Volume 7 • Issue 11 January 2015. newcommunity.org

New NCC Clinic Welcomes First Patients,
Officials Cut Ribbon

There’s nothing like a real life emergency to serve as an urgent reminder of the importance of accessible health care. Such was the case during the recent grand opening of NCC Commons Senior’s new Visiting Physician Clinic.

Officials from New Community and The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey gathered at 140 South Orange Ave. in Newark with residents for the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new health clinic. But mere moments before NCC Health and Social Services Director Sharon Pleasant-Jones began the program, a resident at the event became disoriented and unresponsive.

Tucked Away In His Studio, Homegrown Artist Flourishes At NCC

The doorway to John Aytch’s apartment looks like any other on his floor at New Community Gardens Senior. But step inside and you’ll find yourself transported into a colorful, paint-soaked world.

Aytch, 79, welcomes you in but apologizes for the fact that his bed occupies what would traditionally be used as a living room in his one-bedroom unit. He urges you to look past the clutter.

His fretting fades, however, as he watches your eyes widen to absorb the feast of artwork that covers the walls, shelves and floor. A majestic gorilla, spotted in her natural habitat, dances across a canvas. Oversized art books spill from bookcases. A pile of magnifying glasses sits under one of his many work stations.


Spreading Joy By Delivering Toys

Tis the season for sharing gifts and spreading Christmas joy and Madge Wilson has been doing so in spades. Wilson, NCC Outreach Coordinator and Board Member, gears up starting in September, reaching out to local parishes, schools, businesses and private donors to drum up toy donations that are distributed to needy families in the days before Christmas. This Christmas, more than 1,000 gifts were donated, according to Wilson.

“Everybody is in the giving spirit this year,” she said. “I get more than 100 calls a day.”

Monthly Features
Articles & Photos
  • NCC Thanks Our Holiday Donors
  • O Come All Ye Faithful: University Hospital Donates To Food Pantry
  • Former Harmony House
    Residents Share Testimonials
  • Keeping NCC Traditions Alive: Crib Blessing And Tree Lighting
  • Youth Services Hosts Breakfast With Santa
  • Hark! NCC Board, Officials Make
    Merry This Season
  • NCC Senior Buildings Deck The Halls
  • A Lesson In The Art Of Gift Giving
  • Jingle All The Way For Extended Care, Day Care Staff
  • From James Caldwell High: We Wish You A Merry Christmas!
  • NCC Founder Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Around The Network - College Student Club Donates To NCC Food Pantry
  • Around The Network - CHELC Hosts Scholastic Book Fair
  • Around The Network -Seconds, Please: Holiday Parties At NCC Keep Kitchen Bustling
  • NCC Accepts Books, Joins City In Literacy Campaign
  • Family, Friends Join Extended Care Resident Dinner
  • NCC Sees The Rockettes Live
  • Announcements
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