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North Jersey Villages Receives Investors Foundation Grant

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Posted on 11/17/2018

October 22, 2018

Janet Chen
North Jersey Villages, Inc.

North Jersey Villages receives grant from Investors Foundation to help Garfield seniors age at home and not be alone.

North Jersey Villages recently received a grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will underwrite information sessions in the Garfield area and the production of support materials to help further North Jersey Villages’ mission of facilitating development and support of virtual villages to enable seniors to remain living at home with an enhanced quality of life.

Kathy Kuzma, North Jersey Villages Board President, said “We are grateful for the Investors Foundation’s grant award to encourage North Jersey’s efforts to introduce the Village model in Bergen County.”

A November 16th Lunch ‘n’ Learn being underwritten by the Investors Foundation grant will educate Garfield Y members and local residents on the growing national Village Movement and get their input on a Village model neighbor to neighbor assistance program at the Garfield Y.

North Jersey Villages ( is one of over 350  “villages” that have launched or are in development as members of the national Village to Village Network ( originating in Beacon Hill, Boston in 2002.  The Village concept engages older adults in organizing a local network of multigenerational volunteers and vetted service providers to provide information about and access to services.  A Village core value is not to replicate existing services but to identify gaps in what is currently available for those choosing to age in place.  Each Village is unique in determining what services are needed and what they can provide. The Village fee-based membership provides opportunities for companionship with like-minded individuals, sharing gifts and talents, negotiated discounts with local providers, assistance with transportation, minor home maintenance, and assurance of these and other benefits as members age and new needs emerge.

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.


About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

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