OLDER ADULTS

Diverse Elders Coalition

Submitted by: Enola Romano, Montclair Public Library, Jun 15, 2016

The Diverse Elders Coalition was created in 2010 to ensure that the needs and perspectives of vulnerable elders would be heard when and where it mattered.

Resource Categories: 

  • LGBTI
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • LGBTI
  • Older Adults
  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Latinos
  • Native Americans

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Sites for Seniors

Submitted by: Joan Delman, South Plainfield Public Library, Jun 23, 2015

Selected internet links for older adults on Health, Technology, Housing, Education, Employment, Family, Consumer Info, and more. Usually updated at least twice yearly.

Resource Categories: 

  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

Getting Back on Your Feet

Submitted by: Kate Baker, Piscataway Public Library, Apr 15, 2015

A list of helpful organizations for economic hard times.  Resources for housing, food, health care, etc.

Resource Categories: 

  • IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Community Partnership

Resource Types: 

  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

New Jersey State Strategic Plan on Aging: October 1, 2013 - September 30, 2017

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Jan 29, 2015

The NJ Department of Human Services published this strategic plan. It outlines the State's goals & strategies to serve New Jersey's older residents and their caregivers.

Resource Categories: 

  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

Aging in the Nation: The Older Population in the U.S.

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Jan 29, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau published this report in May 2014. It offers population estimates and projections for changes in the age of the U.S. citizenry.

Resource Categories: 

  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES

NJ 2-1-1 Partnership

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

Dial 211 from any phone in New Jersey 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and receive information and referral assistance for community resources, such as affordable housing, food pantries, shelters, social

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • ETHNIC COMMUNITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS
  • IMPACTED BY HOMELESSNESS
  • OLDER ADULTS
  • OTHER

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Immigrants
  • Homelessness
  • Older Adults
  • Other
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Multicultural

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of Aging Services (NJDOAS)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of Aging Services administers state and federal services for senior citizens and their caregivers.  They have a general information toll-free number: 800-792-8820.  They also coordi

Resource Categories: 

  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Older Adults
  • Caregivers

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (NJDDD)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities serves adult NJ residents, over the age of 21, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (including autism; see Office on Autism at 

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Autism
  • Homebound
  • Mental Disability
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NJDHH)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves NJ residents of all ages who have various degrees of hearing loss. Their toll-free number is 800-792-8339.

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Hearing Impaired (Deafness)
  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NJ Division of Disability Services (NJDDS)

Submitted by: Mary Kearns-Kaplan, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center, Dec 24, 2014

The NJ Division of Disability Services serves NJ adults who experience late-onset physical or cognitive impairments.  Through their toll-free phone number, 1-888-285-3036, they offer information an

Resource Categories: 

  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED
  • OLDER ADULTS

Resource Subcategories (Tags): 

  • Homebound
  • Mental Disability
  • People with Different Abilities
  • Older Adults

Resource Types: 

  • ONLINE RESOURCES
  • ORGANIZATIONS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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