Linda Cross
Division of Senior Services Bergen County
Coordinator - Bergen County SHIP Program

Larry Joel, Esq.

"Certified" Elder Law Attorney

Oradell, New Jersey

(Left to right) 

Joan Winant, Lillian Branch, Jeanne "Cookie" Davis, Grace Lee, Rena Mayer, Arlene Maresca, Daniella Jordan-Mays, Pauline Mavridis, Nancy Ulanday

(Margaret Guyre-Kenter - not pictured)

Susan Ross

Dr. Miriam "Mimi" Tausner

S4S 2016 Graduate

​Sharing S4S Experience

Robert Auth
Linda Cross

Seniors for Seniors is a consumer education program of the nonprofit Commission on Accreditation of Home Care in New Jersey.  It gives seniors a voice by providing intensive training that equips them with critical knowledge and advocacy skills so they can function as effective change agents on senior issues in their communities.  It provides trainees with the tools and methodologies to effectively articulate needs and solutions to elected officials, government representatives, the media, and the public at large. 

The Seniors for Seniors Program’s instructors include prominent elected officials and experts in senior services.  They instruct participants on advocacy issues at the federal, state, county and municipality level and they provide up to date information about programs and issues that can and will affect seniors.   Just a few of the issues include:  economic insecurity, needs of caregivers, housing, elder abuse, and services for isolated older persons. 

At the completion of training, each trainee selects a topic and develops a strategy for advocacy.  Graduates continue to meet regularly and receive support as they work to improve the living situations of our community’s elders. 

Jeannie Martin

John Birkner

Mayor of Westwood

Bergen County Utilities Authoriy

(Left to right) 

Joan Winant, Grace Lee, Nancy Ulanday, Senator Lorretta Weinberg, Margaret Guyre-Kenter, Arlene Maresca, Pauline Mavridis, Daniella Jordan-Mays,

Lillian Branch, Jeanne "Cookie" Davis

(Rena Mayer - not pictured)


Team Building

Professor Lou Ruvolo, MBA

Director of Graduate Business Programs, St. Peter's University

Senator Weinberg

Dawnn DePalma

Patient Experience Manager

Pascack Valley Medical Center

Larry Joel

Andrew Abraham and Ellen Stein

S4S 2016 Graduates

Specialized Presenters on Elder Abuse

Senator Loretta Weinberg

New Jersey Senate Majority Leader

New Jersey State Senate  District 37

​NJ State Assembly

William "Pat" Schuber
Samantha Dealmeida

Assemblyman Robert Auth

NJ Jersey State Assembly

District 39

Jeanne Martin


Pascack Valley Meals On Wheels

Maureen Italiano

S4S 2016 Graduate

Sharing the S4S Experience

William "Pat" Schuber

County Executive of Bergen County

Asst Professor - Fairleigh Dickinson University

NJ State Assembly - Mayor of Bogota

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
                                                                                                                 Margaret Mead
Professor Lou Ruvolo

Susan Ross

Marketing - Media Relations

211 of New Jersey

Dr. Irwin Talbot

S4S 2016 Graduate

Via Phone



Jodi Murphy

Asst. Program Coordinator for 

"Westwood for All Ages" and also

"Westwood Mayor's Wellness Campaign"

Samantha DeAlmeida, MA, MS

Deputy Director

Government Relations and Policy

New Jersey Hospital Association