December  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!
Blueprint  for 
Age-Friendly Success

Grantmakers in Aging  (GIA) has produced a nifty infographic that outlines the elements that comprise 
an age-friendly city.   Click here and feast your eyes!    

Grantmakers in Aging is an inclusive and responsive membership organization comprised of all types of philanthropies with a common dedication to improving the experience of aging.  Age-Friendly Englewood  -- as well as similar initiatives in  Garfield Ridgewood
Teaneck  and  Westwood -- is funded by a GIA member philanthropy, 
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. 
Technological Innovations 
for Dementia

Alzheimer's disease and dementia have affected people across the globe and through the ages. While time has not brought a cure, it has brought innovations which can ease the caregiving burden and help keep those diagnosed safe and more comfortable.

Here are 7 technological innovations that can be very helpful.

Thanks to and our friends at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades for passing along this important information. 

'Tis the season  to enjoy the meaning of the holidays as well as all the merriment around them: food, friends, shopping and celebrations. It's also a time to share with those who may be less fortunate -- or maybe just lonely. 

Englewood abounds with nonprofit organizations that do great good for people in our community.  Each of the organizations on our list will gladly accept an end-of-year financial donation.  Many also welcome the assistance of volunteers, so give a call and lend a hand!

Did you know that helping others is a great way to help yourself stay happy and healthy?  All sorts of research proves it, and you can check it out here.  
The top 4 benefits of volunteering are:
      1. Volunteering connects you to others
      2. Volunteering is good for your mind and body
      3. Volunteering can advance your career
      4. Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Two outstanding local organizations can help you find the volunteer position that is the perfect match for your interests, time availability and skills. Both also have a focus on helping older adults and/or retired people, so give a call!
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

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  • if you would like information about a particular topic related to aging-in-place in Englewood
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caregivers, family members & service providers. 
Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator