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HomeCare Options 61st Annual Dinner, April 16, 2015

 

Clockwise from upper left: 2015 Caring Award winner Joseph Duffy with Home Care Options' Board VP Diane Silbernagel; Board President Ken Morris with NJ Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle, a 2015 Caring Award winner; Home Health Aide of the year, Ines Galarza and family


HomeCare Options 60th Annual Dinner, April 16, 2014

   

Clockwise from upper left: Home Health Aide of the year, Fabiola Prado being recognized by Alexis Barry, Executive Director and Nursing Supervisor Manager Catherine Pichardo;  Scholarship Winners Esterlina Dondero, Victor Diaz Tolentino, and Jessica Moran; Board President Ken Morris with Lifetime Caring Award recipients Senator Richard Cody and former Executive Director, Ken Wessel.


HomeCare Options 59th Annual Dinner, April 18, 2013

              

 

       

 

Center, HomeCare Options Board President Ken Morris. right and Executive Director Ken Wessel left, Honor Sen. Nellie Pou at the 59th Annual Dinner.  Clockwise from upper left: Home Health Aide of the year, Eustolia Castillo being recognized by Alexis Barry, Director of Services, and Ken Wessel;  Miriam A. Forbes Scholarship winner Natasha Edwards with Alex Barry; Special Caring Award winner Maria Santiago; Caring Award winner Michael Lucas with Board Vice President Diane Silbernagel;


HomeCare Options honors aides on Home Health Aide days 2012

    

Left, Euphemia Richman, Homemaker of the Year, Alexis Barry, Director of services, and Mary Slater, honored for 30 years of service. Right, Alex Barry and Minnie Jackson who was recognized for 35 years of service.  Below Olympia Dries and Cynthia Dunn honored for 25 years with the Agency.

 

Above/below, Certified Home Health Aides honored for 20/10 years of service


Summer Camp

 

Children of our Staff enjoying time at Camp Hope in West Milford.  David Harris of the New York Jets donated sneakers for everyone.


 

Christine Cookson of New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance presents Agency Director Ken Wessel with check for the HomeCare Options' Home Health Aide Scholarship fund


HomeCare Options 58th Annual Dinner, April 18, 2012

      

              

Center, HomeCare Options Board President Ken Morris welcoming  370 guests to the Agency's 58th Annual Dinner.  Clockwise from upper left: Home Health Aide of the year, Euphemia Richman being recognized by Alexis Barry, Director of Services, and Agency Executive Director Ken Wessel;  Mariachi Band entertains; Father Richard Rusconi, seated with his table, received the Abe S. Berliner Community Service Award;  Rita Kelly received the annual Caring Award,  Joseph Duffy of Catholic Charities is on left and Ken Wessel

Priscilla Cordero, center, back row, was the recipient of the Miriam A. Forbes Scholarship.  She will be attending William Paterson University. Miss Cordero is the daughter of Home Health Aide Miriam Cordero of Paterson.  She is shown here surrounded by proud family.


HomeCare Options honors aides on Home Health Aide day 2011

Luz E. Rodrigez being honored for 25 years of service. Director of Services, Alexis Barry is on left and Sophia Zak, Nursing Manager is on right.

Honored for 20 years of service are, left to right: Carmen DaCorte, Beatriz Acosta, Gladys Salazar, Carmen Collado, Carmen Aponte-Post, Evelyn Chapman, Betty Bravo, Viola Mahan, Louise Crawford, and Marta Vinales


 

National Memory Screening Day November 15, 2011

Alex Barry, HomeCare Options Director of services, second from left, and Professor Jill Nocella of William Paterson University on right, along with student nurses from WPU lend a hand at Memory Screening Day at the Paterson Museum.


HomeCare Options 57th Annual Dinner, April 28, 2011

      

    

Clockwise from upper left: Home Health Aide of the year, Lora Ellis being recognized by Alexis Barry, Director of Services; Agency Executive Director Ken Wessel presenting the Abe S. Berliner Community Service Award to Yvonne Zuidema, CEO of the United Way of Passaic County; Larry the Magic Guy entertaining guests at the dinner; Ken Wessel and Fr. Michael Burke of Catholic Charities presenting the Annual Caring Award to Brenda Berkley of Catholic Charities for her work in public housing.


Robert Parker of NewBridge, left, presenting a 2011 Helping People Move Forward award to HomeCare Options' Executive Director Ken Wessel at the Magic of NewBridge Gala, March 31, 2011


Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Among those honored at HomeCare Options Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  for most shopping visits were MaryAnn Vecchione left, and right Lynne Lefeler. Volunteer Coordinator Virginia Statile is in center.


HomeCare Options staff prepare Thanksgiving Baskets for patients with food they donated

Yvonne Hester, a home health aide at HomeCare Options for 36 years, prepares to deliver a Thanksgiving Meal to a patient


Enjoying the HomeCare Options Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Lambert Castle

     


Phil Rongo (right) and Ron Ricci (center), founding co-partners of Round Valley Wealth Management, present a check to Agency Director Ken Wessel to provide flu shots to agency staff.


56th Annual Dinner

Board President, Ken Morris,  welcomes guests to HomeCare Options 56th Annual Dinner April 29, 2010

Assemblywoman Nellie Pou accepting Home Care Advocate Award from Executive Director Ken Wessel at the Agency's Annual Event

Shirley Force of the Passaic County Department of Senior Services was recognized with the Abe S. Berliner Community Service Award at the dinner

Mujibar Rahman, left, was honored as homemaker of the year at the event


Alzheimer's Certificates Awarded February 24, 2010

Certificates Awarded to HomeCare Options Aides who have completed specialized Alzheimer's training provided by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Jersey.


Home Health Aide Day November 19, 2009

  

Left Euphemia Richman, Sharon Faison, and Ardine Bardin are honored for 25 years of service. Right, Yvonne Hester with Executive Director Ken Wessel.  Yvonne was honored for 35 years of service.  Below being recognzed for 20 years of service are, left to right Rebecca Briggs, Phyllis Brown, Maria Cotrina, Shirley Scott, and Romona Sierra. 


 Homemaker of the Year Honored at State Celebration

Wilean Carroll, Agency Homemaker of the Year, was honored at the New Jersey Home Health Aide Day celebration at the Foresgate Country Club on November 5th.  She is with Agency Executive Director Ken Wessel, left, and Director of Services Alexis Barry, right.


Alzheimer's Association Provides Respite Grant

HomeCare Options' Executive Director Ken Wessel, center, receiving $10,000 grant from the Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Jersey's President/CEO Pat Lombreglia while Association Vice President of Programs and Services, Laura Holly-Dierbach looks on.  The funds will be used to provide respite care services to Alzheimer's families in Passaic County.


NJBIZ Magazine Volunteer of the Year

HomeCare Options Volunteer Coordinator Virginia Statile, right, being recognized by Colleen Matthews of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as a Heatlhcare Hero Volunteer of the Year. The Healthcare Heroes Awards are sponsored by NJBIZ magazine.


2009 Annual Dinner

Left to right, Frank Reyes,  Miriam A. Forbes Scholarship Winner, Carmela Mitchell, Caring Award winner, Wilean Carroll, Homemaker of the Year, and Nancy Eberhardt, Abe S. Berliner Community Service award recipient.



Agency Director Ken Wessel, right, accepting recognition from NJBIZ magazine for HomeCare Options as a 2008 Corporate Healthcare Hero.  The recognition was for the efforts the organization makes to care for its own employees.  At the far left is John D. Fanburg of WofBlock LLP and Judith Roman, CEO of Amerihealth.  They were cosponsors of the event.


HomeCare Options' Home Health Aide, Shreen Savage, received $1000 scholarship from Home Care Foundation of NJ President Frank Giannantonio at the organization's Annual Meeting May 13th.  Shreen is attending Nursing School at Passaic County Community College.


2008 ANNUAL DINNER

Dixie Stokem, left was honored for her 28 years of service upon her recent retirement as Agency Director of Services.  Maria Carpio was honored as the 2007 Homemaker of the Year.


Assemblywoman Pou being introduced at left and Board President Ken Morris at the podium on the right.

Some of the 415 guests enjoying the Dixieland band


From Left,  Carol Kientz Executive Director of the Home Care Assoc. of NJ, Home Care Options’ Certified Home Health Aide Sheika Rose, Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Home Care Options’ CHHA Ieda Castilla.  Ms. Rose and Ms. Castilla were honored at the 5/10/06 HCANJ Annual Meeting at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg.  Each received a $1000 scholarship from the Home Care Foundation of NJ to help with expenses for Nursing School. 


Executive Director, Ken Wessel, left, receiving the Untied Way of Passaic County's 2005 Community Cornerstone Award.
United Way Executive Director Yvonne Zuidema, and HomeCare Options' President  Ken Morris are at right.



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Senator Bill Bradley accepting Lifetime Caring Award from Board President Ken Morris, left, and director Ken Wessel, right, at the Agency's 50th Anniverary Dinner


2004 Abe S. Berliner Community Service Award winner,  Dept of Aging Director, Mary Kuzinski with Agency Executive Director Ken Wessel


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Danitza Helena, left, and Tamar C. Gordon, right, are 2003 winners of the Miriam A. Forbes Scholarship. Mrs. Forbes is at center.  HomeCare Options is proud to provide $2500 College Scholarships each year to the children or grandchildren of our Home Health Aides.


 
Board member, Virginia Statile - Martha Esposito Award Recipient
Board member, Virginia Statile, the 1998 Home Health Assembly of New Jersey's Martha Esposito Award Recipient, Receives Jersey City's Leadership Award from  Mayor, Bret Schundler.  This year Virginia was a recipient of the Abe S. Berliner Community Service Award at the Agency Annual Dinner.

Patrice and Ken Wessel with Senator John Glenn at National Association for Home Care meeting in Baltimore

 

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Home Health Aides Receiving GED diplomas through HomeCare Options
GED classes




Monsignor Richard Rusconi, 1999 Board Treasurer, meets the Pope
Monsignor Richard Rusconi, Former Board Treasurer, meets the Pope in Vatican ceremony.

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Congressman Bill Pascrell (right) on home visit with Home Health Aide Candida Mendez and Executive Director Ken Wessel



Executive Director Ken Wessel discusses Medicaid Cuts with President Clinton
Executive Director Ken Wessel discusses Medicaid Cuts with President Clinton


HomeCare Options Headquarters are in the Historic Rogers Locomotive Building in Paterson
HomeCare Options Headquarters are in the Historic Rogers Locomotive Building in Paterson
HomeCare Options Headquarters are in the Historic Rogers Locomotive Building in Paterson

The locomotive on the right, #119, was built in the Rogers Building.  The picture depicts the driving of the Golden Spike at the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

The Great Falls of Paterson, one block from our office, were the source of Power for America's First Industrial City.

The Great Falls of Paterson, one block from our office, were the source of Power for America's First Industrial City.

 

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