Bergen County, NJ – Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III and the Board of Commissioners invite all residents age 60 and older to celebrate Bergen County’s Senior Nutrition Program, along with Older Americans Month, by visiting one of the County’s 23 Senior Activity Centers/Nutrition Sites for open houses at each location on Tuesday, May 16th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services have organized this countywide event, happening at each of the Senior Activity Centers below, which will feature a special luncheon, fun activities, and overview of what Senior Activity Centers offer.
“This is a great opportunity for seniors to visit a Senior Activity Center or Nutrition Center near them to explore what types of programs are offered from educational, fitness and more. Seniors can socialize with like-minded people and learn about various program offerings that may be of interest while receiving a free, healthy, and delicious meal at the same time,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco.
“Nutrition Services are also a link to other supportive in-home and community-based services such as homemaker and home-health aide services, transportation, physical activity and chronic disease self-management programs, home repair and modification, and falls prevention programs,” said Commissioner Chairman Thomas J. Sullivan. “We encourage all residents in their golden years to take advantage of county programming available to them.”
Transportation to any of the locations is available by calling Bergen County Division of Community Transportation at 201-368-5955 in advance.
Below is a list of the open house locations at participating Senior Activity Centers/Nutrition sites throughout Bergen County, which will be open on May 16th from 9:00 am to 2:00pm. Seating is limited and reservations are required by May 9, 2023, for the special luncheon. Call the location of choice for details and reservations:
Bergenfield Senior Activity Center, 293 Murray Hill Terrace
Cliffside Park Senior Activity Center, 500 Gorge Road
East Rutherford - Southwest Senior Activity Center, 147 Hackensack Street
Elmwood Park Senior Activity Center, 500 Mola Boulevard
Englewood - Bergen Family Center Adult Day Program, 44 Armory Street
Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Road
**Fort Lee - Richard & Catherine Nest Adult Activity Center, 319 Main Street
Garfield Senior Activity Center, 480 Midland Avenue
*Garfield - Golden Towers Senior Center, 225 Midland Avenue
*Garfield - Belmont Gardens Senior Center, 377 Midland Avenue
Hackensack - Americas Unidas Multicultural Senior Center, 101 Hudson St
Hackensack - Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center, 375 First Street
*Lyndhurst Nutrition Program, 281 Stuyvesant Avenue
Midland Park - Northwest Senior Activity Center, 46-50 Center Street
North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road
Palisades Park Senior Activity Center, 300 Highland Avenue
Ridgefield Park Senior Activity Center, 159 Park Street
River Edge (Kosher) - JCC of Northern NJ, 385 Howland Avenue
201-666-6610 x. 2
Rutherford - 55 Kip Senior Center, 55 Kip Avenue
Teaneck - Asian Women’s Christian Association (AWCA), 9 Genesee Avenue
Tenafly (Kosher) - JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue
Tenafly - Korean Community Center, 100 Grove Street
Wallington Senior Activity Center, 24 Union Boulevard
* Lunch only; no activities offered at these locations.
** Fort Lee is currently at full capacity with a wait list
Since 1972, the national Senior Nutrition Program has supported nutrition services for older adults across the country. Funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA), local programs offer healthy meals and other vital services to people age 60+, that strengthen their social connections and promote well-being. These critical programs promote nutrition services and help people stay independent as they age.