Attention Adults 60+! South Orange and Maplewood Need Your Help

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From the Township of Maplewood and Village of South Orange:

The Village of South Orange and the Township of Maplewood will be conducting a survey to gain feedback that will inform the development of an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan. The survey is part of an assessment of needs for adults over 60 and is funded by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care.

Over the coming month, we will be conducting the survey online and going out into the community to talk to a wide representation of older adults (from diverse neighborhoods, ethnicities, income levels, ages, etc.) with a goal of surveying between 400-750 adults age 60+.

This grassroots effort will help the initiative reach individuals whose voices may not always be heard. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments are designed to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities.

The 3- Year Community Action Plan will identify age-friendly features, barriers, and suggestions for improvement, and will serve as a template for collaborative planning to address the needs of our growing senior population. The survey questions will take most people approximately 15 minutes to complete, depending on how much you have to say! Your answers are completely confidential.

The survey is available on line at:

Hard copies will be available at the Maplewood and South Orange municipal offices, libraries, senior centers and other facilities. When completed, if not completed online, the surveys can be returned to South Orange Village Hall or Maplewood Town Hall. The survey will close on May 2, 2016

For more information please contact: Maplewood: Annette DePalma, 973-762-8120 ext. 3400 South Orange: Cathy Cameron, 973-378-7715 ext. 2.

We appreciate your participation in this very important endeavor!

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