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Posted on: September 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] NJ Commissioner of Human Services to Speak at the September 19th Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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Cape May Court House, NJ – Commissioner Carole Johnson, New Jersey Department of Human Services, will be the guest speaker at the September 19th meeting of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Family and Community Health Sciences’ Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. The free information session will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Courthouse-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. The building is handicap accessible.

Commissioner Johnson will provide an overview of the services and programs provided by the Department of Human Services that help older residents maintain independence with help from their caregivers. Additionally, the Commissioner wants to dialogue with the grandparents to better understand their needs as caregivers for their grandchildren.

Marilou Rochford, Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, said, “We are excited that Commissioner Johnson selected our group to come speak to in Cape May County. Our grandparents are tasked with caring for their grandchildren as well as taking care of themselves as they age. Sometimes this is a difficult undertaking and it is important that they know the services and programs that are available to them through the State of New Jersey and the County of Cape May.”

A light supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6 p.m. There is no charge for this program, however, advanced registration is required by September 14. Please call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 3609 for more information or to register for the program.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) is the largest state agency in New Jersey. It serves about 2.1 million New Jerseyans or about one in every five state residents. DHS and its divisions provide programs and services designed to give eligible individuals and families the help they need to find permanent solutions to a myriad of life challenges.

Support for this program is provided by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disability Services, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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