Age Friendly: Ridgewood

Age Friendly: Ridgewood

Age Friendly Ridgewood is an interesting program that the Village of Ridgewood, NJ has that is being adopted by many towns in New Jersey. The program is where the seniors in the community 55 years old and older were polled on what their needs are and how the town can help meet those needs. It is a constantly evolving program and I attended a showing of the movie “Jackie” the other night that was part of the program through AARP and thought it was something to share with the internet community.

Ridgewood-A great place to Grow Up and Grow Old. A Community for All Ages.

Our Mission:

To bring older adults into the conversation as our community plans for the future. To enrich the community through addressing physical spaces, mobility and healthy lifestyle. To create opportunities for volunteerism and social and civic engagement.

Age Friendly Ridgewood is a collaborative team of grant-funded part-time staff and volunteers whose goal is to promote awareness of the needs of adults 55 and over when designing projects that will ultimately improve the Ridgewood community. Our priorities include housing diversity, pedestrian safety, transportation options, leveraging the expertise of the older population, developing intergenerational neighborhood connections, increasing communication of resources and events and collaborating with the business community.

Age Friendly Ridgewood

(201) 632-1554

agefriendlyridgewood@gmail.com

http://www.agefriendlyridgewood.org

Check out our website to learn more about Age Friendly Ridgewood and the resources available for older adults.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Age Friendly: Ridgewood

  1. jwatrel says:

    Age Friendly: Ridgewood is a very interesting program that should be considered the wave of the future for seniors in their communities. Does your town have this type of program? You should check this out.

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