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OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards Adler Aphasia Center with $10,000 Grant

Posted on 1/26/2017 by

Township of Washington, N.J. (January 16, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently granted $10,000 to the Adler Aphasia Center of Maywood, NJ. The Center is devoted to guaranteeing that aphasia patients are comfortable and confident at their facility. It is dedicated to ensuring that the people diagnosed with this brain disease are living as comfortable as possible while keeping them active and involved in the Adler Community.

OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Awards Adler Aphasia Center with $10,000 Grant

Township of Washington, N.J. (January 16, 2017) – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently granted $10,000 to the Adler Aphasia Center of Maywood, NJ. The Center is devoted to guaranteeing that aphasia patients are comfortable and confident at their facility. It is dedicated to ensuring that the people diagnosed with this brain disease are living as comfortable as possible while keeping them active and involved in the Adler Community.

The grant will benefit general operations of The Center and help create an aphasia-friendly society. The Center also focuses on offering aphasia education and training to more than 2,000 healthcare and service providers and students annually, to improve access to healthcare and community services for people with aphasia. Along with helping victims of aphasia in their everyday lives, The Center offers support groups for caregivers of people living with aphasia at Adler’s.

“It is devastating to hear of anyone being diagnosed with a brain injury that affects their everyday life,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “It is essential that these individuals receive the best care possible. We are proud to support Adler Aphasia center, where they provide the utmost care and attention to not only the people affected by this disease, but their families as well.”

“Thanks to the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation’s continued support over these last six years as we have been able to make great strides in helping people with aphasia and their families in Bergen and Essex counties and now in seven additional NJ counties with our Aphasia Communication Groups,” said Karen Tucker, the Executive Director of Adler Aphasia Center. “The aphasia community in NJ, now numbering 70,000 people, is able to receive the support and innovative treatment they require to build their communication skills and lead a better quality of life. We will always be grateful to their Foundation for sharing our commitment to this community.”

Adler Aphasia Center is operated by licensed speech language pathologists, life coaches, and other professional staff, with the support of more than 125 volunteers from the community. All of the programs share the primary goals of enhancing and strengthening the communication skills of Center members, providing opportunities for social and peer support, building self-esteem and self-confidence, and preparing participants for re-engagement with their former lives. The program helps mitigate their isolation, bringing them together with other disabled people with aphasia to learn, experience, and confront daily challenges.

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About Adler Aphasia Center:
Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization based in Maywood and West Orange, NJ, is an innovative post-rehabilitative therapeutic program that addresses the long-term needs of people with aphasia (a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injuries) and their families. Founded in 2003 by Elaine and Mike Adler, its mission is simple: to provide help for those living with aphasia and their caregivers and to expand awareness and knowledge of aphasia. The programs and activities offered at Adler Aphasia Center and facilitated by speech language pathologists and healthcare professionals, all share the primary goals of enhancing the communication skills of its members and providing opportunities for social and peer support, while building members’ self-esteem. There are also many benefits for the caregivers, as the center realized that this disorder affects the entire family. Training and educational programs are also offered to those in the healthcare profession.

About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $6.8 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.

About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 105-year-old community bank with more than $3.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.

 

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