May 2024

Age-Friendly Teaneck News & Updates

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Happy Older Americans Month!

Our Connections Fair was a Great Kickoff to Older Americans Month

White House Proclamation

Thanks to those who attended and filled out our community survey. And a special thanks to our co-sponsor, Teaneck Public Library, and the many organizations that gave their time to educating about resources available to older residents.

Age-Friendly Teaneck's 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 Linda Devonish-Mills!  Read More

These Other Bright Side Family Initiatives Seek to Empower Older Adults and Connect Them to the Information They Need

Secure Futures

Free Workshop Series

Avoiding Identify Theft

Wednesday, May 29

11 am

Bergen Family Center

66 Armory St.

Engewood, NJ

Community Begins at Home

Survey of Teaneck Residents

Our Survey is Still Open!

Older Americans Month is the perfect time to reflect and share your views on how Teaneck can be a more livable and inclusive community for people of all ages and abilities.

The Teaneck Farmer's Market Season Opens Today!

The 29th Season of the Teaneck Farmers Market begins this week.

Thursdays, 12 to 6 pm, May 9 thru Nov. 7 corner of Garrison and Beverly

Follow the Farmer's Market Facebook page here to learn about weekly offerings

Are you eligible for the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. If so, you may be able eligible to get vouchers to buy fruits and vegetables

Click here to learn about the program. Or in Bergen County, call (201) 336-7400

More Teaneck Events in May ... click fliers for details

Garden Club of Teaneck

2024 Plant Sale

May 9th - 12th

Greenhouse at most eastern end of Lyndhurst

TJMAS PTA Carnival

May 9-12

Teaneck Armory

1799 Teaneck Road

Teaneck Community Chorus

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19

3 pm

Teaneck High School

100 Elizabeth Avenue

TVAC EMS Week Block Party to Celebrate

85 Years of Service

Sunday, May 26

11 am


855 Windsor Road

Memorial Day Commemoration

Monday, May 27

11 am

Municipal Green

818 Teaneck Road

May is a Busy Month at the Teaneck Library

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

Annual Book Sale

May 17, 18 and 19

May is also

Jewish Heritage

Month -

Events throughout Month

May Author Talks

Events throughout the Month

Anna Rosenberg Talk

Friday, May 31

10 am

Writer's Workshop

Tuesday, May 14

6:30 pm

Portrait Drawing

Wednesday, May 15

6:30 pm

It's Spring, Time to Commune with Nature

Bird Count, Mother's Day Walk and EarthFest

Click fliers for details

Spring Bird Count

Saturday, May 11

10 to 12 pm

Teaneck Creek Conservancy

20 Puffin Way

Mother’s Day Walk

Sunday, May 12, 2024

10 to 12 pm

Teaneck Creek Conservancy

20 Puffin Way Teaneck

EarthFest Overpeck

Sunday, May 19

12 to 5 pm

Overpeck Park Amphitheater

199 Challenger Road

Ridgefield Park

Save These Dates in June:

Teaneck Historical Society and Juneteenth events

Take a walk on Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m.with Professor Dan Levin to locations associated with the dramatic crash of two WWII planes in 1942

Click Flier for Details

Events in and around Teaneck and throughout the month of June

Click Flier for details

Medicare Coverage You Should Know About

Thanks to a new law, your Medicare drug plan can’t charge you more than $35 for a one-month supply of each covered insulin you take – and you don’t have to pay a deductible for your insulin.

Click here to learn more

May is also Mental Health Awareness Month! Taking care of your mental health is important at every stage of life. Talk with your doctor to see if mental health services are right for you Medicare covers many of them.

Click here to learn more

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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