What is Ridge Oak Senior Housing?
In 1967, a group of local church members felt that many of the community’s senior citizens were forced to leave Bernards Township due to rising housing costs and/or their ability to maintain a large home. With the cooperation of local governing bodies, an ecumenical, non-profit corporation was formed, which would build, own, and operate a senior citizen housing complex.
In 1971, six community churches united to form Ridge Oak Senior Housing. Through a Board of Trustees these churches now own and operate Ridge Oak Senior Housing:
- Basking Ridge Presbyterian
- Bishop Janes United Methodist
- Liberty Corner Presbyterian
- Millington Baptist
- St. James Roman Catholic
- St. Mark’s Episcopal
Each church is an equal sponsor of Ridge Oak Senior Housing and provides ongoing leadership and service to our tenants through the Ridge Oak Senior Housing Board of Trustees.
In late 1977 our first Ridge Oak Senior Housing tenants moved in to their new homes. Ridge Oak Senior Housing was born out of a community’s concern for its senior citizens. The vision of those first church members is still alive at Ridge Oak Senior Housing thirty years later. Today, Ridge Oak Senior Housing provides federally subsidized housing and support services to approximately 310 income eligible people that are the “Ridge Oak Family.”
Ridge Oak’s Mission
The mission of Ridge Oak Senior Housing is to seek to provide a comfortable and safe living environment for all residents. Ridge Oak is committed to meeting the needs of the elderly by providing quality affordable housing supplemented by support services and programs that promote safety and self-sufficiency.
Our goal is to maintain and foster positive self-esteem and self-sufficiency for all our residents. In order to accomplish this goal we treat each resident with dignity, respect and compassion.
Ridge Oak’s Vision
Ridge Oak’s Is committed to:
- The advancement of senior housing as an integral part of the long-term care continuum.
- The development of an integrated network of community services for the elderly in order to foster self-sufficiency and self-determination.
- Embracing the future with vision and creativity in order to fulfill our responsibility to our residents and the community.
The Ridge Oak Facility
Located less than one mile from the center of historic Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Ridge Oak Senior Housing is a lovely garden style apartment complex situated between Somerset County and Bernards Township parklands. Ridge Oak Senior Housing is a caring community whose continuing mission is to offer our senior citizens quality housing with every opportunity to enjoy living life to the fullest.
The complex covers 26 acres with plenty of walking paths, trees and beautiful flowers for all to enjoy. Our apartments are situated in a campus type setting around a central community building.
- 306 apartments
- 38 efficiency
- 199 one-bedroom
- 56 one-bedroom (walk-up/ 2nd Floor)
- 13 two-bedroom
Want to know more? Visit: www.ridgeoak.org
Photos Courtesy of Ridge Oak Website