Township of Washington, NJ (March 25, 2014) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation, headquartered in the Township of Washington, recently granted $10,000 to the CHEER Program which is one facet of the Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County, located in Hackensack. This program focuses on helping the frail and isolated elderly in Bergen Country remain in their homes.
Seniors are provided with caregivers to help them with their grocery shopping, laundry, running errands and simple companionship. The CHEER Program helps ensure that these elderly seniors are receiving proper nutrition and a safe place to live at a reasonable cost. Another benefit of this program is that it hires caregivers in need of non-skilled jobs and from a low-income bracket.
“In today’s society, everyone has such busy lives that the safety and well-being of senior citizens around us is often overlooked,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “The CHEER Program has done an incredible job of taking the initiative to look out for our elderly neighbors and making sure that their needs are being met. We are happy to have been able to provide a grant for this special program and are looking forward to future involvement.”
Since 1954, Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Service of Bergen County has been the premier nonprofit home care service firm in Bergen County. It has provided in-home assistance that has helped thousands of people to live with dignity and independence in the security and comfort of their familiar home environments. Its services give families peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safely cared for by compassionate, skilled, and mature certified home health aides.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $4 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 103-year-old community bank with over $2.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.
About Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Services:
The Visiting Homemaker Home Health Aide Services offers programs such as Companion Care, Respite Care, Senior Care Program, Live-In Care, and Bath Service for Seniors in Bergen County. For more information on VHSBC please contact Elanor Frenkel, Ex. Dir. at (201) 488-0041 Ext 23 or Michele Ogden, Marketing and Community Relations Ext 15, or visit its website, www.vhsbc.com
Photographed from left to right: E. Frenkel, K. Lynch, M. Ogden