Welcome to our website. Age-Friendly North Jersey is a growing network dedicated to making the
communities where we live, work, and play better for longer, healthier, and more
equitable lives. Our alliance supports age-friendly leaders who are doing the work of
strengthening collaborations for meaningful and sustainable community impact.
We are led by local philanthropies and the Rutgers School of Social Work.
As of May 2021, our alliance included leaders from 16 age-friendly community
initiatives in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Union counties in New Jersey.
Scroll down to learn more about our alliance and the Age-Friendly movement.
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Older Americans Month 2022
The theme this year was Age My Way
Here's a look at how some communities in our alliance celebrated. Click here to read a blog article about how Age-Friendly North Jersey used these events to help "re-frame" aging
Community Walk - Elizabeth
"Senior Prom" - Englewood
Outdoor Happy Hour - Westwood
Outdoor Concert - Montclair
Senior Fest -
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Age-Friendly Community Initiatives in North Jersey
What is an Age-Friendly Community?
Age-friendly communities promote independence and equity for aging residents by combatting ageism and upending the many political, social, and economic forces that can make it difficult or even impossible for older adults to age-in-place. Leaders focus on creating community partnerships to improve physical environments, increase housing options, promote transportation alternatives, strengthen social supports and foster intergenerational connections.
Want to Connect with Us?
We welcome connections with individuals and organizations at any point on their age-friendly community journeys. Whether you are just thinking about getting involved or are already engaged, and regardless of where you are located, we invite you to connect with us. If interested, please send us a message at [email protected]
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