Join us on Monday, July 24th at Deal Golf and Country Club, for our 2017 FCS Golf Classic. Registration is underway for the annual outing, which kicks off with a barbeque-style lunch and concludes with an evening cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Registration fees for this year’s event are $420 for individual golfers and $1,650 for a Foursome. Sponsorship opportunities, which include signage on the course, acknowledgement in the event program and recognition through publicity and social media, are also available. Contact Diane Gribbin firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-222-9111
The following testimony was submitted by FCS Adult Protective Services Director Lisa Barnes at a Public Hearing, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 before the Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities & Veterans Services:
Next Thursday, June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; a day set aside for communities around the world to raise awareness about elder abuse, and to shed light on the importance of preventing, identifying, and responding to this serious, escalating problem. It’s estimated that each year, 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and for every case that is reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. Experts agree this upward trend will continue for at least the next decade, as more and more baby boomers enter their later years, becoming the fastest growing population in the country.
Nearly 250 guests joined members of the FCS Navarumsunk Auxiliary to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 10 at Branches in Long Branch. The event raised more than $12,000 for FCS (Family & Children’s Service) programs and services. Learn more
FCS is currently accepting applications for its free Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) class to be held this summer, July 5th through the 26th at Keyport High School in Keyport, NJ. The 76-hour training program, which can cost upwards of $1,500, is being offered at no cost to students through generous grants from Investors Bank™ and the Mary Owen Borden Foundation. The grants also include funds to cover many of the associated costs and fees normally absorbed by students, including educational materials, application and licensing fees. Learn more
The FCS Thrift Boutique is partnering with Cinderella’s Closet of Monmouth County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting self-esteem among young adults, to offer a special sale of new formal dresses and gowns at the Boutique’s new location at 604 Second Avenue in Long Branch.
“We are excited to partner with Cinderella’s Closet, an organization whose Mission closely aligns with our own,” says FCS CEO Delly Beekman. “The partnership allows us to provide a valuable resource to budget-minded families and individuals, while at the same time, raise funds for essential programs and services that serve the most vulnerable in our community.” Learn more
We are proud to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board of Directors: Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline of Monmouth Reform Temple, Carrie Page of Fair Haven and Jack Weakley of Middletown.
“We are extremely pleased to have Carrie, Jack and Rabbi Kline join our board of Directors,” says FCS Board Chair Paul Stach. “Given their diverse backgrounds in finance, marketing, law and community outreach, they will be a valuable resource for the board and management as we continue to address the changing, unmet needs of our community.” Learn more
Spring is in the air, and the ladies of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary are gearing up for their 60th Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 10, at Branches in West Long Branch.
“We are especially excited to celebrate our 60th Anniversary,” says Auxiliary President Arlene Lospinoso. “Our Diamond Anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many of our friends and supporters, and to recognize the important work that what we have done as women to help fulfill the Mission and Vision of FCS.”