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