The Grotta Fund is pleased to list and describe our current grant recipients. We encourage interested individuals to contact these agencies for more information.
Training and Guidance
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care also provides training and technical assistance to grantees. In addition, grantees are invited to special networking sessions and workshops. The Fund Manager keeps a close eye on all grants and grantees, to foster collaborations and enhance performance, as Grotta sees itself as a partner with each agency and project.
Featured Grotta Grantee
a•pha•sia (uh-fay’-zhuh) n. A language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading, and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury. This frustrating condition affects a person’s ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.
With Grotta Fund’s funding support in 2012, the prime goal of this unprecedented project, to successfully replicate the Adler Aphasia Center model in Maywood, NJ, has more than exceeded our expectations.
When the Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest opened in June, 2012, we had one licensed speech therapist, five members with aphasia, two days of programming, a small handful of volunteers, no formal caregiver support group, and a Jewish Community Center with several thousand members and employees who didn’t have a clue about the meaning of aphasia.
Today we have two licensed speech therapists, 16 members who have enrolled with close to a 90% attendance rate, are preparing to expand to four days of programming, 14 committed volunteers, a Life Coach who leads a formal caregiver support group that meets weekly, a Speech Pathology graduate student intern from Seton Hall University, and a Jewish Community Center whose staff and members now embrace our members with aphasia by including them in much of their programming and events.
The participants attend activities of their choice, in the arts, technology, discussion groups, movement and more, all facilitated by licensed speech language pathologists, trained volunteers and student interns. Caregivers receive support through weekly discussion groups as well.
|Grotta in the News|
Seniors grant eases move
from hospital to home
Follow up — March 7, 2013
Grotta is pleased to announce that grantees, Holy Redeemer Home Care, in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Central NJ and Trinitas Medical Center, were among the Central New Jersey Transition Coalition and Program to become a CMS Community-Based Care Transitions Program awardee. This is the only CMS funded CCTP program in NJ.
The Central New Jersey Care Transition Program, led by the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, will coordinate readmission efforts among six hospitals, three Area Agencies on Aging, community-based providers and organizations across three New Jersey counties. With a particular focus on high readmission histories, the program’s target population also includes key diagnoses and highly-targeted social risk factors. Hospital partners include CentraState Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway, Saint Peter's University Hospital, and Trinitas Regional Medical Center. >>learn more
Overlook researchers to study tai chi as a way to help Parkinson’s patients
NJTODAY.NET/August 9, 2010
Experts at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital plan to study the effects of Tai Chi on patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, in the hopes that the martial art can help them return to a better quality of life. Starting in September, Roger Kurlan, MD, Medical Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Overlook, the principal investigator for the study, will examine whether practicing Tai Chi improves mobility, reduces falls, and lessens depression among Parkinson’s patients. The study is sponsored by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Fund of Metro West NJ. more
For more information about this study, contact the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital, Roye Evans, Rn, MS, LAC or email email@example.com.
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