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AARP New Jersey, April 21, 2010
These are just some of the programs our nearly 1.4 million members in the Garden State have helped AARP New Jersey achieve:
The Senior Property Tax Freeze—This program helps older New Jersey residents afford their property taxes and stay in the state that they call home. Thanks to AARP advocacy, a new law expanded the program to include an addition 70,000 residents. Could you be saving on your property taxes? Find out by calling 1-800-882-6597
Long-Term Care—You Decide Where! Thanks to AARP’s advocacy, The Independence, Dignity and Choice in Long-Term Care Act makes it easier for people to get health care services they need to remain in their homes as they age rather than being forced into a nursing home. Find out what services are available in your county by calling the NJ EASE at 1-877-222-3737.
The Prescription Drug Retail Price Registry—Different pharmacies charge different prices for the exact same drug. Are you getting the best price? Now you can easily find the cheapest prescription drugs in your area. AARP’s efforts helped make this the most comprehensive Registry in the nation. The Registry is managed by the Division of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-242-5846 or go to www.njdrugprices.nj.gov
New Jersey Telemarketing Privacy Act—the strongest law of its kind in the nation is right here in New Jersey. AARP lead the effort to create this state law and improve the national law to stop telemarketers from bothering you with unwanted solicitations. Call The Federal Trade Commission at 1-888-382-1222 or go online at www.donotcall.gov to get started.
NJ FamilyCare—Providing affordable health care coverage for children and certain low-income adults. AARP worked closed with New Jersey legislators on this vital bill. To learn how you can get affordable health care insurance, call 1-800-701-0710 or go to www.njfamilycare.org for more information.
NJ SHARES—New Jersey SHARES is the only statewide, nonprofit organization which provides grants to pay the utility bills of moderate-income households in need. AARP has long-supported and lobbied for the funding of this program that helps thousands of families. If you are experiencing a financial hardship and have past-due bills to pay, call 1-866-657-4273 or go to www.njshares.org.
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