Montclair, NJ – Every day, all of us, get a little older. Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place (mGAP) has been campaigning to secure the support of Montclair’s Town Council to make Montclair age-friendlier and to make sure everyone, 55 years and older — and all who stand with them — have a voice in Montclair’s future.
Out of Montclair’s $92 million budget, the Division of Senior Services received only $352,000, less than one half of one percent of the total. Montclair residents over the age of 55 are a solid and stable tax base. We pay our fair share of costs for municipal services including support for our schools. We are not suggesting reductions in allocations for schools or Township services. Rather, we are calling upon our Council members to review priorities, re-allocate funding accordingly and expand opportunities to grow the financial pie to remedy this financial inequity.– Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place
Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place has started a petition drive and is urging supporters (Montclair residents and registered voters) to sign the petition. And to help raise awareness, Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place has also created buttons (pictured below) for supporters to wear. (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours).