AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
1-866-542-8165, West Essex Chapter 131: (973)-707-3037
Offers many programs and services, including health advocacy, grandparent information center, consumer fraud info, retired educators association liaison, tax aide, work force, etc.
Essex County Clerk’s Office
(973) 621-4921, Hall of Records, Room 240, 465 MLK Boulevard, Newark 07102
For passports, senior IDs, and notary
Essex County Division of Senior Services/Aging and Disability Resource Connection
(973) 395-8375, 395-8365, 395-8385, 395-8838, 900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona 07044
For information on any services funded through the County Office on Aging, Referrals to appropriate services are provided.
Essex County Office for the Disabled
(973)-395-8494, 50 South Clinton Street, East Orange 07018
Information and Referrals
First Call for Help, United Way of Northern New Jersey
Dial 2-1-1, 1-877-652-1148
A statewide number that connects people with various resources. Free and confidential.
New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Contact for referrals to various services. The website allows you to enter your zip code and the services you are looking for. Services include various types of assistance, health topics, social activities, caregiver issues, insurance, and housing.
NJ Dept. Of Human Services Division of Aging Services: Senior Citizen Hotline
New Jersey EASE (Easy Access, Single Entry) Essex County
Toll-free information about programs and services for your particular needs. Older adults, their families and other concerned individuals can obtain information and referral to community services. Individuals with hearing impairments may call the New Jersey Relay Service (7-1-1) to access information. Sandy Relief Program available.