Older Americans Month Showcase

Older Americans Month is a national initiative of the Administration for Community Living to promote dignity and financial security for older adults.

Age-Friendly North Jersey (AFNJ) is an alliance of leaders strengthening communities for all ages. AFNJ communities celebrated in May 2023 in a variety of ways. This newsletter showcases some of their work, including social events, arts and educational programs, and other celebrations.

New Jersey’s Age-Friendly movement seeks to work across boundaries of all types. This year’s Older Americans Month theme was a fitting tie-in to our community-building efforts: Aging Unbound.

Click below to read more about Older Americans Month celebrations pictured below.


Social Events

6 older adults pose in front of an ice cream truck

Ice Cream Social in

Fair Lawn

A room full of older people sit facing the front. Most are smiling and clapping.

Mother's Day Social in Livingston

A grou pof older adults stands in a park in front of a pond.

West Orange, Montclair, South Orange, and Maplewood kicked off their Three-Part "Walk My Way" series

A group of about 20 people of various ages and races are walking on a sidewalk. They are wearing bright yellow safety voices.

Intergenerational Safety Talk and Walk in Elizabeth

5 older women sit around a table with McDonalds cups and plates with breakfast food. They are sitting in front of a pond and there are other tables with people sitting around them in the background.

Older Adults Breakfast in Ridgewood

Educational Programs

6 older adults sit around a table. They are paying attention to a person with a laptop.

Older Adult Fraud Prevention Workshop in Garfield

flyer for an adult wellness fair

Adult Wellness Fair in Maplewood

Arts Programs

Slideshow of Age-Friendly Ridgewood and the Ridgewood Library's Photo Exhibit

Age-Friendly Ridgewood and the Ridgewood Library hosted a Photo Exhibit (click the image for a slideshow)

Young people draw on a sidewalk with chalk. Designs are mostly colorful flowers.

Intergenerational program in West Orange with the Arts Council and West Orange High School


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Open House at the Cliffside Park Senior Activity Center in Bergen County

6 caucasian people stand on a podium. One is holding a certificate. Behind them is a dais American flag and city crest.

Fair Lawn Receives a Proclamation from the Mayor and Council in Celebration of Older Americans Month

Two people hold a sign that says starry night senior prom. Their heads are in the head sized holes in the sign. The sign is decorated with a night sky.

Intergenerational Senior Prom in Somerset County

We are inspired by the passion, creativity, and commitment to improving communities for thriving as we age, and to advocate for a future where aging is celebrated. We can't wait to see what's in store for the years to come!

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