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The Kearny Health Department offers various programs for residents of Kearny and East Newark.
- Preventative health programs (screenings and immunizations)
- WIC (Women, Infants & Children) Program: Representatives from local WIC office counsel pregnant and nursing women regarding proper nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. For appointment and eligibility, please contact WIC office directly at 201-866-4700
- Senior Services, including
*Dial A Ride: Transportation to and from medical appointments. Appointments must be made in advance. Operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
*Meals on Wheels: Nutritionally balanced hot lunches delivered to homebound financially, eligible seniors residing in town.
*Senior Buses: Two Senior Buses operate Monday through Friday 9 am to 4 pm, and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, except major holidays for residents 60 and older. Transportation within town boundaries to local supermarkets, churches, KMart Mall and the Kearny Avenue Shopping District. Riders must possess town issued bus pass. Bus passes issued at Health Department.
*Holiday Phone Calls: Free long distance phone calls offered to seniors wishing to speak with family and friends. Sponsored by Merrill Lynch.
*Transportation to and from Jersey City provided. Box lunch also. Occurs annually in early December. Registration required.
*Senior Boat Ride: Sponsored by Hudson County annually in July. Pre-registration required.
*PAAD Assistance: Assistance with application for Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged. Financial eligibility applies.
*NJ Transit Discounted Fares: Application assistance for discounted fares on NJ Transit Railways and Buses.
*Referral to various local and county agencies offering programs for seniors that include visiting nurse services, adult day care, legal services, nutrition programs, housekeeping services, dental and vision services, etc. (some of which may be at a discounted rate).
Residents of Kearny and East Newark.Application Instructions:
Walk-in; some programs by appointment.
Last Update: May 02, 2017