Victim remembered as caring, giving

By Jenna Dewitt: CNJ staff writer

Friends and co-workers remember Elizabeth McAdams as a dedicated caregiver and a giving person.

McAdams was the health service supervisor at the Senior Citizen Resident Center since May 2006.

McAdams died in her home Saturday at age 54. Police are investigating her death as a homicide.

“She provided care to the elderly. This was probably her second home,” said Teri Sands, Senior Citizen Resident Center’s Health Services Director

Asked about what she will miss the most about McAdams, Sands said, “everything.”

The facility’s administrator Jennifer Henning said McAdams loved her job and enjoyed helping people.

“She was a very giving person,” said Henning. “Not only was it a terrible personal loss, but a terrible professional loss for this place.”

Co-workers said she was considered a member of the family at the resident center and was adored by the residents.

“They thought of her as a daughter,” Henning said. “She made people feel at ease around her.”

Residents contributed to a testimonial that will be handed out at the funeral for McAdams. The tribute says McAdams was “always ready to meet our new family members and help those in need. Her quick-witted sense of humor brought light to all situations.”

A mother of three, a dog owner, a friend and a loyal co-worker; all agreed McAdams will be missed by many.

Service: 10 a.m. today at the Senior Citizen’s Resident Center.