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Right at Home of Central New Jersey successfully completes weight loss challenge, raising funds for Alzheimer’s association

A great percentage of Right at Home of Central New Jersey’s clients suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

For a number of years, Right at Home of Central New Jersey has held many fundraising events to raise awareness as well as provide significant funds to donate to Alzheimer’s-related charities.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage communities across the world, Beth Sholom, owner/executive director, wanted to find a novel way to address the “new normal” which could be the catalyst to raise funds for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, according to a prepared statement.

Because the risk of exposure to COVID-19 remains lowest for those who can stay in their homes and limit outside contact, many people have not been able to eat healthy or exercise as regularly as they normally would. Sholom came up with the novel approach of a “Shed the COVID-19” challenge. She reached out to our home health care partners and local businesses to encourage them to participate in the challenge which began on June 7 and ended on July 31.

Each individual who participated committed to donating $1 for every pound lost during the “Shed the COVID-19” challenge. All monies that have been raised will be donated by Right at Home of Central New Jersey to Alzheimer’s New Jersey.

In order to encourage participation and have fun while getting healthier, Right at Home of Central New Jersey created a number of both virtual and in-person fundraising events that people participated in, including gentle yoga, Zumba and a Face Mask Social, according to the statement. On July 31, she brought the “Shed the COVID-19” challenge to a close at the Right at Home of Central New Jersey home office in Old Bridge featuring the Breakfast of Champions, where attendees enjoyed a healthy breakfast and light refreshments.

“We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of all those who participated, attended our virtual events, participated in our online fundraisers, sponsored events and supported us every step of the way. Everything that was done helped us raised money which will go a long way to smashing out Alzheimer’s. On behalf of all of us at Right at Home of Central New Jersey, we thank everyone for all of their support,” Sholom said in the statement.

Since 2002, Right at Home of Central New Jersey has offered senior care services to Middlesex, Mercer and Northern Monmouth county residents. Right at Home of Central New Jersey offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue to live independently. For more information, contact Right at Home of Central New Jersey at www.rightathome.net/monmouth-middlesex/, 732-967-0900 or beth@rahcentral.com

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