8-19: Senior Grab & Go Lunches, Landlord Grants, Spotted Lanternfly, COVID-19 Case Report


The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing free, nutritious meals to Senior Wellness Center participants through the “Grab and Go Curbside Lunch Program” as an alternative to congregate dining due to COVID-19 restrictions. This program is available every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on August 20th.

The Grab and Go Curbside Lunch Program provides registered Senior Wellness Center participants with an option to order boxed lunch and/or frozen meal(s), with both meals available with or without meat. Each meal meets one-third (1/3) of the daily nutritional requirements of an older adult (60+).

Meals are available at all six, county-operated Senior Wellness Centers on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Reservations are required, and are available by calling the nearest Senior Center by 10 a.m. the day before meal pick up. Senior Centers are closed on weekends, so reservations will only be taken on weekdays. Upon arrival on the day of pickup, Grab and Go participants should call the Senior Center and follow their directions to pick up their meals from the curbside of the center.

The six “Grab and Go Curbside Lunch Program” locations are:

  • Montgomery Senior Center – 356 Skillman Road, Skillman (across from Montgomery High School); 609-466-0846
  • Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge – 202 Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge (on the VNA Campus); (908) 203-6101
  • Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater – 876 East Main Street, Bridgewater (next to TD Bank Ballpark); (908) 204-3435
  • Senior Wellness Center at Hillsborough – 339 South Branch Road, Hillsborough (diagonal from the YMCA); (908) 369-8700
  • Quail Brook Senior Center – 625 New Brunswick Road, Somerset (on the golf course); (732) 563-4213
  • Warrenbrook Senior Center – 500 Warrenville Road, Warren (on the golf course); (908) 753-9440

Residents who are eligible to participate in a Senior Wellness Program but have not yet registered may do so by calling the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services at (908) 704-6346.

Also, to learn about eligibility for the SENIOR VOUCHERS for $30 of fresh farm produce at participating area Farmer’s Markets, including the Montgomery Farmer’s Market, go to:



One Week Window to Apply

Today the application portal for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant (SLEG) Program opened. It will remain open through August 26th.

The program will reimburse qualified small residential rental property owners for lost rent revenue due to COVID-19 between April and July 2020.

Applications are not first come, first served but are open for the week.  The NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency urges applicants to prepare your documents and make sure you’re ready to apply. It is more important to have your application be correct and accurate than it is to submit early.

Apply at:  https://njhousing.gov/rentals/sleg/

First view the Application Checklist at: https://njhousing.gov/rentals/sleg/checklist/

High application volumes are anticipated. If you are unable to submit your application, please try again later. Please note that the application period ends August 26 at 1 PM.


The spotted lanternfly, an invasive fly from Asia that kills trees and crops has been found in our vicinity in New Jersey.

If you see a spotted lanternfly, report it and, kill it!

If you find any life stage of spotted lanternfly, you should try to destroy it. This insect is a threat to many trees and crops and we need help from everyone to try to prevent it from spreading.

*New Jersey Spotted Lanternfly* (Dept. of Agriculture) is currently not monitoring their telephone hotline due to COVID 19 furloughs so please email: slanternfly@njaes.rutgers.edu, with details of your sighting and your contact information.”

For photos and more information:


How to build a low-cost trap to save a tree:


– The Montgomery Shade Tree Committee




Note: There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report Monday, 8-17-20.  Our next report will be next Monday, August 24th (ie. no Friday report this week.)

The Montgomery Health Dept. is monitoring travelers from out-of-state ‘hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 8/19

NJ cases: 188,427
NJ deaths: 15,926
Somerset County cases: 5,329
Somerset County deaths: 565
Montgomery cases:  137
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 7
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

14       <20
18       20-29
19       30-39
22       40-49
26       50-59
19       60-69
6        70-79
20       80+

144 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 134 presumed recovered a

–     3 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/