Residents and staff members stand together at a Healthy Healing program that the JCHC runs in Essex County.

Doing More for Those Who Did for Us

JCHC now can add help with activities of daily living to the list of services it offers residents. In January, New Jersey’s health department licensed JCHC to operate an assisted living program at its buildings in the Oranges.  That means that JCHC now can provide assisted living services in an independent living setting. This program will allow people to continue to age in place, in their own homes, with their neighbors, with their friends.

Now that JCHC is a licensed assisted living program provider, it can make sure that the approximately 200 low-income seniors living in its subsidized housing communities can get the services they need. JCHC also hopes to use its new license to help expand access to these crucial services to people who live in other subsidized housing in Essex County. The goal is to help more low-income seniors stay in their homes as long as possible.

“Real estate development and management is central to what we do — but it’s not sufficient,” Harold Colton-Max, JCHC’s chief executive officer, said. “As an organization rooted in Jewish values, we do what we can to enhance the quality of life of our residents so that they can age in place for as long as they wish to and are able to…With our new assisted living program in place, some residents who would have had to move out, will now be able to remain in their homes.”

To find out more about this program, please click here to read a recent article, featured in the New Jersey Jewish News.