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Montclair Township

Senior and Social Services

Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Third Floor
Montclair, NJ 07042

Social Services and Senior Citizen Services: Sue Portuese

Katie York, PhD

Aging in Place
Township of Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Avenue
Third Floor 
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: 973-509-4970

Katie York, PhD, Project Director

“Seniors In Taxis” Program Provides Reduced Taxi Fares to Seniors PDF Print E-mail

Tueday, November 17, 2015

Taxi sign litMontclair taxi vouchers are now available at a discounted price to residents age 62 and older at the Montclair Health Department (third floor, Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue). Voucher holders may ride taxis door-to-door throughout the Township, as well as to and from the Mountainside Hospital area. The ‘Seniors In Taxis’ SIT program is a pilot initiative developed in response to a transportation priority identified by seniors in a 2013 township-wide survey conducted by the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC). Partners for Health Foundation is funding the program and Lifelong Montclair, the Montclair Department of Health & Human Services, and SCAC helped implement it.

Montclair Earns National and International Age-Friendly Community Designation PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lifelong Montclair logoThe Township's Lifelong Montclair aging in place initiative is pleased to announce that Montclair is now a member of AARP’s Network of Age-friendly Communities and the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Montclair is only the second New Jersey municipality to receive such a designation, following Princeton.

“Membership in the AARP and WHO networks means that Montclair leaders and residents have made the commitment to actively work toward making the Township a great place for people of all ages,” said Lifelong Montclair Project Director, Dr. Katie York.

In order to achieve the designation Montclair had to demonstrate its commitment to being an age-friendly community by addressing, or showing a commitment to address, certain requirements:

Montclair “Snow Buddies” to Expand Operations PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, Septmeber 2, 2015

Last year, Boy Scout Troop 8, led by Eagle Scout applicant, John Gouwar, created the Montclair Snow Buddies program designed to pair senior citizens in the community who need help during the winter shoveling snow with volunteers who assist them. John developed the program as a small-scale pilot project in partnership with the Montclair Health Department and the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC). This year John and fellow scouts from Troop 8 are committed to expanding the project in an effort to help a greater number of Montclair’s senior citizens.

But they need your help.

Lifelong Montclair Launches Senior Services Directory PDF Print E-mail

Lifelong Montclair logoMonday, February 9, 2015

Lifelong Montclair is pleased to share the Directory of Senior Services in Montclair, thanks to the collaborative efforts of many individuals and groups. The Directory has been reformatted from earlier versions to make it easier to navigate. Hard copies of the directory will be available at locations throughout town, including the Montclair Health Department, located on the third floor of the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue.

Download the Directory of Senior Services in Montclair (580kb PDF)

In addition, Lifelong Montclair provides a transportation guide for seniors: Montclair Seniors' Guide to Public Transportation

For more information on Lifelong Montclair visit the Aging in Place Initiative page.

Montclair's Aging in Place Initiative PDF Print E-mail

Lifelong Montclair, Aging in Place logoTuesday, September 2, 2014

The Montclair Health Department and the Partners for Health Foundation launched an "Aging in Place” program earlier this year with the goal of transforming Montclair from a good place to live into a great place in which to grow older. The program was designed to address senior citizen concerns such as public transportation, pedestrian safety, parking, housing, activities for seniors, and others.

Katherine A. York, PhD, is spearheading the initiative as the project director. Katie is the point person who is engaging a broad range of community stakeholders to identify new services that complement community assets. She was also brought on board promote these new services, as well as existing programs.

Katie’s expertise in the aging field spans more than 10 years. She returned to New Jersey after working as the Northern Kentucky SHIP Coordinator, helping Medicare beneficiaries navigate the public benefits maze. She has a BS in biology (Haverford College), an MBA (University of Massachusetts – Amherst), and a PhD in gerontology with a graduate certificate in developmental disabilities (University of Kentucky).

Download the Lifelong Montclair Guide to Public Transportation developed by the New Jersey Travel Independence Program at the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The guide helps Montclair's senior citizens understand available transportation resources.

Read the June 2014 issue of the Aging in Place in Montclair newsletter, "Lifelong Montclair".

For more information, contact Katie York at 973-509-4967 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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