Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) was awarded a $5,000 grant from Investors Bank supporting their Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program. The grant award was presented to Lynette Whiteman, CVCJ Executive Director and Linda Conroy, CVCJ Director of Development at a gathering of Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program Friends and Volunteers at Tuscan Bistro & Bar in Toms River. The gathering was held at Tuscan Bistro & Bar in Toms River and the award was presented by Sandy S. Broughton, Vice President, Community Development Officer.
“We are very proud of our dedication and commitment to the communities that we serve. It is amazing to have the opportunity to support community partners who are changing lives and helping to make Ocean County a better place to live and work, said Broughton.
Established in 2002, the Alzheimer’s Respite Care Program (ARCP) provides respite for families caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in their home. Carefully trained and loving volunteers are matched with a family and provide 2-3 hours each week so that the family caregiver may have much needed time to care for their own needs and themselves. “We have 55 caring ARCP volunteers at this time”, said Valerie Johnson-Green, Coordinator of the program for CVCJ. “This funding from Investors Bank supports our recruitment and training efforts for more volunteers to help more families and bring relief to our families caring for a loved one with this terrible disease.” Johnson-Green said.
“We are honored to have such a strong relationship with Investors Bank”, continued Lynette Whiteman, CVCJ Executive Director. “Investors Bank is so supportive financially of our many efforts to provide care, but more importantly, many Investors Bank staff are now engaged as volunteers for CVCJ: for the Respite Care Program, providing medical transportation, doing grocery shopping, making a friendly phone call or visit our frail elderly. In addition, Lisa Carta, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of the Fischer Blvd. Toms River Office is a valued member of our Board of Directors.”
For more information about Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey visit their web site at www.caregivervolunteers.org, call 732.505.2273 or “LIKE” them on facebook – facebook.com/caregivervolunteers.