Last month's conference was a huge success! Thanks again to all who participated.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, May 2: Charles E Smith Life Communities
Palliative Care: Yesterday's Promises, Today's Challenges and Solutions
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Israel Film Center

 

A special offer to members of Association of Jewish Aging Services! -  receive one free stream on www.israelfilmcenterstream.org - home to the largest online streaming site of Israeli cinema, now also offering award-winning Jewish films.  Just use code AJAFREE at checkout.  Enjoy the show!

 

About Israel Film Center Stream:

The Israel Film Center Stream is an initiative of the Israel Film Center at The JCC in Manhattan, a leading resource for Israeli culture in America. To learn more, visit: http://www.israelfilmcenterstream.org 

  


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Jewish Senior Services: New Campus 

       

Fairfield, CT-Jewish Senior Services«, also known as The Jewish Home, has started construction on a new intergenerational campus on Park Avenue that will allow for the creation of the first "household" model nursing home in the State of Connecticut.
 
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The Hebrew Home's Art Studio Featured in the New York Times 

  

  

One of the few systematic surveys of the benefits of art for older people was published by the Mental Health Foundation of Britain in 2011. The survey looked at the results of 31 studies from 2001 to 2011 involving a total of 2,040 subjects. Its lead author, Joanne McLean, summarized some of the findings in an email: "Participation in the arts resulted in increased confidence and self-esteem, feelings of accomplishment and the opportunity to embrace new and positive aspects of personal identity and role post-retirement."  

 

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Hooverwood Shares Intercultural Nursing Experience



"Caring for people holistically means we can't separate the physical from the spiritual and the emotional," said Sarah Neal, Associate Professor of Nursing at Anderson University. "We're very complex human beings, and you have to take care of the whole person."

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Parkside at Beth Sholom Architects Receive Award

 

Parkside at Beth Sholom
Parkside at Beth Sholom

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Next Year Jerusalem
 
 
Caption: The Jewish Home residents and travelers (front row from left) Helen Downs, Regina Aroute, Juna Wein, and Bill Wein. Back row from left are Rabbi Stephen Schulman, Jewish Senior Services; Denis Geary, Executive Director, Jewish Association for Community Living; David Gaynes, Filmmaker; Eric Budney, Videographer; Ellen Ashkins, Director Resident Life, Jewish Senior Services; Andrew H. Banoff, President & CEO, Jewish Senior Services.  
 
"Next Year Jerusalem", a film about the journey of residents of The Jewish Home in Fairfield, CT was part of the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival on March 26.  The screening took place at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford and was followed by a talk with the filmmaker and producer and a dessert reception. The inspirational film covers the story of the 8 residents of The Jewish Home as they embarked on their last great adventure- a 10 day pilgrimage to Israel in 2011. Their story is told by Weston CT native documentarian David Gaynes, who captured the preparations for the trip, their life-changing Israel experience and their return to Connecticut. Some of the travelers - both Jews and Christians - made the trip using wheelchairs and walkers, overcoming physical and emotional challenges. "Next Year Jerusalem" is a poetic exploration of faith and life, hope and fear, travel and memory in life's final chapter. 

The film has been screened in Sarasota, Atlanta, Sacramento, Stamford and will be shown in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Buffalo this spring.  

The New York City opening will be May 16-22 at the Quad Cinemas. For more information visit the website
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MorseLife Dedicates Palm Beach County's Newest

Short-Term Rehabilitation Center

  

 

  

The Mack Pavilion, the newest building on the 37 -acre suburban West Palm Beach campus, is named for Sondra and David S. Mack, who are lead donors for the organization's capital campaign and long-time supporters of MorseLife. "We are grateful to Sondra and David for their steadfast belief in our future - that of being a model of excellence in rehabilitation care for the benefit of the Palm Beach County community," noted Keith Myers, President/CEO of MorseLife. "Along with their leadership, we are most appreciative of Campaign Chairman Stephen Levin and the many generous donors who came forward with major gifts to support this broad-reaching initiative."     

 

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