NJAAW News and Resources
March 15, 2023
NJAAW 25th Annual Conference

Registration Now Open
NJAAW 25th Annual Conference
The Future of Aging in NJ
Friday, June 9

As we celebrate our Silver Anniversary, we are looking forward to the next 25 years and "The Future of Aging in NJ. "  Join us to learn from state and regional experts as we ask

  • What is needed for aging well? 
  • What changes do we foresee?
  • What might we need that we haven’t even attempted yet? 

Early bird registration open until March 31.
For information, visit our conference website which will be frequently updated with speaker and registration information. For details, click NJAAW Conference

For sponsorship information, click here: Conference sponsorship
TODAY at 1pm Caregiving in New Jersey Webinar Series
Session 3 - Benefits: Family Leave, Respite Care, NJ Family Leave Insurance  
  • Lauren Levant, VP Of Human Resources, Jewish Home Family  
  • Jennifer L. Rutberg, Caregiver Program Specialist, Division of Aging Services  
  • Ellen Maughan, NJ Paid Leave Outreach Coalition
Registration required – please click here: Caregiving in NJ registration
Recordings of previous sessions can be viewed on our website: https://www.njaaw.org/events/

This series is generously offered to all NJ residents with the support of Parker Life
The Bill and Nancy Conger Art of Caregiving Series Course
Whether you’re an experienced caregiver or brand new to the role, there’s an art to providing care for an aging loved one. Join this FREE live virtual 5-part series that addresses key areas how to best care for your aging loved one.
Thursdays 7:00PM – 8:30PM
  • March 16th – Session # 3  Normal Aging / Talking with Healthcare Providers / Basics of Hands-on-Care
  • March 23rd – Session # 4  Self-Care and Caregiver Support
  • March 30th – Session # 5  Navigating the End-of-Life Journey
For questions about the live series, please contact Rebecca Abenante, LSW at 973-971-5839 or HealthyAging@atlantichealth.org
Click here to register Click here for a printable: flyer
Panel Conversation on Accessibility in Virtual Programming
Tuesday, March 21 from 1:00-2:30pm.

What makes you feel welcome in online programming? How can we help more participants feel included? This event is co-hosted by the Rutgers School of Social Work Hub on Aging Collaboration and Rutgers the Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, in conjunction with the Inclusive Healthy Communities grant program of the NJ Division of Disability Services and Age-Friendly North Jersey. Organized by the Digital Accessibility Working Group.
For a printable flyer, click here: Flyer
To register, click here
In-person Events at Parker
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances & Legal Consideration 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

RSVP by March 17th to by calling 732.565.2423 or email mfourounjian@parkerlife.org

Presented by: Alzheimer’s Association and Archer Brogan Elder Law Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with Archer Brogan Elder Law

Download printable flyer here: flyer
NEW Adult Day Care Program
Open House 

Saturday, April 22, 2023
11am - 1 pm

Learn about Parker’s Somerset Adult Day Program. RSVP by calling 732.565.2423 or email mfourounjian@parkerlife.org.

Download printable flyer here: flyer
Aging Insights
Traveling After 60
It has been 3 long years since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most traveling. Now as the world is opening up again, it is time to think of where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Join us with guest Tyler Sajacz, President and CEO of Tours of Distinction as he gives us tips and strategies for traveling well after 60.
Whether you are flying, training, cruising, going abroad or traveling within the US, solo or with the grandkids, there is a tip for everyone in this episode of aging insights.
Policy Updates
Help Plan for Outdoor Spaces
Spring is on the horizon and Outside, Together! is working with New Jerseyans to update the State's five-year Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. To participate, take this short, 10-minute survey to help plan for and improve the open space and parks in your neighborhood and across New Jersey.

To take the survey, click here: Survey
Free Vaccines for Medicare Beneficiaries 

As part of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, Congress eliminated cost-sharing for all vaccines covered under Medicare Part D that are recommended for adults by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The free vaccines now include flu, pneumococcal, COVID-19 vaccines, Tdap, shingles and hepatitis B for people whose doctors recommend it,

For older adults with additional risk factors or other health needs: hepatitis A, varicella, meningococcal A, C, W, Y (MenACWY); meningococcal B (MenB); and haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) are free as well.
Good Reads
Designer and author Ayse Birsel explores what it means to craft the life you want as you grow older, drawing on key principles of design as well as the experiences of older people on the pioneering frontiers of long life.
Sister Jean of Loyola University, Chicago (and one of basketball’s most famous fans) has become an author at 103. Her memoir. “Wake Up With Purpose! What I’ve Learned in My First Hundred Years,” came out Feb. 28
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
News of former President Jimmy Carter's health and choice for hospice care has been in the news. What you might not know is that former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, has been at the forefront of caregiving for decades.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) was established in 1987, rooted in former First Lady’s belief that "there are only four types of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, who are caregivers, who will be caregivers, and who will need caregivers.

To learn about RCI, click here: https://www.rosalynncarter.org/

RCI also hosts the 4 Kinds Network, which works with advocates and encourages caregivers to share their caregiving story. To share your story, click here: 4 Kinds
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Support NJAAW
Is our information useful to you? Then please consider a financial contribution today. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well relies on foundation grants and other donations to fund our work. We welcome your support, your suggestions and your input for advocating for NJ's oldest residents as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and strategize for the next 25 years..