St. Mark's Episcopal Church

"Generations of Faith in Action"

THE ST. MARK’S SENIOR MINISTRY

The goals of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Senior Ministry are to:

    • provide services to meet the needs of the members of our congregation who are 65 years old and over.
    • maintain/improve participation of seniors in church and the community

The areas of focus of this ministry are:

      • Visitation
      • Transportation
      • Health and Wellness
      • Communication
      • Education
      • Information
      • Social

Leader: Carolanne Aaron & Celeste Roberts-Sang

Committee members: Betty Atkins, Michelle Graham-Lyons, Valarie McCree

Founded: The senior ministry was launched on May 5, 2013.

RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

National Association of Professionals Geriatric Care Managers

520-881-8008

Professionals to help housing, health care and finances

www.caremanager.org

Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116

Links to agencies that provide services: insurance, housing , transportation, legal

www.eldercare.gov

Caring.com

(800) 973-1540

Discussion groups and resources providing support

www.caring.com

Ethnic Elders Care Network

(925) 372-2105

Ecarenet@yahoo.com

Research information and tips on ethnic elder care

www.ethnicelderscare.net

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

(703) 556-9222

main@aagponline.org

728 Old McLean Village
Drive - McLean, VA 22101

www.aagponline.org

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

866-232-8484

Ecarenet@yahoo.com

Toll-free connection to questions and answers from licensed social workers

www.alzfdn.org

New Jersey Foundation for Aging

609-421-0206

Links to online magazine Renaissance and TV program

AARP Smart Driver Course

877-390-8806 (toll free)

Driver safety course for 50 and older
Learn defensive driving strategies & tips for staying safe
May qualify for auto insurance discount

www.aarp.org/drving27

TRANSPORTATION

NJ Transit Reduced Fare Program

973-378-6401

Reduced fares for seniors and persons with disabilities at any time; available on buses, trains, and light rail

Union County Para-transit System

3 regularly scheduled routes (AB&C) which can make minor deviations with prior requests

www.unnj.org

Route 22 Shuttle

800-221-3520

Transportation provided to medical, nutritional, and social services facilities throughout county for elderly and person with disabilities

www.co.middlesex.nj.us

Amtrak

800-872-7245

15% discount for senior citizens 62+

www.aarp.org/drving27

TRANSPORTATION

Medicaid Transportation Board of Social Services

732-745-3761

Access Link

800-955-2321

NJHelps

800-955-2321

This website provides one-stop resource for array of programs by county. Consumer provides information to create profile and list of eligible services are provided

NJHelps.org

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