Services for Seniors at Cornerstone Family Programs
Cornerstone is formerly Family Service of Morris County. This past summer Family Service of Morris County merged with another of the great “cornerstones of the community” as Morristown Neighborhood House officially became a subsidiary of theirs. After 200 years, FSMC also decided it was time to select a new name to better reflect the current organization and the addition of the Morristown Neighborhood House to its “family of programs” and so Family Service of Morris County changed its name to Cornerstone Family Programs.
So a lot has changed, but what has not changed is Cornerstone Family Program’s service to the community’s seniors. Director of Senior Services David Haggerty will speak on CFP’s continuum of care designed to reach seniors where they live. Their services include Case management, Caregiver Services, Adult Day Services, Counseling/Social Work, and Volunteer driven programs. The Care Management Program includes a complete assessment of a senior's needs, benefit screening, and coordination of appropriate services, while Caregiver Services include outreach in the workplace, support groups and initiative programs designed to help manage the stress and frustration of caring for a loved one. Haggerty will explain all of the options open to seniors and their caregivers and will be on hand to answer questions.
Cornerstone Family Program’s history dates back to 1813, when it was founded to help the poor of Morristown, including those impacted by the War of 1812, with basic necessities such as food, clothing, and fuel. Today their mission still focuses on helping families and individuals of all ages build better lives. Cornerstone Family Programs serves over 7,000 people in programs throughout Northern New Jersey, with headquarters in Morris County. 2013 is a bicentennial year for the organization and one which they are celebrating with events all year long. Please visit their website here.
Light refreshments will be served and the program is supported by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.
Spinning Tops Day
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Show Mystery Science Theater 3000: Konga
On Thanksgiving Day 1988, Joel, Crow, Tom Servo, and the gang first aired their wisecracking (or should that be “sidehacking”) ability to the horrendous movie Invaders from the Deep in the “let’s-make-fun-of-really-bad-moves” show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Phone requests and a tremendous response from Minnesota viewers––who watched the initial shows on the local KTMA television station––led to the launch of additional episodes and a series that ran on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Network from 1989-1999. The series even spawned its own full-length feature film based on the show in 1996. The series developed a huge cult following, with early shows being circulated from person to person via VHS tapes, often around college campuses. The series’ silhouettes of Joel (and later, Mike) and the robots in front of the movie screen became iconic and many of their witty rejoinders to the film’s characters or about popular culture references, became the equivalent of Facebook posts for a prior generation.
To celebrate with MSTies (what fans of the show call themselves) around the world, the Morristown & Morris Township Library is offering a series of films in preparation for the anniversary. The Library will show two episodes of the cult-favorite show and will also show a non-MST3K movie for patrons to poke fun of themselves! Learn from the MST3K masters on Wednesdays Sept. 18 and Oct. 2 with classic episodes Manos: The Hands of Fate and Jack Frost and then come on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to give a try at ‘riffing’ a different film: Konga, a 1961 film about a giant ape that terrorizes the city of London.
Light refreshments will be served.
This program was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library.