October 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!
What to do with Liberty School?

Join Englewood residents from all four wards to discuss 
the future of the Russell C. Major Liberty School.
Wednesday, November 7
7:00-9:00 PM
Dwight Morrow High School
274 Knickerbocker Road

This meeting is hosted by Project Liberty, a group of residents 
interested in preserving and re-purposing the historic Liberty School 
building into a "center of community."

Click here for more details.

Flu Prevention Tips

Flu season is here, but that doesn't mean you have to get the flu! Follow these tips:
  • Get vaccinated!
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with germs

The FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Newark Division, is presenting an important program relevant to all older adults in the region. 

Monday, October 22 - 1-3 PM
bergenPAC, 30 No.Van Brunt, Englewood

NO CHARGE, but please register in advance. 
"Medicare 101"

October 31 - 6 PM - Englewood Library 

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? 
Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? 

Learn about how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. 

Marketing executive and insurance agent James Farnham will review and compare Medicare Parts A, B, C and D. He will also explore and evaluate Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans.  This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you become better informed and explain what Medicare means for you!

This program is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

Click here for additional information about Medicare Open Enrollment.

Final Expenses
Englewood Library - Oct. 18 - 2 PM

Most people don't want to talk about this, but pre-planning for final expenses -- funeral costs,court expenses associated with probating a will, current bills, debt, taxes -- can help to ease the emotional and financial burden for loved ones.  

Financial consultant Andrew Blackwell will discuss these expenses and others in a seminar on October 18 at the Library.

                   Here's a flyer.
Sisters Checking In

Thursday, Oct. 25 - 3-8 PM
Englewood Health

By appointment only -  call 201-894-3622

A day of breast health education and no-cost mammograms for African-American women.

Click here for details.
SNAP Ensures 
Healthy Aging

Proper nutrition is essential for older adults to age well. Yet  2.8 million households with an older adult  experience food insecurity, lacking consistent access to nutritious food for an active, health y  life.  Participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most effective ways to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes. 

Click here for more information.
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.  This time, we are sponsoring 
The Temptations and T he Four Tops
on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8 PM. 

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

New Shipment Now Available!

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

Due to popular demand, we updated and printed hundreds more copies of this comprehensive directory.  Be sure to pick one up soon!
Get out and enjoy the exciting range of wonderful activities 
available right here in Englewood --  or very 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 Active Arts for Active Adults, including acting classes.  

Englewood Department of Parks & Recreation offers several programs throughout the year. 
Englewood Public Library hosts bookgroups, discussions, shows FREE classic movies and hosts a variety of live performances and concerts

One of Englewood's best features is its  beautiful parks! Get outside for a brisk walk in the cool, crisp autumn air!

Flat Rock Brook Nature Center's 3+ miles of trails are open dawn to dusk daily; the Center also hosts guided walks and programs that highlight local flora and fauna. Fall foliage is spectacular 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 $50 for a  FULL YEAR!
Senior Source in The Shops at Riverside (Riverside Square) offers activities free of charge weekday mornings through early afternoon.  Senior Source is hosting a free networking breakfast on Sept. 28 - check it out!

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