Brenda Sloan – Director
Manchester Senior Services Is Funded By:
• A grant from the Ocean County Office of Senior Services with Title III Older Americans Act of 1965,as amended through a grant from the New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services;
• Local Municipal Contributions
A Senior Advisory Committee, made up of elected and appointed members meets five times a year to informa and advise the Mayor of concerns and the implementation of the Senior Program objectives. The meetings are open to all interested person. For location, dates and times of the meeting, contact Manchester Senior Services at 732-849-8305.
Manchester Senior Services Department assist residents who are 60 years of age or older with Information & Assistance on a wide range of programs on the Local, County and State level. Programs such as medical transportation, home-delivered meals, heating assistance, property tax rebates and prescriptions programs. A Benefit Screening is completed for a resident to see what programs they are eligible for according to income. Home visit are available for residents who have no means of getting into the office.
Medical transportation is provided to medical and dental facilities located in the following towns: Manchester, Lakehurst, Whiting, Brick, Lakewood, Silverton and Toms River. Appointments must be between 10:00 and 10:30 am or between 1:00 and 1:30 pm. Services are provided to residents who are 60 years of age or older who are ambulatory/semi-ambulatory/wheelchair. Priority is given to persons who are unable to drive. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact Manchester Senior Outreach at 732-849-8305 to schedule an appointment.
S.H.I.P. – State Health Insurance Program
We provide a service where a certified counselor helps you find your way through the Medicare Health Insurance maze.
SHIP is a program where a certified counselor can provide you with information on Medicare benefits and claims, Medicare supplement policies, Long Term Care Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and other related problems.
There sole function is to provide information and assistance to Manchester residents eligible for Medicare so that each client can make the best possible decision to serve their interest.
Counselors do not provide legal advice nor do they sell, recommend, or endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company or HMO.
How Much Will It Cost Me?
There is no charge for any Senior Services.However, the program provides the opportunity for individuals to make a voluntary contribution for services received. All donations are confidential. No one will be denied service because they will not or cannot contribute.
Click on Ocean County website to download applications for various programs. Ocean County Office of Senior Services
Veterans Registration Card: Contact Ocean County Clerk’s Office at 732-929-2018, or visit web site www.oceancountyclerk.com/ for details.
PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSMENTS (PTR/SENIOR FREEZE) – deadline has been extended until Sept. 15th 2014.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program available October 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Maximum Monthly Gross Income Eligibility Levels FFY 2014
Household Size LIHEAP Program USF Program
1 $ 1,915 $ 1,676
2 $ 2,585 $ 2,262
3 $ 3,255 $ 2,849
4 $ 3,925 $ 3,435
Applications and assistance are available by contacting Manchester Senior & Social Services at 732-849-8305, or going onto Ocean Inc. website.
Farm Market Vouchers Available
Manchester Township Senior Services Department will be distributing (4) $5.00 Farm Market Vouchers to purchase Jersey Fresh Produce for Low Income Seniors, who are 60 years of age or older. We will distribute vouchers on a first come-first serve basis until all vouchers have been distributed.
DISTRIBUTION DATES & LOCATION:
Manchester Senior Services Office – 1 Colonial Drive (between Townhall & Library)
Monday, June 16th, 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Thursday, June 19th, 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Guidelines: Must be 60 years of age or older
Resident of Manchester Twp.
Do not exceed financial guidelines
Family Size Annual Monthly
1 21,257 1,772
2 28,694 2,392
AT TIME OF DISTRIBUTION MUST SHOW PROOF OF AGE, RESIDENCY, AND ALL INCOME.
●Income includes: Social Security, Pensions, Interest, Dividends, Rental Income, Salary, Alimony
and ALL Other Income.
● If Federal or State income tax was completed, bring it with you.
● If you are receiving Food Stamps or Medicaid bring card as proof of income.
For additional information contact Manchester Senior Services @ 732-849-8305.
After these two dates we will be distributing vouchers daily until we run out.