Making the Garden State a Great Place for all Ages

Welcome to our website. We are a network of age-friendly communities that works together - in partnership with statewide and regional organizations - to empower the state of New Jersey to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population aging.

 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.


Our network formed in 2016, after The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation and Grotta Fund for Senior Care seeded new age-friendly community projects in northern New Jersey and began organizing monthly "sharing sessions" to spur community change and innovation. The number of communities whose leaders participate in a meaningful way in our geographically expanding alliance has grown in the past five years. They now include Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Elizabeth, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Glen Rock, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, New Providence, Pompton Lakes, South Orange, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, Teaneck, Wayne, West Orange, and Westwood. Our partnerships with regional and state organizations are also increasing as we work to build a transformative and lasting Age-Friendly NJ movement.

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Our network seeks to partner with stakeholders and community leaders to expand the age-friendly movement and learn together. If interested, please send us a message at [email protected]

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