Home care in Verona New Jersey
For families first starting the search for senior services and in home care in Verona New Jersey the sheer amount of options can seem overwhelming. Assisting Hands has put together this list of information about activities, businesses, and other services for seniors in Verona NJ. For more information about the resources listed here or general questions about senior care please contact a total care manager at 973-970-2723.
Are there legal requirements for home care providers in Verona?
There are many laws and regulations that must be followed by a home care agency in Verona NJ. A home care agency must be licensed, bonded, and insured and only send certified caregivers to a client after a thorough vetting process including fingerprinting, background checks, and reference checks. Care plans and initial assessments must be conducted by a registered nurse employed by the home care agency. At the minimum, the nurse returns 30 days after the start of service and every 60 days after that for follow up visits to check in with the client and amend the care plan as needed.
Home Health Care Agency
513 West Mount Pleasant Avenue,
Livingston NJ 07039
Assisting Hands is a premier home care agency in Verona, NJ. They send trained and certified caregivers to local seniors, children and adults with special needs or disabilities, new mothers, or anyone that needs short or long-term care. If you have questions about whether or not home care is the right option for you or a loved one please contact Assisting Hands at 973-970-2723. A total care manager is on call 24/7 to answer any questions you might have.
Businesses Serving Seniors in Verona NJ
560 Bloomfield Ave, Verona NJ, 07044
Phone: (973) 239-2200
Terry’s Family Pharmacy is a small, family owned business that has been serving Verona and nearby communities since 1935. One of the benefits of Terry’s Pharmacy is that they offer local prescription deliveries. If you are looking for a place to pick up anything ranging from medication, to candy, to a last minute gift, Terry’s is the place to go.
17 Gould Street, Verona NJ 07044
The historic library in Verona NJ can trace its roots back to the late 1800’s when its founder, Anna M. DeGolier, was running it out of her home. Today, the library provides services to the Verona NJ community including museum passes, technology training, and cultural enrichment. The library hold events for people of all ages but seniors in particular might benefit from attending writers workshops and computer training. The library also holds sessions where patrons can meet authors and ask them questions about their books and learn from their experiences.
Bloomfield Avenue and Lakeside Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Strolling through Verona Park is a wonderful way to take some time out of your busy day to just relax and enjoy nature. Seniors can benefit from light exercise and there is no better place to get it than by walking around the scenic park and watching the paddle boats on the lake. For more vigorous exercise, the park features both tennis courts and bocce courts. The boathouse is available for rent for celebrations and other private events. Spending an afternoon in Verona Park is a delightful way to spend time alone or with loved ones.
The Verona Park Conservancy is a non-profit group devoted to supporting and enhancing Verona Park. Together with the help of the public and the Essex County Parks and Recreation Department, the Conservancy aims to maintain the park’s beauty for people to enjoy for years to come. There are many positions available for people who are interested in volunteering for the Verona Park Conservancy. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 7:30pm-8:30pm. The monthly meetings can be located in the Verona Park Boathouse.
Verona TV is a local access station for the township of Verona NJ. VTV provides updates and announcements for community events, town meetings, non-profit organizations and more. The station also keeps residents alerted about emergency information. VTV is available on Comcast and Verizon Fios on channels 35 and 24 respectively. If you would like more information on VTV please contact Steven Neale at 973-857-4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
257 Fairview Avenue, Verona NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 857-4840
The Community Pool in Verona NJ has been enjoyed by residents since 1967. It was redone in 2002 and added a handicapped ramp, diving boards to the olympic-sized pool, a special pool for children, and two water slides. The Verona town pool features a slew of amenities including basketball courts, beach volleyball, shuffleboard courts, a playground and more. Seniors in particular might enjoy the full-service snack bar and the adult only swim times offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Municipal Senior and Social programs
880 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona NJ 07044
For seniors looking to join a fun, social group look no further than The Verona Senior Club. The club meets regularly two times per month and throws annual parties for holidays including Christmas and St. Patrick’s day. Other activities include skill building classes like cooking and fitness and exercise classes for seniors looking to add a workout to their day. For information about the activity calendar or becoming a member, please contact The Verona Senior Club at 973-857-4830.
The Senior Bus:
The Verona Senior Bus offers curb to curb pick ups and drop offs at specific locations in and around Verona NJ. Destinations include local retailers and restaurants. Transportation is also available to and from select recreational events. The Senior Bus is available to residents of Verona and Cedar Grove every weekday from 8:30am-12pm. Medical transport to local doctors’ appointments is available weekdays from 10am-12pm. A car or an accessible vehicle can be scheduled as far out as three weeks before the appointment. There is a small charge for medical visits up to 5 miles out of town. To find out more information regarding services, price, or to request transportation call 973-857-4832.
Religious Institutions in and around Verona
Verona has houses of worship for many different religious denominations. Senior citizens might enjoy joining a faith based social group and participating in activities with family and friends. Religious institutions can provide options for seniors to volunteer in and get to know the people in their communities.
56 Grove Ave, Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 239-0754
Congregation Beth Ahm of West Essex was founded in 1936. It was formerly known as the Jewish Community Center of Verona. Today, it is an egalitarian, conservative temple that provides services to people in and around West Essex. The synagogue offers many opportunities for seniors and their families to get involved. There is a potluck dinner every Friday night after Shabbat services and the temple regularly hosts events and activities for members to participate in. Please contact Congregation Beth Ahm directly for a full calendar of upcoming events.
Our Lady of the Lake Parish
32 Lakeside Ave, Verona NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 239-5696
The Church of Our Lady of the Lake is a Roman Catholic Church in Verona NJ. The church has a long local history. The first mass was held at Verona High School in September 1923. By June 1924, the first building was constructed. The community grew at a rapid rate and by 1963 more than 2,000 families were regular attendees. A new church as the current site was constructed by 1964. Today, the community is still going strong and provides services and events for locals in and around the Verona area. Seniors in particular will enjoy the numerous volunteer opportunities available at the church and the mens’ and womens’ cornerstone groups where they can participate in events geared towards socialization and spiritual growth.
36 Gould Street, Verona NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 239-2850
The Church of the Holy Spirit has been in Verona since 1932. The congregation grew steadily and soon was big enough that a new sanctuary was built in 1963. The original chapel still remains as a lovely reminder of the church’s past. Today, the church still serves as a place of spiritual growth for its members. There are programs and events for people of all ages. Seniors might enjoy volunteering in the church’s food pantry or attending any number of classes through the adult education program.