Educational Workshops for ICGMC Volunteers & Family Caregivers

Interfaith Caregivers of Grater Mercer County provides volunteer workshops for our volunteer caregivers. These educational programs help volunteers to develop skills needed in serving seniors and people with disabilities. Workshops, also provide volunteers with community, healthcare and social service resources they can share with their care receivers. These workshops, led by experts in the field who donate their time, are open to ICGMC volunteers and friends of the agency at no cost.

2020 Workshops

In 2020 quarterly Volunteer Trainings and Workshops were cancelled due to COVID safety and in-person restrictions.

Monthly new volunteer trainings became virtual presentations.

In addition, group leader meetings and volunteer skills building activities focused on COVID 19 health and safety info, new agency protocols and limitations, and assistance with Zoom and virtual software to allow for attendance at virtual meetings and activities.

In 2021, quarterly trainings and activities will re-start, but may still be offered virtually throughout the year until safety limitations are lifted.

2019 Workshops

Alzheimer’s and Dementia A-Z

Presenter: Mary Ann Ross, Alzheimer’s NJ

Safety Awareness, In and Around Your Home

Presenter: Nancy Distelcamp, RN, CEN, Injury Prevention Coordinator

Transportation Options for Seniors – Mercer County

Panel Presentation, with Guests from T.R.A.D.E., Logisticare, Access Link, & Ride Provide

2018 Workshops

A Day of Reflection, Renewal and Resilience For Mind, Body & Spirit

Teresa Anderson, MA, Interfaith Spiritual Leader, LIFE St. Francis
Kevin Dohrenwend, Ed.S, Retired Community College Counselor Full Professor, Retired Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kathleen McGlinchy, Certified Facilitator, New Jersey Department of Senior Services

Scams Against Seniors: How They Can Protect Themselves

Joseph Armano, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office

Learn From Experts on Senior Concerns

Eileen Doremus, Mercer County Office on Aging
Mary Kay Krowkowski, Aging Advisors
Robert Morris, Stark & Stark

Community Resources

Senior Services

  • NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    Most current information on COVID-19 testing, vaccination scheduling, site locations and eligibility.

  • Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

    The website for New Jersey's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) provides seniors, adults with physical disabilities and their caregivers 24-hour access to information about services and programs designed to keep them healthy and independent in the community.

  • New Jersey Division of Aging Services (DoAS)

    Listing of NJ Senior Services

  • Adult Protective Services (APS)

    Mercer County Department of Human Services, through its Office on Homeless Services, has launched this program to provide financial assistance toward unpaid rent or utility bills for renter households in Mercer County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Division of Disability Services

    The Division of Disability Services (DDS) provides a single point-of-entry for people seeking disability related information in New Jersey. DDS serves individuals with all disabilities, statewide. Toll-free: 1-888-285-3036

Benefits & Assistance

  • NJSave

    NJSave is an online application to help low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities save money on Medicare premiums, prescription costs, and other living expenses.

  • I Choose Home NJ

    The I Choose Home NJ Program may be able to help you move back into the community with low- or no-cost in-home services.

  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

    The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. Call: 1-800-792-8820

  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

    Mercer County Department of Human Services, through its Office on Homeless Services, has launched this program to provide financial assistance toward unpaid rent or utility bills for renter households in Mercer County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • NJhelps

    This site will help to see if you are eligible for food assistance (SNAP), cash assistance (WFNJ/TANF or WFNJ/GA), and health Insurance (NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid). From there you can apply for services or learn about additional resources.

  • Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)Programs

    The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help and basic tax return preparation, particularly for those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.