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Free Tax Help for Seniors
Free tax assistance will be available to all Parsippany Senior Citizens and low income or disabled persons by experienced and trained AARP-IRS Tax Aides. Sessions will begin Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will continue every Tuesday through Apr. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Parsippany Community Center, 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha.
More About Parsippany Community Center
The Parsippany Community Center houses a number of municipal services, as well as being a senior citizen center. Here you will find the Department of Fire Prevention, Department of Housing, Department of Human Services, Office of Health, Office on Aging and the Physically Handicapped, Social Services, the Par-Troy EMS and the Book Nook. The Community Center also has multiple meeting rooms, a theater, and an auditorium, which host local events throughout the year.
The Department of Fire Prevention is home to the town's fire official and fire inspectors. It enforces the New Jersey State Fire Code to ensure the safety of residents and firemen in the event of a fire emergency.
The Department of Housing is tasked with enforcing Chapter 213 of the Housing & Property Maintenance Code as it applies to single family rental properties and apartments.
The Department of Human Services job is to administer a comprehensive public health program, and enforce local health ordinances.
Social Services and the Office of Health are part of the Department of Human Services. The Office of Health works to increase public awareness of good health through education, screenings, and immunizations. Social Services provides support and assistance to needy residents (with the exception of services provided through the Work First New Jersey/General Assistance Program).
The Office on Aging and the Physically Handicapped is dedicated to helping senior citizens and the physically handicapped stay active and independent. It offers social activites, a fitness center, a library, a game room (including board games, two pool tables, and a shuffle board table), a cafeteria, and senior citizen job placement services.
Phone: 973-263-7351, 973-263-7352
The Par-Troy EMS offers emergency medical services to the entire town during daytime hours (Mon - Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) It operates one ambulance with two certified EMTs, and works in conjunction with Mobile Intensive Care Units from Saint Clare's Hospital and Morristown Memorial Hospital.
Phone: 973-263-7163 (Non-Emergency)
The Book Nook sells books from the Parsippany Public Library System. All of the books are either old copies that have been replaced or books that have been taken out of circulation. Softcovers sell for $2 and hardcovers for $3.