Age Friendly Englewood Coalition Partners

AARP
Arts for Life NJ
Arts Horizons
Bergen County Division of 
     Senior Services
Bergen Family Center
BergenPAC
Bergen Volunteer Center
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
Buckley's Drugs
Center for Food Action
Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic
City of Englewood
    Mayor
    City Council
    City Manager
Community Baptist Church 
     of Englewood
Community Chest of Englewood
Congregation Ahavath Torah
Congregation Shomrei Emunah
East Hill Synagogue
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Elks Lodge of Englewood
Encounters in Black Traditions
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
Englewood Dept. of Health
Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
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
GoGoGrandparent
Habitat for Humanity Bergen County
International Association of
    Gerontology and Geriatrics
iTNNorthJersey (senior transportation)
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
Rebuilding Together Bergen County
Saint Cecilia Parish
Senior Source (Shops at Riverside)
SeniorsTech Academy
Southeast Center for Independent
     Living (SESCIL)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Urban League for Bergen County
Vantage Health System
Visiting Homemaker Bergen County
Women's Rights Information Center

How is the project funded?


Age-Friendly Englewood is funded by the The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation, which has awarded grants to fund the project.  


Other Bergen County communities receiving grants to develop and promote "age-friendly communities" include Garfield, Ridgewood, Teaneck and Westwood.

Age-Friendly Englewood is a project that

is working to make it as easy as possible for

residents of Englewood, New Jersey, to

age in place with dignity and independence.

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

wasadopted 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 government.

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 stakeholders

in Englewood. Interviews were also held with the

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, Social Inclusion and Communications and began developing work plans to meet the identified needs.


Information provided by the World Health Organization and AARP (the Association of Retired Persons) is helping to guide development of the Englewood project.


WHO's Checklist of Age-Friendly Cities provides a framework for Age-Friendly Englewood's Plan of Work.  Click here to see what we planned and what we've done.

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Age-Friendly Englewood

Walkability Study Released

Click here to review the comprehensive Walkability Study conducted in May, plus recommendations for corrective actions to ensure pedestrian safety.

​​​Coalition Leadership


Community Chest of Englewood is the fiscal agent and sponsor of the project.

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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.


Joyce Dudley, president of Dudley Hamilton Associates, Inc.,in Engle-wood, is planning consultant.


JoEllen Knie is our Assistant Coordinator. She has many years of experience in the corporate world as well as in hospice management.

​​Now Available! 

Click to download a comprehensive directory of services, or pick up a booklet at the Library, City Hall, or other locations in Englewood!