February 2024

Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates

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Applications are Open for Senior Housing at 1425 Teaneck Road

Dedicated to Former Mayor Lizette Parker, this is an age-restricted rental community for people 62+ years of age who meet low and moderate-income criteria

Click here to download the application and information/instructions

Teaneck seniors who need help or who have questions about this housing application can receive assistance at these upcoming times and locations:

Teaneck Public Library (auditorium), 840 Teaneck Rd

Thur., 2/8, 12 to 2 pm

Thur., 2/15 at 12 to 2 pm

Thur., 3/7 at 1 to 3 pm

The Brookdale (front entrance), 60 Bergen Ave

Mon., 2/12 at 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Tues., 3/12 at 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Rodda Community Center (MP 2A/B), 250 Colonial Ct

Wed., 2/21, 12 to 3 pm

Thur., 2/29, 12 to 3 pm

Thur, 3/14, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Thur., 3/21, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Thur. 3/28, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Applications must be submitted by mail and received no later than April 2

More info can be found at this website:


Email questions about this property to: 1425Teaneck@TheAlpertGroup.com

You may also email info@agefriendlyteaneck.org or call us at 201-530-6756

Community Begins at Home Project Launches its Survey

Input Sought from Teaneck Residents Aging with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

If you or someone you care for is aging with a disability or is challenged with chronic conditions, please help inform this important project to address livability challenges in Teaneck by filling out our survey.

Click Here to Complete the Survey

Send an email to CBAH@agefriendlyteaneck.org if you would like to receive a fillable pdf or print version of the survey

Community Begins at Home is funded by an Inclusive Healthy Communities grant from the Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services. The project is being led by The Bright Side Family, as an outgrowth of the Age-Friendly Teaneck project, in partnership with Township of Teaneck and Heightened, Independence and Progress (hipcil).

Age-Friendly Teaneck's New Advisory Board

Age-Friendly Teaneck is thrilled to have community volunteers and organization liaisons who share in our goal of making Teaneck as great a place to grow old as it is to grow up. We will introduce members of our new advisory board on our blog and in our monthly newsletters in 2024.

This month we are featuring Hildy Dillon! Read More

Your Voice Matters - New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well Survey

NJAAW, a non-profit statewide advocacy group, is conducting a survey to gather personal insights, plans and opinions on aging in NJ. This survey is for people age 60+ who consider New Jersey their primary residence and live independently in the survey. If you want to help shape aging advocacy in New Jersey, click here to take the survey.

February is Black History Month

The Bergen County Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Committee and Teaneck Public Library have co-sponsored a series of Black History Month Programs

Still to come:

African American History through Music

Feb. 15, 7:00 pm, Reggie Pittman

Why It’s Important to Teach Black History

Feb. 22, 7 pm, Dr. Henry J. Pruitt

Mental Health in the African American Community

Feb. 29, 2024, 7 pm, Dr. Onaje M. Salim TL

Black History is American History

Want to learn some of Teaneck's History? An article in the Teaneck Public Library archives details the library's beginnings from being housed in an old Slave house that was eventually sold to fund a new building.

Read More

Some more Teaneck Library Events

To register for any of the below, go to the Library's Events Page and use to search engine to find the event by name or date

Valentine's Day Concert

Wed., Feb, 14, 2:15 pm

Presentation on

Author Charles Chestnutt

Fri. Feb. 23, 10 am

February is Also American Heart Month - Help Spread the Word

This February, the CDC is targeting its heart disease prevention message to women. Nearly half of U.S. women don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.

Click Here for a Heart Month Info Toolkit

Looking for some fresh air opportunities in February?

Check out these Teaneck Creek Conservancy activities

Bergen County Audubon

Valentine's Day Walk

Wed., Feb. 14, 10 am

20 Puffin Way, Teaneck

Bergen County Audubon

Great Backyard Bird Count

Sun., Feb. 18, 10 am

20 Puffin Way, Teaneck

Learning Never Needs to Stop - Film, Courses and More

Next in the Teaneck International Film Festival virtual winter/spring series is "Breaking the News," a film about women and LGBTQ+ journalists. Available to stream:

Wed., Feb 28

between 7:30 pm and midnight

Click here to register in advance

Registration begins Feb. 14 for Bergen Community College's Institute for Learning in Retirement spring classes

Need Individual Help? Reach Out to Teaneck's Social Worker

Alex Cerbone, MSW, LSW

Phone: 201-837-1600, ext.1503

Fax: 201-837-5948

Email Social Services


Office Hours:

Mon - Thurs, 8 am to 5 pm

Office Location:

Teaneck Township Municipal Building-South Entrance

Health Dept-1st Floor

Cerbone's role is to assist residents with social, emotional, physical and mental health issues and crises. Based on individual needs, his department can also help navigate residents to available social services resources, including financial service through the Public Assistance Trust Fund. On Wednesdays, Cerbone is located on the Upper Level of the Rodda Center in the Medical Outreach offices of the Senior Center for easier accessibility.

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