Winter 2019
Baby it's Cold Outside ...
however, according to the Groundhog, not for much longer - he did not see his shadow, therefore we are in for an early spring! Over the past several months, we've had a very busy time here at Enable and we are excited to share our latest happenings. So sit back, relax and enjoy our Winter edition of E-News. 

Enable Opens its 20th Group Home! 

On February 7th, Enable, Inc. celebrated the opening of its newest group home in Brick, NJ. Nearly 40 staff, neighbors, family and friends joined us for this special occasion. Brick Mayor, the Honorable John G. Ducey did the honors in cutting the ribbon ... Read More  

Below, Mayor Ducey says a few welcoming words and we officially cut the ribbon!  

Mayor speaking

Click Here to see more pictures from this momentous occasion. 
Join us for our 30th Anniversary Gala! 

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the ballroom at Mercer Oaks will be transformed into a sea of masks, spinning wheels and tumbling dice as Enable celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a Masquerade Casino night fundraiser. This exciting event will include a buffet dinner, casino gaming, fabulous prizes, photo booth, and a 50/50. Theme dress is encouraged! 

Lisa Coscia, Enable CEO (center) poses with our two honorees April Sette (left) and Divina Tucci of Bloomberg (right). 
In addition, we are thrilled to honor Bloomberg as our Corporate Volunteer and April Sette, of New Jersey Buzz, as our Community Advocate.   

Tickets are on sale now. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Click Here for more information or to register for the event. 

We really hope you can join us! 
Over the past year,100 Bloomberg volunteers have spent 257 hours volunteering their time with Enable across 13 different events. We are so happy to honor this outstanding organization as our Corporate Volunteer at this year's gala. From painting bedrooms in four of our group homes, to serving food at our staff picnic, to working hand-in-hand with consumers on various projects, including making Build-a-Bears for The Children's Home Society,  our Bloomberg volunteers have really made a world of difference to all of us at Enable.   Read More.

April Sette - New Jersey Buzz 
What can we say about April Sette -- she is an amazing individual who has given so much of her time and talent in order to help raise Enable's profile in the community. She has met several of our consumers and families, and has taken to heart Enable's mission of making it possible for individuals with disabilities to live full and independent lives. We cannot express enough how much we appreciate the videos she has created for us and the time she has spent helping to inform the community of what we do at Enable to help enrich the lives of the consumers we serve. 

Here are a couple of videos April created for Enable, one with an Enable consumer and one with Enable's Board President Domenic Sanginiti, Jr., Esq. 

Stark and Stark

Denise Final
Volunteer Corner 
In addition to Bloomberg, we have so many wonderful community supporters. Over the past few months Monmouth University students, Colgate-Palmolive employees, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Honor Society Students, and a mother and son have spent hours of their time volunteering with us. 

Students from Monmouth University's Big Event cleaned up the yard in one of our Monmouth County based group homes. 
 Members of the Colgate-Palmolive Jump Start Network prepared a Thanksgiving feast for the consumers in one of our Somerset homes. 
Students from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South's National Honor Society spent an afternoon in one of our Mercer County group homes, entertaining our consumers with music and games

A local mom and son spent time working on activities with the consumers in one of our Mercer County group homes. 

NJSO Holiday Concert 
This past Holiday Season, the consumers and staff at Enable's Princeton location were once again treated to the musical talents of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Coordinated by Bloomberg, two musicians from the NJSO performed many holiday classics. Watch their performance of " My Favorite Things.

Favorite Things

Staff Fun  

Sports Day 
Our staff honored their favorite teams by wearing a sports shirt on February 4th. Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, from LA to NY were represented. 

Holiday Fun
Staff participated in our annual Ugly Sweater contest. Can you guess who won? Also, one of our consumers helped to decorate the office tree; and Office Manager Amy poses with her special holiday dessert. 


Coalition for a DSP Living Wage
Enable staff participated in the Coalition for a DSP Living Wage movement. The campaign is designed to get the attention of NJ Legislators so that Direct Support Professionals are compensated with a fair living wage that reflects the incredibly complex and critical work that they do. 

Meet the Newest Members of our Team
Jami Rios, RN - Director of Nursing 
Jami is a New Jersey State licensed Registered Nurse who brings to Enable 20 + years nursing and medical experience. She has provided Nursing care in a wide variety of Nursing Roles, primarily Geriatric nursing and most recently in the last two years with Developmental Disabilities throughout New Jersey. Jami has an Associates degree in Nursing- (ADN) with a Diploma of Nursing from Saint Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Associate's in Science degree from Mercer County Community College and is a currently in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's in Science of Nursing degree at Chamberlain University of Nursing.  Jami began her nursing career nearly 10 years ago originally as a Licensed Practical Nurse specializing in Geriatric Nursing prior to becoming a Registered Nurse. She then went on to work with various non-profit agencies serving Developmentally Disable consumers. Jami is dedicated to ensuring our consumers are receiving optimal healthcare services while considering the consumers social, emotional, cultural and physical needs.
Aileen Kornblatt
Director of Marketing & Special Events
Enable, Inc.
13 Roszel Road, Suite B110
Princeton, NJ 08540   |  609-987-5003