Services and Resources
Frequently requested phone numbers for various services, agencies, and programs for seniors.
The Hunterdon County Division of Senior Services and the Long Term Care Field Office in Trenton has prepared this listing. Visiting in person is highly recommended. Please call the Hunterdon County Division of Senior Services at 908-788-1361 for further information or discussion of housing or care options.
For additional listings: www.assistedlivinginfo.com/newjersey
General listing of Home Health Care Providers in and around Hunterdon County.
Listing of Affordable Housing options for senior citizens in Hunterdon County.
NURSING HOMES (PDF)
PHARMACEUTICAL PROGRAMS (PDF)
Private Medicare drug and health plan representatives are prohibited from going to an individual's home without an invitation. if this happens to you, do not feel pressured to sign up for a new plan without first doing research (or, do not allow them into your home!). The drug plan representative cannot force you to sign anything, even if you have invited the man into your home to give you information about their particular plan.
If a drug plan representative does come to your home uninvited, be sure to report this fraudulent activity by calling the Medicare Rights Center hotline at 800-333-4114, or write to our Part D Monitoring Project by going to www.medicarerights.org
HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Financial aid is available for winter heating expenses with limited income. Call NORWESCAP at 1-888-454-4778 for details. Applications will be available at the Division of Senior Services the last week in October. Please call us at 908-788-1361 to make an appointment if help is needed to fill out the application.
NORWESCAP Weatherization Program offers a free home energy audit and energy-saving home improvements, including insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, storm windows and doors and furnace replacement when necessary, etc. Call NORWESCAP at 1-888-454-4778 for details.
FREE INCOME TAX HELP AVAILABLE
Volunteers trained to prepare Federal and State income tax returns will be available until April 15th. The service is free. Volunteers are part of the VITA Program which is sponsored and supported by the Federal and State Governments. Contact UNITED WAY at 908-237-1689 for additional information.
3 IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS TO HAVE IF YOU LOSE YOUR WALLET
If your wallet or pocket-book are stolen or lost, the first thing you want to do is NOT cancel your credit cards. That of course is extremely important, however it comes second on the list of things to do.
The first thing you should do is call the three (3) national credit reporting organizations and the Social Security Administration (Fraud Line) to place a fraud alert. You want to prevent anyone from establishing any new accounts, or altering your present credit, using your identity. The numbers are:
NATIONAL CREDIT REPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION:
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Fraud Line: 1-800-680-7289
Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
And of course, if your purse or wallet were stolen, you need to notify the local police in the area where it happened to file a report (call 911).
Some of the things you can do to make this process easier are:
- Make a copy of all credit cards you carry (copy both sides of the card) and keep them with your important papers.
- Keep a list of telephone numbers you would need to call if you were in this situation.