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Expanded Care Provided For Lyndhurst Seniors At Carucci Building

Clara Cares was designed in 2008 in response to the health care needs of medically underserved home bound seniors.
Clara Cares was designed in 2008 in response to the health care needs of medically underserved home bound seniors. Photo Credit: Lyndhurstnj.org

LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Senior citizens living at the Carucci Building in Lyndhurst will soon have access to onsite medical care. Clara Maass Medical Center and the Township of Lyndhurst will officially announce on Thursday, the expansion of the Clara Cares program to the Carucci Senior Building.

The program will provide easily accessible, Primary Care Comprehensive Health Care to Lyndhurst senior citizens who reside at the Carucci Senior Building.

The June 30 announcement includes information about the program from 10 a.m. to noon. Speakers include:

  • The Honorable Robert Giangeruso Lyndhurst Mayor and Clara Maass Medical Center Board member
  • Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D. President and CEO, Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Said Saleh, M.D. Physician and President of the Medical Staff, Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Julia Stoumbos Program Coordinator, The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
  • Lynn Bartlett Executive Director, Housing Authority of New Jersey
  • Jillian Gingerelli, M.D. Physician, Clara Cares program, Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Martha Toliver Resident of the Senior Citizens Building of Orange, Clara Cares participant

Clara Cares was designed in 2008 in response to the health care needs of medically underserved home bound seniors. For more information contact Fran Monteleone at 973-450-2997.

The program seeks to increase access to quality health care and provide effective disease management in order to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and avoid acute illnesses through house-call health care services.

The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation provided generous support for this program. During facility visits, Clara Maass Medical Center personnel provide Primary Care Services, comprehensive medical assessments, follow-up counseling, and appointment/transportation coordination.

The Carucci Senior Building is located at 281 Stuyvesant Ave.

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