West Orange Designated as an Age-Friendly Community

West Orange recently received formal acceptance into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.   This prestigious award reaffirms the Township’s commitment to an age-friendly community, which benefits residents of all ages. The age-friendly movement, launched by the World Health Organization in 2005, continues …Read More…

Registration is Now Open for “All Remote” MILL Summer MILL Classes

The Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) will once again offer “all remote” programming for its summer sessions, with virtual classes in program areas that include the Arts, History and Current Events, and Health and Wellness.  When the Division of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair closed Edgemont Park House for programs in early March due to the …Read More…

Registration Now Open For MILL “All-Remote” Spring Semester

Registration for the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) launched on schedule on April 6, but participants will find that the timetable is practically the only aspect of the program to remain unchanged from prior semesters. When the Division of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair closed Edgemont Park House for programs in early March, staff began investigating …Read More…

Benefits of Lifelong Learning

The Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) fosters opportunities to expand social connections and build knowledge and new skills for adults age 55+.  It is a core program of Lifelong Montclair, part of the Township’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly community. More than 250 classes have been offered since 2015, and there have been 1,500 …Read More…

Partners for Health receives award at Senior Citizen Prom

The Township of Bloomfield hosted a Hollywood-themed prom for Bloomfield and Glen Ridge Senior citizens on Friday, May 3.  The event was sponsored by the Neighbor to Neighbor Network, the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services, and Bloomfield College Nursing Students. Pam Scott, Executive Director of Partners for Health Foundation, was presented with an …Read More…

ChangingAging Tour is coming to Montclair!

Renowned geriatrician and visionary Dr. Bill Thomas’s ChangingAging tour is coming to northern New Jersey! The tour kicks off in Ridgewood on November 7th and continues in Montclair for two live “nonfiction theater” stage productions on November 8th. Featuring Dr. Bill Thomas, international recording artist Samité and reggae legend Nate Silas Richardson, the tour explores …Read More…

Operation Blue Angel to give Montclair senior residents more peace of mind

The Montclair Police Department, Montclair Fire Department, and Montclair Ambulance Unit have collaborated through Lifelong Montclair, the Township’s aging in place initiative, to give our senior residents more peace of mind.  “Operation Blue Angel” is intended to provide Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to a residence in the event of an emergency …Read More…

Celebrate the Season with MILL Artists!

Celebrate the Season featuring paintings by 20 student artists will be exhibited in the Upper Lobby of the Vance Wall Art Education Center at the Montclair Art Museum through January 7, 2018.   The artists are local residents who participated in a watercolor and gouache class offered by the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL) through …Read More…

Seniors in Taxis in Montclair (S.I.T.)

SIT is a pilot program which offers senior residents of Montclair reduced cost taxi vouchers for local travel.  SIT is not a taxi service – residents can use SIT vouchers to pay for taxi services with participating companies.       SIT Vouchers can be used outside of Montclair. Great savings – pay $15 for …Read More…

Edgemont Park House for Senior Programs and Activities

The Edgemont Park House for Senior Programs and Activities opened in April, 2016. The building has seen significant upgrades, new equipment, and additional staff for its function as a space for Montclair area seniors. These improvements were made possible with support from the Township and a grant from the Partners for Health Foundation. The Department …Read More…

Eight ways to make an age-friendly community

By Katie York, PhD, MBA Project Director, Lifelong Montclair After attending a conference on age-friendly communities, I realized how far Lifelong Montclair has come but how far we still have to go.  Lifelong Montclair, a Partners for Health initiative in collaboration with the Township of Montclair, started two years ago under the moniker Aging in …read more…

Kitchen Renovation at The Montclair Inn

Joy Kay, Executive Director, Montclair Shared Housing Association The residents at The Montclair Inn are always filled with pride when they talk about life at the Inn. Since 1990 it has been a residence for independent seniors who enjoy the camaraderie of the small community and the warmth and beauty of the house. One of …read more…

Fighting Hunger the Healthy Way: A Call to Action

By Jennifer Hanawald What would you do if you had to choose between paying the bills and putting a decent meal on the table? With poverty rising twice as fast in the suburbs than in cities, that’s become the reality for an increasing number of our neighbors, right here in Montclair. Partners for Health, a …read more…