The Foundation’s Aging in Place program is guided by the assumption that as we age, our wellbeing depends on our ability to maintain the highest possible level of functioning and independence. The vision that guides our program development is that older adults who have access to affordable, healthy living options, high-quality services in their homes and community spaces, and opportunities to interact with people of all ages will age successfully.
We support the creation and expansion of high-quality programs, services and infrastructure that meet the needs of the growing population of older adults in Bergen and Passaic counties, which is our geographic focus area. In addition, the Foundation makes Aging in Place grants in Israel through existing partnerships. The foundation is not seeking new partnerships for funding in Israel.
In 2015, in collaboration with our funding partner, The Grotta Fund for Senior Care, we held an educational conference to introduce the concept of Age-Friendly Communities, and in 2016, launched a new initiative to support age-friendly communities. This initiative has helped give birth to the state’s growing “age-friendly movement” by building upon initiatives that had begun in the towns of Montclair and Princeton. There are now one dozen communities and one county – Bergen – participating in the northern New Jersey network we helped form. Please click here to learn more about this Age-Friendly Communities network and the initiatives we are supporting in Englewood, Garfield, Ridgewood, Teaneck and Westwood.
If you represent a 501(c)(3) organization working with high poverty populations on Aging in Place in Bergen and/or Passaic counties, and you wish to inform us about your organization, you may send an email to [email protected] describing your work. Please limit your email to no more than 500 words, telling us what your organization does and the location your organization serves.