JSDD

Residents from JSDD’s twelve homes got together virtually to express birthday wishes for president Ellen Goldner. To the tune of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” residents are pictured in this video sharing their colorful hand-crafted cards and participating in other activities both before and during shelter-in-place.

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Enthusiastic birthday greetings for Ellen from WAE Center members and staff.

There is no one more genuine in their admiration for WAE artists and the accomplishments of WAE members than Ellen. “She touches and shapes the self-esteem of our members and their sense of belonging to something bigger. Ellen’s presence, enthusiasm, encouragement, warmth, and pride are infectious and inspirational,” says Linda Press.

Watch and listen as WAE Center members sing special birthday greetings to Ellen in this wonderful split-screen video.

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JSDD is extremely grateful to be the recipient of immensely needed PPE from various townships.  Thank you Christopher C. Mullin Emergency Management Coordinator -Livingston Fire Department Candace Davenport, R.N., BSN, Health Officer for Maplewood Robert Echavarria, Office Emergency Management – Millburn Fire Department Jeffrey S. Paul, Director Office Emergency Management – Morris County      

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Jennifer Fay, R.N. and JSDD Director of Nursing, received donations from New Jersey Masks of cloth face masks and ear savers. These were made with immense consideration for the Direct Support Professionals working in JSDD’s residences.  JSDD would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your incredible support! A BIG SHOUT OUT to Brielle Zahn and Taryn Smith!  

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Hagit Oren, Judaic Coordinator held a Zoom Shabbat for the JSDD Residences.  All welcomed Shabbat with songs and blessings.  The women from the Passaic Home shared that they loved the Shabbat songs and how important it is to be kind to each other.  Winged Foot Home shared they like taking Zoom yoga classes.  All the homes said they were happy to see each other on the Zoom Shabbat gathering.

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