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ITN North Jersey 
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​Provides affordable arm-through-arm,

door-to-door local transportation in

and around Bergen County.

Volunteer drivers are 

needed and welcome!


turns on-demand transportation companies (like Uber and Lyft) into services that help families take better

care of older adults. 

Helps your parents and grandparents

get where they want to go

by using a regular telephone

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offers on-demand transportation for adults age 50+ via Uber and Lyft from

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Routine and Technology: 
Practical Ways to Improve

Your Health as a Senior

By Katybeth Dee of Self Exam

Your golden years can be the best years of your life. Yes, your body will change, and with it, certain tasks may be more difficult to do at the level you once did them. But aging also comes with acquired wisdom, patience, and self-confidence that you lacked in your younger years.


To take full advantage of your life as a senior, it’s critical that you take care of yourself. This article will discuss two ways you can do that: routine and technology. Each of these can be applied to your everyday life to improve your health so that you thrive in your golden years.




Establishing a healthy routine is half the battle when it comes to living a fulfilling life. Just as some of your desires will likely change as you get older, so will your needs. With that in mind, here are some quick tips for establishing a good routine.


Schedule Your Checkups


Checkups become even more important in your golden years. So, be sure to go to your physician and optometrist for an annual exam, and go to your dentist every six months. Also, ask your doctor about any health screenings that could benefit you.


Review Your Insurance Coverage


Every year, review your insurance coverage to ensure your needs are being met. For example, many seniors find that an Aetna Medicare Advantage plan provides many services they need. If preventative care, dental, vision, and/or hearing coverage is something you require, check into these plans. While they will cost more up front, these plans can save you money in the long run. If you’re ready to switch your plan, be sure to enroll between October 15 and December 7.


Check Your Diet


Nutritional needs change with age. Generally speaking, seniors can benefit from a diet that centers around vegetables, fruits, lean meats, fish, eggs, nuts, and seeds. Also, be sure to monitor your sugar and sodium intake.


Keep Moving


As with eating well, regular exercise is key for all age groups, but it becomes more essential during our golden years. So, find a physical activity that you enjoy (or, at least, don’t hate), and do it five or six times a week. Whether you walk, jog, hike, swim, or do any other kind of activity, try to do it for 30 minutes each workout day. Some seniors find it helpful to break their workouts into 10- or 15-minute segments throughout the day.




Technological innovation offers seniors a plethora of different benefits. One of the best ways to foster your health through tech is to get a smartwatch or fitness tracker. These devices can make it easy to monitor and manage your exercise routine and overall health. The Apple Watch Series 4, can detect when you fall, quickly connect you with emergency services, monitor your heart rate, and even generate an electrocardiogram (ECG). Another great fitness tracker to look at is the Fitbit Versa, which includes heart rate monitoring and guided workouts.


Along with getting a smartwatch or fitness tracker, there are apps for smartphones and tablets that can benefit your overall health and well-being as a senior. Here are a few to look into:


      Map My Run

      Elevate Brain Training

      Pill Monitor


      Words with Friends


Being proactive about your health and well-being is key to making your golden years your best years. So, be sure to make any necessary changes to your routine, such as going to checkups, switching your insurance, eating well and exercising. Also, look into technology that can help you manage your health, such as smartwatches, fitness trackers and apps. Take charge of your health now so that you can thrive in the years to come.

​​​​​​​Numerous websites have valuable information about

aging and aging-in place.  

Check these out and let us know of others that may be helpful!  

Send links to

General Information about Aging and Services

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation posts several helpful links on their website.  Click "resources" on the menu bar.


Bergen County Division of Senior Services 

Senior services/Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

New Jersey Foundation for Aging - promotes services that enable older adults to live in the community of their choice with independence and dignity.

The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for Your Senior Years

Economic Security

Economic Security for Seniors - Facts

​​How to Identify and Avoid Scams Targeting Senior Citizens and the Elderly 

Guide to Safe Online Shopping 

Money Management:

tips for seniors to manage money and avoid scams

Senior Care Costs-Managing Life Transitions

Common Scams Targeting Seniors

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse/Nursing Home Abuse

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Elder Financial Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse


Guide to Decluttering & Downsizing for Seniors

​Housing Tips and Advice from The National Aging in Place Council

​Should You Own or Rent a Home in Retirement?

​A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

​7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas That Increase Home Value (And What To Avoid)

How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home

Fully Accessible Guide to Buying a Home for Disabled Homeowners

​​Senior Living: Housing Information, Resources, and Programs

Home Improvement Resources for the Elderly and Disabled

Home Modifications and Accommodations for Seniors

Fire Safety Tips for Home and Family

Bathroom Modifications for Seniors & People with Disabilities


​General Medicare information

What Is Medicare? Guide to Coverage and Costs

Older Adults with Special Needs or Disabilities

Special Needs Seniors: Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population

Legal Guide for Newly Disabled Seniors

Home Organization for Newly Disabled Seniors

​Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users

Transportation and the ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act)

Guide to Flying With A Disability

​Safety at Home

50 Safety Tips for Seniors

Home security, fire safety, avoiding scams, etc.

Bathroom modifications for seniors & people with disabilities

Complete Guide to Ergonomics and Senior Safety 

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Preventing Falls at Home

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors | A Home Design Guide

Maintaining Mobility

Care Givers 

Caregiver Resources from AARP

8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents

Mom’s Coming to Live with Us: How Should I Prepare My Family?

How to Care for Your Aging Parents from a Distance

​Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly​​

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Alzheimer's New Jersey- a wide range of services and resources for those with or caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease.

Guide to Alzheimer's & Dementia

Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

​The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

Senior Discounts

100 Ways to Save on Healthcare Costs


Elder Fraud Prevention

Guide to Safe Online Shopping/Avoiding Scams

Information about reporting Scams:


​Teaching Technology to Older Adults During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips for Seniors from Verizon (in Spanish, too)

A Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Assistive Technology Buying Guide

​How to Purchase Assistive Technology on a Budget

​Free SmartPhone Apps to Promote Independence


INT North Jersey - community-based, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairments.​

GoGoGrandparent - Uber and Lyft without having to use a smart phone.

​Ryde4Life - Affordable and flexible transportation for older adults
with Lyft and Uber throughout New Jersey

​Zoom - Senior-friendly ride & shopping service serving Bergen County

Safe Driving 

AARP Driver Safety Online Course - potential saving on car insurance!

Senior Road Safety Guide - How to stay on the road as long and as safely as possible

AAA Online Defensive Driving Course

Driving and Dementia


Travelling with a Medical Condition

Travelling with Disabilities


SESCIL - Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living

Wide range of activities in Englewood

Senior Source - Socialization and educational programs at no cost; located in The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, NJ (upper level, near Bloomingdale's).

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

​30 Jobs for Seniors: Ultimate Guide for Going Back to Work

Miscellaneous Health-Related Information

Dental Basics for Seniors (65+)

Healthy Living for the Elderly

Seniors Guide to Healthy Eating

How to Improve Nursing Homes

Mental Health & Addiction Resources

Elderly Health Issues

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab and Medicare

Information about hip replacement

Information about alcohol treatment


Information about asbestos illnesses/mesothelioma  

Information about receiving funding for asbestos illnesses/mesothelioma:

Financial compensation for mesothelioma