NJAAW News and Resources
January 4, 2023
NJAAW's 25th Annual Conference - Save the Date!

NJAAW’s 25th Annual Conference
- celebrating our 25th year -
will be held on
Friday, June 9, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick

Call for Speakers
In celebration of the 25 years since NJAAW began its work in aging, our conference theme will be 25...... 
  • What will the next 25 years look like in the field of aging? 
  • What changes do we need to work on now, to prepare for an older NJ population? 
  • What does it mean to individuals who can expect to live 25 years past the age of 65? 
Interested in presenting at our conference? Please click here: Call for Speakers 
ANCHOR Application Deadline Extended to February 28th, 2023

Both homeowners and renters are eligible for the ANCHOR Tax Relief Program.
For information on eligibility and how to apply residents can:
Redefining Age on the Screen:
Actresses over 60 Win at the Golden Globes Awards

See the new face of aging - Jennifer Coolidge, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett - all over 60 and all winners at this year's Golden Globes. See the details here: Press Release
Aging Insights
Episode 135 - New Year's Reflections:
Meet Kathleen Rooney & Lillian Boxfish

Its New Year's Eve 1984, and Lillian Boxfish for a long walk through the NYC she knows and loves. Author Kathleen Rooney joins host Cathy Rowe to talk about how she developed this amazing character. Lillian, a woman in her 80s, is smart, independent, elegant and eloquent. Join us on her walk as she reminisces about her life, her city, her career and loved ones, visits old haunts and finds new friends.

Caregiving Webinar:
Understanding Dementia & Memory Loss
January 19, 1-2pm

For details and to register click here: flyer
OLLI-RU Spring Registration Opens January 19!

Spring session dates: Feb 27. - May 12. For catalogue, click here: OLLI-RU

AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday, February 1

Parker at Monroe and Penn Medicine offer AARP's Smart Driver Class.
For details click here:Smart Driver Flyer

Financial Wellness Month 
Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is kicking off 2023 with Financial Wellness Month and several educational opportunities. Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the country, so taking steps to learn about and plan for its impact and possible long term needs is critical—regardless of where you and your family may be on your journey. Registration is required for all programs. Click a “register” link for events below, visit alz.org/crf or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to ensure your spot. 
Introduction to Alzheimer’s: Focus on 10 Warning Signs (in-person) 
Keyport Senior Center, Keyport, NJ 
Wednesday, January 18 | 4 to 6 p.m. Register 
New Advancements in Alzheimer’s Treatment: Research Update (virtual) 
Thursday, January 19 | 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Register 
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Spanish + English Languages (virtual) 
Monday, January 23 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register 
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s: Spanish + English Languages (virtual) 
Tuesday, January 24 | 5 to 6 p.m. Register 
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances—Designed for All Caregivers 
(in-person) Keyport Senior Center 
Wednesday, January 25 | 4 to 6 p.m. Register 
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia (in-person) 
Plainfield Senior Citizen Center 
Tuesday, January 31 | 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Register 

CSH and Capital Impact Partners Offer Lunch & Learn - February 28th  

CSH is partnering with Capital Impact Partners for a February 28th Lunch & Learn to better understand the supportive housing client needs tied to aging in place. 

To help understand the aging and health needs of clients and to inform the February 28 discussion, CSH asks supportive housing developers, service providers and property managers to fill out  this short survey: CSH survey

To register for the February 28 event, click here: Register

COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Questions Answered

In the initial wave of vaccinations, NJ's older adults did well in accessing the COVID vaccine, thanks largely to all of your efforts. As the perceived urgency of COVID has waned, it is important to share up-to-date and accurate information on the importance of vulnerable people receiving boosters. 
NJAAW recently partnered with the NJ Department of Health to answer questions on the vaccine and boosters. In case you missed it, you can watch the recording here: COVID 19 Vaccine/Booster Questions Answered
New Nursing Home Facility Data 
The NJ Department of Health has launched a new dashboard that provides NJ residents with the information they need to choose a long-term care facility for their loved ones. The dashboard provides information to help families choose a facility where their loved ones are properly cared for and respected, including: 
  • quality ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 
  • survey and inspection information; 
  • financial statements;  
  • general staffing levels, and compliance with staffing ratios 
  • identifies the licensed nursing home administrators and owners. 
NJ Division on Aging Services Announces "GetSetUp"
From the Dept of Human Services:
"In an effort to combat social isolation, Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced the Department’s partnership with GetSetUp, an interactive online learning community, to provide free, live virtual classes for New Jerseyans ages 60 and older.

The GetSetUp platform offers live classes taught by peers who are experts in their field, social hours hosted by community members, and special events with speakers who directly address areas of interest to older adults. Older New Jerseyans can choose from more than 500 available classes on a range of topics such as aging in place, computers, budgeting, mental fitness, and more. Classes are offered in English, Spanish, Hindi and Mandarin. Classes are available 24 hours a day. To reach the New Jersey GetSetUp site, visit getsetup.io/partner/NJ.