Programs & Services
Blood Pressure Clinic
Beginning September 2019, the Township of Hanover Health Department will be offering a Blood Pressure Clinic on the third Wednesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon in the Lounge of the Township of Hanover Community Center (15 N Jefferson Road).
All residents over the age of 18 years are welcome to attend, no appointment necessary.
Free Review of Your Medications
Have your medications reviewed by a Pharmacist! The Hanover Township Health Department offers a free, brown bag review of your medications. Download the program flyer (PDF) to learn more.
Prescription Return Box or MEDReturn
The Hanover Township Police Department maintains a prescription return box in the lobby of the police station. This box is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Residents with expired or unwanted prescription and non-prescription medication can bring these items to the Police Lobby and deposit the items in the green MED-RETURN box. You can also dispose of unwanted pet medications here as well.
If you want to dispose of your medications we ask that you deposit only one or two items at a time, because the chute will clog if you overfill the drawer. Also, if you discover that the bin may be full, we ask that you do not overfill it and please bring it to the attention of the police dispatcher so arrangements can be made to have it emptied.
The only restrictions are as follows:
- No needles (sharps).
- Including Epi-pens.
- No ointments or liquids.
- No thermometers.
- No aerosol cans or inhalers.
The Whippanong Library hosts many interesting interactive, as well as educational programs and events. Check out their current schedule of events.
The Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center
Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center serves residents of Morris County. You must apply to find out if you qualify.
Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Meals on Wheels deliver meals for homebound seniors. For Meals on Wheels arrangements, please call 800-564-4656.
Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Community Programming
Morris County maintains an office for Aging, Disabilities, and Community Programming, which provides services to citizens who are over 60, disabled, or veterans. Individuals and caregivers can receive information on a variety of services designed to foster the independence and dignity of Morris County citizens in need of assistance.
- The Morris County Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) 2019 Resource Directory
- The Morris County Senior Nutrition Program serves nutritious noontime meals and provides the opportunity to socialize with others at various nutrition sites.
- Sites are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with meals served around noon. There is no charge for the meals, but a small donation ($2) is suggested. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling the specific site.
- For more information, call the program office at 973-285-6586.
Morris Habitat for Humanity
Morris Habitat for Humanity offers a program called Aging in Place for Seniors. Download the program flyer (PDF) learn more about the kind of work that is covered, program qualifications, and how to apply.
Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ARDC)
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Human Services have established a
one-door access to services that will help people age in place. In New Jersey, this is called the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) guide and/or Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.
New Jersey Comfort Partners Program
Comfort Partners is a free energy saving and energy education program for qualified low-income customers.
New Jersey Division of Aging Services
The New Jersey Division of Aging Services offers a variety of programs, including:
- Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)
- Lifeline Utility Assistance
- Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)
- Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
- Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program
For more information on any of these programs. call 1-800-792-9745.
New Jersey SHARES - Energy & Utility Assistance
New Jersey SHARES is an energy and utility assistance safety net for households in an emergency or crisis situation who are not eligible for other forms of assistance.
NJHelps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what programs and assistance for which you and your family may be eligible. NJHelps will tell you where to go for help and what to bring with you, after you have answered a few basic questions. NJHelps cannot guarantee that you qualify for these programs. You must still apply for help by contacting and filling out the required forms for each program.
NJSave is an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses. To learn more about the application, view instructions for the application or to watch a video tutorial on how to apply, visit the NJSave website. Read a press release from Morris County (PDF) about the program.
Whether struggling with a personal challenge or recovering from a natural disaster, NJ 2-1-1 provides connections to services that often mean the difference between hope and despair. 2-1-1 is a database of resources to help residents in need.
State of New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs
Other Programs and Resources
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially people ages 50 and older who can't afford a tax preparation service.
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free. Read about the PPA in their flyer (PDF), which is also available in Spanish (PDF).
Retirement Living is a national resource for consumer information related to retirement. The website provides access to an array of resource materials, including where to retire, personal finance, a newsletter, books and online publications, and buyers guides about special products and services. The Retirement Planning Guide covers all things to consider during the retirement planning process from how to invest, senior living and more.
Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP)
SAIP is an initiative to help make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for Federal Medicaid with hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.
For more information, call SAIP at 800-652-2471.
SeniorLiving is a directory of senior living communities, assisted living facilities and senior care facilities. They also offer additional resources and information for seniors and their caregivers or loved ones on a variety of topics, including information about common fraud tactics and popular scams used on seniors.
Social Security Administration
Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides income security to the elderly and people with disabilities. For information, call Social Security at 800-772-1213.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Free assistance in the preparation of New Jersey Income Tax returns is available for taxpayers through VITA. VITA is for individuals of low to moderate income, individuals with disabilities, and non-English speaking taxpayers.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) is for individuals 60 years of age or older. Learn more about these services.. Also, please see these notices from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
- IRS Certified Volunteers Providing Free Tax Preparation
- What to Bring to Your Local VITA or TCE Site
For more resources please see our resource page.