Ocean County Caregiver Coalition

Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Our mission is to create a community of representatives to address the needs of family caregivers across the lifespan in Ocean County
What is OCCC? The Coalition is a group of caregivers, family members and professionals who support and advocate countywide for caregivers in the aging, disability, chronic illness and mental health communities. Join us the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30-3:30 PM at the Ocean County Library in Toms River. Meetings are open to anyone whose daily life is affected by caregiving. For more information, please contact: Renata Svincicka at (732) 262-8020 or [email protected]

Dear Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Members:The upcoming Ocean County Caregiver Coalition virtual meeting will be on T...
04/16/2020
Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Meeting

Dear Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Members:

The upcoming Ocean County Caregiver Coalition virtual meeting will be on Tuesday, April 21st, 1:30 PM to 3 PM on the Zoom platform. Special guest, author, blogger, educator and caregiver consultant, Debra Hallisey will be joining us!

Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email with meeting links. May you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

We look forward to connecting on Tuesday.
Click on this link to register

https://conta.cc/3bdcWMt

The Family Recovery Network
04/13/2020

The Family Recovery Network

Don't forget to check on your elderly relatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. If your loved ones use technology, encourage them to participate in family video calls. You can get creative and host virtual family dinners and game nights, or ask your relative to read a bedtime story to kids!
Since older adults are more severely affected by the COVID-19, it is recommended that they use extensive precautions to avoid contracting the virus.You can help your relatives by ordering grocery or medication delivery straight to their home. In case that they need to contact their doctor for any non-urgent concern, see if you can set up a tele-health appointment for your loved ones.

#FRNHealth #COVID19

Certified Health Insurance Navigators have gone virtual and we are here for you!If you are experiencing a lapse of emplo...
04/10/2020
We Are Here For You

Certified Health Insurance Navigators have gone virtual and we are here for you!

If you are experiencing a lapse of employment due to COVID-19, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through the Marketplace. Depending on your income level, you may also qualify for NJ FamilyCare coverage.

Call us at 1-800-355-0271 to talk about your options today!

The Family Resource Network
04/02/2020

The Family Resource Network

Our first Virtual Standing Day is tomorrow, April 3rd.

If you are experiencing a lapse of employment, have recently become unemployed, or have questions about Health Insurance options in New Jersey-The Family Resource Network's Certified Health Insurance Navigators are available for assistance through virtual appointments.

📞 Please contact us at (800) 355-0271 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Caregivers of New Jersey
04/01/2020

Caregivers of New Jersey

🗣We want to hear from you!
Are you caring for an adult family member and also caring for children?

Please consider completing our Sandwich Generation Caregiver Survey: https://lnkd.in/eTnQrDa

#SandwichGenerationCaregivers #CNJ #CompoundGenerationCaregivers #SurveysAtHome #CNJCommunity

Today is National Census Day! We encourage everyone to fill out their census forms (click the link below). Why an accura...
04/01/2020

Today is National Census Day! We encourage everyone to fill out their census forms (click the link below). Why an accurate count is so important? It affects things from your representation in Congress, funding for schools & education, infrastructure and healthcare. Don’t forget to remind your family and friends to fill out their forms too.

https://my2020census.gov

Today is National Census Day! We encourage everyone to fill out their census forms (click the link below). Why an accurate count is so important? It affects things from your representation in Congress, funding for schools & education, infrastructure and healthcare. Don’t forget to remind your family and friends to fill out their forms too.

https://my2020census.gov

#BeCounted #2020Census #FRNHealth

The Family Recovery Network
03/31/2020

The Family Recovery Network

Wheelchair and Assistive Technology User Precautions regarding COVID-19.

BREAKING NEWS: The President signs the CARES Act into law making it the largest emergency aid package in US history. Man...
03/27/2020
The Family Recovery Network

BREAKING NEWS: The President signs the CARES Act into law making it the largest emergency aid package in US history. Many individuals, small businesses, hospitals and state & local governments will all benefit from the bill

BREAKING NEWS: The President signs the CARES Act into law making it the largest emergency aid package in US history. Many individuals, small businesses, hospitals and state & local governments will all benefit from the bill.

If you or your loved ones are experiencing a lapse of employment or have recently become unemployed due to the COVID-19 ...
03/27/2020

If you or your loved ones are experiencing a lapse of employment or have recently become unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period through the Federal Marketplace or NJ FamilyCare coverage.

The Family Resource Network's Certified Health Insurance Navigators are available for assistance through virtual appointments. Our upcoming virtual standing days are April 3, April 7 and April 9. Our Navigators will be available all day to assist consumers with their individual cases. Please contact us at (800) 355-0271 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

If you are experiencing a lapse of employment or have recently become unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period through the Federal Marketplace or NJ FamilyCare coverage.

The Family Resource Network's Certified Health Insurance Navigators are available for assistance through virtual appointments. Our upcoming virtual standing days are April 3, April 7 and April 9. Our Navigators will be available all day to assist consumers with their individual cases. Please contact us at (800) 355-0271 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The President signed the CARES Act.BREAKING NEWS: The House passes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimu...
03/27/2020
House Passes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package | National Review

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The President signed the CARES Act.

BREAKING NEWS: The House passes $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package to help support individuals, small businesses, hospitals, and state & local governments impacted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This is the largest emergency aid package in US history.
The bill is now awaiting President's signature. Follow The Family Recovery Network page for up-to-date information about the aid package.

#COVID19 #FRNHealth #COVID19News #FRNNews

The massive economic stimulus package is intended to buoy the flagging economy.

National Alliance for Caregiving
03/25/2020

National Alliance for Caregiving

As a #caregiver, you may wonder what you can do during #COVID19 to protect your ailing loved one. Check out this summary specifically for caregivers based on CDC ’s recommendations: https://bit.ly/3bm4HgI Source: Caregiver Action Network

Caregivers of New Jersey
03/25/2020

Caregivers of New Jersey

Sandwich Generation Caregivers - we want to hear from you! https://lnkd.in/eTnQrDa

If you are caring for an adult family member due to chronic illness, disability, or aging AND also caring for children please complete this survey! Your input could lead to the development of new supports and resources!
#StayHomeDoSurveys #Caregivers #SandwichGenerationCaregivers #CompoundCaregivers

03/24/2020
Caregivers of New Jersey

Caregivers of New Jersey

Today is the first day our CNJ Sandwich Generation Caregiver survey is open!

This type of caregiver is likely caring for an adult family member due to health needs or disability, while also caring for children. If you or someone you know is a Sandwich Generation Caregiver, please participate in this survey! Answer all questions as they apply to your care recipients so that we may better assist you with supports and resources to meet your caregiving needs.

⏰ 25 minutes to complete the survey

📞 If you'd like to complete the survey by phone or video chat email Greta:
[email protected]

🎁 By completing the survey you will be eligible to enter into a drawing to attend the National Caregivers Conference!

Surveys available in English and Spanish:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KFHDY5G
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPM3HQC

National Caregivers Conference
03/10/2020
National Caregivers Conference

National Caregivers Conference

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has reactivated their national campaign - SEE US. This campaign has gathered the largest collection of stories from individuals impacted by paralysis. This time, they want to bring awareness and visibility to vital members within the paralysis community - caregivers. They want to hear from you- Share Your Story!
#Caregiving #Caregivers #CaregiversofNewJersey #YourVoiceisValuable

Caregivers of New Jersey
02/25/2020
Caregivers of New Jersey

Caregivers of New Jersey

Are you a caregiver, advocacy group, nursing home provider, professional association, or other interested stakeholder? Consider registering for Medicare Learning Network events. Click the link below to see upcoming Calls.

National Caregivers Conference
02/19/2020
National Caregivers Conference

National Caregivers Conference

Interested in becoming a speaker for the National Caregivers Conference? Complete a proposal in the link below!

We invite presenters to submit proposals that provide quality-driven, evidence-based, culturally competent solutions for caregiving best practices.

#NationalCaregiversConference2020 #PublicHealthLeaders #Cargiving

"Happily, the resident had some back-up for his unplanned discharge. First, the intervention of a Horizon MLTSS Member A...
02/06/2020
For Horizon and New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman, A One-of-a-Kind Relationship

"Happily, the resident had some back-up for his unplanned discharge. First, the intervention of a Horizon MLTSS Member Advocate. And then the support from a powerful advocate allied with Horizon: New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO)."

See how Horizon’s unique alliance helps protect long-term care residents’ rights, health and dignity.​

National Caregivers Conference
02/04/2020
National Caregivers Conference

National Caregivers Conference

Interested in becoming a speaker for the National Caregivers Conference? Complete a proposal in the link below!

#NationalCaregiversConference2020 #PublicHealthLeaders #Caregiving

A couple of spots still available!!!Call me or text if you are coming!
01/30/2020

A couple of spots still available!!!
Call me or text if you are coming!

Dear Coalition Members- The advisory councils of RAISE Family Caregivers Act and Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandch...
01/29/2020
Request for Information: Caregiver Advisory Councils

Dear Coalition Members- The advisory councils of RAISE Family Caregivers Act and Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act are seeking input such as experiences, challenges, successes, and ideas to better support caregivers. Please consider sharing!

ACL leads the implementation of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act. Both laws established advisory councils that reflect the diversity of the 43+ million caregivers in America. The councils also include members from federal agencies involved in....

-Art Class Fundraiser + Light Refreshments-Where: Harmony Village at CareOne, Jackson (11 History Lane Jackson, New Jers...
01/13/2020

-Art Class Fundraiser + Light Refreshments-
Where: Harmony Village at CareOne, Jackson (11 History Lane Jackson, New Jersey 08527)
When: January 30th between Noon and 2pm
Please RSVP to Lisa Kelly ([email protected]) by January 24th.

On Wednesday January 22nd, CareOne of Jackson will be hosting a Caregiver Support Group Luncheon between Noon and 1:30PM...
01/13/2020

On Wednesday January 22nd, CareOne of Jackson will be hosting a Caregiver Support Group Luncheon between Noon and 1:30PM. Please RSVP to Lisa Kelly ([email protected])

Wishing all of our Caregivers A Happy Healthy New Years!!!🎉
12/31/2019

Wishing all of our Caregivers A Happy Healthy New Years!!!🎉

We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.
12/25/2019

We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

*Important information regarding Healthcare Insurance*
12/17/2019

*Important information regarding Healthcare Insurance*

*Open Enrollment has been extended until December 18th!*
Starting this year, in New Jersey, it’s the law to have health insurance. Failure to have health coverage or qualify for an exemption will result in a penalty.
*Do you have questions or want to make an appointment with a Certified Healthcare Navigator before December 18th?* Call our Family Resource Network line at (800) 355-0271.

The Family Resource Network
12/13/2019
The Family Resource Network

The Family Resource Network

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance through the Marketplace ends this Sunday, December 15th. If you would like to sign up with the assistance of a Navigator or have ANY questions regarding your options, Please call and make an appointment with a Navigator today * (800) 355-0271 *

We are Thankful for our 2019 Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Appreciation Day Lunch Sponsor : SALAD WORKS1311 Rt 37 Tom...
12/05/2019

We are Thankful for our 2019 Ocean County Caregiver Coalition Appreciation Day Lunch Sponsor : SALAD WORKS
1311 Rt 37 Toms River, NJ

12/02/2019
NJ Department of Human Services

Open Enrollment for health insurance is until December 15th.
- Do you need assistance matching a healthcare plan with your needs?
- Do you have questions about your options?
- Do you need assistance navigating the healthcare.gov website?
Certified Navigators are here to guide you. Please call 800 355-0271 if you have any questions and/or would like to make an appointment with a Navigator. Stay safe and stay warm!

What a great meeting today at the Chelsea of Bricktown! We are always ready to support the Ocean County Caregivers!!!!
11/19/2019

What a great meeting today at the Chelsea of Bricktown! We are always ready to support the Ocean County Caregivers!!!!

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum are now in the third year of Folk Arts for Homebound program. The program offers the...
11/12/2019

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum are now in the third year of Folk Arts for Homebound program. The program offers the opportunity for homebound individuals to connect with a local artists while gaining a fulfilling new skill free of charge. The program has benefited past participants including their caregivers by providing a deeper understanding of traditional folk arts, reducing feelings of isolation through social interaction with our artists, and increasing participation in the local arts & culture community. For more information please connect with Catherine McLearen, and please feel free to share this post!

FRN Navigators are preparing for Open Enrollment! To schedule your enrollment assistance appointment please contact: (80...
10/30/2019

FRN Navigators are preparing for Open Enrollment! To schedule your enrollment assistance appointment please contact: (800) 355-0271 or visit https://frnnavigator.org/ for more information! #GetCoveredNJ #OpenEnrollment

Register for this Webinar on the State Respite Legislation in the link below! The webinar will explore state legislative...
10/16/2019
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: State Respite Legislation: Advancing Respite for Family Caregivers. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Register for this Webinar on the State Respite Legislation in the link below!

The webinar will explore state legislative respite initiatives sponsored by AARP across the country, including a successful legislative initiative in Oregon, as well as examples of state legislative successes shared by state respite coalitions.

The ARCH Sustainability Learning Collaborative is pleased to invite you to this webinar on State Respite Legislation: Advancing Respite for Family Caregivers. State Lifespan Respite grantees and their state coalition partners are exploring strategies to help sustain activities to expand and enhance....

Caregivers of New Jersey
09/13/2019

Caregivers of New Jersey

#SeniorYearChallenge looks so fun!
08/26/2019

#SeniorYearChallenge looks so fun!

We had to jump on the First Day of School pictures bandwagon. Our residents posed for pics because it's Another Day Loving Our SENIOR Years at Mentor Ridge! #firstday #senioryear #everybodyisdoingit

Caregivers of New Jersey
07/26/2019
Caregivers of New Jersey

Caregivers of New Jersey

Advocacy Alert! Great news for the 43 million Caregivers nationwide who rely on services such as respite for their loved ones with disabilities and other chronic conditions! #LifespanRespite

Come on out on Saturday, June 22nd for free cooking demos, giveaways and exercise sessions! Learn about healthy cooking ...
06/07/2019

Come on out on Saturday, June 22nd for free cooking demos, giveaways and exercise sessions! Learn about healthy cooking and fun exercise routines with Get FIT!

Healthy living has never been more fun!

Join The Family Resource Network at the Tom's River Lodge 1875 on Saturday June 22nd for an exciting day of healthy and fun activities: cooking, exercise, and fun giveaways! We hope to see you there!

Special thanks to Elks USA and Horizon NJ Health, for sponsoring this event!

#FamilyResourceNetwork #GetFIT #HorizonNJ #ElksUSA #FitFoodFun

Effort Underway To Expand Access To Respite Care
04/26/2019
Effort Underway To Expand Access To Respite Care

Effort Underway To Expand Access To Respite Care

Lawmakers are looking to dramatically increase federal funding to support respite care for families of those with disabilities and other special needs.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Check out FRN's blog post which includes Governor Murphy's Proclama...
03/20/2019
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - Family Resource Network

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Check out FRN's blog post which includes Governor Murphy's Proclamation and an art campaign.

#DDawareness19

March is National Disability Awareness Month! The Family Resource Network would like to encourage everyone to join in on this celebration of many accomplishments, contributions and talents offered by the developmental disability community. Spreading awareness and celebrating inclusion this month and...

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Did you know? Over 1.1 million caregivers reside in New Jersey. Ocean County leads the state in per capita senior population and is second in number of individuals with disabilities. Over the course of a caregiving "career," family caregivers who provide intense personal care can lose as much as $659,000 in wages, pensions, and Social Security. 87% of caregivers do not believe their lives will improve without legislative action. By 2020, adults requiring assistance with daily living will double, where will the help come from?

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Medical Mall Pharmacy and MassMutual New Jersey-NYC are proud to put on their first Zoom event regarding the pharmacy's roll in the coronavirus crisis. The speaker will be Joseph Petrone, the Executive Director of 22 DMS Pharmacy locations and a Licensed Hospital Administrator. He will be giving information regarding best practices, symptoms/risks, ways the pharmacy can help, how to be a role model during this, as well as some myths currently circulating about the virus. They will be sending out a questionnaire for people to engage the pharmacist and any questions will be answered in the follow up event on the Top 10 Questions for the Doctor Regarding Coronavirus. By clicking on the link below you can register for the event and receive a link to log into the Virtual Zoom Meeting.
This is critically important information that affects seniors and loved ones who need hospitalization, subacute rehab, or nursing home stays during a crisis. There are new opportunities to achieve great results for our senior clients.
looking for a p/t caregiver for 93 yr old mom in toms river.
Please contact me with info to attend a meeting to help me with my Mother's care. My name is Rose Marie Pascale and I live in Brick, NJ. e-mail is [email protected]
My husband & I are interesting in attending a meeting for support with my elderly Mother (101) who is currently in Chelsea Assisted Living in Toms River, NJ. I am having a very hard time dealing with the changes in her since Dec. 2016 when I placed her in the facility. Please reply to this message and advise us where we an attend a meeting in Ocean County. Thanks so much
Today's meeting has been cancelled! We understand that many are on vacation or out of office and may not be able to make it to the meeting. We will keep you posted about the next meeting. Thank you!
Reminder: we will be meeting next Tuesday at CareOne in Jackson! Address: 11 History Ln, Jackson, NJ 08527 Date: June 20th Time: 1:30-3:00 RSVP to Mikaela Saunders at [email protected]