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What to Expect from Our 2024 Annual Gala!

Join the Jewish Community Housing Corporation (JCHC) for a night of elegance and celebration at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ on May 15th, 2024, as they honor and applaud visionary Founding President, Arthur Schechner! Prepare to be captivated by an unforgettable program, hosted by charismatic CBS2 News Anchor, Chris Wragge! Indulge in an abundant cocktail dinner reception and mingle with esteemed guests, all while enjoying a sensational live performance from Broadway star, Karen Mason!  Help make a difference in the lives of our beloved senior residents, and the communities in which they live, by supporting the ongoing Lester Senior Living Capital Campaign. Your generosity will allocate funds towards vital building renovations, enriching community activities, and healthcare advancements for all JCHC senior residents! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be part of something truly meaningful.

Contact Amy Epstein, JCHC Director of Development, at 973-530-3966 or AmyE@jchcorp.org, to become a sponsor and RSVP today!

The Gala Helps Support the Lester Senior Living Renovation Project

Our latest capital improvement plan started at our flagship Lester Senior Community in 2023, and is one of our most ambitious and exciting upgrades yet! This project allows us to meet or exceed the quality of amenities and services offered by other communities in the area, and provides essential updates to meet the changing needs of seniors in our care.

These upgrades include:

Upgrade the medical suite to add more examination rooms and to provide better patient privacy and confidentiality for meetings between residents, family members and medical professionals.

Update the community dining experience. We will move away from an institutional dining setting to one that facilitates resident choice and a more restaurant-style experience.

Create a new, cinema-style theater. Enhancing the overall movie experience while making significant improvements to audio and visual systems in other locations to better help those with hearing and vision issues.

New fitness opportunities such as an upgraded fitness area, an inside walking path and more outdoor spaces for exercise. Dedicated areas for putting green and bocce courts.

Incorporate an outdoor dining experience by restructuring our backyard. This will also include more raised gardening beds to improve community gardening opportunities and reduce social isolation.

Reconfigure the building driveway and entrances to provide shelter from the elements while exiting their vehicles. This includes a new porte cochere, regraded sidewalks and traffic calming measures.

Replace outdated furniture both indoors and outside with new seating, tables and other pieces that address the mobility limitations faced by a growing number of our senior residents.

Introduce new safety and accessibility features in our apartments, such as walk-in showers, new kitchen appliances and more and lower shelving.

Make aesthetic and functional improvements in community rooms, common areas and apartments to enhance socialization and make the building more visually appealing.

More About The JCHC

The JCHC, a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization rooted in Jewish values, was founded in 1983 with the mission of providing senior citizens with affordable homes in nurturing and enriching communities in Greater MetroWest NJ (encompassing 5 counties in northern NJ).

In addition to owning, managing, and operating a variety of residential options for seniors, the JCHC continues to develop a range of programs and activities to enhance resident quality of life and to provide both residents and their loved ones with the peace of mind that they are in good hands.

To learn more about the JCHC, please visit us at:  https://jchcorp.org