NJFA News and Resources
Dec. 07, 2020

Thank you to those that participated in Giving Tuesday, your support means so much to us.

Well, 2020 has been quite the interesting year. We know that you may have faced many challenges and disappointments; we did, too. But there is still much for us to be grateful for, such as your support and your friendship. Over the past 22 years, NJFA has celebrated countless successes, which would not have been possible without collaboration with our extensive network of fellow advocates and colleagues.  
As we eagerly await 2021 and pick up where we left off with our bold ambitions, which were halted by COVID-19, we wanted to let you know about some exciting news! 
You may recall that many of our communications last year referenced our 2019-2023 strategic plan. Despite the hurdles that 2020 threw at us, we are forging ahead with the goals outlined in that plan. In January, we will be making a BIG, BOLD announcement about our organization and the future!  
We think that the start of a new year is the perfect time to reveal this change: a new year and a new us! 
We thank you for your continued friendship and support and ask that you please help us spread the news about our announcement when the time comes.  

And remember- wear your mask, wash your hands, practice physical distance, but stay socially connected.

Be well,

Join me for this Rutgers School of Social Work webinar this week - click here for more details and to sign up.

Faced with increasing costs and fixed incomes, many of New Jersey's seniors are living on the edge of poverty. As professionals, you may come across seniors in this situation. NJFA has produced the Elder Economic Index to demonstrate the economic struggle of seniors in New Jersey. In this workshop, we will look at the research and discuss the reality of seniors in New Jersey. We will also explore resources and solutions in this interactive webinar. This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Elective for Senior Housing Issues and/or Senior Services Management Certificate]
NJ Foundation for Aging (NJFA) believes that everyone has a right to age well in the community of their choice – don’t you? We have been advocating for this for over two decades. We invite you to help us continue our work.

For more than 20 years, NJFA has been addressing such social action issues as senior housing, elder economic security, hunger, older workers, and transportation, with: 

  • leadership in public policy and education to ensure that we can all age well in the community of our choice. 

  • educational forums and an annual conference offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for seniors.

  • our award-winning monthly TV show, Aging Insights, featuring local and national experts whose guidance helps connect seniors, their families and caregivers to community-based services and resources. (Subscribe!)

We are “getting b(older)” in 2021, and your generosity will allow us to keep moving forward. Are you with us?

The deadline for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Program has been extended until Dec. 31, 2020, to learn more about the program, such as eligibility or to apply visit the website.

Aging Insights
New episode! The last one of 2020. Older adults who report being socially isolated are more likely to die sooner, experience declines in mobility and are at increased risk for mental health conditions, says Dr. Alison Thomas-Cottingham, an associate professor of psychology at Rider University. She and Karen Alexander, Managing Director of the New Jersey Travel Independence Program, NJTIP @ Rutgers, explain ways to keep seniors connected, aided by technology and other solutions, on the 111th episode of Aging Insights. 

Be sure to visit our YouTube channel where you can watch all of our previous episodes and other content (webinar recordings, virtual classes, etc). And be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes.

Would you like to sponsor Aging Insights? Click here for more details.

Virtual Support Groups for response to COVID-19 are available through the Mental Health Association in New Jersey in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch. Click here to see the November Schedule and visit the MHANJ website for more information.
We are seeking proposals for workshop sessions for the 2021 conference. Click here for details on submitting proposals.

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