PHOTO: Lakewood Resident is 10,000th Person to Receive Care from CVCJ Volunteer Group

PHOTO: Ellen Fetzko, (seated), of Lakewood, is recognized for becoming the 10,000th person to receive care from Caregiver Volunteers of Center Jersey – a milestone celebrated by agency staff, volunteers, local and county officials.

CVCJ is a non-profit interfaith agency whose mission is to assist the frail and homebound elderly with everyday tasks enabling them to remain independent in their own homes. All services provided are free.

More than 1,000 volunteers assist over 2,000 senior citizens each month with a host of help from transportation to medical appointments to friendly pet visits. CVCJ has two locations serving 23 municipalities in Ocean County.

Joining in the celebration are from left to right Lynette Whiteman, the executive director of CVCJ, Lakewood Deputy Mayor Steven Langert, who also is a Caregiver volunteer, Toms River Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher, Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari, Chairman of Senior Services and Jane Maloney, Director of the Ocean County Office of Senior Services. TLS.

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