Senior Citizens

TOTOWA SENIOR CITIZEN COORDINATOR
385 Union Boulevard, Totowa, NJ 07512
(973) 956-1000, ext. 1062

“The Totowa Seniors”
This group meets every Monday of the month at 12:30pm at the Totowa Community Center, 385 Union Boulevard.  Joyce Schwartz, President, welcome all who are 50 years and up. 

“The Totowa Happy Seniors”
This group meets every first and third Monday of the month at 1.00 pm at the American Legion, 180 Union Boulevard.  Joan Titus, President, welcomes all new members. 

The Social Security Association (SSA) now provides a service called My Social Security. This service is for people who currently receive monthly Social Security and/or Suplemental Security Income. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount today.

For information on Social Security Benefits, please visit the U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION'S website at http://www.ssa.gov.

At 65 years, the following may be available to you:

*COLLECT FULL SOCIAL SECURITY REGARDLESS OF EARNINGS
*MEDICARE BENEFITS (PART A AND PART B PREMIUM)
*PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P.A.A.D.)
*HEARING AID ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (H.A.A.D.)
*LIFE-LINE CREDIT OF $225.00 FOR UTILITIES
*SENIOR DENTAL AND DENTURE PROGRAMS
*SUPPLEMENTARY SECURITY INCOME (S.S.I.)
*MEDICAID
*COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED (C.C.P.E.D.)
*NEW JERSEY CARE (SPECIAL MEDICAID PROGRAM)
*MEDICALLY NEEDED PROGRAM (USUALLY HIGH MEDICAL BILLS)
*STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—PROVIDES
ASSISTANCE IN FILLING OUT MEDICAL AND INSURANCE FORMS (SHIP)
*MEDICAL COURTESY PROGRAM (MED-CAP)
*REDUCTION OF $250.00 ON HOMEOWNERS REAL-ESTATE TAXES
*TUITION FREE COLLEGE COURSE (SOME COURSES FREE)

PASSAIC COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES, DISABILITY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, Totowa, NJ 07512
Senior Services - (973) 569-4060      Veterans Affairs: 973-569-4090

PASSAIC COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING - Please call Passaic County Office on Aging at 973-881-4950 if you have any questions or would like more information on the following programs.

MEALS ON WHEELS - A hot meal delivered to the home-bound daily.

WEEKEND MEALS ON WHEELS - Home delivered meals Saturday and Sunday.

S.H.I.P. - Provides assistance in filling out medical and insurance forms (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).

H.A.A.A.D. -  (Hearing Aid Assistance For The Aged & Disabled) : Allows $100.00 rebate for hearing aids.

LIFELINE -  A public assistance program to help seniors meet the cost of their gas and electricity.

H.E.A.P. - (Home Energy Assistance Program) : A program that helps seniors to pay heating fuel in the winter and cooling in the summer.

CONGREGATE MEALS - A system of 14 nutrition centers throughout the county where seniors can receive a hot lunch for a minimal donation and can socialize with their contemporaries.

MED-CAP -  A Passaic County Medical Society Program.

PCWDC - (Passaic County Workforce Development Center): Training, employment for 55 years and up.