The North Bergen Housing Authority and Mayor Nicholas Sacco were presented with the Dementia Friendly Certificate of Recognition from the Act Now Foundation Dementia Center. North Bergen is the first Township in Hudson County to be labeled as a dementia friendly community for their efforts to improve the lives of residents living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
“I was honored and humbled to accept an award from the Act Now Foundation at their annual Music and Memories Gala,” said North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. Act Now is such an important resource to those living with dementia and their caregivers. I commend the work they are doing to make NJ a dementia friendly place to live and I thank them not just for this award but
for also recognizing the North Bergen Departments they work closely with and collaborate with. I am proud of the work the NB CARES, North Bergen Police Department, North Bergen Health Department, North Bergen Housing Authority, and the North Bergen School District have done with this wonderful organization.
A Dementia friendly community is classified as a geographic area where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident that they can contribute to community life.
“I am proud of our effort at NBHA to make our community more friendly and comfortable for residents dealing with all sorts of health concerns,” said NBHA Executive Director Gerald Sanzari. “Living with dementia can be incredibly difficult, which is why we, in partnership with the Township, have made it such a priority to make this a dementia friendly place to live. I would like to thank Mayor Sacco and our employees at the NBHA for their collaboration and dedication to this important issue.”