Senior Memoirists from Lester Senior Housing Community Fill the House for Open Mic Night as Part of Monthly "Memoirs with Paul" Program

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Participants Share Their Writings and Memories at Drip Coffee House in Morristown; Memoir Group is one of Several Creative Expression Programs Offered at the Senior Living Community, Which is Owned and Managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey

Naomi Zaslow, resident of the Lester Senior Housing Community

Naomi Zaslow from the Lester Senior Housing Community, at the open mic night at Drip.

Residents of Lester Senior Housing Community shared personal stories of many kinds at a recent open mic night event at Drip Coffee House in Morristown. The program, which was open to the public, was part of the residents’ participation in Memoir Writing with Paul, a twice-monthly program held at the senior living community that is facilitated by Paul Rabinowitz, executive director of ARTS by the People. The non-profit organization brings assorted programs that promote creative expression to seniors and others; residents of Lester Senior Housing Community as well as Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange participate in a variety of creative activities through ARTS by the People, including floral arts and fine arts. Both senior communities are owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (http://www.jchcorp.org).

The audience at the coffee house included seniors and their families as well as local residents, who heard from Ruth Bromberg, Thelma Borodkin, Naomi Zaslow and Mildred Spiel. Bromberg, who is 98 years old, also participates in skit reading and exercise classes and Zaslow heads up a drama club, just a few of the ways seniors stay active and engaged at the senior living community.

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About the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey Founded in 1983, the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) owns and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location, and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment. The JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly as well as those who need assisted living. For more information, go to http://www.jchcorp.org.

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