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Established in 1998, NJAAW (formerly NJFA) is the only statewide nonprofit focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities.

Everyone deserves to live well at any age.But the myths, stigmas, and systemic failures around aging have not amounted t...
10/28/2023

Everyone deserves to live well at any age.

But the myths, stigmas, and systemic failures around aging have not amounted to an age-friendly society.

We have our sights set on better outcomes for NJ’s older adults, and we hope you’ll join us in that mission. ☀️

Give now at
https://www.njaaw.org/donate/

Some changes in vison are natural with age, many are not. Loss of vision can impact quality of life, our independence an...
10/19/2023

Some changes in vison are natural with age, many are not. Loss of vision can impact quality of life, our independence and our self-confidence. It's important to learn what can be done to help you maintain the best vision possible. Don't let the fear of going to the doctor or outdated perceptions of eye care keep you from achieving your best vision possible and fully participating in your life.

Learn about the newest technology and treatment for eye care with Dr. Tanya Carter and Dr. Frank Barnes of Montclair, NJ. As they walk us through the newest techniques for conducting eye exams, and a range of technology for low vision, we explore how much has changed to make eye exams easier with better results.

Some changes in vison are natural with age, many are not. Loss of vision can impact quality of life, our independence and our self-confidence. It's important...

HAMILTON, NJ — October 19, 2023. NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW), the only statewide nonprofit focusing solely on is...
10/19/2023

HAMILTON, NJ — October 19, 2023. NJ Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW), the only statewide nonprofit focusing solely on issues impacting older adults in New Jersey, is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall. Through the end of 2023, the organization will reflect on past accomplishments and look toward what’s next for their policy advocacy efforts, adopting the slogan “Daring to Envision a Brighter Future for Older Adults in New Jersey.”

“Influencing perceptions around the concept of aging is an important part of our work. As we recognize 25 productive years, we hope to inspire a clear vision of how a strong public policy framework can improve the lives of New Jersey’s older adults,” said Dr. Cathy Rowe, Executive Director.

"It benefits us all to create a truly age-friendly society where everyone can live their best possible lives,” said Michele Kent, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “As we honor this important milestone, we at NJAAW pledge to redouble our efforts to advocate for policies and programs on behalf of NJ's seniors.”

Since 1998, NJAAW leadership has confronted the most pressing issues facing the aging population. Highlights of the organization’s work over its 25 years include:
● The Elder Economic Security Index, a comprehensive resource used to advance economic supports for seniors
● Safe Mobility at Any Age, a program used to inform transportation safety for older drivers
● Educational resources for professionals in the field of aging including an annual conference, webinars, newsletters, and special events
● Expanding age-friendly work in NJ, dedicating its 2022 conference to “Building an Age-Friendly Ecosystem”

As it looks to the future, NJAAW is taking on a number of new initiatives, such as:
● Partnering with PHI national to convene dozens of stakeholders to form the Essential Jobs Essential Care NJ coalition, which builds strategies to recruit, train and retain direct care workers
● Advocating for a Multi-sector Plan on Aging within NJ

The 25-year milestone invites NJ residents to consider what it means to age well, both individually and collectively. Financial contributions are vital to ensuring NJAAW’s longevity, and in turn, the well-being of seniors across the state.

“Aging is universal, which is why we can proudly say we’re working on behalf of everyone,” Dr. Rowe added. “We rely on — and deeply appreciate — continued support from our community.”

“Your support not only enables us to meet our goals for another 25 years but, more importantly, it contributes to the well-being of our precious and often under-appreciated resource, our older adults,” said Kent.

To support NJAAW’s work for all older adults in New Jersey, visit www.njaaw.org/donate.

Welcome to NJ Advocates for Aging Well (formerly NJ Foundation for Aging)! As proud and passionate advocates since our founding in 1998, we’re working to address the issues that are critical to you.

Thank you Christine Conti for sharing FallProof with us, and to the members of Piscatawy Senior Center for showing us ho...
05/05/2023

Thank you Christine Conti for sharing FallProof with us, and to the members of Piscatawy Senior Center for showing us how it's done. that was quite a workout!

Falling is one of the scariest words for older adults. It conjures up fear of declining health, injury and a slippery slide towards losing independence. Bu...

Positive Approach to Care WebinarMay 2, 20236:00 pm ET - 7:00 pm ETJoin this special presentation by Melanie Bunn of Pos...
04/25/2023

Positive Approach to Care Webinar
May 2, 2023

6:00 pm ET - 7:00 pm ET

Join this special presentation by Melanie Bunn of Positive Approach to Care.

Positive Approach to Care (PAC), was founded by Teepa Snow in 2006 and is now collaborating to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to professionals, family members, the lay public, and people living with brain change.

This event is free but registration is required. The event will be recorded and link sent to registrants.

Register here:

Join this special presentation by Melanie Bunn of Positive Approach to Care. Positive Approach to Care (PAC), was founded by Teepa Snow in 2006 and is now collaborating to improve dementia care in over thirty countries worldwide. PAC provides online and in-person services, training, and products to....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bbVd13W4w
03/09/2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bbVd13W4w

Traveling is back!It has been 3 long years since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most traveling. Now as the world is opening up again, it is time to think of...

Come join us tomorrow at 1pm on Zoom for the second part of our Caregiving Series: Finding Support and Building SkillsRe...
03/07/2023

Come join us tomorrow at 1pm on Zoom for the second part of our Caregiving Series: Finding Support and Building Skills

Registration is required - visit www.NJAAW.org/events to register

Come join us this Wednesday at 1pm for the first part of NJAAW’s Caregiving in NJ Series, where we will be Defining Care...
02/27/2023

Come join us this Wednesday at 1pm for the first part of NJAAW’s Caregiving in NJ Series, where we will be Defining Caregiving & its Impact on Family, Patients, & Friends.

Registration is required - visit www.NJAAW.org/events to register







We welcome back Melissa Chalker as she talks about GetSetUp NJ!
02/24/2023

We welcome back Melissa Chalker as she talks about GetSetUp NJ!

Learn about this new program offered to all NJ residents over 60 by the NJ Division of Aging Services with Deputy Division Director of the Division of Aging ...

Come join us virtually on March 1 at 1pm for the first session of the Caregiving in New Jersey Series: Defining Caregivi...
02/23/2023

Come join us virtually on March 1 at 1pm for the first session of the Caregiving in New Jersey Series: Defining Caregiving and its Impact on its Family, Patients, & Friends.

Registration is required - visit www.NJAAW.org/events to register.

11/30/2022

‘Tis the season. As many of us are busy preparing for Holidays and making important decisions for next year, scammers and fraud schemes are busy trying to take advantage of older adults.

In this episode of Aging Insights, learn how to Stop Senior Fraud with our special guests, Christine Newman and Charles Clarkson. Christine is the Director of Community Outreach and Volunteer Engagement for AARP New Jersey. Charles is the Project Director for Senior Medicare Patrol of NJ.

Learn how con artists try to get people to act from a sense of emotion, fear and intimidation, and how you can resist. Christine and Charles highlight ways to change the narrative and stop victim blaming. Fraud is a complex, highly sophisticated crime strategy that can be stopped and needs to be reported.
https://youtu.be/dZtJjHNHj_I

Thank you to Michele Zechner, PhD LSW, for this insightful and inspirational episode on Multi-Dimenisonal Wellness for o...
11/08/2022

Thank you to Michele Zechner, PhD LSW, for this insightful and inspirational episode on Multi-Dimenisonal Wellness for older adults

Over the past 2 years, we have learned and witnessed the importance of mental health and emotional well-being. The generation that is now retired - the “gre...

Thank you Dr. Evan Rubin and Dr. Lindsay Rubin for insight into health care and dental services at home
10/26/2022

Thank you Dr. Evan Rubin and Dr. Lindsay Rubin for insight into health care and dental services at home

Physician house calls and home visits are on the rise - along with in home dental services. Join us with guests Dr Evan Rubin, from Visiting Physicians Serv...

In our latest episode of Aging insights, occupational therapist Brigitte Muehlbauer and AAA Northeast's Shani Jarvis dis...
09/21/2022

In our latest episode of Aging insights, occupational therapist Brigitte Muehlbauer and AAA Northeast's Shani Jarvis discuss how older adults can Drive Safer, Better & Longer, plus how to plan for a driving retirement.

Join our Guests Shani Jarvis and Brigitte Muehlbauer to learn how to continue driving safely as you age. With tools, classes and simple adjustments you can c...

Are you ready to explore Lifelong Learning?  See our latest Aging Insights Episode with OLLI-RU.https://youtu.be/Pi_jIaz...
08/26/2022

Are you ready to explore Lifelong Learning? See our latest Aging Insights Episode with OLLI-RU.

https://youtu.be/Pi_jIazYMqE

Lifelong learning is more than taking a class or reading a book. Lifelong learning is a guide and a strategy to age well with benefits for the mind, memory, ...

Rosemarie Doremus May 29, 1933 - July 30, 2022 We are sad to share the news that Rosemarie Doremus, former Hunterdon Cou...
08/12/2022

Rosemarie Doremus
May 29, 1933 - July 30, 2022

We are sad to share the news that Rosemarie Doremus, former Hunterdon County AAA director and one of NJAAW's founders, has passed away.
Simply put, there would be no NJAAW without Rosemarie. She was a leader in aging services in Hunterdon County since 1974 when she opened the County’s first Senior Center. While aging was her focus, Rosemarie also offered an intergenerational lens on healthy aging throughout her personal and professional life. She provided leadership at the local, state and national levels by serving as a New Jersey delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. In 1999, she joined 3 other Executive Directors of County Offices on Aging (Margaret Chester, Susan Chasnoff and Carl West) and Grace Egan to create a statewide organization to address the issues they saw in their communities. That organization, NJ Foundation for Aging, continues their mission to this day as New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well.

Rosemarie’s commitment to helping older adults was clear in her many leadership positions in New Jersey as well as on the national stage. She was a Board of Trustees Member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA); President of the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NJ4A); and she served as a Volunteer Mediator of the Court, Community Dispute Resolution, in Somerset.

NJAAW staff, volunteers and board members (current and former) remember Rosemarie very fondly. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. She was a special and very kind woman, always supportive to our cause and a true advocate for NJ's older adults. For those of you who knew Rosemarie throughout her outstanding life and career, her obituary can be found here:
https://www.wrightfamily.com/obituary/rosemarie-doremus/

Studies show that there are currently 2.4 million  + people in the US who are 65+. By 2030, that number is expected to g...
06/27/2022

Studies show that there are currently 2.4 million + people in the US who are 65+. By 2030, that number is expected to grow by 50%. On the 129th episode of TV, host Cathy Rowe, DrPH, and LGBT Senior Housing and Care's CEO/Managing Partner Amy Simon discuss "Pride and Progress for LGBT Older Adults, Rights and Legislation." A Simon Says LLC

Jo Goldin, a physical therapist, discusses how physical therapy can be beneficial for   in Episode 1 of our   podcast. T...
06/23/2022

Jo Goldin, a physical therapist, discusses how physical therapy can be beneficial for in Episode 1 of our podcast. The goals of physical therapy include maximizing mobility and strength while decreasing pain. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Have you shared your health care wishes with those closest to you and your health care practitioners? Tracy Grafton, a g...
06/22/2022

Have you shared your health care wishes with those closest to you and your health care practitioners? Tracy Grafton, a geriatric social worker, joins Dr. Cathy Rowe in Episode 4 of our podcast to discuss the importance of advanced care planning. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Meet the Freewalkers as they walk across New Jersey in Episode 5 of our   podcast! The Freewalkers promote walking for p...
06/21/2022

Meet the Freewalkers as they walk across New Jersey in Episode 5 of our podcast! The Freewalkers promote walking for physical health, emotional health and exploring. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

In our   podcast, Dr. Cathy Rowe and her network of leading experts provide a fresh look into the key issues that impact...
06/20/2022

In our podcast, Dr. Cathy Rowe and her network of leading experts provide a fresh look into the key issues that impact in , such as finances, health, housing and security. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Do you know what the top 3 benefits of physical therapy are? If not, tune in for Episode 1 of our   podcast! Jo Goldin, ...
06/10/2022

Do you know what the top 3 benefits of physical therapy are? If not, tune in for Episode 1 of our podcast! Jo Goldin, a physical therapist with the U.S. Tennis Association, discusses what physical therapy can do for you. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Learn how the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund has supported and strengthened the state’s arts, cultural and his...
06/09/2022

Learn how the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund has supported and strengthened the state’s arts, cultural and historical sector during and after COVID in Episode 3 of our podcast. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

In Episode 4 of our   podcast, Dr. Cathy Rowe is joined by Tracy Grafton, a geriatric social worker and a board member o...
06/08/2022

In Episode 4 of our podcast, Dr. Cathy Rowe is joined by Tracy Grafton, a geriatric social worker and a board member of Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey to discuss the various life stages of a typical and explores the importance of advance care planning—and how to have the much-needed conversation with your loved ones. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Walking can have multiple rewards for  , such as improved cardiovascular health, lowering blood sugar and better mental ...
06/07/2022

Walking can have multiple rewards for , such as improved cardiovascular health, lowering blood sugar and better mental health. Find out how the Freewalkers have taken endurance walking to a whole new level in Episode 5 of our podcast. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

Executive Director Cathy Rowe, DrPH, details NJAAW's partnership with PHI, the Essential Jobs, Essential Care initiative...
06/07/2022

Executive Director Cathy Rowe, DrPH, details NJAAW's partnership with PHI, the Essential Jobs, Essential Care initiative in . "Over the next 18 months, we will continue bringing together representatives from a wide range of providers and services in for a common goal - to increase and improve the ." .

At New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, we are always looking at the numbers. So, consider these sta...

You do not want to miss our   podcast! In each episode, Dr. Cathy Rowe explores a new topic that is relevant for   in th...
06/06/2022

You do not want to miss our podcast! In each episode, Dr. Cathy Rowe explores a new topic that is relevant for in the . Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

On the next episode of our   podcast, meet the Freewalkers, who have taken endurance walking to a whole new level. Join ...
06/04/2022

On the next episode of our podcast, meet the Freewalkers, who have taken endurance walking to a whole new level. Join Dr. Cathy Rowe and some of Freewalkers' most active members to celebrate walking, its emotional and social benefits and find inspiration for your next stroll. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts from: bit.ly/aginginsightsnjpodcast

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New Jersey Foundation for Aging

Founded in 1998, New Jersey Foundation for Aging (www.njfoundationforaging.org) is the only statewide nonprofit organization focused solely on providing leadership in public policy and education to enable older adults to live with independence and dignity in their communities. In addition to its policy leadership role, the NJFA produces the award-winning Aging Insights, a monthly half-hour TV program promoting dialogue on critical issues for older adults and caregivers. The show can be seen on more than 70 public-access stations, www.njfoundationforaging.org/aging-insights and www.youtube.com/njfoundationforaging. The NJFA also presents an annual conference (currently scheduled for July 24, 2020) offering development opportunities and best practices for professionals entrusted with caring for seniors.