Seniorama 2017: Senior & Retiree Housing

Question and house

When: 9am – 3:30 pm, Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Where: Salvation Army Building, 13 Trinity Place

Topic: Realities in Montclair; Challenges & Opportunities

Schedule a ride on the Senior Bus – Call EZRide, 201-939-4242, Ext. 1.  Other Questions: Call 973-744-3278 9 am – 3 pm weekdays

Take Our 2017 Seniorama Housing Survey


MORNING SESSION:  Why Housing Now and Going Forward?

 Keynoter and Forum Moderator: Alan Mallach

  • Urban Planner, Advocate
  • Senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress and the National Housing Institute,
  • Author of many works on housing and planning,

Real Estate Developer’s Forum

The premise for this discussion is that appropriate age-friendly housing is a public good. The principal goal of the Developer’s Forum at Seniorama 2017 is to hear the views of Real Estate Developers. e.g. measures that could be taken to increase the construction of more age-friendly  housing.

Panelists :

Cindy Jacques – United Methodist Community Housing

Ed Martaglio, RPM Development Group

Richard Polton, Value Research Group

Steve Pfloker – Willow Street Partners, LLC


Relieving Housing Pressures For Owners and Renters (using local and private resources)

Facilitator:  Katie York, Montclair Director of Senior Services/Lifelong Montclair


  1.  Janice Talley – Montclair Township Planner
  2. Back Home Safely – Karen & Gregg Frank
  3. Edie Grauer- HomeSharing
  4. Alan Ash, former member of Housing Commission

Creative Housing Opportunities: Leveraging Existing Federal, State & Private     Programs 

 Facilitator:  Melissa Chalker, Deputy Director, NJ Foundation for Aging


  1. Arnold Cohen, Housing Community Development  Network of NJ
  2. Marie Mascherin, Leah Apgar – NJ Community Capital
  3. Lisa Blum – HomeSharing

(Note: All sessions will be videotaped for post-conference viewing on TV 34.)