JFSNJ TOPS / ALEPH Adult Program – Facility Renovation
Thriven Design is working with the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) to realize their vision for a new community center that caters to special needs and elderly residents from their Weinberg Commons neighborhood, as well as others from the surrounding area. The center will offer a diverse range of social and skill-building experiences with training in retail, cosmetology, and the culinary arts. Thriven Design’s plan increases available day programs and transforms the existing multipurpose building, that currently provides adult athletics, preschool art enrichment, and special needs programming, into a supervised and inclusive space that is open to all participants. The new center will have a vibrant “downtown” feel with complete educational functions including a hair salon, coffee shop, black box theater, dry goods store, and arts and crafts studio. An outdoor area will feature adult and accessible exercise equipment, walking paths, and a “fresh air cafe”.