|It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer.
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Families and caregivers needing answers to broader eldercare questions and help with community resources can contact Elderlink – a portal to all Greater MetroWest services for older adults and their families. Elderlink can be reached at (973) 765-9050 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the elderlink website at www.elderlinkmetrowest.org.
Elderlink has received generous funding from Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and Jewish Family Service and was established with initial funding from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
VERONA, N.J. (AP) – Retirement communities may have their perks, but Beryl O'Connor says it would be tough to match the birthday surprise she got in her own backyard when she turned 80 this year.
The 80-year-old Beryl is among a group of seniors who are embracing the concept of "aging in place" maximizing the prospects for growing old in one's own longtime home rather than move to a retirement community. more
Source: USA Today
New Jersey, and Caldwell in particular, enjoy the benefits of an excellent public transportation system. Caldwell LIVE has developed Your Guide to Public Transportation to help Caldwell’s senior citizens understand and utilize our transportation resources.
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Using public transportation is a safe and economical way to visit family and friends and to travel to stores, restaurants, doctors’ offices and many other destinations. Riding on the bus can be much easier than fighting traffic and searching for a parking space.
download the Verona LIVE Guide to Public Transportation
Family, friends, and neighbors act as caregivers for the elderly throughout our communities. Often they work alone and are the only support mechanism available for those most in need. Many do this in addition to multiple other responsibilities job, family, home, children. Caregivers may provide care full-time, part-time, or long distance.
United Way Caregivers Coalition recently launched in North Essex to provide support to senior caregivers in the communities of Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Monclair, North Caldwell, Roseland, Verona, and West Caldwell.