LIVINGSTON, NJ - A Superbowl Tailgate Party was held at CareOne at Livingston Assisted Living Wednesday night for local senior professionals.

Regional Director of Assisted Living at Care One, Darren Seise, explained that the primary goal of the event was to give related professionals an opportunity to meet one another and network.

“It’s important to network to know what other services are out there, so we can help point seniors in better directions,” Seise said.

Seise said that email invitations were sent from CareOne’s database of professionals and more than 50 people were in attendance.

“There is a really good turnout and it seems like everyone is enjoying the fun Superbowl-themed kick-off party,” Seise said.

Home Care Representative of Patient Care, Victoria Cerrato, told that she recently also became the liaison for the CareOne facility, to refer patients who are in need of home care.

“I came out tonight to meet everyone because I just started this position two weeks ago, so I’d like to network with people that I will come in contact with in the future,” Cerrato said.

Cerrato was a winner of the raffle and went home with a limited edition Superbowl Patrick Willis jersey.

She said that it’s important to collect business cards to refer to each other because everyone works together to meet the needs of the patient.

“It’s all about learning the people you work with and having a rapport with them, so you can work together to help your patients,” Cerrato said.

Eldercare attorney Janet Pew said the party was her first time attending a CareOne event. She explained her goal for Wednesday night was to get a look at the facility and to meet with other eldercare professionals to get a better understanding of what they do.

“It's important to know all different resources available to our clients and its really good to  make connections,” Pew said.

She added that the Superbowl theme was a fun way of getting people together and break the ice.