July 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 will be a city that is 
a fantastic place for people of all ages!
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 Englewood is working with individuals, organizations and 
City government to help these ideals become a reality in Englewood.

Click here to get involved!
Economic Security Initiative
      Are you 65 or older 
      and facing financial difficulties?

Contact Greater Bergen Community Action (a local nonprofit organization) to receive a comprehensive Economic Benefits CheckUp and learn about helpful services  and/or benefits for which you might be eligible.

The service is FREE. 

For more information and to schedule an appointment,
call 201-488-5100 x7166 or  send an email 

ITNNorthJersey - (TM) provides a community-based, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairments and need a ride anywhere in Bergen County.
Currently ITN has many more requests for service than it has volunteer drivers to meet the need.  Volunteer drivers help seniors stay independent and heathy by taking them to medical appointments, visit friends, see a show, or any number of other errands. Volunteer drivers drive their own cars to help others.

Being a driver with ITN is easy, it's fun, and volunteers choose the time and location in which they want to drive.   Click here for information about volunteering!

More About Downsizing/Re-Sizing

One of the hottest topics at our "Housing Options" mini-conference in May was the presentation on downsizing and re-sizing your home and/or its contents.  In other words,  de-cluttering!

Here's an article  that  gives you some terrific pointers. It references de-cluttering your garage, but you can substitute virtually any room in your home (even a closet) and get started.

This article originally ran in  The Chicago Tribune  in May and in
The Record on 6/11/17.

The Englewood Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Yoga in the Park every Wednesday from July 12-August 30. All ages and stages of ability are welcome!

It's FREE! Come to Veterans Park on North Dean.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat, and check in.  

Parking is free after 6 PM.   Cancelled if rain.
Fun Stuff That May Lie Ahead!

The MIT* AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and nonprofits to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them.

AgeLab has developed a number of unique tools. 

*MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County 
is a network of caregiving people . Some participants are informal, family caregivers (spouses, siblings, cousins, parents, neighbors, sons, daughters, grandchildren, etc.), and others are paid facility/agency staff. Some wear both hats (or used to at one time). In general, everyone is welcome. There are no membership dues or fees necessary to be a part of this coalition. CCBC offers numerous programs and resources to help caregivers.  Click here to find out more!
The JCC on the Palisades also offers a free  Caregivers Support Group.  Check it out, too!

Get Up! Get Out! Give Back!

The Bergen Volunteer Center is THE place to go to find a volunteer position that's perfect for you.  

Call 201-489-9454 or click here  to check out the wide range of opportunities available for you -- today, tomorrow, this summer or next fall.     
                                                      Whenever it suits you!

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 sunset walks and 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.

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

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Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator