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Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus

#GivingTuesday Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund

The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund, a charitable organization founded by the Straus family, recently distributed $1.5 million to 185 families in Puerto Rico affected by last year’s Hurricane Maria with the help from  CareOne, a premier, family-owned healthcare company with more than 55 senior living centers across six states.

As the world reflects on the one-year anniversary of the most devastating natural disaster to ever hit Puerto Rico, #HipNJ is proud to note that CareOne was quick to help raise money for a fund that brought hope, relief and comfort to those on the island who needed it most.  The generous donations have helped many families purchase household necessities, generators, healthcare supplies and equipment, and so much more.

The Straus family and CareOne’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico started immediately after Hurricane Maria hit thanks to CareOne CEO Daniel E. Straus and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus. On October 11th, CareOne participated in the first of two relief missions to Puerto Rico with New Jersey healthcare leaders and physicians from CareOne and RWJBarnabas Health. The trip included visits to hospitals where physicians spoke with local healthcare professionals and patients on the ground to evaluate how best to address the immediate needs of the island’s medical community.

Following the October 11th trip, Senior Leadership mobilized to raise additional funds for Puerto Rico by arranging a benefit gala entitled “Starry Night Masquerade.”  This event was spearheaded by CareOne President and CEO Daniel E. Straus and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Straus. The event speaks to the culture of philanthropy that is ingrained in CareOne as a company.  

“Starry Night Masquerade” was a star-studded evening that included celebrity guests like NFL players Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul and many NFL alumni, recording artists Pitbull and JoJo, and models and actresses Danielle Brooks of “Orange is the New Black” and Joan Smalls. Watch #HipNJ’s coverage from the star-studded affair.

One year later, the Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund, with support from CareOne, continues its relief planning with an on-the-ground team who continue to work to ensure the proper dissemination of supplies to medical facilities, as well as to transport patients in need from Puerto Rico to New Jersey.  

About Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund

The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund, Inc. to provide financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by unforeseen circumstances as well as provide funds to research organizations. The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund is an organization that focuses on improving the quality of life through charitable financial assistance to individuals, families and community organizations who are significantly impacted. The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. For more information visit http://www.care-one.com/charitablefund/

About CareOne 

With services that include post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs, CareOne offers compassionate care in gracious, professionally managed centers and communities. CareOne serves thousands of patients every day and admits and discharges more than 20,000 patients every year. With more than 55 centers across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland, CareOne’s outstanding programs and services are conveniently located throughout the state. Interested parties can engage with CareOne on social media by following @CareOneMgt on Twitter, @careonemgt on Instagram, and CareOne Management, LLC on Facebook and LinkedIn. For more information about CareOne, please visit http://www.care-one.com.

Harmony Village at Paramus

CareOne Celebrates the Grand Opening of Harmony Village at Paramus

CareOne hosted a lavish grand opening celebration welcoming Harmony Village at Paramus to #HipNJ!

Hundreds of guests packed the pristine space, which is the first of its kind in Bergen County 100% dedicated to memory loss.

“I waited for this place to open,” said Arlene Madaio, who has a family member being treated at Harmony Village. “I looked at every other place in Bergen County, but this one was it. When you have a memory impaired parent, you need a dedicated space that provides compassionate, dedicated care.”

CareOne chairman and CEO Daniel E. Straus cut the red ribbon alongside CareOne executive vice president, Elizabeth Straus, New Jersey Senator Robert M. Gordon and members of the NFL Alumni, including NFLA president Bart Oates, New York Giants Super Bowl champions Ottis Anderson and Howard Cross, and former New York Jets star Tony Richardson.

Guests enjoyed a lavish cocktail hour party and open bar while touring the space, which boasts modern yet comfortable amenities. On location is also a spa and wellness center to pamper patients and promote positivity. During the warm weather months, guests can enjoy time out at the resort-like outdoor lounge.

“CareOne strives to always push the bar of healthcare in the state of New Jersey, and we take pride in the level of care we deliver to our patients and their families,” explained Daniel E. Straus.

For more information on Harmony Village at Paramus, visit their website.

CareOne’s Elizabeth Straus Honored as a Leading Woman Intrapreneur

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino joined CareOne at Liberty State Park in Jersey City to celebrate New Jersey’s top leading women intrapreneurs, including CareOne executive vice president, Elizabeth Straus!

An intrapreneur, according to  Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs, is a “corporate executive who is innovative and advocates for women in some way, shape, or form.” Elizabeth, “excels in all the criteria and is a pillar example of what we’re looking for in an honoree,” Wellbrock explains.

For the past 9 years, Elizabeth Straus has overseen operations for her family’s senior care company, CareOne. In her role, Straus has transformed the 15-year-old company into multi-faceted provider of healthcare which spans the senior care continuum. Further, Straus has developed a model that is centered on providing exceptional care in exceptional settings. She has overseen over $30 million in new facility construction and is responsible for a workforce exceeding 10,000 employees throughout all of CareOne’s business. Under her leadership, CareOne has attained the highest ratings (5 Stars) in New Jersey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, spearheaded dynamic clinical programs, and lead philanthropic efforts throughout her company which has produced over $10 million raised by CareOne for charitable causes.

Straus said it was “a real honor to be recognized with such incredible women” and that she was “taken aback by the women who are receiving the award as well.” She also commended her team who believe that nothing is impossible.

Great leadership achieves great things, and the key to doing so is by making people believe. “If you get people to believe, anything can happen,” says Straus.

For more information on Elizabeth Straus and CareOne, visit Care-One.com.