Featured Member
Kobernick Anchin Benderson (Sarasota, FL)

We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of April is Kobernick Anchin Benderson.

To read their Featured story, visit our website      
Please visit their website:  www.kobernickanchin.org   
Upcoming Events


2015 AJAS Regional Meeting


Tuesday, June 16th  

at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation  

in New Hyde Park, NY 



Registration opens April, 6 2015 




Have a Happy Passover!


Los Angeles Jewish Home (Reseda, CA):
The Home's Seniors Thank Our Firefighters

In order to thank the local firefighters for all of the incredible work they do, the seniors of the Jewish Home invited the brave men from Tarzana Fire Station 93 to the Home for a delicious lunch.


Click here to read more!    



Jewish Home of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA):

Treatment Goes Tech 

Dr. Ritchie, the Jewish Home-based UCSF Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Transitional Research in Aging, and her colleagues are exploring how to utilize technology to support the independence and dignity of older adults.

There are two areas on the current agenda: Using sensor technology to better understand the pros and cons of medicines and their effect on the individual recipient; and improving care delivery to older adults through technology.




Click here to read more!   


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale (Riverdale, NY):
A New Approach to Alzheimer's Care: "Good Morning Mom and Dad"

The Hebrew Home launched this as a pilot program and focused on morning care for residents with early to moderate dementia who may have an unpleasant mood in the morning. These were residents who may not want to get dressed, take a shower, take medicine, or eat breakfast. The hope was that by asking a family member to create a brief video message that could be incorporated into the daily morning care of the Alzheimer's residents, it would help to improve the resident's mood, make them more receptive to care and set a positive tone for the day.

WNBC-TV coverage of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale's Good Morning Mom and Dad Program


WNBC-TV coverage of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale's Good Morning Mom and Dad Program


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The Legacy Senior Communities (Plano, TX):

Legacy Senior Communities to Start New $60M Preston Hollow Community

The Legacy Senior Communities has closed on a 10-acre parcel of land within Midtown Park in close proximity to Presbyterian Hospital Dallas to build a $60 million senior living community. The new $60 million community, which has yet to be named, is expected to be built in two phases totaling about 300,000 square feet of independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing rental units.

The project planned near Meadow Road will be similar to the Legacy Willow Bend development in Plano.


Click here to read more!

Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Care (Tulsa, OK): 

Oklahoma State Department of Health Awards Grant for Nursing Home Staff Geriatric Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recently announced the awarding of a State of Oklahoma and Federal (CMS) grant to fund the creation of the first in the U.S. geriatric education program for nursing home staff.   




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Jewish Association on Aging (Pittsburgh, PA):

Remodeled Dining Room at Charles Morris 


The remodeled Dining Room in the Carnegie Commons is full of chattering, laughter and wonderful mouth-watering aromas! The open eat-in kitchen features meals cooked to order, a (very popular) harvest table where residents gather and a 24-hour snack bar. This first-of-its-kind cafe (in western Pennsylvania) has transformed the nursing home experience for both residents and staff. The project is part of an ongoing culture change movement, offering seniors independence and choice.  




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