January 2016
Featured Member
Seashore Gardens Living Center
(Galloway Township, NJ)
We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of January is Seashore Gardens Living Center.

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Please visit the Seashore Gardens Living Center website: http://www.seashoregardens.org/
AJASshares...Innovation of Members for Members
Hebrew SeniorLife
(Boston, MA)
Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), in collaboration with scientists from a number of international institutes, have identified a genetic variant regulating a gene responsible for bone mineral density and fracture risk. Findings from this study-funded in part by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are published in the journal Nature and could lead to interventions that may prevent fractures in older adults.
 
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MJHR Selected One of CA Top Workplaces for a Third Year and Wins Special Recognition
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
(Cordova, TN)
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab (MJHR) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces for 2015. MJHR also received this distinction in 2013, the first year for the awards, as well as in 2014. In addition, MJHR received the Doers Award this year, one of 16 special awards given out at a special event on December 2nd.


Left to right: Jerry Jacques- CFO, Lauren Rouse- Employee Relations Manager, Joel Ashner- Community Relations Director, Annie Smith- Director of Nursing, and Bobby Meadows- Executive Director
Kavod Senior Life
(Denver, CO)
Kavod residents had the time of their lives on a cruise to Alaska in early September. The week-long trip was staffed by four Kavod staff members. Six residents as well as ten non-Kavod residents participated. Most participants on the trip were in their 70s and 80s, plus resident and non-resident family members joined the cruise.
 
Sitrin to Establish Upstate New York's First Long-Term Care Program for ALS and Huntington's Disease
Sitrin Health Care Center
(New Hartford, NY)
There is an urgent need in Upstate New York for specialized long-term care for people with ALS and Huntington's Disease (HD). Sitrin is answering that need. Expected to open in early 2016, Sitrin's new Neurodegenerative Disease Specialty Program - Sitrin NeuroCare - will be the first and only one of its kind in Upstate New York to provide long-term care for individuals with ALS and HD. 
 
Singing CEO Makes Life Worthwhile
Jewish Home Life Communities
(Atlanta, GA)
At exactly 4 p.m., the CEO walks to the elevator, punches numbers on the keypad and waits for the doors to open to the third floor.

He steps off, glides to the center of the room where a dozen or so men and women sit waiting, whips out his Martin and Co. acoustic guitar, a 25th wedding anniversary gift from his wife, and begins singing: "He's got the whole world in His hands / He's got the whole wide world in His hands."

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Harley Tabak, the CEO of Jewish Home Life Communities, serenades residents on a recent afternoon at Berman Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care in Dunwoody. Tabak has been singing at facilities he manages for nearly 40 years. Photo by Judy Landey / Berman Commons