Featured Member
Jewish Home Family (Rockleigh, NJ)

We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of May is Jewish Home Family.


To read their Featured story, visit our website      
Please visit their website: http://jewishhomefamily.org/  
Upcoming Events


2015 AJAS Regional Meeting


Tuesday, June 16th  

at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation  

in New Hyde Park, NY 




AJAS Webinar

Thursday, May 7th at 1pm EDT 
Privacy and Security Compliance in a LTPAC Environment - What You Need to Know

Hosted by: Blue Orange Compliance
To RSVP, e-mail: rachel@ajas.org


Montefiore (Beachwood, OH):

Montefiore Announces New President and CEO 


Montefiore, a premier healthcare organization caring for Cleveland's aging community, announced Seth Vilensky has been named president and CEO and will assumed the position on Monday, April 13, 2015 when Lauren Rock, president and CEO, stepped down. For the past eight years, Seth has worked at Cleveland Clinic, most recently as administrative director for the Center for Connected Care. In that capacity, he oversaw operations and strategy for the health system's homecare, transitional care, skilled care and hospice.



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River Garden Senior Services (Jacksonville, FL):

River Garden Celebrates 69th Year  

Fun, laughter and lots of activity best describe the day. River Garden Hebrew Home celebrated its 69th year with a wonderful Anniversary Day festival. What started as a humid, overcast and rain-threatening morning turned out to be a beautiful day. More than 500 members of the community, ranging in age from infants to seniors, gathered on the River Garden campus to join in the celebration, which included a barbeque, pony rides, face painting and clowns, balloon artistry, games, and a bounce house. Many also attended the annual meeting of River Garden Senior Services, held in the Cohen Auditorium.




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Village Shalom (Overland Park, KS):
Village Shalom to Personalize 'SevenDays' Initiative for Residents, Staff

April 13, 2014, changed everything. Since the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Campus and Village Shalom that day, the entire community has been grappling with how to turn a violent act of hate into a positive expression of kindness and unity.

"SevenDays - Make a Ripple, Change the World" took shape to address that dichotomy. The interfaith, community-wide initiative offered a series of events promoting faith, love and kindness throughout the week of April 7-13, 2015, to honor the memory of Terri LaManno, Reat Underwood and Dr. William Corporon.  


More than 2,000 people from across the Kansas City area filed past Village Shalom along the 3.5-mile route of the SevenDays Peace Walk.  

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Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (Commack, NY):
Gurwin Home Care Agency Opens New Office in Farmingdale

The Gurwin Home Care Agency (GHCA) is proud to announce the location of their new office at 330 Conklin Street, Farmingdale.  According to Herbert H. Friedman, Gurwin's Executive Vice President/CEO, "This new location is perfect for us to be able to better serve our clients in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as in Queens."



At a ribbon cutting for the new Gurwin Home Care Agency offices: Herbert H. Friedman, Executive Vice President/CEO; Nancy Geiger, Director; Roberta Monat, GHCA Board Member; Michael Scarpelli, Associate Administrator; and Cheryl Smith, Assistant Director, GHCA.

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Jewish Home and Care Center (Milwaukee, WI):

Intergenerational Programming Celebrates One Year at Jewish Home and Care Center

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, the Jewish Home and Care Center, along with its sister communities of Chai Point Senior Living and Sarah Chudnow Community, has been able to offer a variety of intergenerational programming since its inception in April 2014.

 A student from Pierce Elementary School reads with a resident at Jewish Home and Care Center


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Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (Chelsea, MA): 

A Better Nursing Home Exists

When Barry Berman was looking for an alternative to the traditional nursing home, he stumbled across a concept called the Green House Project that seemed promising. What followed was a multi-year project to build, from the ground up, a nursing home that would look totally different from the traditional model. It would be a home, not a hospital, no matter how sick residents were, and it would allow them to make their own choices and live their own lives. 



Seniors around the communal table at a Green House


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Hebrew Home at Riverdale (Riverdale, NY):
President and CEO, Daniel Reingold Interviewed by Dr. Drew 


Alzheimer's and sexual consent was one of the topics discussed on HLN's Dr. Drew On Call television program.  


In addition to in-studio panelists to debate the topic, Dr. Drew interviewed Dan Reingold, President and CEO of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, via phone regarding the Hebrew Home's pioneering sexual expression policy and how long-term care facilities can and should develop criteria for this complex issue.


Hebrew Home at Riverdale President and CEO Daniel Reingold featured on Dr. Drew


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