November  2017

Welcome to  Age-Friendly Englewood, a project of 50+ nonprofits,  civic 
organizations and houses of worship working with  City  government 
-- as well as individual residents --  to help  make 
Englewood, NJ, 
a fantastic place for older adults 
to age 
in place with dignity and independence. 

An age-friendly Englewood is a city that is 
a fantastic place for people of all ages!
 Remember to VOTE
Tuesday, November 7

City Council, School Board, 
County Freeholders, State legislators
Important issues!

Make your voice heard, 
and vote!
Summary of Transportation Options 
At our Transportation Options mini-conference
in September, information was provided  about 
a range of transportation options. 

Medicare Enrollment
October 15 - December 7
Don't Miss Out!

You my already be enrolled in Medicare. However, during this period, you can add, change, or drop Medicare health plans and/or prescription drug coverage for next year.   If you're satisfied with your current Medicare plan, you don't need to do anything. However, plan details can change annually, so you may want to compare options to make sure your needs are covered. 

Here are 3 ways to learn more:

1)  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program  (SHIP) is presenting informational programs about Medicare over the next few weeks.  These programs are free and open to the public. They aren't selling anything -- just providing information. One will be in Englewood:
Monday, Nov. 20 - 3:00 PM  
SESCIL (Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living)
228 Grand Ave, Englewood

2)  Click here for information about t he Open Enrollment periods for both  Medicare and the Health Insurance Marketplaces.

3)  AARP is hosting a free information session (with lunch) at the Secaucus Library on Tuesday, November 14.  
English Session:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spanish Session:  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Click here for details.
Guide to Online Safety

More and more older adults are online, keeping in touch with friends and family, conducting business, expanding knowledge and enjoying myriad other activities. has good information as well as a  downloadable guide to keep you safe online .  Check it out!
Step it Up!
Call to Action to promote walking & 
walkable communities 

It's no secret that some of us are not as active as we used to be. To counter this, and to improve both individuals' health and community living, the Surgeon General of the U.S. encourages everyone 
to get out and walk! Fall is the perfect time for a brisk walk. Even as weather worsens, our huge Shoprite and local malls are open and perfect for a walk.

To make sure Englewood is as walkable as possible, we will be hosting a walkability study in the coming weeks. We will want your input, so watch for a notice and, in the meantime, check out this website (and don't miss the videos)
Redefining Retirement

The Bergen Volunteer Center is helping to link those who no longer work and who have time to spare or share with volunteer opportunities at local nonprofits.  The Center is also training Redefining Retirement Matchmakers to guide those interested to volunteer positions that fit their interests and skills to a T.  Stop by "office hours" from 1PM-4PM at the Englewood Library to meet with a "matchmaker" on Tuesdays, November 7 and December 5. 
Local home care agency
Home Care Assistance
is hosting a 
Senior Service Coffee Klatch
Tuesday, Nov 7, at 1:30 PM
23 North Dean, Englewood  
Links to area activities are provided below.  Most activities are available at little or no charge.
Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library hosts bookgroups, discussions and shows FREE classic movies.

One of Englewood's best features is its  beautiful parks! Go for a walk or a swim!

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center's 3+ miles of trails are open dawn to dusk daily; the Center also hosts guided walks to enjoy fall colors and sunsets as well as many other activities.
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!

SESCIL (South East Senior Center for Independent Living) offers a broad range of activities. You can attend your first activity at no charge; to join, and participate in as many activities as you wish, the cost is just $25 for a  FULL YEAR!
Senior Source in The Shops at Riverside (Riverside Square) offers activities free of charge weekday mornings through early afternoon.

Women's Rights Information Center offers programs mostly (but not always) for women of all ages.
Contact Information for Activities Listed Above

Englewood Public Library 
31 Engle St.
Englewood, NJ 07631
Flat Rock Book
443 Van Nostrand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
Kaplen JCC on the Palisaides 
 411 E Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670
South East Senior Center for Independent Living
228 Grand Avenue
Englewood NJ 07631
Senior Source
The Shops at Riverside
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342- 0962

Englewood Parks & Rec.
Liberty School
(201) 568-3472

Women's Rights Information Center
108 W Palisade Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631

Palisades Interstate Park

What's an 
"age-friendly" city?

A few years ago, the World Health Organization conducted a study of 33 cities in 22 countries and developed a  checklist of essential features of  age-friendly cities.   

Age-Friendly Englewood is working with individuals, organizations and 
City government to help these ideals become a reality in Englewood.

Click here to get involved!

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Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator