GLEN ROCK, NJ - Last month the inaugural copy of “The Glen Rock Perennial” was launched. The newsletter is geared toward Glen Rockers who are 60 years old and beyond and featured information on everything from the plastic bag ban to The Annex upgrades.
"In my work with the Senior Advisory Committee, I was hearing from so many seniors about the need for communicating information specifically for them," Councilmember Mary Barchetto said. "Using feedback from seniors, and senior writers, we were able to create a central resource for all of this that I hope helps serve this vital sector of our community."
“The Glen Rock Perennial” is available digitally and hosted on the Borough website. In addition, Seniors can pick up a printed copy of the newsletter at the Glen Rock Library, Kilroys, Borough Hall, St. Catharine Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Grace Redeemer Church, Community Church, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, and the Glen Rock Jewish Center.
The next newsletter comes out in March and anyone may submit content by messaging Jon Osborn, Chair of Communications for the Senior Advisory Committee at GRPerennial@glenrocknj.net. Councilmember Teresa Gilbreath, the writer and editor of this first edition, said, “We want to be sure that our vibrant, over 60 population has access to information that is useful and interesting. This newsletter is a vehicle to share that information and engage our amazing residents!”
Both Councilmembers Barchetto and Gilbreath expect to see “The Glen Rock Perennial” continue to evolve in the coming months. An "Out and About" section with tips for active seniors on activities and events, a monthly feature article, and updates to current activities going on in town are items that residents can look forward to in the near future.
So far, feedback from residents has been overwhelmingly positive. "I think it's great. Lots of good information and being in print form, will be much more accessible to those seniors who do not use computers" said resident Diane Herlett. Robert Bourne reported, “I just read the first edition. It is quite well done. I actually learned two things: there is a NJ State Park Discount for seniors and there is an EZ Pass discount."