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.
5/6/2019 0 Comments
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.
4/26/2019 0 Comments
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
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.
The four-week internship is open to any high school juniors and seniors residing in Teaneck, regardless of which
An 85-year-old woman wanted to stay in Bergen County – where she had lived her whole life – but could no longer afford the region’s expensive rents on her fixed income.
With her housing search nearing a dead end, she sought help from the Shared Housing program run by the
3/25/2019 0 Comments
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 that are scattered around the region, in buildings managed by entities many have never heard of.
Signs of new construction can be found across Teaneck, creating some opportunities for older adults looking for a more affordable or manageable type of housing.
But with high demand for affordable units in many new and old buildings, older adults might need to look for other
Housing is a hot topic now in Teaneck, and two recent Township-sponsored forums on the subject serve as good illustrations of the themes that Age-Friendly Teaneck has been sounding in its effort to raise awareness of the challenges of aging in place in a suburban community.
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.