September 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
Age-Friendly Teaneck Interns to be Honored By School Board
Age-Friendly Teaneck's four Geriatric Careers Exploration summer interns will be honored by the Teaneck Board of Education at a meeting to be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 18. We are thrilled that their enthusiasm and dedication is being acknowledged, and thank school officials for their support of this valuable program.

To learn more and watch a video of their experiences, click here
Age-Friendly Teaneck Leader Named Woman of the Year
Courtesy ©Ray Turkin Photography
Age-Friendly Teaneck Project Coordinator Jackie Kates was named 2019 Woman of the Year by the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce at a September 5th awards ceremony. Chamber leaders lauded Kates' many years of service as mayor, councilwoman and school board member, as well as her advocacy on behalf of Teaneck's older adults. To the left is Kates receiving her award from Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jennifer Glass and President Larry Bauer.
Teaneck Wins AARP Grant to Improve Pedestrian Crossings
A year after Teaneck’s leaders voted to join a global alliance of age-friendly communities, the Township’s commitment to a more livable environment for older adults is paying off. Teaneck was recently notified it will receive a $10,000 grant through the AARP’s nationwide Community Challenge competition. The money will be used to increase connectivity among township sponsored activities by improving the safety conditions of Teaneck's pedestrian walkway network. Read More
Transportation Spotlight: Older Adults Need More Ride Options
Non-Profit Ride Service Looking for Teaneck Drivers to Volunteer
ITNNorth Jersey is a four-year-old program that relies on volunteers to drive older adults and those with visual impairments to the places they need – or want – to go. 
   The non-profit doesn’t restrict destinations to more urgent needs such as health appointments, instead offering rides to and from a wide variety of destinations – a hair salon, a movie theater, a friend’s house or their house of worship. The program's operators would like to begin offering service to Teaneck residents but desperately needs more Township residents to agree to serve as volunteer drivers.

To volunteer help your non-driving neighbors, click here
Take a look at some newer transportation options in Bergen County
Ryde4Life, for those without
a smart phone
This E-Z Ride program allows older adults to book Lyft and Uber rides with a ph one call instead of an app. Rides are provided in real time with no advance reservations. There is a $2.50 fee on top of the far e, but discounts are available to some eligible older adults.
Call: (866) 208-1307, option 4
NJ TIP @ Rutgers demystifies public transit
For older adults who are unfamiliar with bus and train routes, the NJ Travel Independence Program offers a Bergen County guide and one-on-one travel instruction by riding on the bus or train with the customer until the customer is ready to travel independently.
Call: (848) 932-2831
Have a Question for the Governor? Here's Your Chance
Town Hall
with Governor Phil Murphy
Teaneck High School
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25
(Doors Open 6:15 p.m)

Click here to view flyer
News from Around the Township ...
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New Resident Welcome Event
Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Teaneck International Film Festival Tickets Go on Sale October 14

For Schedule and Details, click here
Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming Up!
SHIPs answer questions about insurance options and help navigate between confusing choices.
The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period begins on October 15 and continues until December 7 for coverage starting 2020. During the annual enrollment period (AEP), you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage, including drug plans.

Click here to learn more about AEP.

Need Personalized Help?
Bergen County's SHIP counselors can be reached at 201-336-7413
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