Tenafly Borough Hall, 100 Riveredge Road, Tenafly, NJ 07670    201-568-6100    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR SENIORS


CHORE SERVICES 201 489-7790

Simple household repairs for individuals 60+ and disabled individuals living in Bergen County.

Examples of services include:

  • minor plumbing – faucet/toilet leaks
  • minor electrical –replace light bulbs, doorbells, etc
  • weatherizing – seasonal changes of screens, weather-strip doors & windows
  • repair or replace door locks, filters, batteries, springs
  • install smoke alarms, grab-bars in bath areas
Please note:  CHORE is unable to service emergencies.They do not do outdoor work,
cosmetic or appliance repair.

PEACE OF MIND PROGRAM

Registration for cognitively impaired residents. Call Police Department for information 201 568-5100


MEDICAL CARE

For names of doctors who make house calls, please call the

    HackensackUMC HARP Program (Health Awareness Regional Program), 551-996-2038


TRANSPORTATION- 201 368-5955

Bergen County Community Transportation

The County van is handicapped accessible and offers free transportation to medical appointments in Bergen County. Two weeks advanced notice is necessary. They will ask for your name, address, phone, birth date, Social Security number and an emergency contact.

E Z RIDE - 201 939-4242

FOOD SHOPPING- ShopRite in Englewood

A County van is available to pick up Tenafly residents on Wednesday mornings. Call 201- 368-5955 - Bergen County Transportation

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN SERVICES OF NJ (KOSHER) 201 837-9090
MEALS ON WHEELS - NORTHERN BERGEN COUNTY 201 358-0050

For individuals 60+ and disabled. Must be homebound. Weekend program also available. A donation of $ 1.25 per meal is suggested. Call the numbers above for information about special diet meals and other program restrictions.


WELLNESS CHECK PROGRAM  201 336-7400

This is a telephone reassurance program providing daily phone calls to homebound elderly adults.

USF & LIFELINE (Universal Service Fund) – 201 968-0200, Ext. 7008 or 201 336-7400

One application for these two (2) programs,. Yearly credit towards gas & electric bills

HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM(HEAP)
Bergen County Community Action Program (BCCAP)
241 Moore St., Hackensack
800-792-9745 (Trenton) or
201-968-0200, Ext. 7008


Helps low income people meet heating & cooling costs. Assists eligible households with high energy bills. Other assistance includes weatherization, insulation, storm windows/doors, caulking, etc.



REVERSE MORTGAGE COUNSELING  201 336-7431

The Division of Senior Services provides the free, required counseling to homeowners on the Federal Home Equity Insurance Program to help seniors utilize some of the equity in their home to meet current expenses – especially taxes and home health care as provided by Bergen County/NJ EASE. Call the Division of Senior Services 201 336-7400 for information or an appointment.

SAGE LGBT ELDER HOTLINE  1 888 234-7243

A hotline for LGBT elders in need of peer counseling, information & local resources


IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

  • ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (24 hr hotline) 201 368-4300/201-785-5757/201-336-7705
  • ELDER LAW- free legal assistance 201 487-2166   
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BERGEN COUNTY   201 336-7600
  • (senior & subsidized housing)
  • MEDICAID- 973-977-4077
  • MEDICARE A & B   800-633-4227
  • MEDICARE 1 800-633-4227/201-336-7400/201-336-7413/201-336-7427   
  • SOCIAL SECURITY HOTLLINE -1 800 772-1213
  • TENAFLY BOROUGH HALL- 201 568-6100
  • TENAFLY POLICE DEPARTMENT- EMERGENCY ONLY 911
  • NON-EMERGENCY 201 568-5100
  • TENAFLY HOUSE/ SENIOR HOUSING (Tenafly Rd apartment complex) 201-569-7933   
  • VETERANS SERVICES- 201 336-6325
  • FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HOMEBOUND VETERANS 800-0827-1000
  • WELLNESS DISCOUNT PROGRAM 201 336-7400