Age-Friendly Englewood is a community-wide

project that is working to ensure that residents

of Englewood can age-in-place in their homes

and in the community with dignity and independ-

ence. Age-Friendly Englewood seeks to help the

community  become more livable for people of

all ages, with particular attention to the rapidly

growing number of older adults. An age-friendly

community is one that is a great place to grow

up and grow old.

Age-Friendly Englewood aims to help people

throughout the community -- whether they live

in an apartment, condo, single-family home,

multi-family home or assisted-living facility --

live their lives as fully as possible, with access

to a broad range of affordable services and

amenities as they age.

Building off of the City’s Master Plan, which

was adopted in 2014, the project started in 

2016with the formation of a coalition of

organizations that provide services to Engle-

wood residents, including nonprofit organiza-

tions, houses of worship, civic organizations,

the Mayor, City Council and offices of City


The coalition’s first task was to assess where

Englewood is at the present time, determine

where there are needs and/or gaps in service,

and develop a plan to meet those needs over

the months and years ahead.

The most essential element of the planning

process was input from residents throughout

Englewood who are age 60 or older. This was

accomplished through surveys, administered

both online and on paper to nearly 400 older

adult residents, as well as through focus groups,

brain-storming sessions and interviews with key

stake-holders in Englewood. Interviews were

also held with directors of City governmental

offices to learn how their offices serve older

adult residents.

The results were presented at a Community

Forum​ at Englewood Hospital in August 2016.

(Click here to view the presentation.) Following

this presentation, the Age-Friendly Coalition

formed work groups in the areas of Housing,

Transportation, Communications, and Social

Inclusion began developing work plans to meet

the identified needs.

Information provided by the World Health Organization and AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) has helped to guide development of the Englewood project. WHO's Checklist of Age-Friendly Cities provided the framework for Age-Friendly Englewood's Plan of Work. 

Click here for Age-Friendly Englewood's Five-Year-Plus Report to AARP, detailing activities from 2018-2024.

Newly Edited 

Directory of Senior Services

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Walkability Study Released

Click here to review a Walkability Study, plus recommendations for corrective actions to ensure pedestrian safety.

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Age-Friendly Englewood

How is the project funded?

Age-Friendly Englewood is funded by  grants from the The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. Other Bergen County communities receiving grants to develop and promote "age-friendly communities" include Fair Lawn, Garfield, Ridgewood, Teaneck and Westwood.


Is Designated

Age-Friendly City!

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​​​​Coalition Leadership

Bergen Family Center is the fiscal agent and sponsor of the project.


Janet Sharma, who served for 22 years as CEO of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County, is the coordinator of the Age-Friendly Englewood project. Janet was also appointed by Governor Murphy to serve on the Age-Friendly NJ Advisory Council.​​

Age Friendly Englewood Coalition Partners

Arts for Life NJ
Arts Horizons
Bergen County Division of 
     Senior Services
Bergen Family Center
Bergen Volunteers
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
Buckley's Drugs
Center for Food Action
Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic
City of Englewood
    City Council
    City Manager
Community Baptist Church 
     of Englewood
Community Chest of Englewood
Congregation Ahavath Torah
Congregation Shomrei Emunah
Defining Moment Foundation
East Hill Synagogue
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Elks Lodge of Englewood
Encounters in Black Traditions
Chamber of Commerce of North Jersey
Englewood Dept. of Health
Englewood Health
Englewood Housing Authority
Englewood Police Department
Englewood Public Library
Englewood Rotary Club
Family Success Center
First Presbyterian Church
Flat Rock Brook Nature Association
Galilee United Methodist Church
Habitat for Humanity Bergen County
International Association of
    Gerontology and Geriatrics
Jewish Family Service/Bergen
    and North Hudson
Jewish Home Family
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home
Martin Luther King Houses

​Mehfil-e-Shahe Khorasan

​Metro Community Church

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
North Jersey Villages
Northern NJ Community Foundation
Office of Concern Food Pantry
Rebuilding Together Bergen County
Saint Cecilia Parish
SeniorsTech Academy
Southeast Center for Independent
     Living (SESCIL)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Urban League for Bergen County
Vantage Health System
Women's Rights Information Center

YWCA of Northern NJ