June 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.
Today, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Help grow the conversation. See it. Stop it. Prevent it. Take a stand against elder abuse. Rights don't get old.
Program Kick-off: Secure Futures for Senior Women
The Bright Side Family, with the support of Women United in Philanthropy, has a new program to promote economic security among Bergen County's older women. Secure Futures for Senior Women, kicks off with a workshop titled Creating Financial Wellness & Independence.

Thursday, June 16
1:00 to 2:30 pm
The Brookdale
60 Bergen Ave, Teaneck

Event is FREE, but RSVPs requested

Click Flyer for more details
Secure Futures for Secure Women is running in concert with Senior Checks, a new money management program.
Click logo above for more details on how to sign up or volunteer
New Discount Program will help Teaneck Seniors & Businesses
Age-Friendly Teaneck will be joining the Township, the Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce and several Teaneck business associations in an exciting new initiative that will bring more business to Teaneck stores and restaurants while providing an incentive to Teaneck seniors who prefer to shop and dine locally. 
Our Project Director Elizabeth Davis Wins Award from NJAAW
Elizabeth Davis, executive director of The Bright Side Family was awarded the 2022 Carl F. West Award at the June 13 annual conference of New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well. The Carl F. West Award, named in honor of one of NJAAW's founders, celebrates those who demonstrate "Everyday Excellence" in the field of aging services.
Age-Friendly Teaneck Leaders Present at Annual Conference
NJAAW's annual conference was titled "Building an Age-Friendly Ecosystem" and our initiative's leaders were a part of this day of learning about advocacy strategies and program innovation. Project Coordinator EJ Vizzi was on the panel of a morning breakout session discussing "best practices' in developing an age-friendly community. Project Director Elizabeth Davis later that day gave an overview of The Bright Side Family's Portable Assisted Living Services (PALS) program, as part of a panel on integrating care into affordable and supportive housing.
Plans for Senior Housing, Community Center in Teaneck
We encourage the Teaneck community to read a new article on our blog, which offers detailed explanations of the newest project of The Bright Side Family, an affordable senior apartment building and community center at 1425 Teaneck Road. The article also gives details about Age-Friendly Teaneck's plans for an affordable housing information-and-outreach campaign.
Architect's rendering of 1425 Teaneck Road building
Juneteenth Events: Silent Walk, Flag Raising, Documentary
Saturday, June 18th

Silent Walk
Participants will gather at 8:45 am at Larch & North Streets and then walk silently to the Enslaved African Burial Grounds on Pomander Walk.

Flag Raising
Votee Park Flagpole
Film and Talkback Civil Rights Icon Fannie Lou Hamer
Sunday, June 26th
2 pm
Teaneck Library Auditorium

In remembrance of Juneteenth, The Friends of the Teaneck Public Library announce the return of its "Movies that Matter" series with the powerful documentary, "Fannie Lou Hamer's America."  There will be a talk-back session at the film's end, with an introduction by Sandi Silverberg. For details, click here
Teaneck's Social Worker to Lead a NEW class This Summer
County Programs: Elder Abuse Awareness, Caregiver Support
Saturday, June 25
9 am to 12 pm
Closing the digital divide
FREE technology programs and classes
Televised episodes and one-on-one technology tutorials
Through a new state program, Teaneck Library's reference desk can lend patrons iPads with preloaded apps and websites, including Zoom and Google Meet and telehealth platforms
Are you looking to improve your computer skills?Library cardholders can access NorthStar Online, which has self-paced coursed on technology topics
Want to learn how to get free COVID-19 testing or vaccine information? Visit these websites.
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