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Food and Nutrition
JFCS: Kosher Meals on Wheels - 201-837-9090 Kosher meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals throughout Northern NJ Delivers: 1 week supply of frozen meals Onsite food pantry - call for appointment
Bergen Meals on Wheels Program - 201-336-7420 For persons age 60+ years who are homebound, unable to prepare their own meals, have no one to assist with meal preparation during the day, and not a Medicaid recipient of MLTSS. Delivers: 1 hot meal per day or 1 week frozen supply
Helping Hands Food Pantry - 201-837-1600 x1825 For Teaneck residents who are in need of assistance by providing weekly, non-perishable food to help supplement the cost of food. Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-2:00 pm Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm
Teaneck Public Library - 201-837-4171 TPL is now a pick-up location for Field Goods locally-grown fruits and vegetables every Thursday! Pick up time is between 11:45 and 8:30 pm. Order deadline is Mondays by 11:50 pm. Pick up bags at front desk.
Center for Food Action (Englewood) - 201-596-1804 x11 Seven day emergency food packages to seniors. Food myst be picked up. Renewal required every 30 days.
Volunteer Center Chore Service - 201-489-7790 Installation of grab bars and railings and other minor safety repairs, at no cost, for senior citizens and people with disabilities
Rebuilding Together North Jersey - 201-447-8886 Assistance for low-income homeowners, particularly: seniors, people with disabilities, veterans or their spouses, members of the military, and families with children, with home improvements
Safely @ Home - 201-518-1175 Home safety modifications offered by Jewish Home Family to ensure that those seniors who are aging in their own homes can do so safely in the community. Seniors can opt into the membership program to receive services or volunteer program to aid their peers.
Snow Shoveling Assistance - 201-862-1200, ext 1603 Residents in need of snow shoveling assistance (for a nominal fee) during the winter months may contact Miss Witter at The FORUM. This is possible through the Teaneck Council and The FORUM at Teaneck High Snow Removal Collaboration.
Good Morning Check-Up Program - 201-837-2085 Ensures safety and well-being of registered Teaneck seniors through daily phone call check-ins by the Teaneck Fire Dept.between 8:00 - 9:00 am
CHEER Program - 201-489-9454, x203 Through the Bergen Volunteer Center, volunteers help with shopping, errands, light housekeeping, etc.
JFCS: Senior Care Services - 201-837-9090 Telephone Reassurance: Weekly calls to homebound seniors keeping them connected to the community and giving peace of mind to seniors who live alone. Friendly Visitors: Matches seniors with volunteers that provide companionship through weekly visits.
Seniors for Seniors - 201-880-9139 An educational program under the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care in the State of NJ that is designed to provide tools/methodologies to enable seniors to be empowered and effective advocates.
EZ Ride - 201-939-4242 Direct route transportation that fills the gap between fixed-route/fixed-schedule services and other expensive, private options. Costs: $15 annual fee + $2.50 initial pick up + $/mile
NJ Transit Access Link - 800-955-2321 Paratransit service for individuals who are unable to use local bus service due to age/disability
Vantage Health Systems - 201-567-0059 Not-for-profit system of community facilities and programs in Bergen County, providing services to all ages with mental health, addiction, developmental, and eldercare challenges *For immediate crisis intervention, go to the nearest Emergency Room, call 911, or call 201-262-HELP (4357)
HNMC: Insurance Counselor - 201-379-5725 Free, unbiased assistance to help explain your current health insurance benefits and other options, including Employer Insurance Plans, COBRA, NJ Health Insurance Marketplace, NJ Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap policies. Open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - 201-336-7413 or 201-336-7427 or 201-336-7400 New Jersey state trained and certified counselors help Medicare beneficiaries and pre-enrollees understand their benefits, options, and entitlements.
Events & Activities
For a list of calendar events and activities, please visit our Local Events page.