Living in Maplewood: Helping Maplewood’s Seniors and Their Adult Children

By mark-slade April 2, 2016

In addition to the Maplewood Township Programs, there is also a new www.maplewoodseniors.com a site with professionals dedicated to providing services to seniors and/or their adult children.

SPECIFIC PROGRAMS:
Community Resources for Seniors
FREE Dementia Educational Semina
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Sponsored by Arden Courts
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Schedule: 8-8:45 am Registration and light breakfast. 9-4 pm Seminar. Light lunch to be served.
Location: Caldwell University, 120 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell.

“Demsytifying Resistance and Refusals- Understanding Behaviors and then Helping” and “Dementia 360- Seeing the Condition from Everyone’s Point of View to Help Better”.
Featured Guest Speaker, nationally renowned dementia expert, Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
RSVP at (973) 942-5600 or email: wayne@arden-courts.com


Cafe in the Park

Enjoy a meal with other seniors Monday through Friday, 10 am-2 pm, lunch served at 12 noon. Cost: $3.00 suggested donation.
Must be 60 years of age and older and live in Essex County.
This program is sponsored by Chrill Care and funded by the Essex County Division of Senior Services.

Here is a list of Cafe in the Park locations:

Branch Brook Park, 1 Park Rd. Steven Adubato Sports Complex Building, Newark
Independence Park, Van Buren St., Newark
Verona Park Boathouse, B475 Bloomfield Ave./ Lakeview Place, Verona
Watsessing Park, 29 Conger St., Bloomfield
Nutley Senior Center, 44 Park Ave. Nutley
Weequahic Park, 92 Carmichael Drive, Newark
Bethany baptist Church, 275 West Market St., Newark

For more information or to register, call Chrill Care (973) 744-8103 x244
TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED. Call Chrill Care at the phone number listed above.

Township Adult Health Clinics
All adult residents, ages 18 and over (whether insured, Medicare enrolled or uninsured) are welcome to attend the adult health clinics which are offered two times a month and are free for Maplewood residents. Services provided include: blood pressure screenings, counseling services on medication, blood labs, weight management and nutrition, carotid bruit screening and diabetes risk assessment and health education. Call the Maplewood Health Department at (973) 762-8120 x 4300 for the Nursing Department to schedule an appointment or to get the monthly schedule.

Town Hall Adult Health Clinic Schedule 2016

Maplewood Library Adult Health Clinic Schedule 2016

Essex County Division of Senior Services

The Essex County Division of Senior Services, located at 900 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona, New Jersey is the doorway to programs and services located in the Essex County community where seniors and adults with physical disabilities live. It is the primary center for planning, program development and coordination of services to persons age 60 and over.

Programs offered by the Division of Senior Services include: Adult Protective Services, Assisted Transportation, Caregiver Assistance, Care Management, Certified Home Health Aide, Dental Health Services, Emergency Heating and Cooling Program, Financial Counseling, Friend/Advocate, Grandparent Caregivers, Health Insurance (SHIP), Home Delivered Meals, Home Friend (in-home chore service), Home Modifications (ramps), Legal Services, Respite Services, Residential Repair, NJ State Caregivers Assistance, Nutrition Sites, Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers, Outreach Programs, Senior Citizen Newspaper- Essex Advisor, Socialization/ Recreation, Telephone Reassurance, Title IIE Family Caregivers Support Services.
Main Office Number: 973-395-8375
Information & Assistance Numbers:
973-395-8365, 973-395-8367, 973-395-8368

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Main Number (973) 268-3500

The Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs hosts 11 senior citizen social clubs and offers Rhythmatics classes and aquatics exercise classes in various locations, For more information, call (973) 735-6229.

Essex County Office of housing and Community Development
Main Number: (973) 655-0200

The Office of Housing and Community Development offers a Home Improvement Program in which income-eligible senior citizens can apply for deferred loans to make improvements on heating system, roofing, plumbing, electrical and code violation abatements in their homes.

Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
(Also known as NJ EASE: Easy Access, Single Entry)
Toll Free Number 877-222-3737
ADRC provides older adults, adults with disabilities, their families and other concerned individuals with information about and referral or linkage to community services.

Senior Resource Guide (Essex, Hudson and Union Counties)
The Senior Resource Guide is an online resource with listings for senior housing, health services, professional services, and community resources serving elderly and senior residents of Essex County.

Family Connections
Family Connections- Senior Connections Program helps older adults living in Essex County to get the services and support they need to maintain their independence and improve their health. Services are provided free of charge and in the home.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care and is an excellent resource for individuals who who wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes.

Care Patrol helps families find quality and safe independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities. Contact the Senior Care Consultant, Jim Tretola at (908) 377-7702.

SAGE Eldercare SAGE Eldercare in Summit, NJ provide a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help you and your loved ones lead the most independent and active lives possible. Services include: Adult day programs and activities, home care, meals on wheels, medicare counseling and information and referrals.

Seniors In Place Seniors In Place provide a range of services for seniors so that they can live safely and independently in their home or residence. Help is available anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, hourly or live-in. They provide companion and personal care. (973) 376-1600

Atlantic Health System
Atlantic Health System/ Overlook Medical Center Senior Services Resource
Overlook Hospital offers a Geriatric Assessment Center and a Healthy Aging Program. This website also includes a full list of eldercare services and resources.

Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health Senior Geriatrics webpage
Go to this website to view services as well as to connect with Classes and Events, held at the Barnabas Health campus locations, geared for elderly and senior health and wellness.

Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice
Connect with the local Visiting Nurse Associations for home care services, the St Barnabas Hospice volunteers, and hospice and home care services.

File of Life The File of Life is a national service, recognized by all first responders. In the event of an emergency, the File of Life would contain life saving information including the patient’s medical conditions, medications, allergies, healthcare provider and insurance and can easily be transported with the patient and alleviate medical questions and uncertainty. This packet is free to all Maplewood residents and can be requested at the Maplewood Health Department.

New Jersey Department of Health Palliative and End of Life Care
Resources available from the New Jersey Department of Health on Advanced Directives, Templates for Advanced Directives and Proxy Directives, Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), Palliative care, and Hospice options.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations
See the link to the American Medicine Chest Challenge to find the locations to safely dispose of expired and unused prescription drugs.
American Medicine Chest challenge

Informational Resources for Seniors

The website, DrugWatch is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription/ OTC drugs, medical devices, health procedures and the numerous health issues affecting specific populations, including the elderly: www.drugwatch.com/seniors

Transportation and Township Recreation Activities for Seniors
Please visit the Maplewood Recreation Department’s webpage on Senior Programs for information on transportation via ‘Dial-A-Ride’ and ShopRite Trips and trips to the mall for seniors. Also check this webpage for recreation activities for seniors, held throughout the year.

The Essex County Division of Senior Services also has a Transportation hotline for Senior Transportation inquiries: 973-618-1280

For the Caregiver
Caregivers of elderly parents or a sick loved one, also need support and respite. Here are some resources for caregivers within the community that are here to help and listen.

Mental Health and Wellness: Caregiver Overload Lecture
April 18th, 2016

Caregiver Overload Lecture flyer
Monday, April 18th, 7 PM. Location: Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. Caregiver overload occurs when tasks that are required to care for a loved one build up to the point of being stressful. Many caregivers neglect their own health and may feel overwhelmed, depressed, exhausted and isolated. Please join us as members from the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Transitions of Care team will discuss the common stressors associated with caregiving and what you can do to help alleviate it.
This event is free and open to the public. Call Barnabas Health Link to register: 888-724-7123.

Caregiver Support Groups in Essex County

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

Caregiveraction.org

Atlantic Health System/ Overlook Medical Center Senior Services, Caregiver Resources
An excellent source for caregivers with a full list of local and accessible resources.
Overlook Medical Center also houses the Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey, offers a soothing environment where caregivers can relax, receive support and access helpful resources.

Barnabas Health offers a Caregivers Individual Counseling Service.
Contact: 908-910-7009

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

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