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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:16 am | Updated: 11:17 am, Thu Aug 29, 2019.

GALLOWAY – Seashore Gardens Foundation hosted a gala celebration Aug. 1 that raised more than $100,000 for programs and services to benefit the residents at the nonprofit Seashore Gardens Living Center. 

The event, which is the foundation’s single largest annual fundraiser, also honored key individuals with leadership and service awards.

With the theme, “Home Is Where The Heart Is,” the Seashore Gardens Foundation Gala raised funds for the June M. Cohen Family Connection program and the Alzheimer’s Sensory Trail & Healing Garden. The June M. Cohen Family Connection Program provides the essential connections for residents with their families via wi-fi and technology. This program offers opportunities for residents to video chat with their loved ones, bringing joy and enhancing their quality of life. The Alzheimer’s Sensory Trail & Healing Garden provides an ever-changing kaleidoscope of colors and scents. It features multiple raised bed gardens with fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants indigenous to the Jersey shore. Residents are able to share in the watering and care of the plants, as well as enjoy the produce in their diet.

The Seashore Gardens Foundation honored Janice T. Cambron with the 2019 Martin H. Klein Leadership Award, and Steven and Letty Chang with the 2019 Labov Bernstein Community Service Award.

Cambron is former executive director of SGLC, who led the Home for 35 years. Her numerous contributions include the intergenerational Summer Sizzlers Youth Program, the annual 5K/7K Walk/Run to benefit Alzheimer’s Outreach Services, Stockton University’s student internships in physical therapy and gerontology at SGLC, and the SGLC scholarship for the Atlantic City Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association.

Steven and Letty Chang, founders and owners of Essential Elements in Northfield, are being honored for their countless contributions to the Home and to the community. Letty Chang worked as a nursing supervisor. Steven Chang is a pharmacist and serves on the Seashore Gardens Foundation Board. In addition, they are regular sponsors of events and programs to enrich elder lives. 

The Simon & Sylvia Zisman Seashore Gardens Living Center (SGLC) is a nonprofit home for the aged, guided by Jewish tradition, law, and charity, dedicated to enriching the quality of life for its residents. The 125,000 square foot senior Living Center features a continuum of services which include assisted living, short and long term nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, respite care and full rehabilitation.

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