Cheshire Home Day, April 22, 2022

For 40 years, Cheshire Home has been helping young adults with spinal cord injuries and neurological impairments gain independence after a traumatic event. We have quickly become New Jersey’s leading provider for short-term rehabilitation. Our 35-bed facility provides specialized nursing care, mental health and emotional support, physical and occupational therapies, vocational and educational programs, dietary assistance, transportation, recreation trips and parties and so much more!

In the past 40 years, Cheshire has served over 240 residents and led each one through a rehabilitation process custom tailored to their specific needs. Some of our dedicated staff have been with Cheshire for over 25 years!

Our mission is to enable young adults with spinal cord injuries to achieve their maximum level of independence. Thank you for your interest in Cheshire Home, we are happy to show you around! To learn more about our residents you can read more about their many success stories, or look inside Cheshire Home and check out our physical and occupational therapy room. What you will find is an extraordinary organization dedicated to the belief that our residents are able and fully capable of living a meaningful life.

Many of our programs and services are sustained through grant funding and private donations.

We all know that New Jersey summers can be very hot. Air conditioning is essential to get through those humid days. Cheshire Home runs its air conditioning system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why? Our 35 residents recently suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury and they have lost the ability to regulate body temperature, potentially leading to serious health complications if they get too over-heated warm. Providing a regulated temperature is paramount for an individual for improving the health of an individual with a new spinal cord injury.

To provide the healthiest environment for our residents, Cheshire Home must replace all of our outdated rooftop cooling units. The new HVAC systems will not only provide accurate temperature control but will also contain an air purification system that will eliminate 99% of the germs in the air. These new air filtration systems will help our residents, who have weak immune systems that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.

As you can imagine, the cost to replace and install a high-capacity HVAC rooftop unit is pricey—at least $25,000 per unit and some with greater capacity are nearly twice that. We have replaced two units so far, one unit thanks to a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation. With six more to go, we are raising an additional $150,000 to make these improvements possible. Would you consider a contribution to our “Make Cheshire Home a Cool Place” campaign?

We have replaced two units so far, one unit thanks to a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

Would you consider a contribution to our
“Make Cheshire Home a Cool Place” campaign?

Welcome to the Cheshire Home Family!

9 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
Phone: 973-966-1232
Fax: 973-966-6153
Email: info@cheshirenj.org