Physical and Mental Health

Socializing with Seniors

Research has shown that an active social lifestyle is an important factor in helping seniors maintain a sharp mind, remain connected to the world around them, increase feelings of happiness and develop a sense of belonging. The Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., created the program Socializing with Seniors to encourage healthy human interaction amongst seniors to provide and promote social, mental, and physical stimulation. Activities such as BINGO, along with light refreshments, are conducted every two months rotationally to foster the continuation of active and healthy lifestyles. Our aims are further expanded by promoting and advocating the importance of socializing seniors with members of the chapter. Our overall goal is to persuade more seniors at the Ann Street and Early Street Assisted Living Facilities in Morristown to participate in the aforementioned activities.

Homeless Solutions

Homeless Solutions, Inc., founded close to 30 years ago in the Morris County Community, provides shelter for 25 homeless men, 10 homeless women, 19 families and 20 Safe Haven guests. The residents receive services including case management, transportation to work and necessary appointments, money management and employment assistance, housing search assistance and daily living skills training. Referral services for counseling, substance abuse intervention, and prevention are also provided. Members of the Morristown Chapter provide services such as donating items (e.g., paper products, furniture, holiday gift and cleaning supplies). We also share time and knowledge by way of teaching workshops on reading comprehension, budgeting, and stress management.

Eric Johnson House

The Eric Johnson House is a transitional housing program for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS, named after a young man who died from AIDS in 1990.   The community in which he lived was paralyzed with the affects of his death and decided to take action in 1994. To date, over 220 people have resided in the Eric Johnson House and over 5,000 people have benefitted from the community based and educational programs of New Jersey AIDS Services.

Every third Monday of each month, members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter prepare dinner for the residents of the home. Our mission is to respond compassionately and responsibly to the HIV/AIDS crisis by providing supportive services.

Community Walks

The Morristown Alumnae Chapter participate in various community walks by walking and raising money to help improve the health of people in the community. Below are some of the programs that we support.