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Causes: Human Services, Seniors, Supportive Housing for Older Adults

Mission: Heath village was formed for the purpose of planning, building and operating a retirement community. Heath village is a multi-denominational christian community for all people, regardless of race, creed or ethnic origin. Heath village believes it is important that retired persons have a living environment that fosters a meaningful life with security, dignity, fellowship and personal and spiritual well-being. To achieve these objectives and purpose, heath village provides retired persons with appropriate living accommodations, as well as social, recreational, educational, religious and other programs and services that promote individual independence in living with the availability of supportive services when needed. Heath village encourages interaction between heath village employees, its residents and the community at large.

Programs: Heath village is a full service retirement community with no life care fees and optional entrance fees, making it an affordable choice for today's retiree who wants to remain active, involved and independent. The 100+ acre community offers a variety of living accommodations including: 154 independent apartments ranging in size from studio to two-bedrooms; 10 cottage style apartments which include two bedrooms, a single car garage, utility room, two baths, an eat-in kitchen and a three-season porch; 38 hotel-style apartments which include housekeeping services and three meals per day; 40 residential healthcare beds and 99 skilled nursing beds, both licensed by the new jersey state department of health. For the fiscal year ended june 30, 2014, the independent apartments served 267 residents, the residential health care unit served 58 residents, and the skilled nursing unit served 340 patients and provided $340,076 in benevolent care. All residents of the community enjoy around the clock security, a wireless emergency/nurse call alert system, maintenance services, transportation services, pastoral services, and social activities both on campus and off campus in addition to a swimming pool and jacuzzi, community garden, shuffle board court, bocce court, nature/walking trail, library, fitness center, bank, computer center, gift shop, beauty salon, craft shop, chapel, art studio, and numerous other amenities. During the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014, the community expanded its wireless internet network to all the independent apartments, which completed the overall project to provide wi-fi to the entire campus. Major renovations were also completed during the fiscal year which added a new game and media room, outdoor patio area, great room, and new dining facilities. Residents of the community continue to participate in over 40 resident groups and organizations, including the bocce ball league, wii bowling league, bridge players, mahjong, and book discussion group, to name a few. During the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014, players and on-lookers enjoyed the annual bocce game against the heath village administration. Library volunteers were excited to implement and introduce a new web-based card catalog software to help modernize the on-campus library. The residents also attended various off-campus trips during the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014, including numerous trips to hunterdon hills playhouse, new jersey symphony orchestra, paper mill playhouse, monthly lunch trips, an annual mystery trip, and overnight trips to lake george and lancaster, pa. On-campus activities included annual events such as a horse show, dog show and family day, and more frequent events such as lectures, cocktail parties, pool parties, and outdoor summer concerts. While the residential healthcare and skilled nursing units have their own dining room facilities, all residents and guests of the community have the option of dining in the main dining room for a restaurant style dining option, the grill room for a fine dining experience, the pub, or in the cafe for a less formal setting. Residents also enjoy various special dining events in the main dining facilities throughout the year including birthday night, holiday dinners, a resident anniversary celebration, and a newcomer's reception. The skilled nursing unit boasts an in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation center which provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy. In addition to the rehab services, the independent residents may also benefit from limited home health services and out-patient nursing care. During the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014, the skilled nursing unit introduced a new electronic medical records system and anticipates further enhancement to the system by adding electronic physician orders soon. The facility also hosts a caregiver support group facilitated by the director of social services, a parkinson's support group facilitated by the dietitian and the director of rehabilitation, and two senior seminars, all of which are open to the public.

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