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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging?

In 1973, the Older Americans Act (OAA) created Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to provide advocacy and to plan for services for those 60+ years old, and to ensure access to needed services.  In New Jersey, there are 21 County Offices on Aging.  Their contact information is listed above. 

While each county is unique, the Association (NJ4A) was established to bring together the 21 County Offices on Aging to advocate for seniors, to share "Best Practices" and to speak on behalf of all seniors in New Jersey with one voice. http://www.state.nj.us/health/senior/go.shtml or call  1-877-222-3737.

  • How do I advocate for Home Care?

For Information about promoting home care and for ways to support the effort
www.helpuschoosehome.com

  • What is the NJ Elder Economic Index?

The Elder Index is a measure of income that older adults require to maintain their independence in the community and meet their daily costs of living, including affordable and appropriate housing and health care. The development and use of the Elder Index promotes a measure of income that respects the autonomy goals of older adults, rather than a measure of what we all struggle to avoid, poverty. For more information contact New Jersey Foundation for Aging at office@njfoundationforaging.org or 609-421-0206 and visit:   Elder Index

  • Where can I find more information about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Community Based Care Transitions grant funding?

http://www.cms.gov/DemoProjectsEvalRpts/MD/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1239313

  • Where can I find more information about New Jersey aging issues?

The New Jersey Foundation for Aging offers a blog on current issues, updates are posted biweekly.

The National Council on Aging has developed a new healthy aging fact sheet.  Did you know that 80% of all older adults have at least one chronic disease, someone aged 65+ falls every 18 seconds, and one in four seniors has a significant mental disorder? Get these facts and more in NCOA’s healthy aging fact sheet. Use it to educate others in your community or yourself about the importance of healthy aging.

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