The organization Bergen Volunteers has long sought to connect people who want to give their time with people or organizations who need it. Two years ago, the non-profit decided to zero in on retirees as a potential source of new volunteer blood.
Imagine choosing one activity that could decrease your stress level, lift you out of depression, lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, and extend your lifespan.
Who wouldn’t sign up for that?
Age-Friendly Teaneck celebrated the “graduation” of our four high school interns last week, and we’re already missing their enthusiasm, energy and curiosity.
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.
Unlike other services for older adults, ITN doesn’t restrict destinations to more urgent needs such as health
To grow old in your community, you need to be able to get around in your community. That’s why transportation is listed a key priority of age-friendly organizations across the globe.
In car-dependent Bergen County, it can be daunting to find alternatives to driving.
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.
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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. We've been packing up our newsletters, brochures and resource guides and bringing them to community gatherings. On May 5, Age-Friendly, together
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Below is the testimony that Age-Friendly Teaneck Project Director Elizabeth Davis presented at the annual Bergen County Public Hearing on Needs of Older Adults on May 2, 2019.
The Friends of the Teaneck Library organization will be hosting its Annual Book Sale from May 16th through May 21st with more than 50,000 book sand other media on sale.
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Wallace Lee was the kind of parent – and grandparent – who always volunteered in schools. He was a “book buddy,” a classroom helper, a field trip chaperone, or “whatever the teacher might need help with.”
At 71, Lee is retired from a career as a business analyst. Married almost 50 years, Mr. Lee and his wife Dreina
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.