organizations and houses of worship working with
-- as well as individual residents --
a fantastic place for older adults
in place with dignity and independence.
AT YOUR SERVICE, A Guide for Englewood Senior Adults
is hot off the press, and we invite you to join us at a
Thursday, March 15 - 10 AM
30 No. Van Brunt, Englewood
Directories will be available (free of charge) and we'll provide refreshments and giveaways to all who attend. We'll also have drawings for free tickets to A Night Doo-Wop and Rock N' Roll,
our celebration of Older Americans Month being brought to you by Age-Friendly Englewood and AARP-NJ on May 20.
We're looking for places that can distribute the At Your Service directories. If you have or know of a place where we can leave a stack or two, please let us know at
You're Never Too Old to Rock N' Roll!
Age-Friendly Englewood is joining forces with
sponsor a fantastic show as part of Older Americans Month in May.
This is a very popular show,
Enter the code
"boogie" for a 10% discount!
WALKING SAFETY TIPS
Our friends at Lifelong Elizabeth, a project similar to Age-Friendly Englewood, recently produced a card listing tips for older adults (or anyone) to be safe while out walking in what we hope will come soon: nice Spring weather.
2. Use crosswalks
3. Watch for turning vehicles
4. Wear bright colored clothing
5. Avoid distractions (texting, reading, listening to music, etc.)
6. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing
Check out the card
, and please share with others who many find this information helpful.
Bergen County Caregivers Conference
will be held Saturday, April 21, at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack from
10 AM-2PM. Topics to be covered include legal issues, estate planning, dementia care, and dealing with stress.
Here's the full agenda
. Sponsored by the Bergen County Division of Senior Services, the program is open to the public free of charge.
Call 201-336-7416 for further details.
, an organization that brings generations together and
enhances the lives of
the elderly, offers several caregiver support groups over the telephone and in the evening.
Here's their schedule.
Businesses, Too, Can Be Age-Friendly
Increasing numbers of businesses across the country are finding it makes good sense to become "age-friendly." For one thing, older adults prefer to shop locally. For another, older adults comprise a powerful segment of the consumer economy who have some money and spend it.
If you own a business, work in one, or patronize shops, have a look at our
And pass it along to a business that might benefit from this information.
CALENDARS OF MARCH ACTIVITIES
March heralds the start of the busy Spring months, so check out
at the organizations listed below. Most activities are available at little
or no charge.
Arts for Life
sponsoring acting and dancercize classes this winter.
One of Englewood's best features is its
Get outside for a brisk winter walk!
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center's 3+ miles of trails are open dawn to dusk daily; the Center also hosts guided walks and a number of programs that point out seasonal changes in Englewood's own urban forest!
Kaplan JCC on the Palisades
offers a full-service day program with Kosher lunch and very low cost transportation plus a calendar jam-packed with activities, which are FREE.
Palisades Interstate Park
is huge and has numerous programs throughout the park every month. Check out their many beautiful sites and activities!
in The Shops at Riverside (Riverside Square) offers activities free of charge weekday mornings through early afternoon.
Contact Information for Activities Listed Above
- dates & places of activities for our calendar
- if you would like information about a particular topic related to aging-in-place in Englewood.
Please share this newsletter with older adults,
caregivers, family members & service providers.
Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator