March 2020

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.
This Sunday - March 8 -  5 PM 
Free and Open to the Public at the Englewood Library
Presented by the Englewood Public Library 
and Age-Friendly Englewood

The Odessa Klezmer Band

Top Priority:  Pedestrian Safety!

Our Task Force has met with Councilwoman Cheryl Rosenberg and with the City Engineer to review the criteria and process for improvements in crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, etc. 

The City's Traffic Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, April 6, at 7:30 PM in the Municipal Court.  If you interested in learning what is being proposed, or if you want to suggest additional improvements  come to this meeting!


For correct and up--to-date information, click here for the
Centers for Disease Control  updates.

For information specific to New Jersey, click here for the N.J. Department of Health updates.

For super-local information, click here for the City of Englewood home page. 
Affordable Senior Housing 
in Fair Lawn

Applications are now available for affordable senior housing in Fair Lawn.  Construction is nearly complete and the building is e expected to open this summer.  Click here for details and to apply.

And if you really want more senior housing in Englewood, come to a City Council meeting and tell the Council during the Public Comment section of the meeting!  Here's the calendar of meetings.

Click th e links below for information about a variety of available resources.

Englewood Police Dept. offers free
K9 Scent Detection Kit
to help find missing children and adults.
Click here for details.

Retirement Planning:  Top Tips to Help You Get Prepared
Webinar March 12, 7 PM    Click here to register

Friday, April 3rd - 10am-2pm
Shops at Riverside, upper level near Bloomingdale's

April 8, 8:30am-4:30pm
One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack
Learn the signs of mental illness and substance abuse and how to initiate referral to mental health resources or to support an individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

New Jersey Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement)
Applications are due November 2, 2020
Free Art Class for 50+

Arts for Life NJ is hosting a FREE art class for those age 50+ on Wed., March 11, at 2 PM, at the Englewood Police Dept., 75 South Van Brunt St., Englewood

Englewood artist Yvonne Crichton will share her talent, using recycled materials to make beautiful objects. Bring home something special for yourself or someone you love!    Reservations are necessary; walk-ins will not be admitted to the class. To reserve your place at the police station, email

For this time in your life, try Arts for Life!
Caregivers Corner

Bergen County runs an in-home training program for caregivers.  Click here for information.

Recent article in The Record.

Lots of tips:  hearing loss, surprising expenses, avoiding financial exploitation - and more!

B.C. Caregivers Conference
Saturday, April 4 - 10AM-2PM
Felician University, Rutherford
Click here for details

Caregiver Support Groups 
Bergen Family Center
44 Armory Street, Englewood
Wed., March 11 & 18 - 12:30-2:30
Lunch is provided (free of charge)

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
412 E. Clinton Ave., Tenafly
2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30 am
4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am

In-Home Dementia Care Training
If you need support but can't get out of the house, you can join the JCC on the Palisades' Virtual Dementia Caregiver Training. From your computer or iPad you will learn from a Geriatrician, Eldercare Law expert, and other professionals.
Topics covered include: recognizing the early warning sings, understanding behaviors and learning tips on how to deal with them, get advice for proper legal and financial planning and take a virtual dementia tour.
Tuesdays, March 17, 24, and 31st, 12-1 p.m., $25
To register contact Judi Nahary 201.408.1450 or
To celebrate Older Americans Month,
Age-Friendly Englewood is again sponsoring a Doo-Wop show on Saturday, May 16, at BergenPAC.  Put your  glad rags on, get out your disco boots and come join us!  Order tickets online at   or buy at the Box Office.  

Get a  ten percent discount  when you use the code  "Boogie"


It's March! While winter has never quite arrived, but Spring is still ahead!
Enjoy the many venues and activities available in or near Englewood.

Alzheimers New Jersey offers numerous community education programs every month.    

Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library has really ramped up its programs.  Check out their calendar - there truly is something for everyone of every age.

One of Englewood's best features is its  beautiful parks! Go ice skating at Mackay Park!  Here's the schedule. 

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center's 3+ miles of trails are open dawn to dusk daily throughout the year; the Center also hosts guided walks and a number of programs that highlight environmental and seasonal changes. A walk in the snow is blissful!
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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Please Let Us Know:
  • dates & places of activities for our calendar
  • if you would like information about a particular topic related to aging-in-place in Englewood
or call  201-591-5162
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caregivers, family members & service providers. 
Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition
Janet Sharma, Coordinator