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Spring 2020 Newsletter: Important Information


We hope this newsletter finds you well. We have organized information and resources that may be beneficial to our older adults during this time. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions.

Stay safe!

Cynthia Cohain:, 201-562-7122
Lisa Wisotsky:, 201-694-1681


Grocery Shopping – ShopRite Englewood
UMBRELLA: Medications, Food and Essential Items Delivery
Good Morning Englewood Program
NJ Mental Health Resources
Medicare Coverage Update
COVID-19 Resources
CAT Resources: Health Committee & Chesed Comminty


ShopRite of Englewood

If you have any questions, a ShopRite associate can be reached at 
(201) 816-8330.

Do you need delivery of medicine, food or other essential items?

Click here  for Umbrella service.
If you are a person over 60 you can request a delivery of essential household supplies (paper goods, etc.), medicines, or food. Simply fill out our delivery request form: or call (844) 402-2480. Umbrella is waiving their membership fee. You will only be charged the processing fee per order. Most deliveries carry a $6.00 processing fee. Your items will be delivered outside your home contact-free so that you can maintain social distancing. All payment will be handled via credit card to allow for a truly contact-free experience.




GOOD MORNING ENGLEWOOD is a program for any senior citizen, or resident having special needs, who lives alone with no one to look in on them on a daily basis. The professional fire department of Englewood offers this service to all citizens of our community who meet the criteria.

Every morning between 8:30-9:30 a.m. A member of the fire department will call participants of the program to check that everything is all right. If there is no answer, a second call will be made a few minutes later. If no one answers the second call, a fire department unit will be dispatched to the address to make sure all is well.
Before starting the program a fire department representative interviews the applicant to obtain medical data and important information which maybe valuable in an emergency.

If you would like to try this service, or if you know anyone who might benefit from it, please contact Lt. Shawn Brown at the Englewood Fire Department

Phone: 201-568-6304

For the application and more information about this program: Click here.

NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.
Click here for more info.


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Medicare Is Updating Coverage to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis
Click here for more info.

Resources for COVID-19

Important telephone numbers:
Englewood Health Dept. 201-568-3450
NJ Dept. of Health call center is open 24/7 1-800-962-1253 for medical COVID-19 questions
Residents with general COVID-19 questions can call 2-1-1 between 7AM-11 PM
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
City of Englewood:
NJ state website:


Congregation Ahavath Torah Resources:

Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) is available for general concerns or questions that you may have regarding Covid-19.

Josef Schenker:, 917-499-2483
Aliza Solomon:, 917-862-8190
Victoria Shulman: , 201-294-2453

Chesed Committee:
If you know anyone who requires assistance, please contact:

Shoshana Poupko:, 646-207-2256
Debby Prince:, 201-321-2193
Annette Schabes:, 201-873-6347

Stay safe and healthy!

Aging in Place


Lisa Wisotsky

Cynthia Cohain


- Bergen County ADRC Key Services Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers - click here to view.

- Age-Friendly Englewood, community wide projects

Proposed projects include the following:

· Second Sunday concerts at the Public Library – a series of free concerts at 5 PM on the second Sunday of each month, featuring known area musicians.

· Community Chest Mental Health Conference in Spring 2020 that will include sessions on issues impacting older adults, such as loneliness, anxiety, isolation, and depression.

· Benches on hills and sidewalks - Work with City Engineer and DPW to purchase and install benches to improve walkability into and out of the Central Business District.

· Intergenerational programs with Bergen Family Center – Englewood teens will develop and execute projects with clients in Bergen Family Center's Adult Day Care center; they will also help seniors with chores, technology, etc.

· Community Garden with Englewood Housing Authority - Design and develop a community garden at the senior residence at 111 West Street.

· Blood Pressure Monitoring program - Provide blood pressure kits to up to 30 older adult residents who complete 8 weeks of blood pressure monitor training through the Dept. of Health.

· Older Americans Month Celebration - Sponsor “A Night of Doo-Wop and Rock & Roll” at BergenPAC on May 16 to inspire and illustrate that older adults enjoy getting out and being active

· and more

For information about Age-Friendly Englewood call 201-591-5162, email,  go to or click here for the info.

- SESCIL Project



KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES' SENIOR ADULT SERVICES offers programs for the elderly, with specialized programs for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Educational and cultural experiences help strengthen and support the mind, body and spirit and feature music, exercise, holiday celebrations, intergenerational activities and hot kosher meals. Our highly dedicated and caring staff of professionals tailor programs to meet the personal needs of each individual, as well as work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment—a home away from home. Our goal is to help participants age with dignity, have companionship, remain connected to their community, and avoid premature institutionalization.

New as of this year: bus service to most Bergen County towns, including Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Northvale, Edgewater and more!

Click here for more info

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