Featured Member
Greenwood House

We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of September is Greenwood House.

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Please visit their website: http://www.greenwoodhouse.org 
Upcoming Events


AJAS 'Household Model' Survey: Measuring Success for the Future 
September 18th from 1-2pm
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Parker Jewish Institute: Parker's President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut Honored at Primary Care Development Corporation Spring Gala


Michael N. Rosenblut, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, was honored Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Primary Care Development Corporation 20th Anniversary Spring Gala at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City. 


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Menorah Manor: New Restaurant Dining Programs Foster Resident Independence and Dignity 
Beginning in late fall, The Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center will initiate a restaurant-style dining program. The program, already in effect at both of Menorah Manor's assisted living communities (The Toby Weinman Assisted Living Residence and The Inn on the Pond), will provide residents with a dining experience that preserves dignity and provides choice. Menu options will be offered for a week, along with daily specials. Residents will be served by staff who provide personalized service.
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 Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: Graduation 2014

Thirty-four seniors at the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack graduated from the Center's Adult Education program, capping a nine-month journey on a quest to continue learning, regardless of age or physical limitations.



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Cedar Village: Teretz-Paper Wedding  


Recently, the granddaughter of one of the residents at Cedar Village was married in Israel, where she and her parents live. Although the grandmother, Bess, has been to Israel many times to visit, she would not have been physically able to go even if it had been a more peaceful time. Cedar Village helped Bess to be at her granddaughter's wedding.



Left to right: Carol Silver Elliott, Bess, and Sally Korkin  



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Harvard and Brown-Affiliated Researchers Receive $4.5M Grant to Test Videos for Advance Directives


With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, Susan Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Palliative Care Research Center in Harvard-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research along with colleagues from Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital plan a big test of whether a suite of videos can help.

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Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey: Resident of the JCHC's Lester Senior Housing Community Speaks at Newark's Annual Holocaust Remembrance Event

"Courage and Conviction" was the theme for the City of Newark's 27th Annual Holocaust Remembrance event, and no one embodied that more than keynote speaker, Theodore "Teddy" Halpern. The resident of the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany delivered remarks to approximately 1000 attendees including local dignitaries, Newark students, representatives of the Jewish community, and business leaders. Halpern was invited to give the keynote address by Barbara Wind of the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest; the Lester Senior Housing Community is owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC), an agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Halpern's son Harold and twin grandchildren, Sam and Helen, were in the audience as the elder Halpern addressed the assembly on May 6
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Jewish Home of Rockleigh: Resident Posseses Postcard from Warsaw Ghetto

Alex Strachman, a resident of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh along with his wife Dona, have a precious postcard which was mailed from the Warsaw Ghetto on November 5, 1941. The card tells a special and heartbreaking story about his parents. Still more mysterious, the postcard, mailed to his uncle Franklin in the Bronx, did not arrive for several years...not until September 12, 1945.





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