Connecting With Our Elderly Neighbors During COVID-19
In the coming days, Mendham Township wants to provide outreach to elderly residents in our community, particularly those living alone. Foremost, we want to help make sure they are staying home, eating well, resting and have support in the coming weeks.
How You Can Help
If you have an elderly neighbor, please consider checking in with them, by telephone or e-mail. (NOTE: In-person visits are not recommended.) Ask them if they have a supply of medications, enough food and transportation, if they need to see a doctor or have another critical appointment. Make sure they are aware of current guidance for limiting travel and participation in large group activities. Finally, ask if they have a nearby relative, friend or a caregiver whom can provide ongoing care.
Please send an e-mail to If you sense that a resident needs immediate medical and/or emergency care, please contact 911. with the name, telephone number, e-mail and home address of residents whom should be added to the Township’s outreach list.
Seniors and caregivers can contact the state Aging & Disability Resource Connection () from Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., for support and information at 1-800-564-4656. They can also e-mail questions to the Township at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors can use these additional resources:
• Morris County COVID-19 Hotline: 973-829-8250
• Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS): 1-888-282-6277 - https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/adv/maps/
• Mendham Area Senior Transport (Currently only providing assistance with online grocery orders.): 973-543-2666
• Morris County Health Office:
• Morris County:
• New Jersey 2019 Novel Coronavirus Public Call Center: 1-800-222-1222
In times of need, our community has always pulled together to help each other and provide support. We appreciate the assistance of residents during this unprecedented public health crisis.