Senior abuse shelter opens in Bergen County

A shelter for abused senior citizens is now open in Bergen County, and it is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

SeniorHaven is now opened in Rockleigh, Bergen County.

SeniorHaven is now opened in Rockleigh, Bergen County. (12/30/15)

ROCKLEIGH - A shelter for abused senior citizens is now open in Bergen County, and it is the first of its kind in New Jersey.

SeniorHaven is run by the Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh. The shelter provides rooms at that location or partner sites for senior citizens who are being abused.

Officials say elder-abuse is extremely under reported and ranges from financial to physical abuse.

SeniorHaven will provide free housing for seniors for up to 120 days. The shelter will also make plans with the senior about where they can go afterward.

There are 14 similar types of shelters across the country. More information can be found at the Jewish Home Family website.

More on this topic

Senior citizen shelter

SeniorHaven

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An attorney for Hopatcong Officer Nicholas Maresca says 1 Attorney: Officer had no choice but to hit man in bunny suit
Kevin Hodges (right) is accused of killing his 2 Police: Man used cleaver, sword, knife to kill mom, grandmother
Shop Small: Tons of Toys 3 Shop Small: Tons of Toys
Demolition has begun on a Totowa neighborhood that 4 Demolition begins on Totowa neighborhood damaged by hurricane
Mountain Creek resort gears up for snow 5 Mountain Creek resort gears up for snow

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE