ETS Recognized by Alzheimer’s New Jersey
Alzheimer’s New Jersey, formerly the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, named Educational Testing Services (ETS) as the recipient of the Corporation of the Year Award for outstanding corporate philanthropy and community dedication at its annual gala on May 3 at The Grove in Cedar Grove.
ETS’s mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related services. ETS has consecutively been a top fundraising team for the Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s Central Regional Walk and continues to support Alzheimer’s New Jersey in raising awareness and funds to support local programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in New Jersey.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey is not affiliated with a national charity and is a local resource for programs and services that assist those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers right in the state.
According to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Alzheimer’s is taking a toll on New Jersey families. Over 180,000 New Jersey residents have Alzheimer’s disease and over 450,000 are caregivers. In a recent survey of New Jersey adults, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University on behalf of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, more than four in five (85 percent) said that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease has had a negative impact on their emotional health, 60 percent said that caregiving affected their physical health, and over 50 percent said they spend more than 20 hours a week on caregiving responsibilities.
New Jersey caregivers need help, and that’s what Alzheimer’s New Jersey provides. The organization’s wide range of community programs and services offer hands-on support for families that are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and include the Respite Care and Wellness Program, family support groups, community education programs, and a helpline.
Proceeds raised from the annual gala will directly support local programs and services for families facing this disease, as well as research for a cure. For more information, visit www.alznj.org.