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The Esther and Sam Schwartz Building, also known as the Miriam Apartments, provides progressive and advanced solutions to housing for the elderly.  Located on the campus of Daughters of Miriam Center, the Esther & Sam Schwartz Building consists of 150, one-bedroom apartments with 28 units specially adapted to make them accessible to persons with mobility impairments.  Each apartment includes a fully-equipped kitchen.  Each unit of the building is designed for the senior tenant, equipped with grab bars in the bathrooms and a call-bell for immediate response from the main office in the event of an emergency.

Tenants at the Esther and Sam Schwartz Building enjoy the independence of their own home while also benefiting from the community atmosphere created by the many active gathering places.  Whether enjoying a restaurant-style kosher dinner meal in the main dining hall or a casual kosher lunch at the grill in the coffee shop, there is ample opportunity to engage in social activities. In addition, the coffee shop is now open on Sundays to offer breakfast and/or lunch to the tenants which is made possible through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. 

The full-time nurse in the Esther and Sam Schwartz Building provides health care counseling and serves as the first response in emergency situations, while the service coordinator, who is a social worker, offers counseling and facilitates access to community services for the tenants.

Events and gatherings geared toward tenant interests are provided  Whether enjoying a classical music recital on the baby grand piano in the lounge, horticultural activities in the greenhouse, viewing a movie in the multi media center in the Adeline & Harold Kramer Auditorium or taking a trip to an Atlantic City casino, tenants enjoy a wide range of structured activities.  In addition, the shopping bus regularly transports participating tenants to the local markets and shopping mall.  Tenants form their own groups as well and will schedule regular games of mahjong or bridge while enjoying the expansive view from the top floor lounge. 

The Morris Feld Memorial Library provides ample reading materials for the book-lover with many titles in large print while a neighborhood network provides access to the internet and email for the technically inclined.  The Mary & Sam Adler Coffee and Gift Shop on the ground floor stocks many day-to-day foods and toiletries for those items forgotten during the weekly shopping trips to area supermarkets.  Tenants may also take advantage of the services of a beautician in the fully-equipped beauty shop which is open weekly.

The grounds of the Esther and Sam Schwartz Building offer beautiful outdoor spaces for tenants to enjoy.  A greenhouse provides the perfect place for horticultural activities allowing seniors to pursue their love of plants and gardening.  The Gertrude & Charles Cooperwasser Gazebo creates a beautiful outdoor meeting spot for tenants. Equipped with outdoor lighting and ceiling fans, the gazebo is the perfect setting, day or night, to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

A Shabbat elevator allows observant Jews to move freely throughout the building on the Sabbath avoiding the need to use the stairs.  Round the clock security, weekly maid and linen service and on-site laundry facilities are among the other available amenities. 

The Esther & Sam Schwartz Building participates in Section 8 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) thereby entitling qualified individuals aged 62 and over and/or persons with mobility impairments for federal subsidies through the HUD Section 8 program.

The kosher meal program is sponsored by Daughters of Miriam Center and is mandatory under the agreement with HUD.  The nursing, activity, housekeeping and linen services are optional.  Utilities are not included in the rent.

Living Area Features
One-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchenette
Emergency alert system monitored 24 hours-a-day
Wall-to-wall carpeting
Central heating and individually controlled air-conditioning
Cable TV service available

Residential Features and Recreational Facilities
Barrier-free environment including level entryways and automatic doors
Bathroom grab bars and emergency alert system in each apartment
Centrally located elevators
Laundry facilities
Lounge areas with wide screen television
Library and reading room (Morris Feld Memorial Library)
Professionally staffed beauty and barber shop
Horticultural program with greenhouse on premises
Coffee shop/mini market (Mary and Sam Adler Coffee and Gift Shop )on premises
Professionally landscaped grounds and gardens

Services Provided in Basic Package
On-site  manager available Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM
Social work assistance (financial, Medicare, transportation)
Social worker to assist with individual and group concerns
Kosher dinner meal* under rabbinical supervision served in a community dining room (mandatory)
24-hour security
Assistance in arranging transportation to local houses of worship and religious events
Pastoral counseling available to all faiths with appropriate clergy
*Acceptance of the meal service is mandatory.  Meals consist of traditional American food prepared according to kosher dietary laws.

Other Optional Service (Available For a Fee)
Weekly maid/linen service
A wide variety of events and cultural activities
Weekly shopping trips to local stores
Medical, podiatry, optometry services on premises
Registered nurse for health care counseling and education
Home health attendant care
State subsidized personal care (congregate aide)
Regular pharmacy delivery
Coin-operated laundry room
Adjacent skilled nursing facility with sub acute care

Fee Schedule
per month
One bedroom
(560 square feet, bedrooms are 12 x 12)
Call for rates:
All individuals must qualify for federal rent subsidies under the guidelines of HUD (the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

*Mandatory meal program
*Acceptance of the meal service is mandatory.  Meals consist of traditional American food prepared according to kosher dietary laws.

Available Optional Services
Housekeeping services are available through an outside contracted vendor.  The cost is $141.00 per month for the once a week cleaning service.

For an application or further information contact the general manager of apartment services by clicking on the link or via telephone at 973-253-5311. 

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Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute does not discriminate against any person due to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.