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Kathy Kuzma, executive director of North Jersey Villages, and Eddie Wiener, a North Jersey Villages board member, made brief presentations at the Sept. 6th Washington Township Council meeting and a Sept. 28th meeting of local residents at the public library.
Council member Daisy Velez, also the town's public affairs director, said at the Sept. 6th council meeting that she is hoping to bring the "Villages" initiative to town to help local seniors age at home and engage older adults and youth as volunteers to assist older residents... (See meeting video)
What an informative and exciting evening it was at the Glen Rock Borough Hall on Tuesday, May 3rd and an equally exhilarating event at the luncheon on Tuesday, June 14th! And then a hybrid event (on Zoom & at Glen Rock Library) was held in the evening on September 21st... (Read more... See video...)
NJV Board members Kathy Kuzma, Janet Chen & George Kuzma (on left), Amiri Hayes (center), Township Mayor Peter Calamari, Councilwoman Daisy Velez, NJV Board member Eddie Weiner (on right)
Janet Chen, North Jersey Villages (NJV) Founding Trustee, presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Amiri Hayes for his outstanding volunteer work as a member of NJV’s IT Team under the management of volunteer Columbus Kim. The presentation was made at an NJV event discussing more feasibly “Aging at Home” at the Washington Township Library on September 28th.
When joining NJV, Amiri wrote in his profile, “I believe in the concept of independent living and socially connecting models – to support seniors. My grandmother is 87... (read more)
This video is about the “Village” movement and the NJV HUB Village for Bergen County residents age 60+ choosing to age at home.
YouTube: All previously recorded programs can be found on the NJV YouTube channel.
The NJV HUB Village is one of the 270 villages cited in a recent New York Times article about options to institutional care…
“Innovations are also occurring nationally at the grassroots level. A network of nonprofit 'villages' devoted to providing support and a social network to people who want to age in their homes has been growing for years; it has 270 member groups and 70 more in development. Villages typically cover a specific neighborhood or town, but they are virtual support organizations. ‘It’s really a neighbors helping neighbors approach,’ said Barbara Hughes Sullivan, the network’s national director.” (Read more...)
Open to residents age 60 and over, the NJV HUB Village can provide this neighborly support and a social network for those who choose to age in their homes in Bergen County. Join us…
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Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have heard about so many people who suddenly found themselves in the ICU… Do you wonder if they thought about or planned for a medical emergency such as Covid-19 pandemic- or even a car accident - could precipitate? Does it raise questions about how you could plan in advance for your care if ever you could not speak for yourself – as a result of an unexpected medical emergency or even deterioration of your cognitive function? (Read more...)