Dear Friends,

As your Surrogate, I wanted to address you directly, because I firmly believe that you should have unencumbered access to the resources of the Surrogate’s Court. Serious issues such as the importance of wills, probate procedures, administration of estates, estate tax consequences, powers of attorney, medical directives and guardianships are vital topics of discussion for all of our families, and my office deals with these issues daily.

Since taking office, I have been in direct contact with tens of thousands of Bergen County residents, in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of these important issues. I would be happy to speak with your members in person on these topics at any of your meetings or special events, to explain some of the documents that are important to the probate process and to answer any questions that they may have.

Please check back for more updates in the future. Should you wish to schedule a speaking engagement, it would be my privilege and pleasure to with down with you and the members of your organization to discuss the plan of your life. So, please do not ever hesitate to call on me in your time of need at (201) 336-6700.

Very truly yours,

Michael R. Dressler
Bergen County Surrogate


The Bergen County Division of Senior Services

First and foremost, I believe that you will find the ADRC Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers extremely helpful and highly recommend it. This useful document, produced by the hard working staff within our Division of Senior Services contains contact phone numbers and websites for wellness programs, transportation programs, MEDICAID, Social Security, Adult Day Care Programs, Disability Services, Respite and In-Home Emergency Services. This is a one-of-a-kind document that anyone and everyone with the need to access the best possible care for their loved ones should possess. This document may be accessed here: Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers. Right click and download this document in PDF format and familiarize yourself with it today.

Adult Protective Services

Bergen County Board of Social Services

Meals On Wheels of Bergen County

Social Security

Bergen County Division of Community Transportation

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