The holiday season is a time of reflection. We find ourselves grateful for the many small moments and significant occasions as we reflect over the past year. We are filled with gratitude along with feelings of how we are truly blessed. I am grateful to have the privilege and honor to serve our seniors with compassion, to know them, to listen to their stories, listen to their woes, empathize with their pain, and witness their joy. Through the strength of our community and valued partners, the generous financial and emotional support we have received enables us to continue our important mission of providing an affordable and caring environment for seniors to live independently.
As the new year approaches, I want to extend my heart-felt thanks and appreciation for your support, volunteer hours, and prayers which have contributed to another successful year. Your contributions facilitated the acquisition of much needed new appliances and additional extraordinary celebratory events. Our first Oyster & Wine Fundraising Event was an amazing night filled with joy and hope! The event evidenced how our special community has greatly impacted so many people’s lives. I look forward to 2023 with enthusiasm and excitement as we celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary!
With partners like you, we can continue to serve our seniors and provide compassionate care, a safe environment, quality services, and necessary programs to enrich their lives. While we reflect on a blessed year, I am reminded of the challenges we face ahead of us. For our 2022 Annual Appeal, we ask you for your support to continue building a healthy and strong community. Your thoughtful contribution can be made by using the enclosed envelope or online at www.stpetersresidence.org/donate/ and will be gratefully received and deeply appreciated. On behalf of the Senior Residence, we wish you all the best this season and always.
Thank you for your support,
The Senior Residence
The Senior Residence at St. Peter the Apostle is a supportive senior community. Located in beautiful River Edge, NJ adjacent to Van Saun Park the community provides a loving and welcoming place to live. Our small size, just twenty-three residences, provides for an intimate family atmosphere.
“I love that they are next door to the school, seeing the kids and the seniors interact daily makes the Senior Residence a unique place to live, they are part of a neighborhood, I like that”.
– Carol Bartlett
Mission: The Senior Residence at St. Peter the Apostle is dedicated to providing compassionate care, a safe environment, quality
services, and enriching programs to enhance the lives of seniors.
The Senior Residence welcomes people of all religions aged 60 and older and persons with disabilities. Rent includes: three meals a day, housekeeping, recreation, medication management, private bedroom and twenty 24-hours staffing.
“I could not quantify all the things the staff does for the people who live there. The care they provide is genuine and unconditional, it goes well beyond ‘amenities and services’”.
– Gail Brunner
“I like having total independence. I like being free to choose if I want to join in on the activities, just go to relax in my room or do a puzzle in the recreation room. I can have breakfast from 5am to 10:30 they serve lunch at 12pm and dinner at 5pm. I like the desserts!”
“St. Peter's is located in a lovely residential area. Our building is beautifully decorated and well kept. The manager and the entire staff present a warm, loving and friendly atmosphere for all the residents. I have been a resident here for over a year and a half and being able to walk to my church and have family nearby is a big plus!”
Our agency had the privilege of providing caregivers to The Senior Residence for the first year and a half of its operation when that function was brought in-house. The Residence is adjacent to Van Saun Park and is a great option for seniors looking for an independent community in the Bergen County area. The facility offers the charm of a traditional building--high ceilings, hardwood floors and a beautiful, brick-enclosed sun porch--along with the comforts and convenience of a modern kitchen and bathrooms. The staff are caring and responsive. St. Peter is truly a home to its residents.
From our family's initial contact several months ago, St Peter's has been the answer to our prayers. Our brother is thriving and enjoying living there. The staff members know the residents and really care about them. Meals are well prepared and the place is spotless. It is a great mix of privacy and social interaction. Gina helped us all from the first time we met her and continues to do so. St. Peter's has enabled our brother to live as independently as possible, which is what he really wanted and deserved after dealing with a long illness. Our family and brother couldn't be happier........
I cannot say enough about St. Peter's Senior Residence. Our family feels so very blessed to have found such a caring environment for our brother Kevin. The facility is immaculate, warm and inviting. I am amazed at the degree to which every detail of daily living has been thoughtfully orchestrated. My brother needs consistent and loving support with meals, meds and daily living, He was only there a couple of months before he referred to the residents and helpers as his "St. Peter's family." The emotional atmosphere is intimate and personal. The staff does so much to celebrate the individual. The food is home made and outstanding. He can get his room cleaned, his cloths washed. The food is very good and they accommodate for different dietary needs. Rates are reasonable for what is provided. All in all, a win!
My friend, Arnold Ackerman, has been at the Senior Residence since it opened. He is well taken care of and the staff there are so caring and absolutely fabulous! I have been recommending people to this place since it opened and 2 residents are there because of my referrals. Gina Principato is so amazing and goes out of her way day or night to care for all the residents. Also, Connie and Miguel have gone out of their way to make Arnold comfortable. I am so thankful that we found this place for Arnold, it is local and I live in River Edge down the road. It is also a coincidence since my dear Aunt lived there about 15 years ago when it was previously opened so I knew it would be the place for Arnold.
“The building is beautiful and was recently renovated with beautiful new bathrooms and high ceilings with ceiling fans. There is a full sun room, sitting rooms and TV room. The co-directors and staff are responsive and caring. If your parent is mentally alert, independent and social this is a beautiful, affordable option.”
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