July 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!
Apple Should Hire a Grandmother

This article from CNBC points out that the tech industry needs to hire people who understand the aging population - such as those who are aging!

Click here to read the article.
Sorry,  Nobody Wants 
Your Parents' Stuff

It's a dilemma we all will probably face at some point:  what to do with the mountains of "stuff" we have collected during our lives:  dishes, furniture, clothing, knick-knacks, accessories of all kinds. It's gotto go somewhere!

Social connections at every age.

Strong social connections are central to our physical and mental well-being. But when vulnerable older adults experience setbacks, they may become disconnected and isolated.

Connect2Affect, a project of the AARP Foundation,  provides good information about social isolation, how to recognize it, avoid it, and combat it.   Check it out here!

What should you do if someone calls and asks for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don't share your personal information? Hang up! It's a scam. 

P.S.  Remember - the IRS never uses the telephone. If the IRS wants to reach you, they will reach you only by mail.
Farmer's Market Coupons

The Bergen County Division of Senior Services offers $25 coupons to purchase fresh food at various Farmers' Markets this summer.    
Englewood hosts a Farmers' Market every Friday from 11 AM-6PM at Depot Square.

Fitness for Any Age

to help us be healthy and fit as we age. 

Still Available!

AT YOUR SERVICE, A Guide for Englewood Senior Adults is still available free of charge at several locations in EnglewoodClick here for a list of locations.

Please let us know of additions or corrections to the directory so they can be included when we re-print. 

Celebrate Summer - Get Out & Get Active!
Get out and enjoy some of the myriad activities right here in (or near) Englewood.  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