The Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place (Montclair G.A.P.) offers a variety of services to residents ages 55 years and older 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.
If you are older than age 55 and need help obtaining an appointment for a COVID vaccination, we can help. Please fill out the required Potential Client information requested by clicking here. Make sure to press submit. A Montclair G.A.P. volunteer will get back to you in a few days. If you are having difficulty filing out the form, leave a voice message at (973) 433- 5826.
Helpful Hints: Caring for your Vaccination Card
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.
Gateway to Housing
In order for older 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. That is why the Gateway has joined forces with the Montclair Housing Commission and the Montclair Senior Housing Action Group ( M SHAG) to lobby for an ordinance that allows development of accessory dwelling units (ADU’s) in Montclair. Click here for more information on ADU’s.
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 addressing the digital divide impacting our older neighbors. 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 coming SmartSeniors/Smartphones and Comprehensive Digital Equity Survey.