January 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.
Age-Friendly Teaneck and its parent organization, The Bright Side Family, announce three exciting new projects!
Each furthers our goal of making sure Teaneck is as great a place to grow old as it is to grow up.
Coming Soon! New Senior Building and Community Center
Ground will be broken this spring on an affordable senior-citizen apartment building on Teaneck Road that will house a new community health-and-wellness center. The new 40-unit building will be a model for the type of community-based supportive services that help older residents age in place. Read More
Architect's rendering of new senior building and community center at 1425 Teaneck Rd.

The Bright Side Family received a grant from Bergen County Division of Senior Services to create a new money-management assistance program for older residents struggling to stay on top of bill-paying and other financial tasks. Read More
Coming Soon! A Bigger, Better Bright Side Manor
A transformation is underway at Bright Side Manor in Teaneck – an expansion that will allow the non-profit-run community residence to respond to changing times and continue serving as one of the region’s few affordable assisted living alternatives. Read More
Above: Picture of Bright Side Manor as it looks today.
Left: An architect's rendering of expanded Bright Side Manor featuring new private rooms, larger dining room and more space for on-site services
Age-Friendly Teaneck Awarded Grant From Teaneck Philanthropy
Age-Friendly Teaneck is gratified to have the backing of another prominent community partner

The Alfred N. Sanzari Family Foundation recently awarded Age-Friendly Teaneck a $5,000 grant to support our initiative in its 6th year as we seek to expand education, outreach and programs to Teaneck’s older residents.
Free Seminars on Housing Options and Supports for Older Adults
Aging is not a one-size-fits-all issue. Needs and desires vary widely, especially on where and how to live.
That's why New Jersey Advocates for Aging is offering free virtual seminars exploring the wide range of housing options and supports for older adults.
This 4-part series will air online Wednesdays in February at 4 p.m.
Feb. 2 − Session 1: Planning and Adapting to Stay in Your Home
Feb. 9 − Session 2: Help in the Home
Feb. 16 − Session 3: Senior Residential Options
Feb. 23 − Session 4: Policy & Plans for New and Innovative Solutions
Feeling Left Out of Our Computer-Driven World?
Teaneck Library Has a New Program Teaching Technology Skills
Teaneck eCitizen Program
This 6-week certificate course for adults teaches critical skills to navigate our digital world.

Times and dates of next session in March-April will be announced at end of January.

For details, visit webpage: https://teanecklibrary.org/ecitizen/

Free program! Sign-up preference goes to Teaneck residents

And Don't Forget Our Joint Program with Teaneck Public Library and The FORUM at Teaneck High School...

Opening New Digital Doors
Televised and one-on-one
technology tutorials

Click Flyer for Details
Need to know where to get a COVID-19 booster vaccine or a test?

Need a ride to a vaccine or doctor's appointment?

Click Flyer for Details
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
Heard the Good News?
NJ has Increased Eligibilty for Many Assistance Programs
From Prescriptions to Utilities, You May Be Able to Lower Your Bills!
Read this announcement from Governor's Office for more details
To see if you now qualify under New Jersey's higher income eligibility limits, try seeking help from NJSAVE

Click here for online application for seniors on fixed incomes and individuals with disabilities to save money on prescriptions and other living expenses.
Upcoming Teaneck Cultural Offerings ......
Teaneck Community Chorus
Free Virtual Concert
3 pm, Sun., Jan. 23
Click Flyer for Details
TIFF's Pop-up Series of Wednesday Documentaries
Indie Documentary Series

Feb. 16th - Apart
March 23rd -Writing with Fire
April 13th - Try Harder!

All films air at 7:30 pm
Free, but reservation required

Click here to register
Age-Friendly Teaneck is Proud to Be a Member of ...
Check out the Age-Friendly North Jersey website
A great place to grow up and grow old!
Be sure to visit our website and keep up-to-date on local news related to aging.
Age-Friendly Teaneck | 201-530-6756 | www.agefriendlyteaneck.org