Aging & Disability Resource Connection
The CMC Division of Aging & Disability Services is open!
Please call 609-886-2784 to speak to one of our staff members.
The Mission of the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services is to promote the well-being and inclusion of older persons and those adults with disabilities in Cape May County, by providing information and education, and developing and advocating for services that assist these citizens to maintain independence and quality of life and make informed choices about their long-term care needs.
- Information and Assistance
- Congregate Nutrition at all four of our senior centers
- Mobile Meals (Meals on Wheels)
- JACC Program (Jersey Assistance for Community Care-Giving)
- Prescription Card Program
- Senior Centers
Lower Cape Senior Center - 609-886-5161
North Wildwood Senior Center - 609-522-7611
Upper Township Wellness Center - 609-390-9409
Ocean City Senior Center - 609-399-0055
- State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP)
51stAnnual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show.
The Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services is happy to announce the participation of 11 eligible county senior artists who entered into the 51stAnnual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. The annual county Senior Art Show was held in June at the Cape May Court House campus of Atlantic Cape Community College, which is a prelude to the state art show.
This event was held September 21 – October 20 at Meadow Lakes Senior Community in East Windsor, NJ. There was a total of 268 pieces of artwork on display from all 21 counties of New Jersey. The following artists from Cape May County received awards: First Place and Best in Show Professional Oil –George Vollmer of Wildwood, Third Place in Non-professional Drawing –Susanne Spincic of Woodbine, and Third Place Non-professional Watercolor– Shirley Stone of Cape May.
Pictured George Vollmer standing next to his oil painting titled 'My Back Window'
Five tips to avoid Medicare scams:
In April OF 2018, Medicare issued new cards to all Medicare recipients. The new cards no longer use Social Security numbers. Instead, members are identified by a unique, eleven-character ID composed of numbers and letters.
The reasoning is sound. The old cards contained social security numbers and getting rid of those numbers should help reduce fraud.
Medicare card scam tips
(From the Official Medicare site: https://www.medicare.gov/)
Tip 1: Medicare will never call, email or text you to ask for your personal information. This means that if you receive a communication asking for your information, it’s a scam.
Tip 2: The new cards cost nothing. If you’re asked to pay a fee to expedite or process shipment of your new card, it’s a scam.
Tip 3: Medicare will not contact you via phone, email, or text to discuss your "new benefits" or find out if you’ve received your new card. Medicare benefits are not changing just because new cards are being sent out.
Tip 4: If someone calls, emails, or texts you and claims your Medicare benefits are in danger of being cancelled unless you pay a fee or share your information, it’s a scam.
Tip 5: Medicare does not accept payment in the form of gift cards, wired money, or credit card. If someone asks you to send them money, it's a scam!
“Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey's residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.
Celebrate Long-Term Living
Americans are living longer and staying healthier than ever before. More and more people are remaining in their own homes and communities.
The Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services is proud to provide Administration on Aging-sponsored programs to help older citizens. We encourage older persons to eat better and keep active. It’s never too early to begin exploring options available to you or to a loved one. We urge you to begin planning now.
For more information, please call us at 609-886-2784.