March 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.

Rotary to Honor Nonagenarians

The Rotary Club of Englewood will honor 13 individuals, all of whom are active in the community AND over age 90, at its annual Community Awards Dinner on March 28.

Retirement Life Planning
April 4 at Englewood Library
Age-Friendly Englewood will present a program on retirement life planning and career transition at the Englewood Public Library, 31 Engle Street, on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM.

Entitled Considering What's Next: (Re)Defining Retirement, this program is designed for empty nesters, baby boomers and others considering life on the other side of 50. How do we define and design this stage of our lives? Is traditional retirement in our future? How do we want to combine and balance work, life and leisure? What factors should we be considering?

The presenter will be Rosemary Byrne, long-time Englewood resident who is a lawyer turned life coach.  The presentation is free and open to the public.
Six Ways to Stay 
Socially Active This Winter
  1. Volunteer
  2. Visit the Library for activities & programs
  3. Join a walking group at one of the malls
  4. Participate in artistic activities - sing or dance, make music or art!
  5. Try an exercise program (click here for list)
  6. Check out the wealth of activities in Englewood (see below)
Plan to Stay Safe, Mobile, 
and Independent
Make a plan today to stay safe, mobile, and independent tomorrow.  How would you get to the grocery store if you suddenly found yourself unable to drive? Would you be able to get to doctor appointments, social engagements, or church/temple? Does your community have reliable public transportation or rideshare services?

Mobility is the ability to get where you want to go, when you want to go there. Read more here.
Scams to Watch Out for in 2019
It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. But there is good news! Last year the Federal Trade Commission noted that older consumers are more likely to report they've been victimized by financial exploitation than their younger counterparts.  Click here to learn about three scams that are notably making the rounds right now.

From Forbes:

Aging Populations: A Blessing for Business

     The global aging population will encompass more than one in five human beings by mid-century, rising from 900 million in 2015 to 2.1 billion in 2050, according to the World Health Organization.
     As demography shifts, spiraling health costs and questions about the adequacy of public and private pension programs and retirement funds rightly stir concerns. Those issues must be addressed, of course, but there is a silver lining.   Increasing longevity has spurred unprecedented economic growth and new opportunities for personal fulfillment. 
     Click here to
Thursday, May 9 - Come and Celebrate!

Age-Friendly Englewood invites you to celebrate Older Americans Month 
in May with a fa ntastic show at BergenPAC.  Join us!
The Temptations and The Four Tops
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 8 PM 

  Click here to buy tickets.   Enter code  "MyGirl"  for a 10% discount!
Tickets are going fast, so don't delay!!

Get Up, Get Out ... and Volunteer!

Redefining Retirement  "Matchmaker" will be stationed at the Englewood Public Library on Tuesday, March 12, from 1-3 PM to  help retirees find volunteer opportunities -- in Englewood or elsewhere -- that use their experience and skills while also meeting their interests and time availability.  You  can also check out the online searchable database of volunteer opportunities   here or call  contact Redefining Retirement Manager, Louisa Hellegers, at 201.489.9454 X 205 or .

Directory is Available!

AT YOUR SERVICE, A Guide for Englewood Senior Adults is available free of charge at City Hall, the Library, SESCIL and Flat Rock Brook Nature Center as well as at several other locations in Englewood

Coming Up Ahead!
Friday, March 8 - 3:30-7 PM
Senior Citizen Dance Party
St. Paul's Church,  113 Engle Street - Englewood
Hosted by Interact Clubs of Dwight Morrow High School and Academies@Englewood, Interact Club of Fort Lee High School and the Englewood Rotary Club. Dinner included. No charge!
Wednesdays, March 13 and 27, 12:30-2 PM
Caregiver Support Group
Enjoy lunch and share experiences with other caregivers
Bergen Family Center,  44 Armory Street - Englewood
RSVP - Linda Reiter - 
Monday, March 18 and every third Monday, 10:30 AM-noon
Early Stage Memory Experience Cafe
Senior Source,  The Shops at Riverside, upstairs near Bloomingdales
Opportunities for those diagnosed with early stage memory loss, and their care partners, to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment that promotes social engagement, education and support through interaction with others experiencing similar changes.
Tuesday, March 19 - 1:00-7:00 PM
Sisters Checking In
A day of breast health education for African-American Women and no-cost mammograms.
Englewood Health (a.k.a. Englewood Hospital)
By appointment only - call 201-894-3622
Wednesday, March 27 - 6 PM
2019 Medicare-Medicaid Workshop
Learn about new Medicare rules.  Hosted by Caregiver Coalition of B.C.
B.C. Health Care Center,  35 Piermont Road - Rockleigh, NJ
Saturday, April 6, 10AM-2 PM
Caregiver's Conference
One Bergen County Plaza - Hackensack
Do you provide care for a loved one or neighbor? Come and find out about services, support and other helpful information.  No charge.  

Get up, get out and enjoy the many 
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.

Arts for Life sponsors acting classes locally.  

Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library hosts 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!  Go skating at the John T. Wright Arena in Mackay Park!

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 -- even during the winter! 
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