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Elder Care Services

Elder Care Services, a program of Children's Aid and Family Services, provides social work services at several senior centers in Bergen County. As people age, there are physical, social and emotional changes that can naturally occur--for example, retirement, the death of a loved one, caring for an ill relative, a sudden hospitalization, illness, and loss of independence. These changes can lead to new concerns and problems and affect a person's emotional, social and physical well-being. These changes can be overwhelming at times. Family and friends are not always able to provide all the help, understanding or support needed. If you or a member of your family is having difficulty coping with these changes or need guidance in seeking the right solution, our social worker is available to assist you at the senior center locations listed below.

Elder Care Services Include:

  • Information on services and program for older adults
  • Referral to local agencies or resources
  • Assistance in completing applications for benefit and entitlement programs
  • Short term counseling to individuals and families
  • Educational programs on concerns related to aging
  • Caregiver Support Group for people caring for an ill relative who is 60 or older (at the Northwest Senior Center only)

Northwest Senior Activity Center
46-50 Center Street
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Ph: (201) 445-5690
Fx: (201) 493-8911

Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sheila Brogan: 201 447 5695

Hackensack Location:
Americas Unidas Multi-Cultural Senior Activity Center

The United Center
101 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
phone: (201) 336-3320
fax: (201) 488-2808

Maria Munoz, BSW
Bilingual Counselor
(Spanish and English)

Mondays, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fridays, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Garfield Location:
The Garfield Senior Activity Center

480 Midland Avenue
Garfield, NJ 07026
phone: (973) 478-0502
fax: (973) 253-0543

Maria Munoz, BSW
Bilingual Counselor
(Spanish and English)

Tuesdays, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm