February 2022
Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates
As Teaneck works to create a more age-friendly environment for residents, we'll keep you posted about new developments, programs and events.
Volunteer Opportunity - Looking for a Meaningful Way to Help?
SENIOR CHECKS Volunteer Bill Paying Assistants Needed!

The Bright Side Family is actively seeking volunteers for its new money management program for older residents who seek guidance and assistance in budgeting, routine bill paying, check writing and other financial tasks.

If interested, contact Program Director EJ Vizzi at ejvizzi@brightsidemanor.org

Click here to learn more about this program
Teaneck Library Has New Director and New Browsing Rules
As of March 1, Teaneck Public Library will return to unrestricted browsing time and regular capacity.
Some in-person programs will resume as well, although staff and patrons will still be required to wear mask and socially distance while indoors. 
Teaneck Public Library's's new director: Shinae Hyun
New Bergen County Group for LGBTQ+ Older Adults
A new group affiliated with Bergen County LGBTQ Alliance is creating a space for 60+ LGBTQ+ Seniors to come together both in-person and on Zoom. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Rutherford Pancake House and on Zoom at 11:30am on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Join the group's Facebook page at Bergen County LGBTQ+ Seniors of BCLA. Or click flyer for more details
Bergen County Has a New Program to Help Struggling Seniors Get the Assistance They're Entitled To Receive
Through a new grant from the National Council on Aging, the Bergen County Division of Senior Services now has a Benefits Enrollment Center to help seniors living on a fixed income who struggle to pay living expenses.

Screeners check eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, prescription assistance, food stamps, utility assistance, and more.

DSS calculates that Bergen County seniors could be missing out on $20 million each year in benefits! 
Looking for Other Help?

The 2022 Bergen County "Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers" is now available at this link
Applications for the Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program are now open.

Apply today for up to $35,000 in assistance at www.njerma.com
Want to Learn to Navigate Our Tech World a Little Better?
Click Flyers for Details
Opening New Digital Doors
Televised and one-on-one
technology tutorials
Teaneck eCitizen Program
Free 6-week certificate course for adults teaches critical skills to navigate our digital world.
Need to know where to get a COVID-19 booster vaccine or a test?

Need Other Help? Teaneck Now Has a Full-Time Social Worker
Alexander Cerbone, MSW, LSW
Phone: 201-837-1600, Ext.1503
Fax: 201-837-5948
Office Hours:
Monday- Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Office Location:
Teaneck Township Municipal Building-South Entrance-Health Department-1st Floor
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