2014 AJAS Annual Conference: THIS MONTH!!

Regency Hyatt in Jacksonville, Florida

March 30-April 2


still time to register!

The Next Phase: Long Careers, New Opportunities:
  Three-day workshop and retreat tailored

to top leadership in Jewish communal service

May 18-21, 2014

On Cape Cod


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What in the World is a Dementia Village?


Imagine for a moment that you've been diagnosed with dementia. You're in the early stages and have the opportunity to choose how you will be cared for in the future. Your choices are an institutional nursing home setting or a gated community where you can share an apartment with friends and have the freedom to go shopping whenever you please. Which would you pick?


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Nursing Homes Are Exposed to Hacker Attacks 


Computer-security researchers have discovered on a website documents that could allow hackers easily to obtain electronic medical records and payment information from health-care providers.



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LA Jewish Home: 

"The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been quite controversial especially when it comes to getting Americans registered online. But there have also been success stories. A Jewish organization in Los Angeles that serves seniors, has implemented an innovative program that meets new governmental regulations. At the Brandman Center, run by the Los Angeles Jewish Home, senior citizens are getting health care through the 'Program of the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.' It's called PACE for short."


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Daughters of Sarah Senior Community:
The Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah Senior Community Shows LaSalle School Students' Art

Albany - Residents, staff and board members from Daughters of Sarah Senior Community recently welcomed board members, staff and students from Albany's LaSalle School recently at a reception for a 35-piece exhibit of La Salle School students' art in The Massry Residence.


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Jewish Association on Aging:
Charles Morris, Enhancing Life for Residents in Long Term Care from Day One

The decision to move to a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility can be difficult for both resident and family.  Assuring a smooth transition from home or hospital is essential to putting the individual, spouse and family at ease and creating a positive experience.  That's been our central focus for Charles Morris Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  A 159-bed facility, CMNRC is part of the Pittsburgh Jewish Association on Aging (JAA)'s comprehensive network of skilled residential and non-residential services for the elderly.

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Jewish Home Lifecare:

Small House Design Brings Big Changes in Care


Jewish Home is renovating the existing Pavilion Building at Sarah Neuman to create Small House communities based on the principles of the Green House« Model of care, where the needs and preferences of the residents are the focus of daily life.  




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Charles E. Smith Life Communities: 

A sweetheart of an event


At a "Sweetheart Social," seniors who call Charles E. Smith Life Communities home danced under The Fillmore Silver Spring's colorful lights to the live swing and jazz music of Night and Day. This is the third year that The Fillmore, a dynamic venue for music performances, invited campus residents to be their guests at this special event, and this February, families and medical students attending the Uniformed Services University at Walter Reed, Bethesda, added to the fun. 


The outing is one of hundreds of recreational and cultural events made possible by donors and support through Montgomery County grants that ensure a rich and engaging life for the 1,000 seniors living at the Hebrew Home's Smith-Kogod and Wasserman Residences, Landow House, Ring House, Revitz House, and Cohen-Rosen House.   



Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly:

50th Anniversary


With their exceptional gift of $50,000, Brookline Bank is the first contributor to the "50 x 50" campaign to secure 50 gifts for our 50th anniversary year in 2015. Over the next 18 months, we will engage our supporters and community as we honor the past and look forward to the future. The Bank's generosity helps us raise funds for the vital programs and services that enable residents to age in community rather than in isolation.




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