Whole Community Planning
Gloucester County is committed to ensuring access, integration, and inclusion of our senior citizens in the emergency management process - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Division of Senior Services cooperates with the Office of Emergency Management and other County Departments in "whole-community planning".
Whole Community Planning embraces all human service providers to ensure that everyone can access mass care shelters, understand emergency information, evacuate safely, and receive recovery information. The Division of Senior Services is a resource agency for our community members over the age of 60 who may need extra support during an emergency.
Register Ready - Register Today to Be Ready for Tomorrow
The State of New Jersey has developed a state-wide registry known as "Register Ready"; it is voluntary and free of charge to all State residents. The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management works collaboratively with the Division of Senior Services and the State to assist you. The Registry is designed to assist emergency responders in locating those residents that may need assistance in evacuating in an emergency and who lack adequate assistance from families and caregivers. You (or someone on your behalf) should register if you may find it difficult to get to safety with family or friends or to a public shelter during an emergency evacuation, because of a physical or cognitive disability, communication barrier, or lack of transportation.
Remember, your priority should be to relocate with a family member or friend first.
Please fill out the information in the Register Ready brochure and mail it back to:
The Division of Senior Services
115 Budd Boulevard
West Deptford, NJ 08096
You can call us at 856-686-8330 for assistance. Access the Register Ready brochure (DOCX).