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The Human Services Department plans and administers a comprehensive public health
program, including environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, health
education, laboratory services and other authorized services, in addition to administering
and enforcing local health ordinances.
The New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) is a private,
nonprofit organization of municipal and county public health leaders and allied
health professionals who work together to protect and improve the health of the
people of New Jersey. This organization provides invaluable information regarding
Public Health and Emergency Preparedness. Visit their website.
Watch their videos on their Public Health TV Channel. There are videos on all types
of Public Health information, such as Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, Addictions,
Prostate Cancer, Allergies, Alzheimer's Disease, Melanoma, and much more.
The mission of the Division of Health is to improve the health and quality of life
of the residents of Parsippany Troy-Hills through the use of health promotion strategies,
health protection strategies, preventative services and community health surveillance.
The Office of Social Services provides supportive and social services to residents
in need, with the exception of services provided through the Work First New Jersey/General
The Office on Aging and the Physically Handicapped provides support services which
enable senior citizens and the physically handicapped to remain independent in their
own environment, provide a comprehensive system of services for the elderly and
the physically handicapped; and provide programs designed to promote the awareness
of resources and services available to benefit the elderly and the physically handicapped.
They are committed to helping residents remain actively involved in all phases of
Information & Events for Parsippany Seniors:
Come join the fitness classes for Older Adults at the Parsippany Community Center
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. These are well-rounded exercise programs
to improve your overall fitness and well-being. Each class is taught by a certified
fitness instructor specializing in older adult fitness. There is a fee of $3.00 per
class. Comfortable clothing and sneakers with good support a must. Fitness class
schedules are available at the center. Call the Office On Aging (973) 263-7351.
Senior Exercise Classes [PDF]
The exercise room is open to all Parsippany Seniors free of charge. A physician’s
release form and waiver must be completed in order to use the equipment: treadmills,
exercise bicycles and steppers. The exercise room is open 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday
through Friday. Call the Office On Aging (973) 263-7351 or 7352 for the release
Assistance and explanations of health insurance to supplement Medicare and Medicare Part D – RX plans is available by appointment only. Call
the Office On Aging at (973) 263-7351 or 7352 for an appointment to meet with a S.H.I.P. Counselor.
Group Conversational English Classes are offered every Monday & Wednesday morning
at 10:00am in the downstairs conference room at the Parsippany Community Center
with instructor Ann Fong.
PAAD and Senior Gold are both state-funded prescription programs, which help eligible
New Jersey residents with the cost of prescribed medication. If you are eligible
for PAAD, you may also be eligible to receive other benefits, for example, Lifeline
which provides assistance for utility bills, Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged
and Disabled, reduced motor vehicle fees, and the property tax freeze. For information
and application call the Office On Aging (973) 263-7351 or 7352.
For seniors 62 years of age and older and persons with disabilities. Reduced Fare
Bus Booklets are available at the Office On Aging. Seniors must show a proof of
age document. Disabled persons must show proper identification.
Disabled Person Parking Privilege Applications are available at the Office On Aging.
One side of the application must be completed by a medical doctor, podiatrist or
The Office On Aging has "Combined Advance Directive For Health Care" forms available.
In completing part one of the directive you will designate an individual you trust
to act as your legally recognized health care representative to make health care
decisions for you in the event you are unable to make decisions for yourself. In
part two you will provide instructions concerning your health care preferences.
The Morris County Nutrition Project located at Parsippany Community Center, 1130
Knoll Road in Lake Hiawatha provides a mid-day meal and the opportunity to socialize
with others. Home delivered meals are available for the homebound. Monthly menus
are available at the Parsippany Community Center. For reservations please call Joanne
Shanley, Site Manager at (973) 884-1868 one day in advance. Call (973) 285-6856
for home delivery.
Midday Friendship Menu [PDF]
The Parsippany Emergency Food Pantry is located at the Parsippany Community Center
at 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha and is open Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm.
Donations of non- perishable food items are always needed. Any resident in need
of supplemental food are invited to call ahead (973) 263-7163 or (973) 263-7351/52.
Ready-made bags of basic food staples such as canned goods, cereal and dried food,
are available through donations from individuals, schools, scouts and churches.
Food Donations Always Needed
Many of Parsippany’s senior citizen clubs meet at the Parsippany Community Center.
Contact the Office On Aging for information about the clubs and when they meet.
Each club offers group trips that are open to all seniors. Trip information is posted
at the center.
Senior Monthly Calendar [PDF]
Call for an appointment at (973) 263-7160.
Must be uninsured and a resident of Parsippany, Ages 2 months to 5 years. For further
information, call the Health Department at (973) 263-7160.
Equipment for the disabled such as wheelchairs, walkers and canes are available
for long-term or short-term use from the Office On Aging. Please call to verify
availability and to reserve equipment at (973) 263-7351/52.
Transportation services are available for senior residents of Parsippany who have
no other means of transportation or family members to service them. Medical appointments
receive top priority. Please call at least one week in advance to (973)263-7351
or 7352. Persons must be ambulatory. Wheelchair patients may call the Health Department
at (973)263-7160. An aide or family member must accompany patient in a wheelchair.
A large assortment of hard cover and paperback books are available for senior residents
to borrow. There is no time limit restriction. All we ask is that you return the
book to the center. Donations of books in good condition are always welcome.
Opportunities for recreation and socialization are available weekdays from 9am –
5pm at the community center. Activities include: table pool, ping-pong, cards, mahjong,
bridge, shuffleboard, puzzles, books, magazines and bingo.
Food Stamp Program is available through the Morris County Dept. of Temporary Assistance.
Call (973) 326-7800 for information.
Medicare is a federally administered health insurance program for senior citizens
providing payment for approximately 40% of the average medical expenses. Call (800)
633-4227 for information.
Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides income security to
the elderly and people with disabilities. For information, call (800) 772-1213.
This program matches volunteers with lonely, isolated persons or disabled persons.
The once a week visits can include such activities as playing cards or games, sharing
a hobby, taking walks and spending time in conversation. All volunteers and clients
are screened. There is no charge for this service. For additional information, call
Skylands RSVP at 973-784-4900 ext. 210.
A daily phone call can connect a lonely, isolated person with the outside world.
It can bring the recipient and the family peace of mind knowing someone is checking
on the safety and well being of their loved ones. In addition, the volunteers provide
a “friendly ear” and are trained to detect changes in the mental or physical condition.
Volunteers are screened and trained in emergency procedures. There is no charge
for this service. For additional information call Skylands RSVP at 973-784-4900 ext. 210.
JVS At Home Services is a division of the Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest.
It is a non-profit, nonsectarian agency meeting the needs of NJ residents since
1939. They provide help with non-medical tasks such as: companionship, shopping,
errands, housekeeping, meals, light laundry, etc. JVC Caregiving Companions are
fully screened, dependable, bonded and trained. Call them at: (973) 674-2415, ext.
Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest provides skilled workers at a modest fee
to perform a wide variety of simple home maintenance services. For information on
this nonsectarian program, call (973) 674-2415, ext. 294.
Free tax assistance is available to all Parsippany Senior Citizens and low income
or disabled persons by experienced and trained AARP-IRS Tax Aides every Tuesday
during February through April. Please call (973) 263-7351 or 7352 for an appointment.
The duties of this office are to provide emergency medical services from 6am to
6pm Monday through Saturday 6pm. Please click on the links within the "Emergency
Services" box on the right side of this page.
Director / REHS:
Tel: (973) 263-7163
Tel: (973) 263-7160
Administrative Assistant, Division of Health
Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Public Health Nurse
Omnibus Operator / Medical Transportation
Office on Aging & The Physically Handicapped
Tel: (973) 263-7352
Tel: (973) 263-7351
Parsippany Community Center
1130 Knoll Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034