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JESPY HOUSE’S July 26 gala raised funds for JESPY’s Scholarship
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JESPY HOUSE’S July 26 gala raised funds for JESPY’s Scholarship

Audrey Winkler, at left, executive director, JESPY House; Dr. Michael Och, honoree and board member; Ronald Brandt, president, JESPY Board; Elaine Katz, honoree and past president, JESPY Board; and JESPY fund-raising committee co-chairs Susan Weinstock an
Audrey Winkler, at left, executive director, JESPY House; Dr. Michael Och, honoree and board member; Ronald Brandt, president, JESPY Board; Elaine Katz, honoree and past president, JESPY Board; and JESPY fund-raising committee co-chairs Susan Weinstock an

JESPY HOUSE’S July 26 gala at The Wilshire Grand in West Orange raised funds for JESPY’s Scholarship Program and other essential needs. The gala highlighted three JESPY clients and premiered the new video, available at jespy.org.

JESPY honored Michael Och and Elaine Katz for their commitment on the board of trustees and announced the establishment of The Michael Och House-A Center for Aging at JESPY House. This new building will provide eight-10 older clients with individual and accessible living space. It will also offer accessible program space for occupational and physical therapy, life skills training, and other client services — all of which will provide JESPY clients with resources to age in place. 

JESPY House, a 39-year-old South Orange-based nonprofit, enables 250 adults with learning and developmental disabilities to reach their full potential and lead independent lives. JESPY’s clients range in age from 18-70, with 40 percent of clients aged 45 and older and in need of specialized support to retain their independence. 

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