Conference on Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Northern NJ
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Montclair State University Conference Center • Montclair, NJ
Sponsored by The Grotta Fund for Senior Care and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
Join us to hear from national leaders in age-friendly community development as they describe successful local initiatives and national models. Learn how to utilize planning tools and build collaborative relationships to prepare your community for the growing population of older adults. learn more
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation and The Grotta Fund are jointly committed to raising awareness of and promoting age-friendly communities in Northern NJ. To this end, in mid August 2015, the funders announced new funding opportunities to support planning grants to communities in Northern NJ working to become more age-friendly. learn more
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care aims to benefit older adults and their families living in Essex, Union, Morris, Sussex and eastern Somerset counties and help them to age in place in their homes and communities, with dignity and independence.
Grotta is a community advisory fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, created in 2003 with the proceeds from the sale of the Theresa Grotta Center for Rehabilitative Services. Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, grants are selected on a non-sectarian basis. For one of its two grant cycle each year, the Grotta Fund Council members strive to address a selected focus or issue faced by the increasing number of seniors in the Greater MetroWest area, while the second grant supports direct-service community programs and services with a broader set of criteria.