2014 ASA Conference
On March 11, 2014, Delaware LTC Ombudsman Victor Orija poses with Ombudsman McCracken after giving an exciting presentation at the 2014 ASA Conference in San Diego, CA.

Hamilton Continuing Care
Ombudsman McCracken visited Hamilton Continuing Care Center on October 1 in honor of national Resident’s Rights Month. McCracken and staff members Kisha Saffron, Deirdre Mraw and Amy Brown facilitated several rounds of “Resident’s Rights” Bingo. Winners received special OOIE gift baskets.

Francis E. Parker Memorial Home
Ombudsman McCracken visited the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home in Highland Park, NJ on Wednesday, July 11 to give a presentation to senior management and their Nurse Leadership Program on the various roles of the Office.

Bristol Glen
OOIE held a presentation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at Bristol Glen Retirement Community on June 12, 2012

Ethics Training
From January through May 2012, OOIE held 7 ethics trainings throughout New Jersey and educated more than 500 long-term care professionals. The training, How to Make Ethical Decisions at the Bedside, was presented by bioethicist Dr. Helen Blank.

Lufman Towers
On February 23, 2012 OOIE partnered with Mary Luby of the Monmouth County Office on Aging to discuss Advance Care Planning with the residence of Lufman Towers.

NHDD 2012
In keeping with this emphasis on prevention and education, the Ombudsman and staff visited three New Jersey nursing facilities to mark National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16, 2011.

The Ombudsman and staff attend the NJ League of Municipalities Conference in November 2011.

On April 26, 2012, the OOIE celebrated “Take Our Children to Work Day” with a full day of activities for the children of OOIE employees.

Green Acre WEAAD 2012
OOIE held a presentation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the Ramada Hotel in Toms River for the community of Green Acre Manor and Magnolia Gardens on June 15, 2012

Ombudsman James McCracken was a special guest speaker at the RSVP recognition awards luncheon on June 13, 2012

OOIE was part of a panel discussion and exhibition at the NJ Foundation on Aging Conference on June 14, 2015

Brick Sr. Ctr.
Ombudsman McCracken discusses elder abuse awareness and the role of OOIE with seniors at the Brick Twp. Outreach Center on June 19, 2012

Rotary Visit
Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development hosts meet and greet for Ombudsman McCracken, French Rotary exchange student, Margaux Poullard and host parent, Denise Current.

NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman is pictured with other state ombudsmen at the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in April 2012
Back – row 4: Sarah Slocum (MI), Jim McCracken (NJ), Mary Jaeger (OR), Victor Orija (DE), Mark Miller (NY), Mary McKenna (MA), Cathy Hart (ID), Daniel Musto (UT), Sondra Everhart (NM)
Row 3: Tom Sweely (MT), Shelley Hitt (CO), Carol Scott (MO), Barbara Hickert (KS), Melanie McNeil (GA), Jackie Majoros (VT), Joani Latimer (VA), Heather Bruemmer (WI), Joan Ehrhardt (ND), Nancy Shaffer (CT), Beverley Laubert (OH)
Row 2: Alice Hedt (MD), Anniece McLemore (MS), Deanna Clingan-Fischer (IA), Sharnina Starling-Buford (NV), Syble Oliver (AZ), Patty Pierson (NE), Arlene Franklin (IN)
Front – Row 1: Dale Watson (SC), Jim Crochet (FL), Diana Weber (AK), Joe Rodrigues (CA), Patty Ducayet (TX), Sally Petrone (IL)

Congratulations to the Tri County Regional Ethics Committee for yet another successful Health Care Decisions Day event at Fox Rehab HQ in Cherry Hill, which was attended by many senior citizens, state Long Term Care Ombudsman James W. McCracken and featured a special appearance by Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn.

Lea Hernandez, I Choose Home Coordinator for South Jersey, teaches members of the TREC ethics committee how they can be more culturally sensitive to Latino patients and their families.