry

Interfaith Food Pantry


The Interfaith Food Pantry helps individuals and families make ends meet by providing them with a secure supply of healthy food every month as needed. Interfaith Food Pantry
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Senior's Walking Club


Senior's Walking Club
Walking Journal     
New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
ADRC provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs.                                                                                               

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Five Town Regional Dial-A-Ride, Inc.
(973) 835-8885
Free Rides!!
(Includes Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Township of Pequannock and Riverdale)
Seniors 55+ years; Veterans; and Disabled 18 years + w/ Lift
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Vehicle Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Reservations required 72 hours in advance or more

Aging In Place


Morris Habitat for Humanity is offering Seniors of Morris County, NJ a special home repair program that makes accessibility and energy efficiency improvements to enable senior citizens to move around safely inside their homes. Click on the link for more information.   Aging In Place
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Chilton Medical Center / Atlantic Health System


New Vitality


Atlantic Health System’s New Vitality is a health and wellness service for seniors designed to aid in preventing age-related chronic conditions and disabilities and minimizing emergency department visits and hospitalizations. This award-winning program works in partnership with our hospitals’ Community Health departments to help adults 65 years of age and older:

  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lose weight and avoid obesity
  • Manage, control and prevent diabetes
Visit their site for complete information: New Vitality

Chilton Wellness Classes


Chilton wants to help you redefine your life through health and wellness.  They offer more than 200 different types of wellness classes spanning all phases of life.  Many classes fill up fast, so call early to reserve a spot. Wellness Classes
Elder Abuse and Neglect
This web site offers insight into how to identify elder abuse, the warning signs, risk factors, and getting help.  It provides links to many resources that may be helpful to individuals involved in helping a senior who may be abused or neglected. 
Elder Abuse, Neglect & Personal Injury Information Link

Medicare


Medicare can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. You've earned these great benefits, and My Medicare Matters® can help you make the most of them. Check out their newly redesigned website to begin your Medicare journey, and take the Medicare QuickCheck™ to find the right coverage options for you—because finding the right plan matters. 
Medicare Matters Website Link

NewBridge Sail


NewBridge Sail (Senior Assistance for Independent Living) is a free program that connects Morris and Passaic county residents with available community resources that enable them to remain in their homes. Click link for more information: NewBridge SAIL


Wolfsons Clock
Wolfson's Market
Free delivery for seniors!
Call 973-694-0238 for details
Facebook link Wolfsons Market
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Click box for AARP Information

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