Aging in Place

A primary goal for Lifelong Elizabeth is to make sure that older adults are able to age in place; remaining in the comfort of their homes and remaining in the community which provides them a sense of belonging. Our program connects older adults to information on available community resources for home repairs, safety improvements, housing options, and financial assistance. If you have any ideas or would like to get involved, please contact us.

Check out our Resource Guide for Older Adults of Elizabeth below.

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Housing options for older adults in the City of Elizabeth

In the chart below, you can find information on housing options for older adults in the city of Elizabeth.

Note: Many of the housing resources listed here may have waiting lists and specific application processes. Please contact the locations to receive more information about applying.

This list is meant to serve as a guide/list of resources available to older adults in Elizabeth. To see a more comprehensive list for locations of services outside of Elizabeth but within/pertinent to Union County, please visit this link for more information.

Housing Information

Homelessness, Emergency Services, Housing Authorities, 55+ Housing, Housing Units, Assisted Living & Residential Health Care Facilities, Shared Housing, Nursing Homes, Home Repairs. Subsidized senior housing is available in the communities listed. There may be long waiting lists for placement.

Homeless Prevention Planner of Union County

Emergency Services
Elizabeth Coalition (motel/hotel)
Office: 118 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Salvation Army — Elizabeth
1018 E. Grand Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Housing Authority

Congregate or group meals are served in units marked with an asterisk *

Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth
688 Maple Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

(5 Units)

  • Farley Towers * at 33 Cherry Street
  • Ford Leonard Towers at 69 Division Street
  • Kennedy Arms Apartments at 70 Westfield Avenue
  • O’Donnell-Dempsey * at 632 Salem Avenue
  • Elizabethport Commons at 205 First Street

Housing Units

Alexian Manor
122 Seventh Street

Elizabeth Towers
315 West Grand Street

Heritage Village at Elizabeth
225 Second Street

Immaculate Conception
59-63 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Winfield Scott Tower
323 No. Broad Street

Assisted Living and Residential Health Care Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities provide coordinated supportive personal and health services. Residential Health Care Facilities are for those who require very little or no medical supervision.

Amber Court of Elizabeth
(Formerly Carteret Senior Living)
1155 E Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Nursing Home Report Card Website

Nursing Home Compare Database — click on Resource Locator

Nursing Homes

Brother Bonaventure Extended Care Center
655 East Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
908-994-7050 (or 7051)

Elizabeth Nursing Home
1048 Grove Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Elmora Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
225 W. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

New Jersey Geriatric Center of Workmen's Circle
225 West Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Plaza Nursing and Convalescent Center
456 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth NJ 07202

Home Repairs

Elizabeth Home Improvement Program
50 Winfield Scott Plaza – Room 109
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Urban League
Weatherization for Elizabeth Residents Only
288 N. Broad Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, Inc.
58 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
973-624-3330 extension 109
Many programs offered as part of Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Call for more information:

  • Healthy Homes (repairs for clients with chronic illness)
  • Aging in Place (repairs for older adults)
  • Veteran Critical Repair (repairs for veterans)
  • Comfort Partners (critical repairs and weatherization services)
  • A Brush with Kindness (free smoke alarms, painting, landscape, repairs)

Senior Citizen Centers

Local social centers which help seniors remain full members of their communities. Participation in planned activities encourages personal growth and general well-being.

Elizabeth, City of — Office on Aging
50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Room G8
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Elizabethport Presbyterian Center
184 First Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Liberty Square Senior Center
240 Elizabeth Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

O'Donnell-Dempsey Senior Center
622 Salem Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Peterstown Community Center
408 Palmer Street @ 4th Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Steven Sampson Senior Citizen Center
800 Anna Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

For more information on these and other resources, contact the Union County Division on Aging:
Call Toll-Free 1-888-280-8226
908-527-4870 / 908-527-4872
Fax: 908-659-7410