January 2024

Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates

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Community Begins at Home Project Launches its Survey

Input Sought from Teaneck Residents Aging with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

If you or someone you care for is aging with a disability, please help inform this important project to address livability challenges in Teaneck by filling out this survey.

Click Here to Complete the Survey

Send an email to CBAH@agefriendlyteaneck.org if you would like to receive a fillable pdf or print version of the survey

Community Begins at Home is funded by an Inclusive Healthy Communities grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services. The project is being led by The Bright Side Family, as an outgrowth of the Age-Friendly Teaneck project, in partnership with Township of Teaneck and Heightened, Independence and Progress (hipcil).

Age-Friendly Teaneck's New Advisory Board

Age-Friendly Teaneck is thrilled to have community volunteers and organization liaisons who share in our goal of making Teaneck as great a place to grow old as it is to grow up. We will introduce members of our new advisory board on our blog and in our monthly newsletters in 2024.

This month we are featuring Ellen Rand! Read More

Seeking Info on New Affordable Housing Coming to Teaneck?

Alert: Two New Opportunities

Senior-only rental apartments at 1425 Teaneck Road

Sign up on this website to be notified when applications are available (likely in February)

Questions? Email info@agefriendlyteaneck.org

PLUS, this separate opportunity being handled by Teaneck's affordable housing manager, Piazza & Associates

Parkside Lane Townhouse Community

520 Palisade Ave., Teaneck

16 one-, two- and three- bedroom homes are for sale to low- and moderate- income qualified households.

Applications NOW OPEN and due on or before 1 pm, Jan. 30

Click here for details

Age-Friendly Teaneck Recommends Evaluating ALL Housing Options

We've created 2 new guides to assist with that!

Click here for guide on Lowering Living Costs

Click here for Safe & Accessible Home Checklist

Opportunities for Reflection, Service on MLK Jr. Day - Jan. 15th

Day of Service Food Drive

Donations to Teaneck’s Helping Hands Food Pantry can be brought to Teaneck Public Library Children’s Department during these times

Monday, January 15

9 am to 4:30 pm

Items most needed include:

Cereal/Oatmeal/Pancake Mix

Parmalat/Powdered Milk

Fruit Juice

Canned Fish/Meat

Canned Vegetables

Canned Fruit

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Hearty Soup or Stew


Pasta & Sauce

The 95th Birthday Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, Jan. 15,

6:30 pm

Temple Emeth

1666 Windsor Road,

Teaneck, New Jersey

Click Flier for Details

Teaneck Commemorations of Muslim Heritage Month

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Learn about Famous Islamic Inventions from the Middle Ages

Thursday, Jan. 11,

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Teaneck Library Auditorium

Muslim Heritage Month

Neighborhood Feast

Saturday, Jan. 13

12 to 3 pm

Richard Rodda Center

Teaneck Historical Society Hosting Presentation on Railroads

The newly revived Teaneck Historical Society is hosting a presentation by Municipal Historian Larry Robertson on the history of railroads in Teaneck, as well as a discussion of rail safety issues. Mr. Robertson also serves as the Township’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

Sunday, Jan. 14

2 pm

Teaneck Library Auditorium

Free to all, registration not required

Questions? Email: teaneckhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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Other Interesting Programs this Month at the Teaneck Library

To register for any of the below, go to the Library's Events Page and use to search engine to find the event by name or date

History of Musicals

Jan 12

10 am

Mahjong for Beginners

5-Week Class

Starts Jan. 18 at 11 am

iPhone Photos Tutorial

Wednesday, Jan. 17

6:30 pm

Talk by Humorist Eve O. Schaub, author of Year of No Garbage

Tuesday, Jan. 16

6:30 pm

Jazz in January Concert

Friday, Jan. 26

10 am

Gift-Wrapping and Bow-Making Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 31

6:30 pm

Poetry, Performances and Opportunities to Learn

Click Fliers for Details

Residents can submit poetry they've written to this new literary distribution led by Teaneck's poet laureate

Teaneck Teen Idol Contest

Sat., Jan 13

8 pm

Teaneck High School

Registration begins Feb. 14 for Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement spring classes

Need Individual Help? Reach Out to Teaneck's Social Worker

Alex Cerbone, MSW, LSW

Phone: 201-837-1600, ext.1503

Fax: 201-837-5948

Email Social Services


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

Office Location:

Teaneck Township Municipal Building-South Entrance

Health Dept-1st Floor

Cerbone's role is to assist residents with social, emotional, physical and mental health issues and crises. Based on individual needs, his department can also help navigate residents to available social services resources, including financial service through the Public Assistance Trust Fund. On Wednesdays, Cerbone is located on the Upper Level of the Rodda Center in the Medical Outreach offices of the Senior Center for easier accessibility.

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