Age Friendly Ridgewood Reaching Out

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Our hearts go out to all who are suffering from this terrible virus and to those who have a loved one who has been affected.
If you are in need of anything please email us at or call 201-632-1554 and we will do our best to help or connect you with someone who can.
To see past newsletters with relevant information please click this link:
If you have neighbors living alone please consider checking with them about unmet needs or to see if they would just like to chat for a few minutes.  

Short independent walks outside are advised, with appropriate social distancing.

More Helpful Phone Numbers and Resources:

Bergen County Department of Health: [tel://(201) 225-7000](201) 225-7000/After hours: [tel://(201) 785-8505](201) 785-8505
NJ Department of Health: [tel://1 (800) 222-1222]1 (800) 222-1222 or 
[tel://1 (800) 962-1253]1 (800) 962-1253

COVID-19 Testing Information to learn the locations and hours of testing centers
Demand is high and lines are long. Do not go for a test if you do not have symptoms (fever above 99.6, a cough or other respiratory symptoms, and shortness of breath), or you will be sent home.

Human Diagnosis Project's Coronavirus (COVID-19) assessment tool

From NextAvenue 
Coronavirus: What to Know if You Have a Chronic Condition

Mental Health Resources
The NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline offers support to individuals experiencing anxiety and worry related to the Coronavirus Pandemic. 
Call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. 
Town & Country Apothecary is more than happy to assist any of our residents, especially the seniors, in any way that we can. 

Please let older residents know that we can deliver prescriptions and other items as well as offer curbside pickup so they are not subjected to being around others in our store. 

Jari Becker, RPh
Town & Country Apothecary
Most area stores are offering special hours for seniors.  This is our recent information and we advise phoning ahead to confirm:
Kings, 112 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood
Monday to Friday 6-7:30 am Seniors and High Risk
Kings Godwin Ave, 85 Midland Park NJ
Monday to Friday 6-7:30 am Seniors and High Risk
Market Basket, 813 Franklin Lake Rd, Franklin Lakes
Monday to Friday from 6:30 am, 65 and Over
Stop and Shop, 327 Franklin Ave Ridgewood
Monday to Friday 6-7:30 am, Seniors 60 and over
Stop and Shop, 19 Wyckoff Ave, Waldwick 
Monday to Friday 6-7:30 am, Seniors 60 and over
Stop and Shop, 327 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff
Monday to Friday 6-7:30 am, Seniors 60 and over
Target, 900 Bergen Town Center, Paramus
Wednesday 8-9 am, Elderly
Whole Foods, 44 Godwin Ave, Ridgewood
Store opens at 9 am.  Guests 60 and over can start shopping at 8 am.
Zoom LLC is a local senior-friendly concierge service.  They provide rides but, more important at this time, they will shop for your groceries or pick up your items at the pharmacy, and drop them to your house.   See or call 201-694-0405.
Click these links to see details about all the library's online opportunities and recommendations:
Resources or information related to informal caregivers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: 

Here is the CDC's language for caregivers (scroll down to the end) 

The Family Caregivers Alliance has been compiling a list of resources for caregivers here: While some of the articles contain more general information, they are still helpful pieces that can be applied to informal caregivers. 

And here is an article from AARP:

And an article from USA Today:
Some Resources While Spending Time at Home
Tribeca Films is streaming short films free online:
From the video archives of Parlance:

Pianists Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung with Leading Members of the New York Philharmonic; Michael Parloff, narrator
Sending healthy wishes to everyone,
Beth Sheila and Sue
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