What support and self-help groups are available?

Planning in Partnership 

A free resource for Montclair-area residents ages 55 and over that can help you navigate your changing needs as you age.  This program is designed to help you through life changes such as retirement, moving to a new home, healthcare issues, death or illness of a spouse, financial and transportation challenges. 

For more information about this program, call Sarah Nikpour at 201-463-4594 or visit her at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue 3rd Floor Mon & Tues 10:30am-2pm and Wed & Thurs 3:15pm-4:30pm.

United Way Caregivers Coalition

Meets monthly at the Verona Community Center (880 Bloomfield Avenue, 1st Floor
Verona, NJ 07044) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11am.  Anyone with an interest in caregiving is welcomed.

Aging Substance Abuse Outreach Program

(732) 235-3440
Provides no-fee assessment, counseling, consultation, and referrals for alcohol and other drug programs.

Alcoholics Anonymous
(908) 687-8566

Arthritis Foundation
Information and referrals, support groups, self-help classes, and fitness programs.

Dorot University without Walls
Classes, support groups, and holiday celebrations over the telephone by conference call, offered by DOROT, a not-for-profit agency.

NJ Self Help Clearing House
1-800-367-6274, 375 McFarlan St., Dover 07801
Comprehensive listing of self help and support groups throughout the state.

Alzheimers and Dementia

Alzheimer’s New Jersey
(888) 280-6055
Provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week, information and referrals.

Family Service League
(973)746-0800, 60 S. Fullerton Ave, Montclair, 07042

Senior Care and Activities Center
110 Greenwood Ave., Montclair 07042

Developmental/Physical Impairment

NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities

NJ Division for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(609) 588-2648

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey
(973) 627-0055