What's Happening at FCS
October 11, 2018The 2018 Leading Lights Gala Committee
The Leading Lights Gala committee cordially invites you to join them on Saturday, October 27, at Navesink Country for the annual Leading Lights Gala, celebrating 109 years of Family & Children’s Service (FCS) and honoring our 2018 “Leading Lights”, Kathy Goullet, Ron Gillaspie and Monmouth Park Race Track. Tickets to the event may be purchased online at accel events or by contacting FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-22-9111 ext. 134 or at email@example.com.
October 2, 2018FCS Home Care Service
The New Jersey Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) has granted full accreditation to Family & Children’s Service’s (FCS) Home Care Service, giving it high marks for maintaining the highest standards of quality care for its clients and their families. CAHC is a nonprofit accrediting body that insures industry standards for home care services throughout the state and accredits agencies that meet those standards. (more…)
September 25, 2018
Medicare Open Enrollment is right around the corner! That’s the period of time from October 15 through December 7 when eligible Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their health and prescription drug coverage plans without penalty. Seniors and other eligible beneficiaries who have questions about their Medicare options for 2019 are encouraged to contact FCS at 732-728-1331 to schedule a free, confidential appointment with a qualified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. (more…)
September 13, 2018
Playing Bridge is a great way to stay healthy as you age! Research shows the game can keep the mind sharp, enhance social life and nurture partnerships. That’s good news for the 120 guests who signed up for this year’s 2018 Benefit Bridge Luncheon, Wednesday, September 12th at Rumson Country Club hosted by the Navarumsunk Auxiliary. Most of the players who participated in the afternoon tournament were in their 70’s and 80’s and several were in their 90’s! (The American Contract Bridge League estimates the average age of today’s competitive U.S. bridge player is 71.)
The annual event draws bridge enthusiasts from throughout Monmouth County to compete for points and prizes in Duplicate Bridge, or participate in less-competitive Party Bridge matches. Director Roy Samitt and Assistant Director Lynn Chapin with the Jersey Bridge Club direct the event, while members of the Auxiliary help with registration and raffle ticket sales. Auxiliary Chair and life-long bridge enthusiast Arlene Lospinoso says bridge is a great way to stay connected in your older years. She and her bridge partner began playing together shortly after high school and are still playing together, more than 60 years later. This year’s Bridge Benefit Luncheon is expected to raise nearly $5,000 for agency programs and services. To see more photos from the event, visit our photo gallery.
August 2, 2018
Staff from FCS’s Volunteer Services program joined leaders from hundreds of nonprofit and volunteer organizations from across the country in Washington, D.C. this month for the 2018 “National Senior Corps Convening” hosted by the Corporation for National and Community for Service (CNCS). The three-day event brought together directors and staff from the Corps’ Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to network with peers, learn best practices and hear from national experts in the fields of aging.
July 2, 2018
When Arlene and Maurice “Butch” Lospinoso throw a party, everyone shows up! This past Sunday, despite the blistering heat and humidity, the Middletown couple rallied more than 180 of their closest friends and family to attend their annual “Day at the Races” fundraiser at Monmouth Park Racetrack benefiting FCS. Butch, an avid horse racing fan, and Arlene, a former Chair of the FCS Board of Directors and president of the agency’s Navarumsunk Auxiliary, have been organizing “Day at the Races” for more than 20 years to raise funds for essential FCS programs and services, including protection for vulnerable adults, home care for the frail and elderly and school-based volunteer programs designed to promote childhood well-being. Their efforts have resulted in thousands of dollars in support for the agency.
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