Information about the New Jersey Age-Friendly Advisory Council
The work of Age-Friendly North Jersey exemplifies the great promise of community work at the local level. But we also understand the importance of efforts at higher systems levels, including state government.
This insight in mind, many of us were thrilled to learn in March of 2021 that the New Jersey Governor signed an Executive Order formalizing the State's commitment to advancing age-friendly communities. The Executive Order called for the formation of the New Jersey Age-Friendly Advisory Council, with administrative leadership under the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services.
Several participants in our Age-Friendly North Jersey alliance are Governor-appointed members of the Council, which consists of leaders from the private sector and civil society, alongside employees from various state departments and agencies.
Below are links to recordings of monthly Council meetings (already located in the public domain). We also include links to unofficial meeting highlights -- written by alliance member Janet Sharma, Director of Age-Friendly Englewood and Council member.
These materials do not represent the views nor opinions of the New Jersey Age-Friendly Advisory Council, nor Age-Friendly North Jersey. The materials are provided on this webpage in service to the public and a growing network of age-friendly community champions in the Garden State and beyond.
To learn more about state-level efforts on age-friendly communities, check out this digital library of resources toward an Age-Friendly New Jersey by clicking here.