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S.H.I.P Continues to Grow in Sussex County
Release Date: January 28, 2011

S.H.I.P. provides FREE, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Policies, Medicare Advantage Plans and Long-term Care Insurance.

S.H.I.P Continues to Grow in Sussex County

(Newton, NJ) The Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services is pleased to announce the addition of two new counseling sites for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (S.H.I.P.). S.H.I.P. is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). S.H.I.P. provides FREE, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Policies, Medicare Advantage Plans and Long-term Care Insurance.

The new S.H.I.P. satellite sites are located at the Vernon Township Senior Center, 21 Church Street, Vernon, N.J., and the Sparta Senior Center, Silver Café, at Knoll Heights Village, 39 Trapasso Drive, Sparta, N.J. The Vernon site will be open on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting on the 17th of February. The Sparta site is open every Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. S.H.I.P. counseling continues to be available at the Sussex County Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Frankford Township, NJ, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and most weekdays at the Division of Senior Services, One Spring Street, Newton, NJ. Appointments are required for all sites. Schedule an appointment at the location nearest you by calling 973-579-0555.

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A program of the Department of Human Services, Stephen R. Gruchacz, Administrator, Division of Senior Services, Mary Lou Schnurr, Division Director, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860 Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Phone 973-579-0555 Fax 973-579-0550 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us



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