This Spring several older residents and Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition partners participated in a "walkability" study.
Conducted by WSP Consulting and held at St. Paul's Church on Engle Street, the study began with an overview of what constitutes "walkability." Participants then went on a walk around the neighborhood with the consultants to see and understand where pedestrians may encounter difficulties, such as railroad crossings, broken sidewalks, hard-to-see "walk" signs, etc.; the program concluded with a charette, when stakeholders pored over huge map of Englewood to review problem areas and possible solutions. The results of the study will be shared with Coalition partners and with appropriate agencies of City government as well as with the Mayor and members of City Council.
Navigating a railroad crossing in a wheel-chair is a problem.
Poring over a map high-lighting congested areas in Englewood.
Latino Focus Group
Noches de Colombia was the site of our focus group with 19 Spanish-speaking older adults residents of Englewood in June. We learned that their concerns about aging-in-place here are similar to those expressed at other focus groups across the City: Housing is expensive, taxes are very high, and many rely on local newspapers to find out about activities. As with other groups, many older adults don't use -- or want to use -- a computer. And, like many others, they LOVE living in Englewood!
Doo-Wop Sell Out!!
Many FREE or very low cost fitness, health-related, educational and social programs are available in Englewood and nearby.
SIGN UP for our e-Newsletterfor the latest activities!
Check out the Calendars of Activities at these local organizations:
We're delighted to report that the Night of Doo-Wop & Rock n' Roll that we sponsored at BergenPAC to celebrate Older Americans Month in May was not only a complete sell-out -- it was fantastic! The crowd thrilled to mega-hits from the 50s and 60s, singing along with glee. At right is Janet Sharma, Age-Friendly Englewood's coordinator, with the inestimable Kenny Vance.