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The Mercer County Sheriff's Office offers the following programs for seniors. Visit the Mercer County website for information on all of the programs offered.
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Yes. Lunches are provided by the Mercer County Nutrition Program, Monday through Friday served at 11:30 am.
The suggested donation is $1.
You may call Mercer County Nutrition Site at 609-586-7272 or Mercer County Nutrition Program at 989-6650 to register.
Once registered, you must notify the senior center 3 days in advance of your plans to be there for lunch. A calendar is given out once a month and you can let them know of the dates you plan on staying for lunch.
A representative at the senior center will take your name and number and set up a meeting with a SHIP counselor.
Also, RWJUH Hamilton has trained counselors that provide free, objective, confidential help on questions and issues related to Medicare. To make an appointment, please call 609-393-1626.
Between March and November the center runs a trip to a different casino. Flyers for each monthly trip will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room approximately one month before the date of the trip. The cost is usually under $20 per person.
The Center arranges trips to different Dinner Theaters throughout the year. These Dinner Theaters are usually held at lunchtime. Departure from the center is in the morning and you usually return late afternoon or early evening. All flyers will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room. The cost of these trips will vary depending on the location and theater.
On occasion, the center will run trips to various places during Spring and Summer. Shuttle bus transportation is free, only expenses incurred would be for lunch, shopping, etc. Flyers will be on the "Trip" table across from the Dining Room. Each trip is limited to 20 seniors, so they fill up fast.
The Hamilton Township Senior Center provides the "Handyman Helper Program" for Hamilton Township Seniors 60 years of age and older. The Handy Helper will make small home repairs. The labor is provided at no cost; the homeowner pays only for the materials. Examples of the work that our Handyman is able to:
For more information stop be the Front Desk or call 890-3686.
For your new senior digital photo I.D. card, you may come in during regular business hours;
Please come in about 45 minutes before the senior center closes so that there is time for the tour after the ID picture. You will need to bring the following proof of residency information with you:
Call or stop by the reception desk and leave your name and phone number. Our Volunteer Coordinator will call to discuss possible volunteer activities.
AARP volunteers will help seniors with income taxes. Below is a current list of locations for 2022.
RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center3100 Quakerbridge RoadMercerville NJ 08619Phone: 609-584-5900 (Press 1)
Washington Township Library42 Allentown Robbinsville RoadRobbinsville, NJ 08691Phone: 609-259-2150
West Windsor Senior Center271 Clarksville RoadPrinceton Junction, NJ 08550Phone: 609-799-9068
Lawrence Senior Center30 East Darrah LaneLawrenceville, NJ 08648Phone: 609-844-7048
Mercer County Library Hopewell245 Pennington Titusville RoadPennington, NJ 08534Phone: 609-737-2610
Plainsboro Library9 Van Doren StPlainsboro, NJ 08536Phone: 609-275-2897
Suzanne Patterson Senior Center45 Stockton StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540Phone: 609-924-7108
Activities at the Center are established for people over 60 and over.
If one of you is eligible, then the other may join even if they are less than 60 years of age.
Meals-On-Wheels makes home delivery. For more information contact Meals-On-Wheels in Hamilton at 609-448-4088.
Access the Senior Activities, Clubs and Programs page for more information.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am to 7 pm.
The senior fall dance will be held on Thursday, October 20th. The location, times and date are published approximately one month prior to the event. These events are popular and sell out quickly, so don't forget to look for the flyers! Advance tickets are required for this annual dance. Tickets will go on sale in September. You can purchase tickets at the senior center or call the center directly at 609-890-3686. Seniors must bring their senior ID card with them to purchase tickets.
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2022.
Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane starting in mid July. Advance tickets required. Cost of tickets is $6. For more information call 609-890-3686.
Must be a Hamilton Senior and show Hamilton Scan Card ID to attend. If buying a ticket for someone else, please have their ID.
The Spring Senior Dinner Dance will be held Thursday, May 12th.
Advanced Tickets Required. Please call 609-890-3686 for more information.
The Senior Center is located at:
409 Cypress LaneHamilton, NJ 08619Phone: 609-890-3686
View the directions to the Senior Center.
Screenings for Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Cholesterol as well as health teaching by a qualified Public Health Nurse are conducted by appointment only. Clinics are available at the Bernice Muha Senior Center located at 409 Cypress Lane and the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center located on 169 Wilfred Avenue call 609-890-3686; for Cypress Lane site call 609-890-393-6480; for Wilfred Avenue site to make an appointment.
Transportation services offered by Hamilton Township are for seniors that are physically able to walk to and from the vehicle. At this time, we are not able to offer transportation services to seniors confined to a wheelchair. The senior does not need to be a member of the senior center to utilize the transportation services.
The Center will provide transportation for our seniors Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Advance noticed is needed to arrange your transportation. To arrange transportation please call 609-890-3686.
The Center will provide transportation for our seniors that have no other means to go food shopping, on a weekly or biweekly basis. The supermarket is at the discretion of the Township driver depending on their route for the day. The transportation is available Monday through Thursday. Advance notice is needed to arrange your shopping trip. To arrange transportation, please call 609-890-3686.
The Mercer County T.R.A.D.E provides transportation to the Hamilton Township Nutrition Site (Hamilton Senior Center) Monday through Friday. T.R.A.D.E. is able to assist the wheelchair bound senior in their transportation needs. For more information, please call 609-530-1971.
Is a nationwide transportation service offered to seniors and handicapped individuals with a minimal charge. Call 800-955-2321 for more information.
Is a medical transportation services for Medicaid, wheelchair and ambulatory seniors. Two options are available: Self-pay ($80 and up). Medicaid patients must go through a social worker and need 48 hours notice. For Medi-Transport of Mercer County call 609-586-7171.
Transportation is provided by the Senior Center on Monday and Friday. For a reservation, please call 890-3686. Mercer County TRADE also provides transportation Monday through Friday. Call 609-530-1971 to make a reservation. If you are disabled, you may contact New Jersey Access Link at 800-955-2321. They will transport for a minimal fee.
The Center will supply Hamilton Seniors with a cell phone for the use of 911 calls only. Only one phone per household is permitted. If interested in receiving a cell phone, stop by the Front Desk or call 609-890-3686 to make an appointment.
Mercer County will partner with various agencies to offer free air conditioners to seniors and disabled residents who qualify. The air conditioners are offered through the Medi-cool program which is administered by Catholic Charities, the Diocese of Trenton, and assistance group Rise Inc., of Hightstown via the use of county funding provided by the Office on Aging.
Seniors aged 60 and older with documented health problems who meet income eligibility requirements can receive a voucher that entitles them to a free air conditioner.
Residents 18 or older who have a disability also may qualify.
The air conditioners will be distributed to individuals who meet eligibility criteria, which includes financial standing. All applicants must provide proof of resident, proof of income, prescriptions and proof of assets.
Applicants will be screened for eligibility by Catholic Charities, Trenton and Rise Inc. Interested residents should call either 609-394-8847 Ext 2529 or 443-4464.
Individuals who qualify must bring someone with them who can help them carry the air conditioner home. Individuals who have received an air conditioner in the last 3 years are ineligible.
Supplies are limited so residents are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Handyman Helpers Program makes small home safety related repairs for Hamilton Township Seniors. The labor is provided at no cost; the homeowner pays only for materials. Examples of the work that our Handyman is able to do:
For more information stop be the Front Desk or call 609-890-3686.
his is a Hamilton Township Police Division Program that seeks to protect the welfare of residents in our community who live alone, and often are senior citizens and residents with special needs who are homebound. "The program is one way that we try to look out for our neighbors who may require or are in need of extra-attention, to make sure they are not in need of assistance. It truly is a special program that looks to protect public safety and protect those with special needs."
Currently over 40 Township residents participate in the program, which is open to all Township residents who reside alone. While the Police Division administers "Operation Reassurance" during weekdays, approximately a dozen community volunteers participate on the weekends to help the program to continue.
Residents who are interested in participating in the program can fill out and return an application (PDF) that is available on the Hamilton Township website or register by calling the Hamilton Township Police Division at 609-581-4033. Members of the community who would like to volunteer during the weekends can also contact the Police Division by phone for further information.
This is a Free program available to all senior citizens or disabled persons living in Hamilton Township. After you register, your only obligation is to call the police daily between the hours of 8-9 am. If we don't hear from you, then we will start asking whatever questions necessary until we verify your safety and well-being.
Participating in the Re-Assurance Program doesn't mean you must stay home every day to call us. We know that things come up on short notice, such as trips to Atlantic City and other locations. When that happens, all you will need to do is contact the Re-Assurance office in advance to let us know what's happening. Or, if it is after hours, you can simply leave a message on our answering machine at 581-4033.
9 Lamont AvenueHamilton, NJ 08619Phone: 609-890-9400
If you have a disability and need assistance with the application process, please contact Deborah M. Gershen at 609-989-8500.
NJ EASE is the easy way for seniors and their families to get information about and access senior services. For more information, call 877-222-3737.
NJ EASE is one toll-free telephone number to put you in touch with someone to help you learn about and apply for important program and benefits.
NJ EASE promotes independence, dignity and choice for New Jersey's older adults. When you dial the NJ EASE toll-free telephone number, a person from an agency in your county answers. You'll speak with someone who is trained, knowledgeable and ready to help you. Once services are provided, NJ EASE keeps in touch with you to make sure the services continue to meet your needs.
NJ EASE staff members are trained to provide you with answers and information on a wide variety of topics, including:
640 S Broad StreetTrenton, NJ 08650609-989-6661
Monday through Friday8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Provides information and counseling services to isolated, frail, homebound elderly through casework services on the telephone, in the office or in the client's home. Assistance is given to clients in filling out forms to apply to local, state and federal programs (not a formal case management program).