The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) will host its 2016 Honoree Luncheon Event on Sunday, Nov 13th at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank. This annual event is an opportunity to recognize the work of others that enable NJFA to advance its mission-aligned activities. NJFA focuses on policy to address senior and caregiver issues; public education to improve access to services; and professional education to support high standards of care. Aging Insights is a 30-minute monthly TV program broadcast across NJ. NJFA began producing the program in 2011 and now has released more than 60 programs which are also on NJFA‚Äôs website, www.njfoundationforaging.org and on YouTube.
This year‚Äôs distinguished honorees include:
Diane Riley, Anti-Hunger Advocate and Aging Insights Guest. ¬†
For over a decade, Diane has been a leading voice for the hungry and poor in New Jersey. Joining the Community Food Bank in 2011, Diane led a coalition of stakeholders to raise awareness about hunger, engage in public dialogue, and influence policies that address underlying causes as well as solutions. As a member of numerous organizations and at every opportunity when Diane addresses hunger issues she always calls attention to the plight of seniors who face economic challenges daily.
Eileen Doremus, Advocate for Seniors and Caregivers and Aging Insights Guest
Eileen Doremus has served as a former NJFA Trustee and in her current role as the Executive Director of the Mercer County Office on Aging and throughout her career has championed the issues of aging and caregiver services especially when looking at the needs of fami¬?lies coping with Alzheimer‚Äôs and Dementia. She is a dedicated advocate and an expert on caregiving and creativity.
Piscataway Community TV Station, Technical Director and Aging Insights Partner
Piscataway Township became one of the first towns in NJ to have its own TV station. Over thirty years later, Piscataway Community TV (PCTV) is still producing local programming, sports coverage and providing local in¬?formation to the residents of the communities it serves. NJFA partnered with PCTV to initiate the monthly series Aging Insights. PCTV‚Äôs knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers produce a stellar program with NJFA staff each month.
The event will feature Jazz pianist Tara Buzach, a Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle.
For tickets and sponsorships please contact NJFA‚Äôs office at 609-421-0206 or visit www.njfoundationforaging.org.