NJFA at 20 Years 


Thank you to our family and friends who have made the last twenty years a boon and blessing for NJ’s older adults. NJFA looks forward to continuing our work in helping and advocating for NJ older adults and seniors in 2019 and beyond. 


On November 9, 2018, NJFA held an event for our 20th anniversary. At this event we were thrilled to recognize the work of former Executive Director Grace Egan and honor the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NJ4A) with the first-ever Carl F. West Award for their excellence in providing services for NJ older adults. At that event we premiered the video below, a glimpse into NJFA’s history and a celebration of the founding trustees who established NJFA, those who are no longer with us, and NJFA’s direction going forward. 


NJFA In Their Own Words


We thank you for watching and invite you to share the video with friends through email or social media.




Thank you!
Thank you to all of our donors who gave this past #GivingTuesday, we are endlessly appreciative of your support. Because of you NJ’s older adults are living better, happier lives.


Your gift to NJFA helped ensure older adults have a voice when it comes to advocating for the services and programs they need to age in the communities of their choice. Your gift connects older adults to NJFA through Renaissance magazine and Aging Insights TV and supports NJFA’s advocacy on behalf of older adult for services like housing, food, and medical programs.


We know you care deeply about the issues affecting New Jersey’s seniors and older adults. We know you’re passionate and driven to see older adults in our state have access to affordable housing and nutrition, to see our communities become age-friendly, and make sure older adults receive the services they deserve.


We know you’re dedicated to helping each New Jerseyan age and live in the community of their choice with independence and dignity.


We are grateful for your gift to NJ’s older adults and to NJFA. Your gift changes the lives of New Jerseyans not only today, but tomorrow and for generations to come.


Thank you to all of our donors-those who gave on Tuesday and those who gave every other day of the year-it’s because of you New Jersey will be a better place for older adults.


With gratitude,
Melissa Chalker
Executive Director


#GivingTuesday is almost here! After the deals and shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day to give back. Help us celebrate the season of giving by taking part in Giving Tuesday!


NJFA relies on your support to better the lives of NJ’s seniors and older adults. Because of your donations, NJ seniors and older adults are better able to live in the community of their choice with independence and community. NJFA is working with our partners to fight for senior and older adult rights, including the right to affordable housing, adequate food and nutrition, access to assistance programs and services, and freedom from ageism and ageist policies. 


Thank you for all you’ve done to help make NJ a better place for seniors and older adults. Help us continue our work by making a donation to NJFA this #GivingTuesday. At NJFA we know that together we can make NJ the best state for seniors and older adults.