Age-Friendly North Jersey Newsletter

Volume 3, Issue 4:

May, 2023

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Happy Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month. This year's theme from the US Administration on Community Living is "Aging Unbound."

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  • Send us your plans, flyers, and photos from Older Americans Month for promotion in an upcoming newsletter.
  • Check out last year's AFNJ Padlet for inspiration.

Let's Check Out New Developments:


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Age-Friendly Bergen County Roundtable Fuels Local Efforts and Countywide Partnerships

With their second meeting on May 12, the Age-Friendly Bergen County Roundtable has attracted leaders from more than 40 public and private sector organizations to collaborate on local and countywide age-friendly efforts. Read More.

Let's Celebrate!

Aging Well West Orange Presents on Age-Friendly Communities-Public Health Collaborations at the New Jersey Public Health Association Conference

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Dorothy Sanders from Aging Well West Orange presented as part of a session on Community Connections at the NJPHA annual conference at Mercer County Community College.

View slides here,

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Let's Meet

Thursday, May 11

3:00-4:30 pm, Hybrid

Engaging with Your Local Government through Municipal Committees

on Aging

  • Co-hosted with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers.
  • Open to the public - please share with your networks!
  • Speakers will be on Zoom; option to attend in-person watch-party in New Brunswick.

Register Here

Flyer for a program on "Engaging With Your Local Government Through Municipal Committees on Aging." Click the image access a pdf version of this flyer.

Friday, June 9

9:00-3:00 pm, Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well 2023 Conference: The Future of Aging in New Jersey

  • There will be a breakout session dedicated to the many organized age-friendly community efforts throughout the state, a panel conversation with Deputy Commissioner for Aging and Disability Services Kaylee McGuire and Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, and much more.
  • Don't forget to stop by the Rutgers Hub for Aging Collaboration's table!

More information

Register Here

Let's Grow

Here are some upcoming opportunities:
  • The 2023 NJ Planning and Redevelopment conference will be on June 21-22 (remote) and June 23 (in-person in New Brunswick). More information.*

  • LeadingAge New Jersey and Delaware's 2023 annual meeting will be on June 20-22 in Atlantic City. More information.*

  • Generations United is hosting the 22nd Global Intergenerational Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28. More information.

  • The New Jersey Public Health Institute is seeking board members for its cross-sector, health equity-focused work. More information here.

*Indicates that at least one AFNJ member will be a speaker at the

 listed conference.*

Let's Learn Together

  • The video recording is available from the April 19 "Cultivating Ambassadors for Your Age-Friendly Community" program, hosted by the Age-Friendly NJ Statewide Collaborative. Watch here.

  • Learn about best practices in social engagement programming from the engAGED Hub's latest report. Read here.

  • Read about the successes of a program focused on supporting older immigrants and refugees in Colorado. Read here.
Check out our Padlet to view more articles, discussion posts, upcoming events, job opportunities, and other curated resources.

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