May 2019
Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates
As Teaneck works to create a more age-friendly environment for its residents, we'll keep you posted about new developments, important programs and events of interest
Senior Forum Will Offer a Chance to Have Voices Heard
Transportation. Township parks. Senior recreation programs. These are some of the topics that will be on the agenda of a Senior Forum, planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23rd at the Rodda Center. Please don't miss this opportunity to talk to Township officials about the things you believe older adults in Teaneck need.

Age-Friendly Teaneck Project Director Testifies at County Public Hearing
Each spring, Bergen County holds a hearing on the needs of older adults. Age-Friendly Teaneck Project Director Elizabeth Davis was among the many community leaders who testified at the May 2 hearing. Davis spoke to the need for more transportation options and raised concern about the future housing and long-term care needs of middle-income adults, who won't be able to afford the luxury types of senior housing and assisted living buildings that dominate today's building market.

Click Here to Read Her Full Testimony
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: A Look at Teaneck's Older Adults in Action

Wallace Lee Never Retired from Helping Schoolchildren
Wallace Lee was the kind of parent – and grandparent – who always volunteered in schools. But he's never stopped. The 71-year-old retiree volunteers twice-a-week with preschoolers at Bryant School.

Teaneck Public Schools welcome community volunteers, and Lee is one of many older adults who are filling roles most people retire from when their kids age out of elementary, middle or high school.

Teaneck Students Will Learn About Elder Industry Career Paths
Age-Friendly Teaneck is thrilled to be offering - for the second year - an internship opportunity for high school students interested in learning more about careers in the geriatric field. 

Older Adults Can Get Help from Bergen County's Housing Navigator
Finding affordable housing in Bergen County can feel like a search for water in a desert. Demand is high, supply is low; and on top of those tough market realities, there is no universal application or wait list for all of the affordable units scattered around the region, in buildings managed by entities many haven't heard of. 

The Bergen County Division of Senior Services is trying to make the search easier, with its hiring of a full-time “Housing Navigator.”who has created a clearinghouse of information on affordable housing,

Bergen County Also Has New Guide to Getting Help with Home Repairs
This new four-page guide, available in print and electronic formats, contains information about county and non-profit programs that can help eligible seniors, veterans, and those with special needs or financial struggles to receive needed home improvements or help with hard-to-manage chores.

Click Here to See the Guide
We're Taking Our Information Campaign on the Road.
Age-Friendly Teaneck leaders want to make sure more residents are aware of our campaign to make the Township a great place to grow old as well as a great place to grow up. So we've been packing up our newsletters, brochures and our extremely helpful resource guides and bringing them to community gatherings.

Would you like us to make a presentation to your organization?

Shared Housing Program Can Help Older Adults Find Roommates
The decades-old Shared Housing program operated by the Women's Rights Information Center in Englewood has long been the only non-profit in Bergen County to serve as a matchmaker between overburdened homeowners and home-seekers priced out of the traditional housing market. Thanks to two new grants, the Shared Housing program is expanding, hoping to increase both its reach and its services.

Are You a Caregiver? Here's Some News You Can Use
New Jersey has a statewide respite program that can help family caregivers find a stand-In when they need a break or a back-up plan for making sure their loved one is cared for.

Click Here to Read the Flyer
Bergen County provides a free service designed for the people currently caring for family members and loved ones. A teaching plan is prepared and home visits can be scheduled.

Click Here to Read the Flyer
A new report reveals that half of America's 40 family caregivers are performing medical tasks they are not trained to do, from handling pain management to giving injections.

Click Here to Read the Study
Looking For Some Book and DVD bargains? Teaneck Library Has Them
The Friends of the Teaneck Library organization will be hosting its Annual Book Sale May 16-21 with more than 50,000 books and other media on sale.
A great place to grow up and grow old!
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