October 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.

What You Need to Know

Medicare Enrollment runs from October 15-December 7, so find out as much as you can before the deadline.   Please come to an educational program, which is  free and open to the public .

Tuesday, November 5   -   9:30-11 AM
Ahavath Torah
240 Broad Avenue, Englewood

Click here for details.                   Click here to register.
Bergen Family Center

Two of Englewood's -- and Bergen County's --  leading social service agencies recently joined forces.

Bergen Family Center and the Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living (SESCIL) merged resources and talents to provide a combined agency that serves seniors, young adults, toddlers and families in Bergen County.  

SESCIL will continue to operate in its historic building at 228 Grand Avenue and will continue its legacy of providing a full range of programming that encourages seniors to lead active, healthy lives.  

Election Ahead!
Candidates Forum - Oct. 15

League of Women Voters of Northern Valley  will hold two Candidate Forums for Englewood Council and Englewood Board of Education. The candidates for one seat on  Englewood Council's  Fourth Ward  are:  Wayne Hamer  (Democrat)  and Richard Wilby  (Independent). The candidates for  three seats  on  Englewood's Board of Education are:  Angela David, William Feinstein, Suzanne Mullings and Samuel Trusty

The public is invited and will have the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. The Forum for the Council candidates will begin at 7pm. T he Forum for the Board of Education candidates will begin around 8pm .

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
Municipal Courtroom, 73 S. Van Brunt St., Englewood

Aging In Place:
What To Consider

A recent article in U.S. News suggests that Aging in Place is a decision-making process in which several factors need to be taken under consideration.  Click here for some valuable information !

Another link provides  Tips to Help You Age In Place

Flat Rock Brook's 
Great Fall Festival - October 20

Enjoy the great outdoors at Flat Rock Brook's 7th Annual Great Fall Festival. It's a great family day celebrating the best of the season with food, games and more in Englewood's own urban forest.   The afternoon, which is chock-full of crafts, activities and outdoor fun, is free for members; there's a small charge for non-members.  

Click here for details.

Redefinining Retirement Matchmakers  will be at the Englewood Library from 1-3 PM on Tuesdays  October 8, November 12 and December 10.
Great Programs Nearby!

We are fortunate that the biggest institution in our area --  Englewood Health (a.k.a. Englewood Hospital) -- offers a range of programs of interest to people of all ages and stages, right here in Englewood!  

"Goodbye". . . and "Hello"!

Age-Friendly Englewood's outstanding Assistant Coordinator, JoEllen Knie, has stepped aside due to other commitments, one of which is serving a President of Englewood Rotary this year.

However, we are happy to welcome a new intern! Caeley McAuliffe is a senior at Ramapo University, majoring in social sciences and gerontology.  She'll be working with us through the school year.
It's cool, it's damp, and the leaves are turning brilliant colors.  
Must be Fall!  
Perfect time to 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 offers "The Actors Craft" - a series of acting classes for active adults age 55+.  

Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library holds 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! Go 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 highlight environmental and seasonal changes.  
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