RIVER VALE, N.J. -- There's no place like home, especially for seniors, who experts say prefer to age in place.
That's where traditional assisted living organizations like Jewish Home in River Vale can help. Since launching its Jewish Home at Home community programs in 2010, hundreds of area residents have been able to avail themselves of services while aging in place. Offerings include home modification, adult day care, and personal and home care.
You can learn more at a casual wine and cheese event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Home in River Vale. Aging pros will be on hand to talk about solutions for individuals and families facing challenges as they or their loved ones advance in years.
Susan Lilly, director of care management services for Jewish Home, told Daily Voice the event's focus is to make people aware there are community-based geriatric services to ease the process.
"Jewish Home is a nonprofit, which has been in Bergen, North Hudson and Rockland counties for more than a hundred years," she said. "We are non-sectarain, so (programs) are for anyone. I like to say, 'You don't have to be Jewish to like Levy's (Rye Bread)."
Consultants will be at the event to talk about life care management, Lilly said.
She said some of its programs can be paid for with subsidies, through veterans and other organizations.
"The goal is helping seniors remain at home, well cared for and secure while maintaining the highest level of independence and quality of life," Lilly said.
The Jewish Home Assisted Living is 685 Westwood Ave., River Vale.
To RSVP, call Lilly at (201) 750-4247 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org