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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Community Resources

Social Services

Striving to promote Resident Services and Satisfaction with Dignity

The Social Services Department, in collaboration with local agencies, is available to meet the needs of Irvington Housing Authority Residents.

These Services include: 

  • FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING  
    Please see Norma Carty for dates and times.
  • NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER-CENTER FOR GERIATRIC HEALTHCARE

    James C. White Manor offers medical care for the elderly, including 24-hour emergency coverage, coordination of services and transportation. Geriatric services are available at several locations in the community. Geriatrician Suganthini Umakanthan, MD, is available for all aspects of medical care, including the evaluation and treatment of falls, dementia, loss of mobility, incontinence, constipation, depression, weight loss, and medication problems.

    James C. White Manor is a widely recognized program designed to provide assessment and primary health care for adults 60 and over. Total health care on an outpatient basis enables the patient to live independently at home and to enhance his or her quality of life.

    James C. White Manor provides treatment and services that help seniors live longer, healthier lives. Among them are:

    ·         Physician on-call 24 hours a day

    ·         Geriatric assessment and primary care

    ·         Specialty services including ophthalmology, podiatry, healthy mind (dementia) program, cardiology, and kidney disease

    ·         Geriatric inpatient unit

    ·         Geriatric Emergency Room

    ·         Free enrollment in the Senior Health Membership Program for people ages 50 and older

    ·         Community outreach programs

Community Resources: Food Resources2-1-1 Get Answers, Get Connected

2-1-1 (Dial Phone #211) is an easy to remember telephone number that where available connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. The implementation of 211 is being spearheaded by United Way and other referral agencies in states and local communities. United Way of America (UWA) and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) strongly support Federal funding so that every American has access to this essential service.

Website: www.211.org

Meal Call
Find Senior Meals-on-Wheels NJ
Find senior Meals-on-Wheels and other senior meal delivery and congregate programs nationwide.  If you don't find a program, let them know and they will find something close to you.

Website: www.mealcall.org

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
NJ
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

U.S. Administration on Aging - Eldercare Locator
Public Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging NJ
Tel: 800-677-1116
The Eldercare Locator helps older adults and their caregivers find local services & housing options for seniors. If you want more specific references call us at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Website: www.eldercare.gov