Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities, and Veterans Services
Information on the programs and services available for seniors and caregivers in Monmouth County is available by contacting the Monmouth County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans' Services.
The Monmouth County Office on Aging has information about the services, programs and resources available to county residents 60 years of age and older.
The primary goal is to ensure that our older citizens receive the services that will help them maintain their dignity, independence and quality of life.
Programs funded through the Office on Aging include providing supportive services for:
nutrition education and counseling
socialization and recreation
The Office on Aging was established by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1975 and utilizes federal, state, and county funds to develop programs and partnerships to deliver essential services to the seniors of Monmouth County.
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is designated in each of New Jersey's 21 counties to serve as the primary entity responsible for developing comprehensive, coordinated systems of community-based services for older adults.
AAAs also serve as Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) lead agencies in their county, ensuring seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers have easy access to information and long term services and supports.
The role of the AAAs includes:
Coordinating all programs on aging regardless of funding source, and serving as the central source for information and referral for services and programs;
Preparing an Area Plan on Aging which includes an analysis of the needs and existing services within the county and a comprehensive plan for the delivery of services to older people;
Administering the annual allocation of federal Older Americans Act and state funds from the New Jersey Division of Aging and Community Services for projects and services within the county;
Monitoring and evaluating projects funded under the Area Plan;
Serving as an advocate to increase the public's understanding of the nature of the aging process and the aging individual; and
Advising local governments and the Division of Aging and Community Services of unmet needs, and recommending legislation where appropriate.
OOA/New Jersey EASE/TRIAD