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May is Older American's Month.  Join the NJ Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) in celebrating this year’s theme, Engage at Every Age, which emphasizes that you are never too old to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities such as becoming a Volunteer Advocate for the Office of the Ombudsman.

Stop Elder Abuse

LTCO advocates for the rights of residents of long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. LTCO is the voice of the state’s most vulnerable institutionalized elderly citizens.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

You can help to improve the lives of elderly residents of long-term care facilities in your neighborhood. Volunteers receive 32 hours of free training.  Classes are forming now.

If you or someone you know:

  • Is living in a nursing home or developmental center
  • Has or will be there for 90 days or more
  • Is eligible for Medicaid
  • Wants to move back into the community

The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 05/15/18