Senior Services

Anyone 60 years and over is eligible for the Senior Services Program.
There are three locations in Southern Ocean County to better serve you:

If you live on: Long Beach Island
Please call: St. Francis Community Center, LBICC Inc.
Senior Services
4700 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008
609-494-8861

If you live in: Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Eagleswood, Stafford Township, Barnegat or Waretown
Please call: Ocean County Southern Services Center
Satellite Office, LBICC, Inc.
Senior Services
179 S. Main Street
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-978-6220 or 609-978-6221

If you live in: Lacey, Ocean Gate, Pine Beach, South Toms River, Beachwood or Berkeley
Please call: Berkeley Satellite Office,
LBICC., Inc. Senior Services
Pinewald-Keswick Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
732-244-9600

How Much Will It Cost Me? There is no charge for any Senior Services. However, the program provides the opportunity for individuals
to make a voluntary contribution for services received. All donations are confidential. No one will be denied service because they will not or
cannot contribute.
St. Francis Senior Services Is Funded By: A grant from the Ocean County Office of Senior Services with Title III Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended through a grant from the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services; Ocean County; Local Municipal Contributions and St. Francis Community Center.
A Senior Advisory Committee, made up of elected and appointed members, meets once a month to inform and advise on the
implementation of the Senior Program objectives. Meetings are announced in the Senior Center. The meetings are open to all interested persons.

TITLE VI Complaint Form
Non Discrimination Policy
If this information is needed in another language, please contact
(609) 494-8861 ext. 108.


Lunch Program

Lunch is served in a warm, friendly atmosphere and provides the opportunity to meet new friends. Lunch reservations must be made one day in advance, either in person or by calling 609-489-4644 before 1:00 pm. Participants should pick up a donation envelope, by 11:30 am, on the day they come for lunch.

Home-Delivered Meals
A noon-time meal will be sent to homebound, elderly who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves; and, who have no other person to prepare a meal for them. Each applicant will be visited by an Outreach Worker who will interview him or her to assess the need for home-delivered meals.

Transportation Services Van Service is available to the Southern Ocean County Service Center, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, for the congregate lunch program for those who have no other means of transportation. It is necessary to call Senior Services at 609-978-6221, one day in advance, to reserve a seat on the van. Although there is no charge for this service, voluntary contributions are accepted.
A lift-equipped van is available to transport wheelchair-bound clients to the Nutrition Site. Call Senior Services for details. In addition, Senior Services coordinates a van service, provided by the Ocean County Transportation Department, for Long Beach Island residents, for medical appointments and shopping trips. Please contact Senior Services at least two weeks in advance to reserve a seat on this vehicle. This service operates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Outreach & Benefits Counseling
This program provides trained Outreach Workers to visit the elderly in their homes, to determine their needs, and to provide them with information about benefits and services for the elderly. For more information or if you know a friend or neighbor who would benefit from this service, please call 494-8861, ext. 108 or 109. Or 609-978-6220.

S.H.I.P. Program
State Health Insurance Program – Trained volunteers and staff will provide assistance understanding coverage, payments and benefits of private insurance plans and Medicare. Appointments must be made in advance through the Senior Services Department by calling 494-8861.

Fitness Classes:
Walking Program HealthEase: Mon., Wed. & Fri. in the Gym; 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Ladies Exercise: Tuesday & Thursdays, 9:45 – 10:30 AM

Upcoming Classes: “Move Tomorrow”
Exercise Program for Seniors.    Non-Aerobic class. Focus will be on fall prevention, flexibility improvement, balance and stamina. Trained peer leaders will run a 6 week program that meets twice a week. Participants will assess their health, physical well-being and behavior changes before and upon completion of the program. Dates to be announced.

One-Stop Eligibility Screening for a wide range of programs such as: PAAD, Lifeline utility assistance, and others.
Outreach Visits in the home, if needed, to provide eligibility screening and assessment.

Monthly Activities: Bingo, FYI Series, You Be the Judge, Trivial Pursuit, Cards, Arts & Crafts Let’s Go to the Movies
(video & refreshments) Holiday Parties & Entertainment

Monthly Programs:
Garden Club Presentation – 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 10 AM
Reminiscence Group, Remember When? BP Screening, Day Trips, Special Events & Workshops

Weekly Activities

Walking Program
(M, W, Fri. 8:00 – 8:45 AM)
St. Francis Center Gym

Canasta
(Mon. 12:00-4:00)
St. Francis Center Sr. Lounge

Pinochle
(Wed. 12:00-4:00)
St. Francis Center Sr. Lounge

Party Bridge
(Thurs. 12:00-4:00)
St. Francis Center Sr. Lounge

Mah Jong
(Tue. and Fri. 12:00-4:00)
St. Francis Center Sr. Lounge

Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program
The enactment of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000
(Public Law 106-501) established an important new program, the
National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP).
The program was developed by the Administration on Aging of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Services available are as follows:
• Information to caregivers about available services
• Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services
• Individual counseling, organization of support groups to assist
the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating
to their role as a caregiver.