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Volunteer Hero: Alice Gutierrez

At 82 years old, Alice Gutierrez continues to provide medical transportation and grocery shopping for seniors, something she has done for twenty-four years as a CVCJ Volunteer. Alice learned about the opportunity in 1994, only months after CVCJ was formed, and remembers thinking, “I have the time, a car, and…...

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Are You a Curious Person Who Loves to Learn?

Great Listeners and Conversationalists Wanted to Spend Time with Seniors Toms River, NJ (June 26, 2017)—Everyone has a need to be heard and understood. We all want to share our thoughts and ideas, but there are times when no one’s around to listen.  This is especially true for seniors who…...

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“Creations from the Heart” – Father’s Day Poem by Estelle

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY IN 2017 Happy Father’s Day to all fathersMost Dads love the waterIt is a symbol of lifeWhether fishing in a row boatOr swimming at the beachNature’s call, the outdoors. Dads can be scholarsSports fans, innovatorsNo matter the job or hobbyDads are all connectedTo their loving families. Dad’s…...

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Dazzling Night of Dancing Helps CVCJ Support Seniors in Need

(front) JAX (American Idol Contestant and “Celebrity Judge”),  Lynette Whiteman (CVCJ Executive Director) (center) Linda Conroy, Tracey Rodriguez, Liz Altilio, Kelly Fliller, Valerie Jacoby, Malissa Smith, Patty Caneda (back) Roland Rodriguez, Dan Altilio, Phil Brilliant, Charles Benjamin, Chadd Smith, Mark Malinowski (photo: courtesy of Anthony Iarriccio) Toms River, NJ (June…...

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Aging Out Loud! CVCJ Co-hosts 95+ Luncheon

On May 3, two Toms River Family Health & Support Coalition partners, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) and Community Medical Center, joined together to host a 95+ Luncheon for local seniors. The event coincided with Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud.” The honored guests were…...

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Article Highlights CVCJ for Connecting Isolated Seniors Using the Internet

Loneliness and social isolation are recognized as a true health issue negatively impacting Seniors. The staff and volunteers at Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, an Ocean/Monmouth nonprofit agency, strive to reduce this sad time that Seniors face. Through their one-on-one medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, respite to caregivers, and in-home…...

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Therapy Dogs Needed to Bring Great Joy To Ocean County Seniors

Caregiver Canines® Home Visiting Program Delivers the Warmth and Comfort Only a Dog Can Give Toms River, NJ (April 18, 2017) If you’re a dog lover, there’s a good chance you’ve traveled through life with a canine companion by your side. Imagine how heartbroken you would be if somewhere down the…...

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Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) Announces Election of New Board Members

Toms River, NJ (March 29, 2017) Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) announced the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Jean Flaherty is Director of Marketing & Communications for Community Medical Center in Toms River. Jean’s efforts to enhance community health naturally support CVCJ’s commitment to…...

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Kearny Bank Foundation Grant Supports Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

Toms River, NJ (March 14, 2017) Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ) was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Kearny Bank Foundation in support of their programs to assist the elderly and help them remain independent. “As a company committed to supporting the communities where our customers live, we are…...

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