Senior of the Month

We launched a Senior of the Month program in May, 2017 in collaboration with the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and TV34.  Each month, a Montclair resident 55+ is featured on flyers throughout town, in our newsletter, in the Montclair Local, and on TV34 and its YouTube channel.  

To nominate someone, please contact Katie York at kyork@montclairnjusa.org or 973-509-4967.

A note from Katie York, Director of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair:

Why “Senior” of the Month? Maybe it would have been better to use Older Montclairian of the Month.  Or something else entirely.  But it was an intentional choice to include an age-identifier in the name of this program. 

The purpose of using an age-identifier is to highlight the diversity and contributions of our older residents in order to offset stereotypes about older adults and reduce ageism.  We are trying to change the narrative around aging and being older in Montclair as part of our commitment toward becoming a more age-friendly community. 

We are continuously seeking nominations. Candidates are Montclair residents 55+ whose contributions to the community have helped Montclair be a great place to live, and, hopefully, an even greater place to grow older.