Atlantic Hub News Briefs, Nov. 25

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United Methodist Communities, a New Jersey based senior living and care organization, announced the appointment of Cindy Jacques of Shrewsbury, vice president of housing and community initiatives, to a three-year term on the board of LeadingAge New Jersey and Delaware.

LeadingAge New Jersey and Delaware is the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey and Delaware through advocacy, education and fellowship, according to a press release.

As the board liaison to the association’s Housing Managers Roundtable, Jacques will support their goals to advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

Jacques is a Certified Assisted Living Administrator (CALA) and Certified Social Worker (CSW) with more than 25 years of experience in senior care, housing and social work. She has been an associate of United Methodist Communities since 2000.


Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families throughout Monmouth County.

Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes, which can also be
nursing facilities and/or assisted living facilities, at least once a week. They read to the patient, reminisce about their lives, play cards, help with letter writing and provide respite for caregivers. Visits can also be virtual and are during the day or early evening.

Patient care volunteers complete an application and attend a virtual volunteer training
program. To sign up for the next virtual training class, contact Deborah
Adams at 732-405-3035 or email [email protected]


The All Seasons Diner in Freehold Township and the All Seasons Diner in Eatontown are opening their doors to those in need on Thanksgiving. Both diners will offer free meals to guests from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26. The diners will serve a limited menu, free of charge. Breakfast options include eggs, French toast, pancakes and an omelet, and dinner is roasted turkey and chicken with homemade stuffing, baked ham with fruit sauce, and meatloaf with mushroom gravy, plus sides of sweet yams, turnips and turkey soup. Only walk-ins will be seated; reservations will not be accepted.