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The Teaneck Department of Health and Human Services recently relocated its social services offices to the 2nd Floor of the Richard Rodda Center. Officials believe the widely used recreation center will be a more convenient location for residents than the previous office located inside the municipal complex.
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More than half of US households are now headed by someone 50 or over, according to a new report released in November by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. The living arrangements, financial resources, health, and functional abilities of those households will present serious challenges in the years to come. The new report, which supplements the Center’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report, cautions that baby boomers, who will soon begin turning 80, will increasingly need more accessible and supportive housing than currently available. It also warns that many households in their 50s and early 60s may not be financially prepared for retirement. Fewer of these households are homeowners or have built the wealth of their predecessors at the same age.
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11/14/2018 0 Comments
An older resident is ailing and can no longer shower or cook a meal without help. An exhausted caregiver is reaching the breaking point, but there’s little money to pay for outside help.
In each scenario, the need for elder care assistance is getting desperate – but the task of trying to find it can feel
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A retired fire chief, a used-book store owner, a celebrated civil rights activist, a former mayor and a chamber of commerce president. A cross-section of community leaders has turned their love of the township into a common cause – the establishment of the Teaneck Historical Society.
Teaneck High School senior Hajra Mateen learned an important lesson in empathy this summer, one that all people caring for older adults need to follow.
Just because someone has reached an advanced age doesn’t mean he or she has the same needs or desires as
(Courtesy of the Jewish Link of New Jersey) American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States,
Walking. It’s such an essential part of life that we have an endless supply of clichés about it.
We can walk a fine line, a tightrope, or a mile in someone else’s shoes. When we’re younger, so many things seem easy - a cakewalk, you might say. A walk in the park. A walk down the aisle. Even a walk on the wild side.
Who We Are
Age-Friendly Teaneck formed in 2016 with this mission in mind: A great place to grow up should be a great place to grow old.