May 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.

May is 
Older Americans Month  

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation's observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme encourages older adults and their communities to:
  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.
Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.
Thursday, May 9 - Celebrate With Us!
Once again, Age-Friendly Englewood will celebrate Older Americans Month 
in May with a fa ntastic show at bergenPAC.  We are sponsoring 
The Temptations and The Four Tops
on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8 PM. 

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

We're having a party!  An outdoor dance party!  
An  All-Ages  Dance Party!
Depot Square - Sat., May 18 - 3-5 PM
as part of ArtWalk Englewood
It's free!  It's fun!  Come on down!
Read all about it here (and see below!)

Ellis Island Trip - May 30

Visit historic Ellis Island with Senior Source 
Thursday, May 30, from 6:15-8:15 PM.
Depart from and return to Senior Source 
The Shops at Riverside, Hackensack

Volunteer for Habitat!

Habitat for Humanity Bergen needs volunteers to help out in their ReStore, 121 Carver Avenue in Westwood.  

Come to either session to learn more.
Saturday, May 4 - 9 AM
Thursday, May 9 - 4 PM 

Everyone knows that Habitat builds houses.  Bergen Habitat also has a f antastic warehouse that's chock-full of great quality gently used furniture and household items, and they need volunteers to help with myriad tasks.  A variety of time slots and schedules are available.

Come, enjoy treats and learn more about volunteering for Habitat.

RSVP to 201-500-5009 or
Caregivers' Support Group

Bergen Family Center 
44 Armory St., Englewood
Wednesdays, May 8 & 29
Wednesday May 15 - in Spanish
12:30 - 2 PM each session
Lunch is served, so please RSVP to 
Olga Carvajal  at 201-568-0817, ext. 112

Jazzy Performance - May 6

Danny Bacher will perform selections from The Great American Song Book at 12:15 PM on Monday, May 6, in the Taub Auditorium at the JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton, in Tenafly, NJ.

The show is free and open to the public, and lunch  is available for $5.

To register, contact Helene at  201-408-1451
Women's Leadership Luncheon

The Community Chest in honoring women's contributions to philanthropy, education, and society in the area at the second annual Women's Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, May 16.  The luncheon will be held from 12 - 2 PM in The Music Room at The Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, New Jersey.  Tickets are $65 per person or $85 per patron.  To RSVP, call 201-568-7474.  Click here to purchase tickets onlineChecks may be made out to The Community Chest and sent to 122 South Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631.

Get Up, Get Out ... and Volunteer!

Redefining Retirement  "Matchmaker" will be stationed at the Englewood Public Library on Tuesdays, May 14 and June 11, 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

Spring is in full bloom!  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!  

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.  Sign up your favorite youngsters for summer nature camp! 
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