A Department of Aging is a government agency at the state, county, or local level charged with providing assistance to elderly members of the community. Departments of Aging provide a number of services and programs to promote the health, safety, and independence of the elderly, including health and wellness programs, caregiver services, and elder abuse prevention. At the local level, Departments of Aging are involved in directly providing services, which can include cultural and recreational programming.
Cape May County Department of Aging 4005 Route 9 South Rio Grande NJ 08242 609-886-3400
A Senior Center is a local organization that provides programming and services for older members of the community. Senior Centers offer a variety of programming, including cultural and recreational events, classes on nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing, and technology assistance. Senior Centers also help area seniors access social services for the elderly by providing workshops on senior rights, access to Medicare, and transportation assistance.
Avalon Senior Center 3100 Dune Drive Avalon NJ 08202 609-967-8200
Cape May County Lower Cape Senior Center 2612 Bayshore Road Villas NJ 08251 609-886-0070
Dennis Township Senior Center 571 Dennisville-Petersburg Road Woodbine NJ 08270 609-861-3137