To launch the Jewish Home Family’s opening of the SeniorHaven Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, there will be a community breakfast on Tuesday, July 28, at 8 a.m., at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Dr., Rockleigh.
SeniorHaven, a member of the SPRiNG Alliance, joins other emergency shelters around the country that are specifically focused on meeting the unique needs of the over-65 population. It will be the only shelter in New Jersey and one of 12 in the country.
It will offer short-term crisis stabilization stays for victims of elder abuse, providing an emergency safe haven for 90 to 120 days at no charge to the victim. Victims will be provided a full range of services, including medical care, and nursing, rehabilitation, and social services, along with pastoral care, depending on individual needs.
Referrals to SeniorHaven can come from any professional in the community, including social service agencies, hospital social workers, Adult Protective Services, and police officers. For referrals, call (855) 455-0555. Speakers on elder abuse prevention and warning signs are also available and can be booked for organizations of any type. For information on speakers, call (201) 518-1176 or email SeniorHaven@JewishHomeFamily.org.