Dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications




Senior Information


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image“Project Medicine Drop” is to encourage the public to discard outdated or unused prescription medications at collection boxes located at municipal police departments.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:

Ocean County Justice Complex
120 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Available during business hours on the first floor of the Ocean County Justice Complex.

Seaside Heights Police Department
116 Sherman Avenue
Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
(732) 793-1800

Brick Township Police Department
401 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick Township, NJ 08723
(732) 262-1104

Toms River Police Department
255 Oak Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 349-0150

More Info and LocationsExternal Link


Navigation Bullet Silver Alert System image

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.


Navigation Bullet Charitable Organization Registry

To ensure that an organization and/or a professional fund raiser soliciting you is currently registered, please search the New Jersey Directory of Registered CharitiesExternal Link or call The Charitable Registration Hotline at (973)504-6215. Section phone hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.


Navigation Bullet Lavallette Seniors Group

Click Here for Information about the Lavallette Seniors Group


Navigation Bullet 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
account. www.ezpassnj.com/en/about/plans.shtmlExternal Link


Navigation Bullet 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


Navigation Bullet Senior Information Links

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Ocean County Office of Senior ServicesExternal Link
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 ServicesExternal Link
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


www.aging.comExternal Link

Caregivers Resource Guide Pdf File

Caregiver WebsiteExternal Link


Office Address:

Social Security Online ServicesExternal Link
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 WebsiteExternal Link
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.