Age-Friendly Teaneck COVID-19 Resources
Age-Friendly Teaneck has compiled a resource list to help residents cope with impact of COVID-19 outbreak. The top section is newly updated with all current vaccine information.
(Last updated 2/5/2021)
*** Updated VACCINE INFORMATION
The Richard Rodda Center Vaccine Site.
Administered by Holy Name Medical Center, in partnership with Township
Appointments are required, and a new on-line vaccination portal went live on Feb. 5 and will remain open so everyone who meets the Phase 1A eligibility criteria can complete their registration completely and accurately at their own pace.The new link is: https://vaccine.holyname.org/COVID19VAC
To make an appointment you must provide name, address, cell, and email address and other details, including whether you will be available in 3-4 weeks for the second dose. You will then receive a confirmation code, which must be brought to your appointment along with health insurance card and drivers license or state ID.
Holy Name officials advise that some have encountered minor issues during the registration process in using the text (SMS messaging) system to receive a verification code. The hospital advises registrants to rely on e-mail as their primary source of registration verification, rather than a text. For anyone who does not receive a verification code via text or e-mail after completing your registration, Holy Name advises registrants to go back to the beginning of the process and enroll again. For anyone who receives an "incomplete form" notification, go back and check that all required fields have a response. After registration is completed, those who sign up will be placed into a queue. As Holy Name receives vaccine, hospital staff will send scheduling links via email and text to those in the completed registration queue. Each registered individual will receive a unique code that is not transferable and can be used only once within 24 hours of receipt. This code will enable the recipient to select the date and time slot most convenient for their schedule.
Any Teaneck senior citizen who does not have access to a computer or Internet can call 201-837-4840 for help getting registered. An operator, during normal business hours, will take your information and forward it to Holy Name Medical Center. Be prepared to provide your full name, date of birth, Teaneck address, phone number, and email address.
The State of New Jersey COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION CALL CENTER
Hotline Number: 855-568-0545
Representatives can answer your questions about COVID-19 and register you to be vaccinated. Provided in English and Spanish from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days per week.
New Jersey COVID Vaccine Campaign INFO
New Jersey will roll out COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach to all adults who live, work, or are being educated in the State. Within six months, New Jersey aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the adult population.
To pre-register for the vaccine: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov
To learn more about the State Vaccination Program: https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
To sign up for VaxMatters newsletter: https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/topics/vmsignup.shtml
Who is Eligible for Vaccinations at the Present Time?
Long-Term Care Residents and Personnel
Individuals who are 65+
Individuals who are 16-64 with one of the following health conditions:
Information About the Second Dose
Everyone should receive two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to have maximum protection against the virus.
It is recommended that individuals get their second dose as close to the recommended date as possible (for Pfizer, 21 days after first dose; for Moderna, 28 days after first dose).
Other Bergen County Vaccine Sites
Need a way to get to vaccine site? Rutgers University's New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP) has prepared an online resource list to help people use public transportation to reach vaccination locations. The list can be found at this link: http://vtc.rutgers.edu/transit-to-vaccine-sites/
The mission of NJTIP @ Rutgers is to increase the independence and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities, older adults and others by empowering them to use the public transit system safely and independently. As New Jersey increases the pace of vaccinations and adds more vaccination sites, NJ TIP will update its list of travel tips about every two weeks
General Vaccine Information
GENERAL COVID 19 PANDEMIC INFORMATION
State of New Jersey Resources
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
Click here to learn about the state's reopening phases
Bergen County/Regional Resources
Bergen Co. Dept. of Health: (201) 225-7000/After hours: (201) 785-8505
Bergen Co. Div. of Senior Services Senior HelpLine: 201-336-7400
SHIP (Medicare counseling): 201-336-7413
Bergen County Board of Social Services
COVID-19 Testing/Telemedicine Information
Free testing is available to all New Jerseyans, even those without insurance, and everyone, even if asymptomatic, is encouraged to seek testing. Click here to find a testing location near you. Click here to learn about different types of tests.
It's important to get tested if:
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has expanded its Telehealth Service to screen patients for COVID-19. Consultations with an Infectious Disease physician are available if necessary. Call 201-204-0712 for this service, which has Telemedicine911 protocols in which providers can remotely activate 911 for acutely ill patient in an emergency.
Advice on Telemedicine Visits
Info about expanded telehealth coverage under NJ Medicaid
Teaneck Resources and Information
Main Phone Number: 201-837-1600
Teaneck Department of Health and Human Services
Health Officer: 201-837-1600 ext. 1500
Email: Health Officer
Division of Social Services
Call: 201-837-1600 ext. 7164
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This department can assist residents who may be dealing with social, emotional, physical and mental health issues and crises and also direct/refer residents to Social Services resources available, depending on their individual circumstance and need. Teaneck Division of Social Services may also provide financial service through the Public Assistance Trust Fund for those individuals or families who are eligible.
Fire Department Check-Up Program 7-day-a-week morning call service designed for people with health concerns who live alone and have no one to look in on them on a regular basis.
Township Staff Phone Directory
Sign-Up for Township Alerts
Teaneck Public Library
The library building is currently open for contactless doorside pickup of reserved materials during designated hours.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Those with active library card have free access to
Special Teaneck COVID19 Research Project Teaneck Public Library, in partnership with Teaneck Historical Society and Age-Friendly Teaneck, will conduct a critically important project to document Teaneck experiences during this global health crisis. Residents of all ages are encouraged to share their experiences. Details can be found at https://teanecklibrary.org/documenting-covid19/
Library Telephone Check-in Program
Teaneck Creek Conservancy Restoration Project underway, only Fycke Lane entrance open
Food Assistance and Grocery Shopping Help
Teaneck Helping Hands Food Pantry, The Janice Preschel Project: assistance to Teaneck residents
For other food pantry locations or SNAP assistance, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey offers this search engine: https://cfbnj.org/findfood/
JFCS Corner Market Assistance Program
For volunteer grocery and pharmacy delivery assistance: https://www.askumbrella.com/coronavirus or 844-402-2480
Click to download a List of grocery stores with special hours or other designated services for older adults
Click to download a List of pharmacies offering delivery services
Special COVID-19 Financial or Other Help
6 Psychological Tricks Used by COVID-19 Scammers
Eligibility for State Housing Assistance
FTC Advice on Payday Loans/Car title Loans
FTC Advice on Safe Video-Conferencing Techniques
NJ Department of Labor info on worker protections/benefits
FTC Info on Coronavirus Scams
NJ COVID-19 Jobs/Hiring Portal
State/Federal Economic Assistance Information
IRS and Coronavirus Stimulus/Relief Payments
Social Security FAQs
NJ Division of Taxation
Social Services/Mental Health Providers
Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern New Jersey
Providing online/telephone counseling services, senior services, kosher meal delivery, as well as two food pantries, for people of all backgrounds.
Emotional Support NJ Hotline
Anyone seeking emotional support, dealing with anxiety, depression, etc:
8am to 8pm, 7 days a week
COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline: 866-202-HELP (4357) or email@example.com
Guidance from Centers for Disease Control
Updated Symptom Guidance
Wearing Cloth Facial Coverings
If You Are Sick
If You Are Higher Risk
Preventing Household Spread
Bergen County Caregiver Support Group
Contact Marlene Ceragno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.569.7900 ext. 439 for information on Caregiver Support Group, new daily Caregiver Check-In meetings, and Caregiver Training course, all conducted online.
Offering caregiving coaching, teleconnection, stress-busting tips and other resources
FamilyCaregiverAlliance Articles on Readying Your Home
Alzheimer's New Jersey Find Support Groups
National Institutes on Aging You Tube Channel
Things You Can Do to Help
-Donate Blood. Click here for location or contact the Red Cross
-If you have recovered from COVID-19, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City is seeking donations of plasma from people who have developed antibodies from the disease to be used to treat those still suffering from it.
-Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Email email@example.com or call 201-336-6006. But read this guide to make sure you understand how to be safe while volunteering.
-Consider updating/creating advance care plan. Age-Friendly Teaneck member/author Ellen Rand explains why it's important
-Support Holy Name Medical Center: https://www.holyname.org/help/
REACH OUT TO AN OLDER ADULT RELATIVE, FRIEND, OR NEIGHBOR TO SEE IF THEY NEED HELP. STAY CONNECTED!
Things to Do While Staying Home
Tip Sheet on How to Engage Virtually
HHS Advice on Managing Social Isolation
Exercise Your Heart and Lungs: Tips that work for small living spaces
Streaming of Old Movies By Library of Congress
How/Where to Find Streaming of Broadway Musicals
On-Line Museum Visits: MCN has compiled list of free digital resources
Free On-Line Ivy League Classes: Links to hundreds of online classes
Free Museum Coloring Books: For adults or children;
Free Streams of the Metropolitan Opera: 7:30pm show times;
Explore U.S. National Parks: Virtual reality tours
Updates & Announcements
Housing Navigator News
E-Newsletter: Winter 2021
Summer 2020 Survey Results
North Jersey Alliance Blog