New Jersey Jewish News (3/2/16)
The Grotta Fund for Senior Care is hailing the success of a grant program that has allowed hundreds of local elderly people to remain at home rather than unnecessarily return to hospitals
Essex News Daily (12/24/15)
MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — A commitment to meeting the unique needs of their older residents resulted in South Orange and Maplewood being jointly awarded a $35,000 grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care to develop successfully aging communities.
New Jersey Jewish News (11/11/15)
In a move to enhance the lives of older adults in the Greater MetroWest area, the Grotta Fund for Senior Care is offering four planning grants to help communities provide more services and activities for their oldest residents.
Starting this fall, Arts Unbound of Orange is conducting a monthly participatory arts program for seniors at SAGE Eldercare's adult day program. The Spend-A-Day participants in the program are receiving individual fine art lessons as a result of a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care.
In September 2014, The Adult Day Center of Somerset County in Bridgewater planted a seed in the form of a Horticultural Therapy (HT) program, thanks to a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation Metro West NJ.
Daily Record (1/21/15)
By the time Christine DeFalco, a care manager for Cornerstone Family Programs, enters the lives of the senior citizens she helps, they sometimes have gone a long while without help or direction.
Rutgers Today (10/28/14)
Rutgers University is extending its program for Union County residents 55 and older to receive complimentary preventive dental services. “This program is particularly attractive for county residents who have no dental insurance or are on fixed incomes,” said Vaishali Singhal, associate professor in the school’s Allied Dental Education Department and the project director.
Care Transitions is the new “buzzword” in health care reform. Simply put, it is the change of care being provided to a patient from one setting of care to another, such as from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility or from a hospital to home care with a visiting nurse.
ChathamLivingNJ.com (Jan 2019)
Chatham Borough, Chatham Township and Madison Borough were recognized with a 2018 Collaboration Award for their role(s) in the Tri-town 55+ Coalition, a nonprofit organization addressing quality of life issues for older adult residents (and their families). The Coalition’s Rides for Seniors Program is an on-demand car service helping those 65+ remain active in the community.
Award recipients are Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Glen Rock Borough (Mayor Packer), Hightstown Borough, Lambertville City, Madison Borough, Manville Borough and Woodbridge Township. Today, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2018 Sustainable Jersey municipal awards. The announcement was made at the Annual Sustainable Jersey Luncheon held during the New Jersey League of Municipality Conference in Atlantic City.
Madison Eagle (2/1/17)
A new transportation service for senior citizens in the Chathams and Madison is likely to begin as a three-month pilot program in April, said John Crouthamel, who is working on the project as part of the Tri-Town 55+ Coalition.
Crouthamel, who also serves on the board of trustees of the Senior Services Center of the Chathams, said rides are likely to cost seniors $3 to $5, with Tri-Town 55+ paying the rest of the cost, which is 87 cents a mile.
Staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Barnabas Health, recognized the need to decrease the readmission rate for patients with heart failure in 2010. As a result of their efforts over the last two years, that rate has dropped from a high of 36.6% to 20.5%