April 2018

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  great for people of all ages!
Now Available!

AT YOUR SERVICE, A Guide for Englewood Senior Adults is now available free of charge at several locations in Englewood. 

Click here for a list  of locations.

At some point we will update the directory, so do let us know of additions or corrections.  Email  agefriendlyenglewood@gmail.com
Going Fast!

As proof that older adults enjoy going out and having fun (and that 
you're  never  too old for Rock n' Roll), we are joining forces with 
AARP-NJ and bergenPAC to  sponsor a fantastic 
show  as part of Older Americans Month in May.

bergenPAC tells us that this is a popular show,  
so don't get shut out!  Buy tickets here!
Enter the code "boogie" for a 10% discount!

A Team Approach to Identifying 
and Treating Memory Issues  

by Terri Katz, M.D., Sandy Bell-McGinty Ph.D. and Lisa Fedder, LCSW, LCADC
All too often, when the elderly experience changes in their physical or psychological functioning, aging is blamed. 

That assumption is dangerous...
Is Your Business "Age-Friendly"?

Research shows that older adults have tremendous buying  power,  and they prefer to shop locally
Check out these tips to attract and/or keep older customers.  

Sponsored by The Links, Inc., Bergen County Chapter.

Maximize Your Potential at Any Age! 

Our friends at Age-Friendly Ridgewood are hosting well-known author and speaker Dr. Thomas Perls on May 17. Click for details.
Caregiver Conference 
April 21

The annual 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.

Despite the snow(!) on April 2, Spring really is here, 
and the weather  surely will warm up... please! 
Check out  activities  at the organizations listed below.  
Most activities are available at little  or no charge.

Alzheimers New Jersey offers numerous community education programs every month.

Arts for Life is  sponsoring acting and dancercize classes  this winter.  

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! 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!

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

Alzheimers New Jersey
690 Kinderkamack Rd., #300
Oradell, NJ 07649
Helpline: 888-280-6055

Arts for Life

Englewood Public Library 
31 Engle St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

Flat Rock Book

443 Van Nostrand Avenue Englewood, NJ 07631
Englewood Parks & Rec.
130 W. Englewood Ave.
(The Gatehouse)

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades 
 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

Palisades Interstate Park

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

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Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator