The time for the big celebration of the 150th anniversary of Green Hill Inc. is fast approaching. The second show of the celebration concert series, T-Ray Best of Motown was held October 11th. Family members, residents, staffers and guests enjoyed the fun filled day complete with concessions, raffles and give a ways.
The 150-year history of Green Hill began as the Society for Relief of the Respectable Aged Women in Newark, New Jersey in 1866. The not for profit enterprise began as a home for thirteen elderly women and soon grew to fill two buildings in Newark. In 1965 the organization, then called the Memorial Center for Women, moved to West Orange into the Green’s Hotel building and property and became Green Hill. In 1998 Green Hill welcomed men to the stately Legacy building that sits high on 21 acres of the second Watchung Mountain Ridge.
The growth of Green Hill continued with added services including rehabilitation, specialized nursing care, memory care facilities, and independent living. In 2011 the Green House® Homes and Green House project care model, the first of its kind in New Jersey transformed Green Hill once again, establishing them as a leader in the elder care industry for New Jersey. Green Hill continues to exceed expectations in the field of elder care with programs such as Care For Life where elders remain in their home indefinitely at Green Hill regardless of payer source. Green Hill @Home provides specialized individualized care and assistance to elders in their own homes by the highly trained experts of the Green Hill staff. Green Hill provides training for the future generation of geriatric nurses providing clinical experience, as a Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders associated community. Additionally, the leadership at Green Hill advocates for elders on a state and national level to ensure that healthcare services, hospitals and care facilities always provide the best elder directed care to the seniors of our state and country. The newest Green Hill state of the art program is the Outdoor Therapy Garden. Currently under development, the Therapy Garden will provide outdoor activities as rehabilitation options for those who are rehabilitating from trauma.
Funding for Green Hill programs and services are not met by resident fees alone. As a 501c3 organization fundraising is an integral part of a healthy financial plan. As you plan your giving for the 2016 calendar year remember Green Hill. Join us at the 150th anniversary gala and fundraiser in April. Donate by visiting our donate page. Or contact us about planned giving by calling Toni at 973-731-2300.