Medicare Open Enrollment is less than a month away! That’s the period of time from October 15th to December 7th when eligible Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health and prescription drug coverage plans without penalty. If you or someone you know is eligible for benefits and has questions about their Medicare options for 2017, you can call our office to schedule a free, confidential appointment with a qualified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. Learn more
Playing Bridge is a great way to stay healthy as you age. It keeps the mind sharp, enhances social life and nurtures partnerships. The American Contract Bridge League estimates the average age of today’s competitive U.S. bridge player is 71! On Wednesday, September 14th, some of the area’s premier Duplicate bridge players joined more than 100 of their colleagues at the annual Navarumsunk Auxiliary Benefit Bridge Luncheon at the Rumson Country Club. Learn more.
The 2016 FCS Gala Committee invites you to join them on Saturday, October 29th at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ, for the 2016 Leading Lights Gala honoring former FCS Board chair Mary Ann McDonald and two long-time community partners Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home, and Gloria Nilson. Learn more
Calling all book lovers, nutrition buffs and fitness fans! We’re currently seeking enthusiastic, dedicated individuals for our two school-based volunteer programs designed to foster literacy skills and encourage healthy eating habits in young students. Learn more
The Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (PAPJC) will host a special Art Exhibition and Sale from 5-8 pm on Sunday, August 21 at the historic Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club (MBBT) to benefit FCS. “Paint It Forward” will feature more than 150 original works from 30 local artists, many of whom are nationally known for their plein air work. Learn more
The FCS Thrift Boutique in Long Branch will be closed indefinitely due to fire. The blaze, which broke out in the upstairs apartment of the building at 307 Branchport Road on July 7th, was contained to the upstairs unit and no one was injured, but the resulting smoke and water damage forced the agency to temporarily suspend business. Learn more
“Our Home Health Aides are our ambassadors in the community. They are in the field, leading us in our Mission to provide compassionate care and helping us pursue our Vision to protect and preserve the dignity and independence of people in need.” – Delly Beekman, FCS CEO
Compassion. Empathy. Professionalism. Kindness. These were just a few of the adjectives used to describe six very special people who were recognized this month for their outstanding work on behalf of FCS (Family & Children’s Service) and their patients. Certified Home Health Aides Pierre Cambry, Velvet Taylor, Mary Edwards, Joyce Ross-Gunter, Gloria B. and Supportive Care Aide Jean Fields were named Aide of the Month in appreciation for all they do to meet the needs of individuals in their care. Learn more
Thank you to everyone who turned out to support FCS Day at the Races! The day was a great success and helped raise critical funds to assist the vulnerable. Thank you! Enjoy our photo gallery from this year’s event.