August 2019

Age-Friendly Englewood is a community-wide project that is working 
to ensure that residents of Englewood can age-in-place 
in their homes and in the community with dignity and independence. 
Age-Friendly Englewood seeks to help the community 
more livable for people of all ages, 
with particular attention 
to the rapidly growing number of older adults. 

An age-friendly community is one that is a great place 
to grow up and grow old.

We Need Your Help!

Age-Friendly Englewood started just over three years ago. We now need to assess what has been accomplished and what remains to be done.

Please help us by completing a brief survey.

Click here to take the survey online.

A printed version is available at  City Hall, Library, SESCIL and Bergen Family Center.  A Spanish version is available at Bergen Family Center and the Library.

Thank you!!
A Novel Night Out

Englewood's wonderful library needs funds to renovate and expand its very popular facilities.  The Friends of the Library are hosting a fundraiser - so please come!!

Thursday, September 5 - 6-9 PM
SPACE - 461 South Dean
$100 per person

Click for details  in English  or en Espagnol.    Click here to buy tickets.
Conversation Of Your Life 

Age-Friendly Englewood, Englewood Health and Mayor Wildes are hosting a "Conversation Of Your Life" program to help with end-of-life planning. It's a topic that's not easy to discuss, and this program will make it easier by providing information about medical and legal aspects as well as how to have this difficult conversation with family and loved ones.  The program is free, and light supper will be provided.

Thursday, September 12 - 4:30-6:30 PM
SESCIL - 228 South Grand
  (Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living

Please register in advance by calling 201-591-5162, or click here.
Helping Others
Is Good For Your Health

Studies have found that helping others has tangible benefits, both mental and physical, from  lowering your blood pressure to reducing feelings of depression

Click here to read an interesting article by Keileigh Rogers in

The Art of Aging Joyfully

The number of people who live for a century or longer is expected to grow eightfold by 2050.  Click here for a article in which several 100-year-olds share their advice for staying healthy and happy.
Senior Picnic  & Craft Fair

Thursday, Sept. 5 - 10AM-3 PM
Van Saun Park

Bergen County's annual extravaganza!
Lunch, craft fair, music & entertainment 
All at no charge!

Click for details in   English    Spanish    Korean

Movies & Music

Bergen County parks are featuring a number of movies and music in various locations throughout the summer.   Check out the schedule here!

And...Our own Englewood Librar y features Shakespeare in the Park on Wednesdays at 8 PM and an  outdoor jazz concert  this Thursday, August 8!  

Summer is in full swing! Take advantage of the many outdoor 
(and air-conditioned, indoor) activities
available here in Englewood and  nearby. 
Most of these activities are available at little  or no charge.

Alzheimers New Jersey offers numerous community education programs every month.  

Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library hosts outdoor concerts on the lawn, bookgroups, discussions, shows FREE classic movies and offers myriad activities for people of all ages

One of Englewood's best features is its  beautiful parks! Get outside for a brisk walk or a swim at Mackay or Tryon pools!  

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 wildlife and seasonal changes.  
Kaplen 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 $50 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
Jo Ellen Knie, Assistant Coordinator