Looking for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer experience? Are you 55 years of age or better? The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Burlington County – (RSVP) serves community needs through VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, offering maximum flexibility and a choice of service opportunities anywhere from a few hours to as often as you would like.
Visit our website at www.rcbc.edu/rsvp to find out more about our programs and services and to fill out an on-line application. RSVP specifically seeks volunteers to help the elderly write checks, tutor students, or facilitate health related courses. Training is provided.
Do you know where to go or what to do when your forever home no longer meets your needs or the needs of your loved ones? Assisted Living Research Institute has informational resources available to help with the transition to assisted living. Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping differently abled individuals and the elderly enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Their organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. Please take the time to check out their website by clicking the logo above or at https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-options-for-people-with-disabilities for more information.
Sheriff’s Department to help seniors be safe
“Seniors looking to make their homes more secure can set-up an appointment with our professionally trained technicians who will conduct a security review and make recommendations based on their assessment,” said Stanfield. “Door and window locks, peepholes, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are just some of the items that our technicians can install and instruct the senior on their use and operation.”
Other security and safety items that may be installed free of charge include reflective house numbers, lamp timers, power failure lights and “med-info” packets which provide emergency responders with important medical information about the residents.
“The program is designed to increase residents’ knowledge and safety and make them feel less vulnerable and to educate them on how to not become a victim of crime,” said Undersheriff Bryan Norcross.
“Crime prevention specialists are available to give home security workshops and presentations to clubs, churches, and various civic and community groups,” said Norcross. “These workshops provide seniors with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest frauds and scams.”
“The program serves roughly 300 homes a year for seniors over age 60. To qualify, at least one person in the household must be 60 years of age or older,” said Stanfield. “My department is committed to the safety and security of our senior citizens and we look forward to serving even more residents this year.”
Interested residents should call 609-265-5796 to register.
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State Health Insurance Assistance Program. 10 a.m.-noon. Every second and fourth Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.
For seniors seeking guidance with the Medicare system, prescriptions and supplementals.
Burlington County Office on Aging, Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Rd., Westampton. For Appointments Call 609-894-9311.
Do you have questions about Medicare, Supplemental Health Insurance or the Part D Prescription Drug Plan? SHIP provides FREE help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who need assistance with their health insurance.
Come on board for free, objective, and confidential help with:
- Medicare Part D
- Medicare Advantage Plans
- Long Term Care Insurance
If the time has come to look for Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Guidance may be able to help. Please click here for more information.