JESPY opens Och House in SO

New shared living space allows village residents with IDD to age in place

JESPY opens Och House in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Welcome to my house!” enthused Michael Och as he welcomed South Orange community members into the new JESPY shared aging-in-place house named for him. The renovated house on Meadowbrook Place in South Orange that is now home to nine JESPY clients was made possible by Och and his family, who funded […]

Golf invitational to benefit JESPY House is huge success

Golf invitational to benefit JESPY House is huge success

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Despite clouds in the sky, the rain held back as a great time was had by all at the South Orange Golf Invitational at the East Orange Golf Course in Short Hills on Sept. 16. In support of JESPY House, a nonprofit organization that services adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, […]

South Orange Golf Invitational to benefit JESPY

South Orange Golf Invitational to benefit JESPY

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Monday, Sept. 16, golfers will gather at the East Orange Golf Course to play in the third annual South Orange Golf Invitational, a fundraiser to benefit JESPY House. A South Orange-based nonprofit, JESPY serves 250 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proceeds from the Golf Invitational will benefit JESPY’s Aging […]

JESPY clients mark milestone birthdays at annual jubilee

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY clients, families and staff had a grand time recently at the annual jubilee. The theme of the celebration was “JESPY Dances Through the Decades” and the event also marked the milestone birthdays of several JESPY clients. Four such clients included 40-year-old Mike Posner dressed as the ultimate ’80s rock star, […]

JESPY discusses ‘horrible’ Access Link service at NJ Transit board meeting

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Dec. 12, JESPY House Executive Director Audrey Winker, along with several JESPY clients, parents, staff and a board member, attended an NJ Transit board meeting at One Penn Plaza East in Newark. The issues of concern they presented to the board related to Access Link’s “dismal service, poor reliability, rude […]

JESPY ‘SHOUT OUT Awards’ recognize local businesses

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The best business is doing good business! With that sentiment in mind, JESPY House recently presented its first JESPY House “SHOUT OUT Awards.” Presented in mid-November, JESPY clients will give these awards to the 50 businesses or business owners in South Orange who they feel are most helpful and welcoming. “The […]

Experts gather for groundbreaking symposium at JESPY

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a nonprofit organization in South Orange that works to advance independence among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently presented a dynamic two-day symposium at South Orange Performing Arts Center titled “Aging in Place: Innovative Strategies to Support Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.” The event featured a who’s who of […]