Services

The Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place (MGAP) offers a variety of services to 50-Plus residents who want to live their best life locally. Our goal is to bridge the gap between existing services and real needs in order to help Montclair seniors to age in place.

Link to ADU Resource Library

Gateway to Housing

In order for 50-plus residents to age in place, they must have a safe and reliable place of residence to reside in. Ever increasing costs for home maintenance and property taxes present unique financial challenges to our older residents. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an emerging concept that homeowners across the country have applied to construction of rentable units on their property. Gateway has joined forces with a coalition of Montclair organizations to support a new local ordinance that expands development opportunities for construction of ADU’s in Montclair. A yearlong educational campaign on the subject of ADUs generated an ADU Conference (Friday, May 20, 2022), with practical advice on the ABC’s of ADU construction. The Montclair ADU Ordinance has unanimously passed its Town Council first reading, is now under review at the Montclair Planning Board, and will probably be considered for second reading and enactment sometime in December, 2022.

The YouTube video for the conference can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/DCzcrdLGI7o

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Gateway to Transportation

The Township of Montclair provides free transportation service to individuals ages 55 years and older. To access this service, phone (201) 939 4242 Ext. 4 and speak with a dispatcher.

Front Left to Right: Elaine Crocker, Barbara Chase, Terry Weeks with Peer Coaches Anita Clark, Ellie Bagli

Gateway to Digital Equity

There are simple things that most people age 50 and under take for granted in their everyday life, like getting on the internet, leaving the house with only a smartphone and no cash, real time visits with friends and family who are miles away. These folks are confident that the digital world will empower them to do things that older folks never imagined could be done. The recent pandemic has demonstrated that the internet can be a source of frustration and even worse a threat to life for older citizens who do not know its ways. That is why the Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place has begun its SmartSeniors/SmartTECH© campaign, a project to help our neighbors be comfortable with SmartPhones and other digital devices as well as digital assistive technology (AT). The current Gateway to Digital Equity is designed to enable our community of older citizens to fully participate in the digital universe. Read more about the 2022 SmartSeniors/SmartTECH project and how to enroll.

Peer Coach George Frole with Ms. Katherine Nicholas

SmartSeniors/SmartPhones© Training Session – March, 2022