Local Community Resources
We are just one part of a large community of organizations providing food services to seniors in Bergen County. Here is a short list of useful community services and resources.
Bergen County Division of Senior Services
The Bergen County Division of Senior Services provides meals, offers nutrition education and fosters social interaction at senior centers throughout Bergen County. It also offers a free Key Services Guide for Older Adults, a comprehensive directory for many services available to Bergen County seniors, including care management, transportation services, community involvement, medical assistance, affordable housing guidance, utilities assistance and much more.
The Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County
The Caregivers Coalition was formed in 2008 to help improve the lives of caregivers assisting thousands of children, adults and seniors with chronic or disabling health conditions.
CHORE Service: Making your home a safer place to live
The CHORE program provides simple household repairs performed by senior volunteers for the senior 60+ and disabled populations of Bergen County. Call 201-489-7790 for more information.
Center for Food Action
The Center for Food Action operates the Statewide Emergency Food and Anti-Hunger Network. Emergency utility assistance and housing assistance are also available. They have several offices throughout Bergen County.
Mesothelioma cancer occurs in a protective lining called the mesothelium, a thin membrane that protects and lubricates several important organs and body cavities. When people are exposed to asbestos, the sharp fibers can become lodged in the mesothelium and eventually cause cells to become cancerous. We are an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. We specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. Our services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members. Click here for more information.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 85 percent of older adults suffer from oral disease and 55 percent suffer from conditions that develop into periodontal disease. If left untreated, many of these conditions often result in tooth loss. New Mouth was created to keep the public educated about current dental care practices, oral health basics, and how to find the best treatment possible. Their team of medical writers and dentists provide the most up-to-date dental information in every aspect of dentistry. Their goal is to be a one-stop-shop for all of your dental and oral health needs! Click here to visit their website.