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CVCJ Executive Director Named as State Ambassador for the National Volunteer Caregiving Network

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) exists to promote volunteer caregiving nationally by advocating, supporting, and developing local programs, has named Lynette Whiteman as its new State Ambassador for New Jersey.

Ms. Whiteman is the Executive Director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, and has now been selected to represent NVCN. Ms. Whiteman joins a select number of outstanding individuals who will spearhead the volunteer caregiving movement statewide.

“The expansion of our national efforts strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our member programs and ultimately the individuals who benefit from their no-charge services,” noted Rhonda Anderson, Executive Director of the National Network. “Ms. Whiteman’s comprehensive understanding of the volunteer caregiving movement and the efforts of her organization in meeting the needs of isolated and lonely seniors in Ocean County, make her the perfect candidate.”

Ms. Whiteman will continue to oversee Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, where oriented, screened and insured volunteers are matched with elders and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease who need just a little help to remain independent in their homes where they are happier and healthier. Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey has been serving the community since 1993, with no-charge services such as transportation, friendly visits and respite care.

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network expands the work began by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 30 years ago. NVCN continues to expand services to meet the needs of the elderly population. State Ambassadors, in addition to other duties, will help NVCN monitor community needs.

For more information, contact Rhonda Anderson, Executive Director of NVCN at 512.240.9137