February 2017 E-Newsletter          

Imagine for a minute that your life took an unexpected turn. You lost your job, you were in an accident, or lost your spouse. Unforeseen situations happen to hardworking families every day in New Jersey. Now imagine, as a result, your income was cut in half and you could no longer afford to stay in your home.

For some, it is a mere 'bump in the road,' but for others it can send someone into an immediate downward spiral. Many people may have the love and support of family close by. But, for others, they need the services of LSMNJ to help them get back on track.

Project Home has been a program of LSMNJ since 1998. It began as a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children in Jersey City. Recently, Project Home has been transformed into affordable housing for low income families. With this transformation we are able to serve a larger population of people in need, who have limited choices.

In addition, LSMNJ has partnered with Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corp. and York Street Project in an effort to continue to identify qualified homeless individuals in Hudson County in need of permanent, affordable housing. Together, we work to break the cycle of homelessness and bring them a step closer to self-sufficiency.


LSMNJ introduced Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), in the Fall of 2010. Since then, the program has been providing care and services to seniors, age 55+, who live within designated Hudson County zip codes and who have skilled nursing care level needs. The benefit to seniors enrolled in Lutheran Senior LIFE, is that they can continue to live in their own home and maintain their independence while receiving care and services from an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, therapists, a nutritionist, and social workers.

Since its opening, enrolled participants have not only gained better control over managing their medications, chronic illnesses, and their physical abilities, but have also improved their overall quality of life. Many have reduced stress, improved their diet, and increased social interaction -- which has proved to reduce depression.

"Lutheran Senior LIFE is a program about which people are relatively unaware of, yet it is an incredible option for seniors in need of skilled nursing level care," explains Jennifer Mojave, director of marketing and enrollment. "If you know of someone in the Hudson County area that could benefit from the Lutheran Senior LIFE program, call 1.877.LIFE188 (1.877.543.3188)."

Learn more.

American Heart Month (February) is upon us and residents and participants throughout several LSMNJ programs are helping to raise awareness and celebrate life!

In addition to events planned throughout the month, several people sported their favorite RED apparel in support of Go Red For Women Day Some joined in by walking to keep their heart healthy, while others received valuable tips, exercises, recipes, and screening information regarding stroke and heart disease.

One heartbeat at a time ....... we will continue to find ways to keep all women and men HEART HEALTHY!

Crane's Mill residents participate in an indoor Heart Walk and wear RED for Go Red for Women Day!.

Participants and Staff at Lutheran Senior LIFE at Jersey City get festive for Go Red For Women Day!

2017 Hand in Hand Volunteer Dates
Volunteers are the hands, heart, and soul of the ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts still happening throughout the state of New Jersey.

You are invited to come and team up with others from across the state to volunteer your time and efforts to help those who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices due to Superstorm Sandy.

Here are our 2017 Hand in Hand Volunteer Days:

March 11th  --  April 22nd  --  June 17th  --  August 19th

If you'd like to volunteer, please complete the volunteer form. For more information: Please contact Alex Elefante at (609) 699-4132.
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