Project Medicine Drop
“Project Medicine Drop” is to encourage the public to discard
outdated or unused prescription medications at three collection
boxes located at municipal police departments. The drop boxes accept
solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers,
and pet medications. They cannot accept syringes or liquids.
Flushing unused medicines or throwing them down a sink is not recommended because it contaminates waterways.
Drop off points in Ocean County are:
Seaside Heights Police Department, 116 Sherman Ave.,
or call (732) 793-1800
Toms River Police Department, 255 Oak Ave., or call (732) 349-0150
Lacey Township Police Department, 808 West Lacey Road, Forked River, or call (609) 693-6636
Lakewood Township Police Department, 231 Third St., Lakewood, or call (732) 363-0200
Manchester Township Police Department, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township, or call 732-657-2009
More Info and Locations
Silver Alert System
The state Attorney General established a "Silver Alert System" which provides a statewide system for the rapid dissemination of information regarding a missing person who is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment.
According to Silver Alert criteria, the person believed to be missing is believed to be suffering from dementia or other cognitive impairment regardless of age; a missing person's report has been submitted to the local law enforcement agency where the person went missing; the person believed to be missing may be in danger of death or serious injury and there is sufficient information that a Silver Alert would assist in locating the missing person.
Prescription Drug Drop Off Sites
To ensure that an organization and/or a professional
fund raiser soliciting you is currently registered, please search
the New Jersey
Directory of Registered Charities
or call The Charitable Registration Hotline at (973)504-6215. Section phone hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.
Lavallette Seniors Group
Click Here for Information about the Lavallette Seniors Group
Lavallette Municipal Alliance Healthy Aging Program
The Lavallette Municipal alliance has a lunch once per month for seniors at 1pm, held at the Lavallette Fire House Click here for more information.
Lavallette Nutrition Site
Lavallette Nutrition Site
A well balanced and nutritionally sound hot luncheon meal is served, as well as providing a place for seniors to socialize; also provides limited transportation to the sites.
Lavallette Volunteer Fire Co.
125 Washington Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735 (732) 830-5656
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
|Martin Luther King Day||Lincoln’s Day||
Fourth of July
Day after Thanksgiving
A program of Ocean County Office of Senior Services
E-Z Pass Senior Discount Program
In order to participate in this Program you must be 65 years of age
or older, have a New Jersey E-ZPass
account, have a valid driver’s license issued by any state, and have a vehicle registered in your
name in any state. You do not have to live in New Jersey to open a New Jersey E-ZPass
Download pdf application
Transportation to Grocery Shopping
The Toms River Senior Center will take you grocery shopping.
Residents of Lavallette, Ortley, Seaside Heights & Seaside Park who are 60 or older and do not have transportation can get door to door transportation for grocery shopping.
To signup call 732-341-1000 x 8208
Senior Information Links
Ocean County Office of Senior Services
1027 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
Ocean County Office of Senior Services Newsletters, Important documents, Important websites, and much more!
State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Department of Health and Senior Services
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
Phone: (609) 292-7837
Toll-free in NJ: 1-800-367-6543
190 ST CATHERINE BLVD
TOMS RIVER, NJ 08755
By calling 1-800-772-1213, you can use an automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day.
If you cannot handle your business through our automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Official Medicare Website
For general Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, and information about health plans, contact 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assistance. English and Spanish-speaking customer service representatives at this number can answer questions about the Original Medicare Plan and provide up-to-date information regarding the health plans available in your area.
TTY users please call 1-877-486-2048.