Connect Homebound Elders

Published on Sep 22, 2017 at 12:30p.m.

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You Can Help Us Connect Homebound Elders to Needed Support

Do you have an elderly friend, neighbor or relative who has become isolated, lonely or in need of additional support to remain in his/her home? If you do, we’d like to hear about it.

Age Friendly Teaneck (www.agefriendlyteaneck.org) is a community-wide initiative committed to ensuring that older adults in Teaneck can age in place with dignity and independence. But we need your help.

Many older adults in Teaneck are living at home without the support they need to remain safe, comfortable and secure.  Some are homebound and have no family or friends nearby on whom they can rely.  We are particularly concerned about people who have become "invisible" or vulnerable and may not know how to go about securing the services they need.

The good news is that Teaneck is a community rich in resources. The challenge is to connect people in need to these resources.

Here’s what you can do: Ask your elderly friends, neighbors or relatives if they would like someone to contact them. When we receive their names, Gloria Andrade, the Township’s Social Services Specialist, will contact those individuals to connect them with appropriate health or social service providers.  

If you are concerned about someone’s well-being, but do not feel comfortable speaking directly with that person, please send us a request to contact him or her, providing us with the name and address.  We will notify Ms. Andrade, who will reach out to that person.  

Thank you for helping Teaneck to remain a great place to grow up and to grow old.

 The form below can be used to provide this information.  It can be completed and returned by mail to

Age Friendly Teaneck, 60 Bergen Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666.  

Information can also be provided by email to info@agefriendlyteaneck.org

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Name of elderly resident in need of services______________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________________________________

Phone # __________________________________ Best time to call if known __________________

Indicate preferred method of contacting   Mail _____   Phone ______Visit____________________

Name /Phone # of person making request________________________________________________

Please keep my name confidential  _____ (Y/N)

Brief description of circumstances: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Fillable PDF here

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