Nine (9) JESPY House clients now reside in the fully-accessible Michael Och House – A Center for Aging at JESPY. Their move into the beautiful brick residence was commemorated with a Grand Opening on October 6, 2019.
In addition to the clients and their families, the event was attended by the home’s namesake and JESPY Board member Dr. Michael Och and the Och family; local and state government officials; donors; JESPY Board members; and a wide array of well-wishers.
The Michael Och House, JESPY’s first Aging in Place residence, is doing its part to help meet an increasing need to service people with I/DD as they age.
Several of JESPY’s Aging in Place clients, JESPY’s Executive Director Audrey Winkler, Board Members, local officials, and members of the Och family participated with Dr. Michael Och in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
JESPY Executive Director Audrey Winkler (center) is shown with Marsha Atkind, Executive Director and CEO of The Healthcare Foundation of NJ, and Paul Aronsohn, the NJ Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families.
Longtime JESPY clients, Richard K. and Nancy J., were among the clients who offered their experiences and feelings about moving into the new Aging in Place residence.
Clients Virginia F. (above left) and Ellen W. (below left) are excited to be new residents of the Och House.
Dr. Michael Och, center, is shown with JESPY Executive Director Audrey Winkler and JESPY Board President Ron Brandt.
JESPY Board Members.
Our beautiful Donor Recognition wall, located in the Och House.
Dr. Michael Och and family stand on the steps of the Och House.