Our Age-Friendly North Jersey alliance keeps growing from its beginnings, when The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation and Grotta Fund for Senior Care first funded eight age-friendly community projects in 2016. Some new communities joined as recently as 2020 - amid the pandemic - and are still working to build their organizational structures. Some are operated by municipal governments, others by community non-profit organizations. In all, our alliance encompasses a population of more than a half-million residents in five northern New Jersey counties.
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NJ AGE-FRIENDLY MOVEMENT keeps growing
The Age-Friendly movement isn't limited to one part of the state. The first community project in New Jersey was established in Princeton in Mercer County in 2014. In 2020, Highland Park, in Middlesex County, joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network of State and Local Communities, which now also has one NJ county - Somerset - as a member. Other North Jersey communities - Glen Rock, Pompton Lakes, Ridgefield Park, and Wayne are now participating in Age-Friendly North Jersey meetings as they build their community organizations. And in the near future, we hope to have new collaborative relationships with a number of South Jersey communities that have expressed interested in the expanding Age-Friendly NJ movement.
Gallery of Our Communities in Action
Our community projects have become reliable sources of help, information, civic empowerment and social engagement. They have partnered with many government, business, civic, non-profit and faith-based agencies and programs to unite residents and leaders - both during the pandemic and before - behind the shared goal of improving the lives and livelihoods of residents of all ages.