S.H.A.R.E., INC. (Senior Housing Association of Ridgewood and Environs) is a non-profit organization with no religious or government affiliation. We have two full-time employees – a Program Director and a chef – as well as a part time resident assistant and a part time maintenance manager. Our all-volunteer Board of Trustees and Directors works to ensure the fulfillment of S.H.A.R.E.’s mission: to provide an affordable, home like environment for independent seniors age 55+ in Bergen County.
Founded in 1979, S.H.A.R.E. welcomed our first resident to 104 Cottage Place on November 21, 1982. With funding provided by Community Development of Bergen County, we purchased a second house – which had been home to the Prospect Medical Center – in September of 1996. Residents began moving into 130 Prospect Street in June of 1998. Both residences are large Victorian homes located very close to the Village of Ridgewood’s central business district and less than half a mile from each other.