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Human Services Department

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.

Office of Health

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.

Office of Social Services

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 Assistance Program.

Office on Aging & the Physically Handicapped

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 community life.

Information & Events for Parsippany Seniors:

Senior Exercise Classes:

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]

Exercise Room:

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 forms.

S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Program):

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.

Conversational English:

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 (Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled) and Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program::

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.

Reduced Fare Bus Booklets:

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 Placard:

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 chiropractor.

Living Wills:

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.

Nutrition Site/Meals On Wheels:

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]

Food Pantry:

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 [PDF]

Senior Clubs:

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]

Daily Blood Pressure Screening:

Call for an appointment at (973) 263-7160.

Child Health, Preventive Healthcare and Immunizations

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.

Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes:

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.

Medical Transportation:

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.

Lending Library:

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.

Recreational Opportunities:

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 Stamps:

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 Administration:

Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides income security to the elderly and people with disabilities. For information, call (800) 772-1213.

Friendly Visitor Program:

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.

Telephone Reassurance Program:

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 Caregiving Companions:

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. 293.

JVS Home Maintenance Solutions:

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.

Tax Assistance for Parsippany Seniors:

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.

Emergency Medical Services

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.

Contact Human Services

Director / REHS:
Tel: (973) 263-7163

Health Officer:
Tel: (973) 263-7160

Administrative Assistant, Division of Health
Tel: 973-263-7160
Fax: 973-299-1349

Environmental Health

Registered Environmental Health Specialist


Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Tel: 973-263-7156

Public Health Nurse
Tel: 973-263-7157

Medical Transportation

Omnibus Operator / Medical Transportation Vivian Wilson
Tel: 973-263-7160

Office on Aging & The Physically Handicapped

Tel: (973) 263-7352

Tel: (973) 263-7351

Location: Parsippany Community Center
1130 Knoll Road
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

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