A helpful resource about Island Heights and for those seeking in home care in Island Heights
In home care in Island Heights can be a bit stressful especially for those caring for others who are far away. If you are caring for seniors, people with disabilities, people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, or people who are recovering from surgery or illness in Island Heights, we’ve put together this helpful resource for you. Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of information about activities and suppliers in your area.
About in home care in Island Heights
Assisting Hands® will help you select the best matched caregiver from its pre-screened group of available assistants and can have qualified help placed in your home generally within 48 hours or less of the initial call. In home care in Island Heights doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor.
Assisting Hands® can provide assistance in the privacy of their own home for you or a loved one. Our caregivers are trained, certified and experienced in providing in-home care. They have successfully passed extensive background checks, as well as being insured, bonded, and covered by workman’s compensation insurance.
Our service plans are individualized to meet your need. We assist with the day-to-day activities. We are happy to help you find in home care in Island Heights
- Senior In Home Care
- Elderly Care Services
- Personal Care & Companion Services
- Coordination of Care
- Additional Services
Are there legal requirements for in home care providers in Island Heights?
Yes, but they apply to all of NJ as they are state laws. In short, a home care provider must be licensed, bonded and insured to operate legally in NJ. There are also procedural rules such as visits conducted by a registered nurse to perform an evaluation and subsequent follow ups.
Municipal Services and Social programs for Seniors
Island Heights Borough Government
This page is not specific to seniors. However, it contains links and information to government resources, department, and services that seniors may need and should know.
Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company
15 Lake Avenue | P.O. Box 316 | Island Heights | New Jersey | 08732
The Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 is a 100% independent non-profit organization in Island Heights, New Jersey funded entirely by donations, fundraisers and grants. Station 53 operates two engines equipped for fire suppression, forcible entry and ventilation operations, a water rescue team consisting of a utility truck for transporting personnel and equipment and a boat equipped for both fire suppression and water and ice rescue operations, a brush unit equipped for off-road fire suppression operations and a command vehicle operated by the fire chief. Membership consists entirely of volunteers who devote countless hours to training, responding to emergencies, fundraising, administration and maintaining equipment, apparatus and the station. Firefighters are trained in all aspects of fire suppression, ventilation, search and rescue, forcible entry, ladders, salvage and overhaul, water and ice rescue, hazardous materials and CPR. Many members also pursue additional training as fire officers, instructors, wildland firefighters, incident commanders, etc.
Island Heights Volunteer First Aid Squad
135 Central Avenue, PO Box 1027
Island Heights, NJ
New Jersey Transit Service to Manhattan and Newark
New Jersey Transit offers seasonal bus service between the Borough of Island Heights and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 137 route and to Newark as well via the 67 route. Check out their website for route information, schedule, fares, and other information.
Local bus service is provided by Ocean Ride’s OC10 Toms River Connection route.
Ocean Ride phone number: 732-736-8989 (option 4 for reserve a ride for seniors and disabled. For other Ocean County Senior Services call 732-341-1000 extension 8460 or 8461.
This website lists a number of bus routes that serve Ocean County and the surrounding areas.
Senior Activities in and Around Island Heights, NJ
While Assisting Hands is an in home care agency, we understand that the needs of Island Heights seniors goes beyond just being cared for. We are often asked for information about events, attractions, and other activities that seniors in the Island Heights area might find fun.
The Island Heights Girl Scout Troop 425 has created some self guided historical walking tours that seniors might enjoy. Perfect for those that want to go at their own pace. The troop worked with the Borough Clerk with the 1981 New Jersey Historic Sites Inventory of Island Heights as a starting point and access to earlier printed walking tours to create the self guided tour which was narrowed down from the more than 300 sites that were placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites to 84 which they really felt should be included. As they worked on the project, they realized that visiting that many sites would take much longer than one day to enjoy so they split it into 3 separate tours all of which will eventually be included at the link above. They include the Westray Tour (not yet included), the Riverfront Tour, and the Camp Meeting tour.
12 Lake Drive
Island Heights, NJ 08732
Join Captain Mike, a licensed US Coast Guard Master Captain, and Captain Diane on their beloved sailboat, Express Mail, as they give boat tours of the beautiful waters of the Barnegat Bay. Mike and Diane have been sailing for over 40 years and chartering sailboat cruises for over 22 years. They offer tours from June through October and available for morning, afternoon, and sunset sails.
Call Captain Mike for rates and to schedule you sail.
Hours: 10 am to 8 pm
Ocean County Artists’ Guild
Paint and Pottery Studios, Art Galleries, Lessons and workshops.
PO Box 1156
Ocean & Chestnut Avenus
Island Heights, NJ 08732
John F. Peto Studio Museum
Specialty museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of the artist John F. Peto as well as celebrating the history of his life, family and work. The permanent collection displays original palettes, furniture, historic photographs and more.The Peto House and Studio is a pivotal resource within the Island Heights Historic District, a New Jersey National Register in 1981. The museum holds several main exhibitions each year, in addition to many other events and concert series that help enrich our community’s historical and artistic lineage.
102 Cedar Ave
Island Heights,NJ 08732-7712
Ocean County Library (Island Heights Branch)
The Island Heights Branch and the other 21 branches of the Ocean County public library offers several events that may interesting and fun for seniors such as courses on computers and the internet as well as book events, concerts, exhibits, and a lot more. Check out the calendar here.
The Island Heights branch is located at:
121 Central Ave., Island Heights, NJ 08732
Phone: (732) 270-6266, (732)349-6200 ext.6602, (609)971-0514 ext.6602
Fax: (732) 270-0308
Hours: Monday 1-9, Tuesday & Thursday 10-5, Wednesday & Saturday 10-1, and Friday 1-5
Lake Avenue Playground and Beach
Beach and park located in Island Heights.
Lake Ave, Island Heights, NJ 08751
Barnacle Bill’s Amusements
amusement park and mini golf
1968 Rte 35 N, Ortley Beach
Hours: 11 am to 8 pm
Island Beach State Park
website (not the official website but still a great resource about the park)
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm
P.O. Box 37
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Island Beach State Park is a preserved barrier island that protects a number of natural shoreline and nearshore habitats. The park contains close to ten miles of sandy beach, an extensive shoreline along Barnegat Bay, dense maritime forests, rolling sand dunes, and tidal marshes. The majority of visitors to Island Beach State Park come to swim in the ocean or surf fish from the beach. You can also enjoy other recreational pursuits in the park and see firsthand what the barrier islands of New Jersey looked like many centuries ago.
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Casino Pier and Breakwater beach
800 Ocean Terrace
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Check out website for upcoming events.
Ocean County fair
Route 530, Bayville, NJ 08721
300 Ocean Ave, Pt Pleasant Bch, NJ 08742
Intimate aquarium with exhibits of fish, coral reefs, penguins, sharks and other marine life.
Please be advised that there is a large volume of school/camp groups in the building on Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2pm. You may want to schedule your visit around these high volume times. Once you pay, your hand is stamped and you can return throughout the day.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm, Saturday -Sunday 10am – 5pm (Open everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day)
Island Heights Cultural and Heritage Association (The “Cottage Museum”)
PO Box 670
105 Simpson ave
Island Heights, NJ
Hours of Operation: Wed. 1-4 and every 3rd Sat 1-4 (phone will be answered during these times only)
Religious Institutions in Island Heights
Religious institutions are often a great place for senior friendly activities. Participating in community events is a great way to get out, and meet old and new friends. Below is a list of religious institutions in and around Island Heights.
St. Gertrude’s Mission Church
Masses are only held here during the summer months. The rest of the year, you can attend at St. Jospeh’s Church in Tom’s River
103 Central Ave
Island Heights, NJ 08732
Island Heights United Methodist Church
111 Ocean Ave. P.O. Box 146
Island Heights, NJ. 08732
Sunday Worship begins at 9:30am
Sunday School and Child Care at 9:30 am
Coffee Fellowship at 10:30 am
Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month
sponsored by the United Methodist Men & Women
Check website for date and times every month and any other info pertaining to the breakfast.
Thursdays 10:30-11:30am in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!
Businesses serving seniors
While seniors often use many of the same types of service providers as younger generations there are special situations that called for specialized services.
Concierge service on Long Beach Island that offers Beach Equipment rentals, personal shopping, bike rentals.Will deliver all your linens, towels, groceries, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach carts, bikes, hot tubs, cabanas, cribs, etc.
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Mon-Sun
802 Central Ave
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
The Dock Outfitters
Nelson Marine Basin
12 Lake Drive, Island Heights, NJ
Serving Sailors and Boaters Since 1965
located on the Toms River, one mile off the ICW, Barnegat Bay, NJ
Office Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 – 5:00
Marina/Yard Services: Restoration Services, Engine/Mechanical, Rigging, Expert Woodworking, Sales, Travel Lift, Boat Slips, Winter Storage
Nelson Sailing Center
12 Lake Dr, Island Heights, NJ 08732 (located at Nelson’s Marine Basin)
New Jersey’s Premier Sailing School — Instruction and Courses at all Levels
Over 30 rental sailboats from 16 to 40 feet
Sunset Cruises, Captained Charters, etc.
Lighthouse Point Marina and Yacht Club
1 Crabbe Road
South Tom’s River, nj 08757
a full service marina, offering boat slip rentals, jet ski docks, marine repair, boat brokerage, winter dry dock storage, a year round staff of trained and experienced personnel and much more.
Centrally located for ocean access to either the Manasquan or Barnegat inlets makes this marina the most convenient in Ocean County.
In Home Care in Island Heights
Assisting Hands® will help you select the best matched caregiver from its pre-screened group of available assistants and can have qualified help placed in your home generally within 48 hours or less of the initial call. In home care in Island Heights doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor. Assisting Hands provides companionship and homemaking services that support the individual’s independence, at a much lower cost than nursing care. In Home Care in Island Heights can come in many forms. Our caregivers provide supervision, assistance with dressing, grooming and other personal care, laundry and housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, socialization, and respite for family caregivers.