The following resources can help clients be
more active , enable them to get hot nourishing food on a daily basis, and deal with government agencies. Resources include
a list of local ch;urches and veteran's administration programs. We strive to keep all information current. If you find a
mistake or change please email us at
Realizing that many clients do not have access to the internet we ask that if
you know someone who could use any or all of the following information, please
print it out and share with them.
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Car-less? Take advantage of the County transportation mini bus system "Ocean Ride " to get around town,
with additional service for non-emergency medical transportation. The busses run Monday through Friday and fares are a reasonable
$.25 for disabled and senior citizens and $.50 for the general public. Call the County toll free at 1-877-929-2082 for a schedule.
Passengers needing lift service for next day service must notify the County of the trip they wish to take.
NEED A RIDE TO THE FOOD
BANK on distribution day? Call the Recreation Department at 693-1100,
extension 203 at least 24 hours before distribution day to request
SENIOR LUNCH PROGRAM
This lunch program offers you a hot nutritious meal,
and the companionship of new friends while you enjoy a varied menu every day from Monday to Friday.
There are only
#1. You be 60 years old or be married to someone 60 or over.
#2. You must call 609-693-0661 at least
24 hours ahead for a reservation
How Much Does It Cost?
The suggested donation for lunch is $1.50, however you
only need donate what you can afford . No One is denied lunch because of an inability to pay, and donations are done via closed
envelopes which insure your privacy.
The Village Lutheran Church, 701 Western Boulevard, Lanoka Harbor.
Mondays through Fridays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
You may choose to eat one, two or all days of the week.
Bus pickup is available by calling Berkeley Outreach at
(732) 244-9600 24 hours before you need the ride.
program also offers Meals on Wheels to Seniors who are homebound. For questions about Meals on Wheels call Berkeley Outreach
at (732)244-9600 and ask for a meals on wheels counselor.
If you need help with this, call Lacey Food Bank Chairman
Guy at 693-8703 and he'll get you signed up and going!
WORKING FAMILIES GET TAX CREDITS
Hardworking families should be aware of tax programs
that help them. In particular, the Federal and State government offer tax credits worth thousands of dollars for low income parents.
For example, a working parent or couple with two children, and an income of between $10,000 and $13,000 can receive $4,008
from the federal tax credit and $601. from the state, for a total of $4,609 or an extra $394 a month in the pockets of
hard working,yet low income New Jersey residents.
The state credit is available to families earning up
to $20,000 a year, while families earning as much as $32,000 ayear can qualify for the federal tax credit. Benfits will vary
according to size of the family and income. You can file for the creidt by phone, or by completing your state and federal
tax forms. Formore information or to find out if you qualify,
call 1-888-895-9179. If all of this is too much
for you to tackle, call Chairman Guy and he will get you help.
THE GIFT OF SIGHT
One call to the National Eye Care Project, a public
service program sponsored by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Knights Templar Eye Foundation
Inc., could mean the difference between sight and blindness for you or someone you love. The program is staffed by 255 volunteer
ophthalmologists in New Jersey. Once call to the National Eye Care Program could mean the difference between sight and blindness
for either you, or a loved one.
The program is designed for, but not limited to, financially disadvantaged seniors.
All U.S. citizens or legal residents age 65 and over, who have not seen an ophthalmologist in the last three years or longer,
are eligible for the project. A phone call to the toll-free help line at 1-(8QO)-222-EYES(3937) can match patients with a
volunteer ophthalmologist in their area. That doctor will provide a complete medical eye examination and a full year of treatment
for any condition diagnosed at the initial visit. There is no cost to the patient. As volunteers for the project, we have
agreed to accept Medicare or other insurance reimbursement as payment in full, with no out-of-pocket expense to the patient.
Those without insurance of any kind, including Medicare, receive care at no charge. Take advantage of this amazing
program which gives the gift of sight.
If you were widowed as the result of a war related injury
or disability, remarried (therefore losing your pension) then widowed or divorced from your second husband, you might be able
to have your widow's pension reinstated due to a new change in the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) act.For more
information call the VA's tool free number, (800) 827-1000 and ask for a veteran's benefits counselor.