Cheshire Home Recognizes Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Cheshire Home resident and artist, Jenna Hansen, who recently “graduated” to a private apartment is seen here displaying the art she sells through her business, Orchid Fluid Arts

FLORHAM PARK — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, a month that is extremely important to Cheshire Home. As the only facility of its kind in New Jersey, Cheshire Home is dedicated to providing unique residential and rehabilitative services to adults with spinal cord injuries. Join them in raising SCI awareness all month long.

At Cheshire, residents take full advantage of their rehabilitation program after experiencing an SCI, with the goal of achieving their greatest level of self-sufficiency. Since 1981, Cheshire has admitted individuals with varying levels of paralysis, mainly with paraplegia or quadriplegia. Through hard work in physical therapy and occupational therapy, many residents transition to independent or semi-independent living with increased mobility, now with a bright future of their own choosing in store for them.

In August, two Cheshire Home residents moved into private apartments. Jenna Hansen and Joe Hoffman were celebrated on their “graduation” days, having reached their personal goals of self-sufficiency. This milestone is what Cheshire, a nonprofit organization, is all about- helping those with paralyzing Spinal Cord Injuries, along with other causes of paralysis, to live their life as independently as possible.

Cheshire Home relies on donations to fund many of the services and programs that lead to independence. To donate and help make a difference during Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, and all year long click here or email Barbara at