Voices of Inspiration at the April 19 Gala of Hope: ‘NewBridge Has Been Like Family’
Friday, March 23, 2018
Join us April 19 for NewBridge Services’ Legacy of Hope Gala and you’ll hear 77-year-old Rose D. describe the challenges of caring for her sick husband, and how NewBridge has helped her manage.
As her husband’s health deteriorated, Rose D. found herself struggling with the physical demands and emotional impact of caring for him alone.
A devastating woodcutting accident and a stroke followed by the serious complications from diabetes and Parkinson’s disease left her husband, Gene, with little mobility, vision loss in one eye, and depression.
“I didn’t have family to help, I was on my own,” the 77-year-old said. Then Rose learned about NewBridge Senior Assistance for Independent Living (SAIL), a free program of NewBridge Services that connects Morris County residents age 60 and over with community services.
NewBridge SAIL Director Claudia Mattson helped Rose arrange for a home health aide for her 85-year-old husband several days a week, and for a nurse to visit weekly. Mattson helped them both enroll in NewBridge@Home, a weekly in-home counseling program for homebound seniors. When Rose became ill last fall, Mattson arranged for a home health aide to tend to her once a week too.
“NewBridge has been like family,” the longtime Morris County resident said. “I don’t know where I’d be without them, I really don’t.” Rose has recommended NewBridge SAIL to others who face the challenges of aging at home.
“I can’t begin to tell you how happy and honored — I feel honored! — to be a part of NewBridge,” she said.
That’s the power of NewBridge. Come hear for yourself at NewBridge’s Legacy of Hope Gala at The Legacy Castle, a palatial new venue in Pequannock Township.The night’s festivities start at 6 p.m. and include dinner and dancing, silent and live auctions, a wine raffle, an open bar, and more! Sponsorships are still available!
Tickets are $150 per person and parties of 10 can reserve a table. To register, bid on auction items, or become a sponsor, go to www.501auctions.com/newbridge2018. Contact NewBridge Director of Development Vicki Hess if you have questions at email@example.com or (973) 939-2427.
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NewBridge Services, a 501c(3) nonprofit, is a premier provider of counseling services, housing and educational programs in northern New Jersey serving nearly 8,000 adults and seniors last year alone. NewBridge treats mental illnesses and addictions; teaches skills for coping with stress, grief and challenging relationships; builds and manages affordable housing; offers school-based programs that teach children and adolescents resiliency skills for healthy emotional development; helps young adults succeed in their education and prepare for careers; and supports seniors so they can remain independent. Throughout its more than 50-year history, NewBridge has remained true to its mission of bringing balance to people’s lives by tracking shifts in communities’ needs and providing innovative, effective programs to meet them.