Department of Senior Services

ESSEX COUNTY DIVISION OF AGING


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.

The Division’s services are targeted to individuals with the greatest social and economic need.

Programs offered by the Division of Senior

Services include:

Adult Day Care

Adult Protective Services

Assisted Transportation

Caregiver Assistance

Care Management

Certified Home Health Aide

Dental Health Services

Emergency Heating/Cooling Program

Financial Counseling: Friend/Advocate

Grandparent Caregivers

Health Insurance Counseling (SHIP)

Home Delivered Meals

Home Friend (in-home chore service)

Home Modifications (ramps)

Information & Assistance (NJ EASE)

Legal Services

NJ State Caregivers Assistance

Nutrition Sites

Outreach

Programs: Jersey Assistance for community caregivers (JACC)

Residential Repair

Respite Services

Senior Citizen Newspaper – Essex Advisor

Socialization/Recreation-Grandparent

Telephone Reassurance

Title IIIE Family Caregivers Support Services

Transportation

Visiting Nurse

New Jersey EASE, Toll Free Number 1-877-222-3737

NJEASE provides older adults, their families, and other concerned individuals with information about and referral or linkage to community services.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF CITIZEN SERVICES
50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – Suite 5400
(T) 973-395-8400 ~ (F) 973-395-8493

Director Anibal Ramos
(T) 973-395-8400

Office of Senior Services

900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044

The Essex County Division of Senior Services is a New Jersey EASE (Easy Access Single Entry) site, which provides older adults, their families, and other concerned individuals with information about, and referral or linkage to, community services.
(T) 877-222-3737


Director Jaklyn De Vore
(T) 973-395-8375 (F) 973-228-6892
jdevore@seniors.essexcountynj.org


Information and Assistance
(T) 973-395-8365


Special Transportation System
(T) 973-618-1280


Veterans Services
(T) 973-395-8367

Division of Community Action

50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07019 – 3rd Floor


Director Maurice J. Brown
(T) 973-395-8350 (F) 973-395-8433


Consumer Advocate Melvin Williams
(T) 973-395-8360 (F) 973-395-8433


Homeless Unit Jessica Torres
(T) 973-395-8352 (F) 973-395-8433


Tenant Resource Center – Utility Assistant/NJ Share Kathy McCarey
(T) 973-395-8362 (F) 973-395-8433


Weights & Measures Louis Turco, Superintendent
(T) 973-395-8363 (F) 973-395-8433


H.O.P.W.A. Program (Housing Supporting Persons With Aids) Terrance McCoy
(T) 973-395-8354

Division of Welfare

18 Rector Street, Newark NJ 07103 – 9th Floor


Director Jeanette Page-Hawkins
(T) 973-733-3325 (F) 973-504-9316

Downtown Citizen Service Center

18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 7th Floor


Administrator Cassandra Smalls-Nicholson
(T) 973-733-2518 (F) 973-643-3480

Westside Citizen Service Center

18 Rector Street , Newark, NJ 07103 – 3rd floor


Administrator Carol Perkins
(T) 973-733-3181 (F) 973-643-3772

Office of Special Services

18 Rector Street – 5 Floor, Newark, NJ


Administrator Debra Edmondson
(T) 973-645-8340 (F) 973-642-4960


Office of Fraud Prevention & Investigations
18 Rector St., 8th Fl., Newark, NJ 07102


Coordinator/Investigational Unit Frank Eagan
(T) 973-733-5551 (F) 973-643-3867


FRAUD HOTLINE
(T) 973-733-5552

Food Stamp Service Center

50 South Clinton Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 – 1st Floor


Administrator Carla Tention
(T) 973-395-8132 (F) 973-395-8347

Office of Child Support

HOR – MLK Blvd., Rm 102, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-733-3388


Administrator Aaron Crawley
(T) 973-733-3385 (F) 973-643-3774

Military Park Citizen Service Center

18 Rector Street , 1st & 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102


Administrators Yvonne Cooper and Nwabueze Brooks
(T) 973-733-4571 (F) 973-643-3980

Office of Medicaid Services

18 Rector Street – 10th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(T) 973-645-7043 or (T) 973-645-7043 (F) 973-824-5712


Administrator Lisa Upshaw
(T) 973-645-7030 (F) 973-824-5712

Division of Youth Services

5o South Clinton Street, EO 07018-Fl 3


Youth Services Commission
50 S. Clinton St., EO, NJ 07018 – FL 3


Administrator Lee B. Fisher
(T) 973-530-9580 (F) 973-395-8493

Essex County Youth Detention Center

80 Duryea Street, Newark, NJ 07103


Director Rev. Dennis Hughes
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4747


Assistant Superintendent Gina Saunders
(T) 973-497-4720 (F) 973-497-4748