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                                                                                      E-Newsletter June 2013
In This Issue
Another Successful Fundraising Event!



Shop Smart Do Good: A Fundraising Shopping Event is a special event hosted by Lord & Taylor in support of local nonprofit



Through the sale of savings passes, United Hebrew was able to raise funds for our campus and reach our goal!


Thank you to everyone who helped support this event!



Visit Caryl's Corner Boutique

Stop in to see our display of jewelry, accessories, handbags, wallets, cosmetics & much more.   


Open weekdays Noon-4pm. Located within United Hebrew's Kramer Pavilion.


All proceeds benefit our residents.  

Klauer's Corner



My name is John Klauer. I am a resident here at United Hebrew Nursing Home. My newspaper career started when I was asked to do the sports column for the Pelham Sun. I was around 32 years old, when I was asked to do the Pelham Sun news by Maggie Klein. Then I tried to have a joke appear in the Pelham Sun, until the country club manager said, "No more jokes." The column was very successful.


A Message From The President & CEO 


Dear Friends,


There are unprecedented changes occuring in health care and senior services. United Hebrew is preparing to face these changes by developing exciting new programs to better serve our community while expanding our campus of services.


In this newsletter, you'll find updates and events that address some of the ways United Hebrew is responding to the new health care environment.


As always, United Hebrew is committed to providing quality care. We're here to serve you and your loved ones- please call us at anytime.


Best Regards,


Rita C. Mabli

President & CEO


P.S. Watch for our upcoming announcements- big changes are coming to United Hebrew!

Updates From Around Our Campus
  • Grace Ferri, Vice President of Development & Marketing, received the Professional Fundraiser of The Year Award from the Association of Development Officers.
  • On May 29th, Maria Hood, Director of Admissions, will be a guest lecturer at Hunter College's case management course.
  • Rita Mabli, President & CEO, will be honored by the Westchester Public Private Partnership For Aging Services in October, receiving the Distinguished Service Award.  

  • In partnership with the Westchester County Board of Rabbis, United Hebrew will be hosting a breakfast seminar- "Eldercare Bootcamp For Rabbis."

  • In keeping with Department of Health Regulations, we are updating our Sprinkler System in the Kramer Pavillion. This project is expected to be completed by mid June.

  • We now offer free wifi to all our residents and guests, please stop by the Reception Desk for details.

Residents Enjoy New Activity Programs

We are happy to announce that our newest recreational program- "Music and Memories" is a success. "Music and Memories" is a form of music therapy, in which residents listen to music downloaded onto an iPod.


Implemented in March, the program was geared towards non-verbal residents, but staff is finding that a much broader spectrum of residents are enjoying the iPods. Mila Levine, Director of Recreation, notes that the program "was not only able to reach our non-verbal residents who responded by opening their eyes and humming and moving to the music, but also to engage our restless residents who are often agitated or just like to wander- including our dementia residents."


 The "Music and Memories" program currently has six iPods. If you are interested in donating either an iPod or iTunes Gift Card, please contact Mila directly at 914-632-2804 ext 1234.


We have also started a crocheting and knitting program with a former residents' daughter-  Nancy "the Knitter" Sapey. The knitting group, now named "Knit Chicks" meet Mondays and Fridays.

Upcoming Events




For more information, please contact Grace Ferri at 914-632-2804 ext 1190. 

3rd Annual Community Service Awards

On June 5th, United Hebrew will present its 3rd Annual Community Service Awards.

Individuals and organizations were chosen in recognition of their high standards and excellence in making contributions to the community, which mirrors United Hebrew's

mission, vision and values.


Honorees include Teresa Bainton, Housing & Urban Development (HUD); Elaine Sproat,

President & CEO Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY

Chapter; and Deborah Wiskind, President Hadassah of Westchester.


United Hebrew's Health Care Professionals Lecture Series & Networking Event

On Wednesday May 22nd, United Hebrew hosted its first Health Care Professionals Lecture Series entitled "Transformation of Health Care: Crucial Steps for Providers to Strive & Survive."


Guest speakers included Dr. Robert Bernasek, Chief Quality Officer at White Plains Hospital; Dr. Neda Vodenitcharova, Medical Director of the Hospice Program at Calvary Hospital; Michele Cassidy, J.D. of Cassidy Law Firm; Tony Susi, LMSW, Director of Supportive Services of the Hospice Program at Calvary Hospital, and Doug Goggin-Callahan, Esq. Director of Education & New York State Policy Director at the Medicare Rights Center.


The panel discussed an array of topics, including the impact of the Affordable

Care Act, changes in Medicare/Medicaid, FIDA, the exchange and observation units

at hospitals, and best practices across the post-acute continuum of care.

United Hebrew Welcomes New Vice President

United Hebrew has named Geri Brooks as Vice President of Geriatric Services and Program Development, a newly created position on the campus.


Brooks is a New York State licensed Nurse Practitioner with over twenty-five years

of experience in the health care field, receiving her Masters in Nursing from Pace University. She was formerly Director of Senior Services and Director of Professional Services of Westchester Caring Services at White Plains Hospital, where she was employed since 1980.


Mrs. Brooks will work directly with Rita C. Mabli, President and CEO designing and

implementing new initiatives in eldercare. "Geri has a wealth of experience in health

care, has been responsible for implementation of many strategic programs and is well respected in the field. I am thrilled, professionally and personally to have the opportunity to work with Geri", said Rita C. Mabli.


An event was held at United Hebrew on April 24th to welcome Geri, with over 60 members

from the community in attendance.

Lazarus Gallery Hosts "Visual Symphony" Brings Artists, Visitors & Residents Together

The Lazarus Gallery hosted an artist's reception to premier its new exhibit entitled "The Visual Symphony: A Musically Inspired Art Exhitibition". The exhibit features interpretations of music and movement through a variety of work including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage and jewelry. This colorful and creative gallery hopes to stimulate memories and emotions for all, especially our residents.

"The artists that participated in this musically inspired exhibit have brought more than just visual beauty to United Hebrew's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center", said Linda Forman; " They have also provided joy and an enrichment for the soul, allowing for greater healing of the mind and body. The artwork is an inspiration to all who visit our Lazarus Gallery."


(L to R) Jodi Moise, Lazarus Gallery Curator; Robin Zane of ZaneArts, Guest Curator; Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew of New Rochelle at the Lazarus Gallery Artists' Reception on April 7th.

The exhibit is open to the public, and will run through September 16. Select pieces are available for purchase. For more information, contact Linda Forman at 914-632-2804

ext 1224 or


To view more pictures from the event, click here.

Learn More About United Hebrew
United Hebrew of New Rochelle



United Hebrew of New Rochelle is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. United Hebrew offers a rich array of skilled and community-based programs and services that encourages and supports a life of dignity and spirituality and promotes the highest possible quality of life. United Hebrew serves over 700 clients daily in its Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus facilities including Willow Towers, The Beverly and Alfred J. Green Pavilion, a New York State licensed assisted living residence; United Hebrew Nursing and Rehabilitation Center staffed with Burke Rehabilitation professionals; Soundview Apartments for seniors; and the AZOR Home Health Agency.


For more information, visit








Save The Date

3rd Annual Community Service Awards

June 5th


State of The Campus Address

June 25th


28th Annual Golf Tournament

July 22nd 


94th Annual Gala Dinner Dance

October 3rd

Wanted: Volunteers



Do you have a little extra spare time? We are looking for volunteers! No matter what your talents or skills are- we will find a rewarding and exciting opportunity for you working with our residents! If interested, contact Mila Levine at 914-632-2804 ext 1234.  

Giving Opportunities

Tree of Life 

United Hebrew has commissioned an artist to create a beautiful Tree of Life which hangs in the Main Lobby of the Lucile and Joseph Skalet pavilion.


By purchasing leaves on the United Tree of Life, you can recognize the events and people you love in a permanent and meaningful way.


For more information about this tax-deductible gift please contact Grace Ferri at

914-632-2804 ext 1190.


The Art Of Caring Begins With The Art Of Giving



United Hebrew
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus
391 Pelham Road * New Rochelle, NY * 10805
Tel: 914-632-2804