May 2022
Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates
As Teaneck works to create a more age-friendly environment for residents, we'll keep you posted about new developments programs and events.
May is Older Americans Month!
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL will be focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. This year's theme is Age My Way, an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities.
Click here to read the White House Proclamation
Join us for some programs we're hosting in honor of OAM
Click on flyers for details
Senior Checks is a Money Management Program to assist with bill paying assistance and guidance
MEL is a Mobile Education Lab to bring health info to the community and offer health screenings
Age-Friendly Teaneck offering internship opportunity
Sign up for our Money Management Program
The Bright Side Family is seeking volunteers and participants for Senior Checks, its money management program for older residents in Bergen County who are in need of guidance and assistance in budgeting, routine bill paying, check writing and other financial tasks. If interested, call 201-530-6756 or email

Click here to learn more about the program
Good News! Bergen County designated age-friendly county
Bergen County has joined Age-Friendly Teaneck in becoming a designated member of AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Commissioner Chairwoman Tracy Zur said, “We’re proud of this designation, but we’re not done yet. We’ll continue to look for ways to make Bergen County more age friendly with every program and initiative we undertake.”

Please check out attached flyers and event schedules here:
Yoga in the Park - Mondays, May 16 - June 13
Yoga in the Park/Overpeck - Wednesdays, May 11 - June 22
Tai Chi in the Park - Thursday, May 12 - June 23
Free events for Bergen County residents ages 18 and up sponsored by the Bergen County Dept. of Health Services, Dept. of Parks, CHIP of Bergen County, and the Valley Health System. Visit for weather cancellations and to find more about “Get Fit Bergen” classes. Questions? Email Marla Klein at or call 201-634-2693
County Programs Offer Emotional Support and Connections
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Post-Stroke and Disabled Support Group
In-Home Caregiver Education & Support Group
Teaneck's Social Worker to Lead a NEW class This Summer
Alex Cerbone earned his Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. With over 10 years of experience working in Mental Health, Alex is currently the Social Services Specialist for the Township of Teaneck. Sign up info to come soon!
Closing the digital divide in our district
FREE technology programs and classes
Televised episodes and one-on-one technology tutorials
Through a new state program, Teaneck Library's reference desk can lend patrons iPads with preloaded apps and websites, including Zoom and Google Meet and telehealth platforms
Are you looking to improve your computer skills?Library cardholders can access NorthStar Online, which has self-paced coursed on technology topics
Want to learn how to get free COVID-19 testing or vaccine information Updates below!
Age-Friendly Teaneck is Proud to Be a Member of ...
Check out the alliance's blog about age-friendly issues in NJ
A great place to grow up and grow old!
Be sure to visit our website and keep up-to-date on local news related to aging.
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