Starting Points

NJ Helps

This site will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance, and health insurance (NJ Family Care/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources. Part of the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

Senior Services from NJ 211 Call 211, New Jersey's social services help line.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

ADRC provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs. Find local offices on aging here. A program of the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services.

Senior Services

A list of senior services offered by the State of New Jersey.



Office of Public Guardian and Elder Rights

The office of the Public Guardian for Elderly Adults makes legal, financial and healthcare decision for individuals aged 60 and older who have been determined by a Superior Court judge to be incapacitated. The office also administers the Adult Protective Services Program.

Anti-Fraud Toolkit

Senior citizens - individuals 60 and over - are targeted more frequently by financial fraud and scams than any other age group. The 'Anti-Fraud' Toolkit" was designed to provide senior citizens with the information they need to recognize and avoid scams. Published by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

Legal Services of New Jersey

LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems.


Meals on Wheels

Enter your zipcode to find local providers of daily meals delivered to senior citizens

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.

Long-Term Care Facilities

Find information about long-term care facilities in New Jersey. Published by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Yoga at Home


New Jersey Medicaid

The New Jersey Medicaid program provides medical assistance to people who qualify.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Assistance for Medicare recipients 1-800-792-8820

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD)

A state-funded program that helps eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on their prescription drug costs

Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program

The Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program (Senior Gold) is a state funded prescription program with a different co-payment structure and income eligibility guidelines than those of PAAD.