Community Support

SENIOR CITIZENS

Senior Services, Disability & Veterans Affairs : 973-569-4060
930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, Totowa, NJ 07512
Veterans Affairs: 973-569-4090
TOTOWA SENIOR CITIZEN COORDINATOR : 385 Union Boulevard, 973-956-1786

Please call 973-881-4950 if you have any questions or would like more information on these programs.

MEALS ON WHEELS : A hot meal delivered to the home-bound daily.

WEEKEND MEALS ON WHEELS : Home delivered meals Saturday and Sunday.

S.H.I.P. : Provides assistance in filling out medical and insurance forms (State Health Insurance Assistance Program).

H.A.A.A.D. (Hearing Aid Assistance For The Aged & Disabled) : Allows $100.00 rebate for hearing aids.

LIFELINE : A public assistance program to help seniors meet the cost of their gas and electricity.

H.E.A.P. (Home Energy Assistance Program) : A program that helps seniors to pay heating fuel in the winter and cooling in the summer.

CONGREGATE MEALS : A system of 14 nutrition centers throughout the county where seniors can receive a hot lunch for a minimal donation and can socialize with their contemporaries.

MED-CAP : A Passaic County Medical Society Program.

PCWDC (Passaic County Workforce Development Center) : Training, employment for 55 years and up.

AT 65 YEARS:
*COLLECT FULL SOCIAL SECURITY REGARDLESS OF EARNINGS
*MEDICARE BENEFITS (PART A AND PART B PREMIUM)
*PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (P.A.A.D.)
*HEARING AID ASSISTANCE TO THE AGED AND DISABLED (H.A.A.D.)
*LIFE-LINE CREDIT OF $225.00 FOR UTILITIES
*SENIOR DENTAL AND DENTURE PROGRAMS
*SUPPLEMENTARY SECURITY INCOME (S.S.I.)
*MEDICAID
*COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED (C.C.P.E.D.)
*NEW JERSEY CARE (SPECIAL MEDICAID PROGRAM)
*MEDICALLY NEEDED PROGRAM (USUALLY HIGH MEDICAL BILLS)
*STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—PROVIDES ASSISTANCE IN FILLING OUT MEDICAL AND INSURANCE FORMS (SHIP)
*MEDICAL COURTESY PROGRAM (MED-CAP)
*REDUCTION OF $250.00 ON HOMEOWNERS REAL-ESTATE TAXES
*TUITION FREE COLLEGE COURSE (SOME COURSES FREE)

TOTOWA WELFARE OFFICE

Totowa Welfare Office is located on the first floor of the Municipal Building at 537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512. Telephone number: 973-956-8555.

Office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on Tuesday nights 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM or as assistance is needed.

Purpose
To take care of Totowa residents (singled or couples) who are in need of financial or medical assistance and temporarily in dire straights at the present time. The assistance given is for a short period of time to qualified residents of Totowa. It should not be considered as unemployment benefits or any other type of long-term benefits. All clients will be subject to certain mandates imposed by the State of New Jersey. Clients applying must submit their social security card, driver’s license and a recent paid monthly bill with our town address on it. Those applying for unemployment status must bring in a doctors form stating that they are not able to work at the present time and for how long unemployment will be. If recently released from Drug or Alcohol Rehab Unit, a letter is required stating when you were released and the length of time in Rehab, etc. If you are an Alien or Non-Citizen we will need to see your Passport and Green Card, and if you do not speak English please bring an interpreter with you when coming in to apply for benefits. All Employable and some Unemployable clients will be required to go to Employment and Labor Services classes located in Paterson, NJ.

If you are Married or Single and have children you must apply for (AFDC) Assistance for Family and Dependent Children – call the Passaic County Social Services located at 80 Hamilton Street, Paterson, NJ, telephone number: 973-881-0100. If you are applying for the Passaic County Food Stamps office, that also is located at the same address, telephone number: 973-881-2500. This office is here to help, aid and assist residents of Totowa. All Senior residents that are 60 years of age and older, for all information on what is available for you, please contact the office on Aging located at 930 Riverview Drive, Suite 200, Totowa, NJ 07512. The phone number is 973-569-4060.