The Money Management Program is a bill paying service developed by AARP and coordinated by the New Jersey Division of Aging Services (DoAS). The goal of the service is to provide guidance and non-intrusive bill paying assistance to maximize client independence. It provides older or disabled people with volunteer assistance in budgeting, processing of routine bills, check writing, managing financial matters and/or reconciling bank accounts.
Fully trained and screened volunteer bill payers are matched by the program coordinator with clients in need of service. They set up a budget, organize bills and prepare checks for the client's signature. Volunteer monitors regularly review volunteer bill payer reports, comparing them with the established budget, bank statements and canceled checks.
The following counties and agencies are currently participating in the Money Management Program:
RSVP of Burlington County
Burlington County Community College
Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities and Veterans Services
Cornerstone Family Programs
973-538-5260, ext. 241
Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services
Warren County Division of Aging and Disabilities Services
For additional information on this or other senior programs, contact the Area Agencies on Aging in your county at 1-877-222-3737.