10,00th Person Receives Care from Volunteer Group – Celebration Set

Posted on March 13, 2013 By

Lakewood resident Ellen Fetzko, 81, has become the 10,000th person to receive care from Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey (CVCJ), a milestone that this group will celebrate Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 a.m., House of Hope, 253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, N.J. This achievement coincides with the 20th anniversary of CVCJ.

Because medical issues prevent Fetzko from driving, she requested assistance with medical transportation and shopping.  When Fetzko was younger, she, herself, was a volunteer for an Animal Shelter Thrift Store, an activity she loved.

Lynette Whiteman, the executive director of CVJC) says, “We are having a little celebration.  (Think Reader’s Digest but without the $10,000.00 check) at our office with the Ellen who is very excited. She is a lovely woman who is a great sport and feels honored by all the attention she is getting as our 10,000th Care Receiver.  Her daughter, Susan Hoffman, the Surrogate in Hunterdon County, is hoping to attend.”

Jane Maloney, Director of Senior Services, Ocean County, will be joining the celebration along with other dignitaries.

CVCJ is a non-profit interfaith agency whose mission is to assist the frail and homebound elderly with everyday tasks enabling them to remain independent in their own homes. All services provided are free.

More than 1000 volunteers assist over 2000 senior citizens each month with transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, relief for Alzheimer’s disease caregivers, reassuring telephone calls, and friendly pet visits.

CVCJ has two locations serving 23 municipalities in Ocean County.  For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, call 732-505-2273; or visit www.caregivervolunteers.org

***Caregiver Canines Variety Show***
Join us for an afternoon of tail-wagging fun!

Sunday, April 7, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Toms River Intermediate East
Contact Danielle for tickets and more information