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House of the Good Shepherd begins multi-million dollar renovation

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community in Hackettstown recently began a multi-million dollar renovation of its main building including the following elements: a redesigned visitor-friendly front entrance; an updated and refreshed main dining space, which will be named the “Schenk Lodge” to honor a generous bequest made to the House of the Good Shepherd Foundation from Rudolph and Edna Schenk; the addition of a Sales Center; and renovated administrative offices, common areas, cafe, and board meeting room.

“Thanks to the generous bequest of the Schenks these new renovations will be a reality,” said Sue Lanza, CEO of The House. “The renovations will make The House an even more inviting home for residents and for visitors a truly welcoming atmosphere.”

The House of the Good Shepherd, located at 798 Willow Grove Street in Hackettstown, offers a variety of senior living arrangements, as well as physical rehabilitation services.

For those might be interested in exploring The House and what it has to offer, two Dine and Discover Events have been scheduled, on Thursdays Dec. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. As seating is limited, RSVPs appreciated by Nov. 29 for either date. For more about The House visit

For specific questions about residential opportunities or a tour, email or call 908-684-5722.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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