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