We are pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report.
We are pleased to share our Annual Report and give you a glimpse into a year of transformation for CJE SeniorLife. We continue to adapt in the aftermath of the pandemic and have grown from the challenges that ultimately have made us a stronger organization. We have updated our vision to respond to the evolving needs and desires of older adults and their families and are developing and implementing new ways to better serve our clients and residents. We are inspired about what lies ahead.
This past year, CJE also reached a significant milestone. We commemorated our 50th anniversary and honored the work and people of this extraordinary organization. We celebrated the 800 older adults who call CJE residences home, as well as the programs and services that touch 20,000 seniors and those who love and care for them. And we celebrated the generosity and commitment of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, the Federation, and donors. Together, we have made an impact in the lives of older adults and CJE a leader in providing quality health and human services for 50 years.
Great strides have been made towards realizing our new vision. We have begun to implement better ways to interact with our clients that focuses on identifying all the services and supports necessary for them to grow older in the ways they wish to. This is a client-centric approach rather than a service-centric approach. We are building structure and processes that align with the changing needs of older adults and families. We collaborated and engaged with our staff, adopted new technology and tools, and developed new roles, all with the goal of improving our clients’ experience.
This report illustrates how the power of our mission and our team’s passion for helping older adults and their families continued to be demonstrated this year. You will learn how we expanded and streamlined our programs and services, welcomed new residents, introduced a new approach to dementia training, and celebrated our 50th year. This is just a small sample of the breadth of programs and services that we provide every day, and we hope this insight will help you understand how much we have accomplished together.
Our efforts are due to the support we receive from our partners, the most important of which is the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. We are also indebted to the many organizations, foundations, families, and individuals who support our Mission—we are honored to have earned your trust.
As we define the next chapter for CJE, we are excited for the future of our agency and know that together we will keep CJE at the forefront of services for older adults for the next 50 years.
With our sincere gratitude,
Michael Saltzman, Board Chair
Dan Fagin, President & CEO