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THE ST. MARK’S SENIOR MINISTRY

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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

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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.

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RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

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[contact_info name=”National Association of Professionals Geriatric Care Managers” color=”accent2″ phone=”520-881-8008″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Professionals to help housing, health care and finances

www.caremanager.org”]

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[contact_info name=”Eldercare Locator” color=”accent2″ phone=”800-677-1116″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Links to agencies that provide services: insurance, housing , transportation, legal

www.eldercare.gov”]

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[contact_info name=”Caring.com” color=”accent2″ phone=”(800) 973-1540″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Discussion groups and resources providing support

www.caring.com”]

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[contact_info name=”Ethnic Elders Care Network” color=”accent2″ phone=”(925) 372-2105″ cellphone=”” email=”Ecarenet@yahoo.com” address=”Research information and tips on ethnic elder care

www.ethnicelderscare.net”]

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[contact_info name=”American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry” color=”accent2″ phone=”(703) 556-9222″ cellphone=”” email=”main@aagponline.org” address=”728 Old McLean Village
Drive – McLean, VA 22101

www.aagponline.org”]

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[contact_info name=”Alzheimer’s Foundation of America” color=”accent2″ phone=”866-232-8484″ cellphone=”” email=”Ecarenet@yahoo.com” address=”Toll-free connection to questions and answers from licensed social workers

www.alzfdn.org”]

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[contact_info name=”New Jersey Foundation for Aging” color=”accent2″ phone=”609-421-0206″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Links to online magazine Renaissance and TV program”]

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[contact_info name=”AARP Smart Driver Course” color=”accent2″ phone=”877-390-8806 (toll free)” cellphone=”” email=”” address=”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″]

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TRANSPORTATION

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[contact_info name=”NJ Transit Reduced Fare Program” color=”accent2″ phone=”973-378-6401″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Reduced fares for seniors and persons with disabilities at any time; available on buses, trains, and light rail”]

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[contact_info name=”Union County┬áPara-transit System” color=”accent2″ phone=”” cellphone=”” email=”” address=”3 regularly scheduled routes (AB&C) which can make minor deviations with prior requests

www.unnj.org”]

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[contact_info name=”Route 22 Shuttle” color=”accent2″ phone=”800-221-3520″ cellphone=”” email=”” address=”Transportation provided to medical, nutritional, and social services facilities throughout county for elderly and person with disabilities

www.co.middlesex.nj.us”]

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TRANSPORTATION

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NJHelps.org”]

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