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Village by the Shore Spring/Summer 2015

Card Party Preview

Village Update


illage by the Shore continues to build momentum. Each week, the agency receives dozens of calls and emails from adults and older adults looking for services. With each new inquiry, Village by the Shore is making a difference in the lives of others. The start of 2015 has been extremely busy with new members joining from Galloway, Absecon, Somers Point, Linwood, Northfield and Egg Harbor Township. In January, nearly a dozen new members joined the Village and began receiving a variety of services from the enhanced Friendly Visitor program to expanded transportation and social events. Village by the Shore partnered with Friends of Encore Learning at Stockton University to expand adult and older adult educational opportunities. In addition to FELS, the Village welcomed six new Service Partners to offer home maintenance services, snow removal, personal assistance and home care. The Service Partner Network is continuously growing to offer reliable and trustworthy services, often times at a discount to Village Members. More than 50 new volunteers were trained in early 2015 to assist with membership services including Friendly Visits, grocery delivery, prescription pick up, trash valet, and technology assistance. Whether receiving support, becoming a volunteer, or joining us as a trusted Service Partner, everyone can get involved with Village by the Shore. For individuals looking to enjoy the many benefits of membership, Village by the Shore has extended its introductory membership rate of $18 monthly or $180 per year, if pre-paid. Purchase a Village membership and mention the Newsletter before June 1st and receive a complimentary ticket to the 28th Annual JFS House Tour being held on August 3, 2015 (see page 3). For the latest news and information about Village by the Shore, visit www.jfsvillagebytheshore.org.


FS is excited to bring the community the 2nd Annual Village by the Shore Card Party to be held on Thursday August 20th at Harbor Pines Golf Club. Beginning at 10:30 am, the Card Party features the classic games that attendees love including Bridge, Canasta and Mah Jong as well as great raffle and door prizes. With approximately 100 attendees at last year’s Card Party, the agency is looking forward to making the 2015 Card Party an even bigger success. “The Card Party is one of our biggest events of the year and I am thrilled to be organizing it,” said Director Melissa Bollinger. “Taking input from last year’s attendees, I plan to make some changes this year including a more diverse vendor court.” The 2015 Card Party plans to feature vendors from a variety of local businesses including boutiques, restaurants, wellness professionals, spas, salons, and other organizations who support adults and healthy aging in the community. With a fundraising goal of $10,000 for Village by the Shore, sponsorship opportunities range from $100 to $5,000 with a variety of benefits. Card Party tickets are $50 per player and Village members receive a discount. Organize your own table or play with someone you just met, either way you are sure to have a great time. With amazing prizes, an unforgettable auction and giveaways, this year’s event is sure to be a fun-filled and memorable day for all to enjoy! If you are interested in tickets or joining the event as a vendor please contact Melissa Bollinger at 609-822-1108 x 211 or mbollinger@jfsatlantic.org.

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Meet the Staff

Leigh Turner:

Community Initiatives Coordinator


eigh Turner is one of this region’s best tance of giving back in the community, Leigh remains extremely known leaders in the volunteer com- active outside the agency. She currently serves on the Board of munity. As Community Initiatives Coordi- Jewish Education, Congregation Beth Judah and Our Children nator, she serves as the leader to more Making Change. Among her other leadership roles, Leigh is the than 250 volPresident of the Home & School Assounteers rangciation of Margate and serves on the Exing in age from ecutive Board of The Holocaust Resource “Volunteers are unpaid not 5 to 95 years Center at Richard Stockton College of old. Her friend- because they are worthless, but New Jersey. She is also a member of the ly personality, South Jersey Second and Third Generastrong organition Holocaust Survivors. because they are priceless!” zational skills and creativity keep volunExemplifying the concept of neigh— Leigh Turner teers coming back time and time again. bors helping neighbors, Leigh was In her role, Leigh manages all aspects of named one of the Atlantic City Weekly’s Volunteer services including Friendly VisTop 40 Under 40 for her hard work, dediitors, meal/grocery delivery, trash valet, transportation and more. cation and support in the community. In 2008, she received the In addition to her primary role with Village by the Shore, Leigh JFS “Heart and Soul” award for her quiet commitment to furthercoordinates community involvement activities spanning from food ing Agency goals and mission and received the Outstanding Serdrives to toy collections to Mitzvah projects. vice Award in 2013 in recognition for demonstrating professional The compelling ways in which Leigh “makes it all happen” is growth and an exemplary work ethic. If you would like to get information or become a volunteer, critical to the agency’s work and has earned the long standing respect of her peers and the community. Recognizing the impor- contact Leigh at 609-822-1108 x114 or lturner@jfsatlantic.org.

Service Spotlight

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28th Annual JFS House Tour Luxurious Homes, VIP Transportation & Spectacular Prizes


ffering an exclusive tour inside six to eight of the area’s most luxurious Downbeach Homes, the JFS House Tour has new plans for its 28th Annual event. To be held on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 11 am – 4 pm, the tour will boast specialty houses along the beach and bay showcasing great designs, décor and furnishings. Co-chairs Stephanie Koch and Johanna Perskie are excited to take this event to the next level by infusing aspects of the past that attendees love with new and exciting components such as VIP transportation and a lunch option. Each year, the committee searches for interesting and unique aspects of homes to offer diversity to the tour. Whether it is a breathtaking beachfront view or unique design elements and architecture, each home offers something different to add to the experience of the tour. From creating extra storage in unexpected places to incorporating the property history with present day luxury, the craftsmanship and detail in each home is remarkable. For those guests looking for design advice, experts are on-location offering their design insight, expertise and tips.

In addition to expert consultations, guests also enjoy food samplings, giveaways and music. For those looking for more than a sampling, a lunch option is being planned for attendees looking to grab a bite during the tour. Additionally, the committee is revitalizing the raffle with a lower ticket price of $20 and more prizes including restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, retail gifts, sporting event tickets, gym membership and more. With approximately 1,000 attendees, proceeds benefit Village by the Shore. Tickets are $40 per guest through June 30th and $50 July 1st thereafter. VIP tickets, which include door-to-door transportation and Fast Pass are available for $75 per guest through June 30th. The agency hopes to raise $60,000 to provide essential programs and services for adults and older adults in our community. If you are interested in featuring your home, volunteering or participating in the House Tour committee, please contact Beth Joseph at 609-822-7409 or bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org. For more information about the 28th Annual House Tour or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jfsatlantic.org.

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Boomer Health

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aby Boomers have a great desire to remain independent in life and one major way to achieve that is to stay in their homes as they age. A 2010 survey by AARP found that nearly nine in ten Boomers prefer to remain in their current residences for as long as possible. The word “home” is commonly synonymous with comfortableness, safety and family. Most people have an attachment to their homes. It is the place where they raised children, welcomed grandchildren and celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. These memories, along with the time, energy and finances owners dedicate to their residence make them a safe and comfortable environment. While the sentimental attachment keep many living in their long-time home past retirement, some empty-nesters opt for different types of residences to adjust

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to their aging lifestyle. As thousands of baby boomers turn 65 each day, approximately 90 percent of them hope to remain in their homes as long as they can, relying on home modifications or change of residence to improve safety, accessibility and convenience. Whether moving to a onestory home because of mobility issues, to downsizing bedrooms resulting in less to clean and maintain, or enjoying the amenities of a full-service apartment building, Boomers are making adjustments to age in place while still living independently. The 76 million Baby Boomers who have reached, or are nearing, the age of retirement favor a more progressive set of priorities than their parents did before them. Instead of moving to retirement communities, Boomers are looking for convenience, affordable housing, access to social and recreational amenities and top-tier health-care services in their already established community. Aging in place, close to friends and family, is also of the utmost importance. More than ever before, Boomers are able to live and thrive in their homes longer than anticipated allowing them to stay independent and in control of their lives as they age. With programs like Village by the Shore, Baby Boomers are staying at home and living happily, healthfully and independently within the community.


Home Health Care: Choosing a Provider


hen home care is the next step for yourself or a loved one, choosing a provider is a very personal decision and different clients have different needs. Below are questions to help guide you. • Does the provider have a nearby office and local caregivers? • Is the home care provider licensed, bonded and insured? • Are the caregivers hired employees, or are they independent contractors? • Do registered nurses evaluate the client’s needs? What does this entail and how does it relate to their care management? • Does the provider assign supervisors to oversee the quality of client care? How often do these individuals make visits? • How do the client and family members contact the provider with questions or comments? Is there a direct point person or phone number? • What procedures does the provider have to handle emergencies? Is someone available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Village by the Shore has a variety of trusted Service Partners as part of the Network of providers. For referrals, please call 609-822-1109.

Program Spotlight

Friendly Visitors


phone check-ins, friendly volunteers serve an important role in life enrichment and older adult safety. According to studies from the Council on Aging, programs such as Friendly Visits are able to more quickly and proactively identify unmet needs of aging adults, especially those at risk of social isolation. Friendly Visitors play a vital role in the well-being of older adults by helping to restore feelings of value, selfworth, and independence. Do you enjoy gardening? Are you looking for a walking partner for afternoons on the Boardwalk? Do you love board games or playing cards? We will pair you with a Village volunteer who looks forward to spending time with you. For more information on our Friendly Visitor Program, please contact Village by the Shore at villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org or 609-822-1109.

hether coming over to play Scrabble or spending time learning how to use Facebook, Village by the Shore Friendly Visitors strive to enrich the lives of Village members. This program offers a supportive social structure of trained volunteers who can provide weekly or by-appointment visitations. Whether flipping through the latest issue of Vogue magazine or attending weekly religious services, the Friendly Visitor Program offers companionship for adults and older adults. By carefully matching Village members with our friendly volunteers, we are helping older members find stimulating companionship and lifelong friends. Volunteers are able to make in-home visits or friendly phone calls offering warmth, friendship, and understanding. Through recurring home visits and

Meet the Staff

Service Spotlight

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Spring Cleaning

Welcome the new season with these simple tips


ith each passing season comes a new set of cleaning demands. From washing windows to planting flowers to dusting ceiling fans, Spring offers a great time to take on these important chores. If you or your loved one could benefit from some spring cleaning, here are a few simple steps to getting it done a bit easier.

depending on the work load. Keep in mind asking friends or hiring a professional may change your process and schedule, so if you have a timeline for spring cleaning, plan accordingly.

Third, ask for help. Large tasks, such as power washing and replacing light bulbs, can become much easier with more helping hands. From jobs that require ladders to heavy lifting, there are certain projects that should never be done alone. Depending on the task, a professional should be considered. Spring cleaning shouldn’t be an arduous task and asking for help is a great way to ensure you accomplish everything.

First, make a list. Whether shaking out rugs or simply de-cluttering, writing everything down is greatly beneficial and will keep you on task. Identifying the amount of work to be done is an important step in making spring cleaning more manageable. Start with quick and easy chores, such as cleaning out the medicine cabinets and properly disposing of expired medications, replacing smoke detectors batteries, and switching out seasonal clothes from the closets.

Whether you could use a volunteer to help with your garden or a professional window washer, Village by the Shore provides services for nearly every member’s need. From volunteers to a vast network of Service Partners, Village by the Shore is there to help you with any task large or small.

Second, schedule it. Spring cleaning may only take a weekend, or it may take a few weeks from preparation to completion

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Member Benefits

Village by the Shore Summer Membership Five months: Individual: $90 Household: $150 For more information: 609-822-1109 I villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org

Village by the Shore 609.822.1109 villagejfs@jfsatlantic.org 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402 jfsvillagebytheshore.org

JFS is an affiliate agency of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and a partner agency with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County.


Profile for Beth Joseph

Village Newsletter Spring/Summer 2015  

Village Newsletter Spring/Summer 2015