Ocean County Office of Senior Services
"Leading the Way in Advancing the Well-Being of Ocean County's Older Citizens"
To Improve Access to Available Service
To Promote "Healthy Aging"
To Foster Greater Independence for Frail Older Adults
To Support Family Caregivers
To Advocate at the Local, State & Federal Level
The Office of Senior Services is the focal point that older adults and their families can turn to for information regarding services and programs.
Our seniors are special in so many ways. In Ocean County we make certain our programs and services – from transportation to nutrition sites – provide this population with the assistance they need to live independently and with dignity.
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.
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