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  • Apr 13 2017
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  • Apr 4 2017
    As the U.S. population ages, most communities will wrestle with a variety of issues related to elderly residents. Top of mind would be emergency services, transportation, engagement and activities, and appropriate housing. Teaneck, N.J. (pop.40,000), is getting ahead of the curve with a program called Age-Friendly Teaneck. The planning phase of the program began in January 2016 and the three-year implementation began in October 2016. My many years in Teaneck have made me realize what a ... details
  • Feb 23 2017
    The Age-Friendly Teaneck initiative helps older adults remain active, connected, and supported in their community as they age. The Age-Friendly Teaneck website has valuable resources, local events, and contact information. For more information on this initiative, please see link: http://www.agefriendlyteaneck.org/ If you have any questions, contact the Teaneck Social Work Specialist, Gloria Andrade at 201-837-1600 ext. 1503. You can also go to the following Social Services Important L... details
  • Jan 11 2017
    Hoarding is the compulsive purchasing, acquiring, searching, and saving of items that have little or no value. This behavior can lead to emotional, physical, social, financial, and even legal side effects. Below are some typical attributes of someone who hoards: Avoids throwing away possessions (common hoarded items are newspapers, magazines, paper and plastic bags, cardboard boxes, photographs, household supplies, food, and clothing) Experiences severe anxiety about discarding posses... details