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Former AristaCare resident champions the need for a new Bingo machine

Bayway Industrial Complex CAP supports AristaCare at Parkside Facility

Former AristaCare resident champions the need for a new Bingo machine

LINDEN, NJ – February 23, 2024 – At the AristaCare facility, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Bayway Industrial Complex Community Advisory Panel (CAP) donation of a new bingo machine. Former AristaCare resident and Linden senior Jane Koza championed the new bingo machine cause. Jane Koza noted: “A bingo machine is a very important, fun activity that the residents of the AristaCare facility really enjoy and offers numerous benefits for seniors. When I realized that the old one was no longer working, I had to do something.” 

The bingo machine costs we covered by member companies of the Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel (CAP).  Companies supporting the costs included Cogen Technologies Linden Venture, Infineum USA L.P., Linden VFT, Phillips 66, Parkway Generation, Solutia Inc., Veolia North America.  

The Bayway CAP was established in 1998 and has been providing a forum for open dialogue between the community and CAP member companies.  The CAP has annually awarded High School scholarships for many years and now has expanded its support to include annually supporting a community item or program in need.  “The request for support of the bingo machine came to my attention at the end of the year with a call from Jane Koza.   As facilitator of the Bayway CAP, I felt it was a perfect fit for the CAP. Our CAP member companies were pleased to be able support this community need,” stated Nancy Sadlon, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Manager of Public Affairs.

Company representatives, AristaCare management and residents gathered at 12 pm for a ribbon cutting and a celebratory round of bingo.  The first game was called by Jane Koza, as was appropriate, as it was her outreach initiative and diligence that was instrumental in finding the necessary funding for the needed machine.   Fun was had by all.  And of course, there were winners, receiving scratch off tickets compliments the CAP.

“From the depths of our hearts, we extend our profound gratitude to the incredible community members who have generously gone above and beyond to donate a bingo machine for our cherished residents. Witnessing the sheer joy and radiant smiles on our residents’ faces speaks volumes. Your selfless contributions are not just donations; they are beacons of hope, shining brightly in our mission to enhance the quality of life for those we care for. Thank you for embodying the true spirit of compassion and camaraderie,” said Sam Schwebel, LNHA, Administrator of AristaCare at Parkside.

About the Bayway Complex Community Advisory Panel (CAP)

The Bayway Community Advisory Panel (CAP) is a committee of community representatives from Linden, Rahway, Elizabeth, and Staten Island including neighbors, educators, retirees, public officials, emergency responders, and environmentalists who attend quarterly meetings that serve as a forum for dialogue between the community and company representatives from Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Infineum USA L.P., Cogen Technologies, Veolia North America, Solutia, Parkway Generation and Linden VFT LLC.


Nancy Sadlon- Manager of Public Affairs, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery,
908 523 6041

Sam Schwebel, LNHA, Administrator, AristaCare at Parkside

908 862 3399

Help Hope Live, the nonprofit assisting Jane Koza with fundraising for her medical and related expenses, is proud to share this update about Jane’s work in the community. Tax-deductible donations can be made to Help Hope Live in Jane’s honor at:

Unlike a GoFundMe campaign, donations to Help Hope Live are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $181 million to pay patient expenses. ##

Written by Emily Progin