NJAAW News and Resources
April 19, 2023
Oly 3 weeks away!
The Future of Aging in NJ
Friday, June 9, 2023
Our Final Conference lineup:

Virtual Pre-Conference Sessions: June 8, 10-am - noon
  • CSH and NJ ALP Provider Coalition: Aging in Place with Assisted Living Programs (ALP) and Supportive Housing
  • Technology + Aging: A Future of Independence

Morning Keynote: Ayse Birsel, author of Design the Long Life You Love

Morning Breakout Sessions
  • Not Just Tomatoes: Home-Grown Efforts to Spur Age-Friendly Community Work in New Jersey
  • 21 Strong Aging Well in NJ
  • The Ins & Outs of ADUS
  • How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers Age in Place
  • Plant Where You Wish to Bloom: Preparing for Budding Older Adults and Caregivers Today

Lunch Panel: Views from the Capitol
Moderator - Jeannine LaRue,
Deputy Commissioner for Aging and Disability Services, Kaylee McGuire
Assemblywoman Anela McKnight

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  • Reimagining NJ’s Long Term Care System: A Path to Transformation
  • Beyond Bingo: Perspectives on Lifelong Learning, Senior Centers & Physical Health
  • The Future of the Healthcare Workforce
  • Telemedicine & Older Adults
  • Living Longer, Working Longer

Visit our conference website for the latest updates which will be frequently updated with speaker and registration information: click NJAAW Conference

For sponsorship information, click here: Sponsor levels
NJAAW Partners with ATAC on Tech Series
From the smart phone in your pocket to smart home thermostats, assistive technology is everywhere! But it can sometimes feel hard to know how or where to start exploring all the options and putting them into practical use. Weʼre here to help people with and without disabilities explore high, low, and no-tech solutions. In easy-to-understand ‘bite size’ lunchtime conversations, we’ll show how to use these solutions in the home, the office, and in the community! Each 45-minute session will highlight one specific topic, demonstrate tools, and leave plenty of time to answer your questions.

July 12 - December 13
2nd Wednesdays of the month

To register, click here:

For a printable flyer click here: Tech Series

NJ State Bar Foundation holds Senior Citizens’ Law Day
Wednesday, June 7
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Join virtually or In-person at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ.

The event is free & open to the public, but registration is required. Learn more by clicking here

Questions: Please contact Mary Jean Barnes, mjbarnes@njsbf.org, or Ashley Emerson, aemerson@njsbf.org.
Special Assistive Technology Town Halls
ATAC is featuring Special AT Town Halls for May and June. Be sure to come and bring your lunch you are bound to have a great conversations. It is all happening on Mondays @ 12PM(EST).
May 15-The QIAT Leadership Group leads a conversation on AT Quality Indicators
May 22- AAC Town Hall
June 5- AT Certification
June 12- Book Discussion: Better Conversations by Jim Knight
To learn more and register, click: here 
For the schedule and more information, visit: https://www.stockton.edu/aging/festival-conferences.html
Free Training for Aging Network Professionals: Mental Health and Older Adults
Registration is now open for the Rutgers COPSA May In-Person training, Mental Health and Older Adults: Navigating Challenges, Motivating Change and Strengthening Self-Care. There will be three in-person sessions offered in May in the north, central and south regions of the state. Free CEUs are available for nurses and social workers.
For the full flyer and to register, click here: DHS.
Live sessions:

  • May 18, 2023: Rowan College at Gloucester
  • May 24, 2023: Middlesex County Fire Academy
June 15 is Elder Abuse Awareness Day
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, and the New Jersey Elder Protection Task Force are hosting a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) event at The College of New Jersey on June 15, 2023. For details, click: here
Aging Insights
Falling is one of the scariest words for older adults. It conjures up fear of declining health, injury and a slippery slide towards losing independence. But it does not have to be that way.

In this episode, we talk about NOT falling with our guest, Christine Conti. Christine is a Chronic Disease Wellness Specialist, FallProof Fall Prevention Creator/Specialist & on top of all that, a Best-Selling Author.
Positive Approach to Care
To continue our focus on supporting caregivers, we held a special webinar with Positive Approach to Care (PAC). Founded by Teepa Snow in 2006, PAC is now collaborating to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain change.

Please share this with the caregivers in your life.

Recording expires June 1!
8 Best Practices for Avoiding Medicare Scams
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) empowers Medicare recipients to fight health care fraud and abuse.

For the full flyer, click here: flyer
NJDHS Publishes
Social Isolation Study
In January 2020, the New Jersey Department of Human Services was tasked to study social isolation occurring in certain population groups. As one of the elements of healthy aging, isolation and loneliness can have extreme affects on the health and well being of older adults. COVID made those impacts abundantly clear. Many of the state's age-friendly communities have made significant progress in addressing social isolation.

To see the results of the State's study, click here:
Law Points for Senior Citizens
The New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s “Law Points for Senior Citizens” is one of many law-related publications available from the Foundation. Other publications include Disability Law: A Legal Primer, a Consumers Guide to the Law and Avoiding Notario Fraud.

Some publications can be ordered, some are available to download only, and some are also in Spanish, Braille and audio CD.

To view and order publications, click: here
Support NJAAW
Is our information useful to you? Then please consider a financial contribution today. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well relies on foundation grants and other donations to fund our work. We welcome your support, your suggestions and your input for advocating for NJ's oldest residents as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and strategize for the next 25 years..