HAMILTON, NJ – The Board of Trustees of Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (ICGMC) recently announced the appointment of Linda Gyimoty as Executive Director, succeeding Jane Latini who retired in January. The agency fosters independent living for low income seniors and adults with disabilities in greater Mercer County.
Demand for these services is expected to increase in the years ahead as the population ages. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the population of those 65 years and older in New Jersey is projected to increase from 15% in 2015 to 20% in 2030.
“With Linda at the helm, we believe Interfaith Caregivers is well positioned to address the challenges of the coming years and, most importantly, to meet the needs of our most vulnerable community members.” Says Kathy Anne Lo Bue, Board Chair.
“Studies show that aging-in-place improves the quality of life for our elderly by promoting independence, dignity and wellness.” observes Gyimoty. “I am honored to have the opportunity to help make that possible for the hundreds of homebound seniors and disabled individuals we serve each year.”
With a Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling, Gyimoty has worked for over 30 years with and for vulnerable children, adults and families. She has mobilized hundreds of volunteers and community leaders to provide a range of services in Central and Southern New Jersey. Most recently, as the Executive Director of United Way of Ocean County, Gyimoty helped to coordinate critical disaster relief and recovery services. Working with local and national faith-based partners, she helped maximize the county’s aid to those families most impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (ICGMC) is a non-profit organization based in Hamilton NJ. Working with partner congregations, ICGMC recruits, trains and manages volunteer caregivers who help with everyday tasks, including transportation to medical appointments, assisting with grocery shopping and errands, and providing respite care. ICGMC relies on charitable support from the community to advance its mission. To request services, volunteer or support ICGMC, go to icgmc.org or call 609-393-9922.