ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT – APRIL 8 - Once again the Reformed Church Home is holding its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Please see the attached Annual Easter Egg Hunt flyer for more exciting details. We will begin at 9:45 am sharp! In the case of rain or snow, the event will be canceled. Check our website for weather-related announcements.
Food Bank of Old Bridge Receives Heartfelt Donation from Reformed Church Home
November 18, 2016 – Old Bridge, NJ – Reformed Church Home presented several hundred pounds of nonperishable food and over $1600 in cash contributions to the Food Bank of Old Bridge during a brief celebration on November 18 at the assisted living/skilled nursing community. Mayor Owen Henry and Food Bank Manager Diane Amabile were on hand to accept the donations and mingle with residents and staff. The food items will be used to support those less fortunate in Old Bridge Township during the Thanksgiving holiday and winter months.
RCH staff members Lynne Meehan (Dining Services Director), Marie Trezza (Development Director), and Laurie Vagrin (Activities Director) led the campaign to benefit the Food Bank and continue a tradition established at Reformed Church Home several years ago. This year, RCH ran multiple fund-raising contests, sold T-shirts and hats, sold $1 pin-up tags displayed in the lobby, and collected food under the global “Stop Hunger” initiative. The most successful of the endeavors was a highly competitive “Coin Wars” challenge in which various teams of RCH employees contributed spare change and dollar bills for the Food Bank. The second floor nursing staff and the administration teams tied for collecting the most money of the nine participating teams.
VA Ceremony Held at Reformed Church Home
November 11, 2016 – Old Bridge, NJ – Reformed Church Home hosted a Veteran’s Recognition and Pinning Ceremony this November to honor all residents who served in any branch of the US Military or Foreign Service. The program was sponsored and presented by Vitas Healthcare and included patriotic songs and stories.
Each veteran was recognized with an American flag pin and a personalized certificate thanking them for their service, presented by Retired US Army First Sergeant Craig Martin, MBA. As the current Veterans Liaison for Vitas, Sgt. Martin’s role is to assist veterans and families in determining benefits for which they may be eligible, as well as provide a resource for VA information that may be difficult to obtain or understand.
The activities department at RCH collected brief histories of each veteran’s tour of duty, and a biography was read as each person was honored. According to Kate Shepard, Executive Director at Reformed Church Home, “We so appreciate the men and women that have served and are grateful to Vitas for sponsoring such a moving program. It was so well attended with many family members expressing appreciation for the exceptionally well-planned event.”
Reformed Church Home Receives Handmade Quilt
April 19, 2016 – Old Bridge, NJ – Doris Haug, representing the Piecemaker Quilters of Colts Neck Reformed Church, presented a beautiful, handmade quilt to Reformed Church Home during a resident council meeting held at the home on April 12. Executive Director Kate Shepard accepted the masterpiece on behalf of the residents and staff.
The quilt is made up of many 4×4 squares that were completed by congregants of several Reformed Churches in New Jersey. Reformed Church Home’s mission statement is embroidered in the center of the quilt as a constant reminder of this community’s dedication to compassionate care in a spiritual environment.
“Reformed Church Home would like to sincerely thank all who were involved in creating this magnificent quilt,” said Shepard. “It will be a lovely addition to the Home, and we will hang it in our lobby as a beautiful piece for visitors to admire. It is a symbol of the love and support that area Reformed Churches have for the residents of Reformed Church Home.”
The quilting project has been underway since fall of 2015. Haug, a Reformed Church Home board member, led the project and enlisted the help of many churches in the community to design and sew quilt squares.
The participating churches were: Old Brick Reformed Church, Marlboro; Grace Reformed Church, Edison; the First Reformed Church of Hawthorne; Three Bridges Reformed Church; Freehold Reformed Church; Saddle River Reformed Church; the First Reformed Church, Pompton Plains; Pompton Reformed Church, Pompton Lakes; New Brunswick Second Reformed Church; Trinity Reformed Church, Plainfield; Monocacy Valley Church, Ijamsville, MD; Ocean Community Church, Manahawkin; and Colts Neck Reformed Church.
About Reformed Church Home
Reformed Church Home is a highly respected, not-for-profit healthcare center offering assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and respite care to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. The community consistently has been awarded outstanding annual surveys from the State of NJ Department of Health, and also received the Embracing Quality Award from Providigm (2013-2015); 5-star Quality of Care ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services each quarter since inception of the program in 2008; and Best of the Best Assisted Living Community in Middlesex County (2013-2015). For additional information, please contact Andrea Walls, Director of Marketing, at 732-607-9230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.