Senior Services

Programs & Services

  1. Hanover Township
  2. Morris County
  3. State of New Jersey

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.

Dial-A-Ride

The Township of Hanover offers Dial-A-Ride services to Seniors and non-ambulatory disabled individuals. Door-to-door service is available for the following, according to priority:

  1. Medical appointments
  2. Food shopping every Tuesday morning

The second Thursday of the month is a mall trip (except January through April). The vehicle is handicapped accessible.

Reservations & Hours

Reservations for medical appointments are required at least 2 weeks in advance by calling the Dial-A-Ride office at 973-428-2498.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vehicle Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.


Senior Citizens Club


Whippanong Library

The Whippanong Library hosts many interesting interactive, as well as educational programs and events. Check out their current schedule of events.

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.

Caring

Caring is an online database for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Caring also sponsors scholarships for students caregivers.

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

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

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):


For more resources please see our resource page.