September 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!
Myriad Activities
-- In Your Neighborhood!

The Englewood Public Library puts together a roster of broadly varying activities every month. They are FREE and interesting!

Check out the wealth of activities on tap this month, and visit often!


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. 
Making Connections

Studies show that staying socially connected can boost the immune system, reduce anxiety and depression, and even increase lifespan. 
Conversely, for older adults prolonged isolation can be as bad  as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.  
Click here for some practical tips on reaching out, from AARP's "Connect2Affect" website.

FYI:   National Good Neighbor Day is September 28!
Confused about Medicare?

Check out SHIP, State Health Insurance Program, which has advisors 
on hand to provide you with one-on-one guidance at no charge.

Contact Bergen County SHIP:   (201)336-7413

for Empowered Aging

The N.J. Foundation for Aging is hosting a program focusing on two aspects of housing: Lessons from an Architect Turned Resident and How to Run a Senior Village

Thursday, October 18 - 8:30-noon
Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center
Mercerville, NJ
Cost is $50.  Click here for information and to register.
Is There Such A Thing As
Normal Aging?

Here's an interesting article by Bruce Horovitz that was posted on NextAvenue's website and originally appeared in Kaiser Health News.

Health Programs Ahead

Sept. 15 - 10AM-2PM
Regent Care Center
50 Polifly Road, Hackensack

Sept. 20 - 12-8 PM (by appointment only)
Englewood Health,  350 Engle Street, Englewood

Sept. 17 & Sept. 27 - 4-8PM
Free Flu Vaccine  (ages 5 and up)
First Floor, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack
Can't Afford  Needed 
Home Improvements?

Check out the Bergen County
Home  I mprovement P rogram (HIP).   Interest free, no monthly payments and no fees. Payment is due only when the home is sold or title is changed.  Click here for details!
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