Rochester, N.Y. – In his 100 years, Dr. Shapiro, a respected physician, philanthropist, upstanding citizen, husband, father and dear friend, has made a tremendous impact on the Rochester and Jewish communities. Morrie volunteered his time as a board member for numerous community organizations, including the United Way and the Rochester Citizens Planning Council, and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Monroe Council on Aging. A prominent member of the Jewish Community, Morrie has served on both local and national boards including the Jewish Community Federation, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service and State of Israel Bonds.

Morrie has contributed to Jewish Senior Life for over 50 years. He was past chair of the Jewish Home and co-chair of the capital campaign for the building of the current Home. He serves on the Jewish Senior Life Foundation Board and was a co-founder of the Golden Alliance.

Practicing medicine since 1946, Dr. Shapiro served as President of the Rochester Surgical Society and the Upstate Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He shares his passion for evolving medicine as a Professor at the University of Rochester, teaching students in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Recently, Strong Memorial Hospital named its newest conference room the Morris J. Shapiro, M.D Conference Room—it will serve as the focal point in teaching students, residents, and attending physicians.

Morrie is a devoted family man. He and his wife Miriam were together for 67 years until her passing. They raised two daughters, Donna and Barbara and were blessed with three granddaughters: Jessica, Kate, and Marissa.

A celebration honoring Dr. Shapiro will be held on October 21st at 6:30 PM at the Jewish Home of Rochester.

About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is guided by the values of honoring family and emphasizing aging in place—allowing people to remain in the place of their choice longer. Jewish Senior Life is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering all levels of care from independent living to skilled nursing care on a single campus:

  • The Summit at Brighton for independent living;
  • Wolk Manor for assisted living;
  • The Lodge at Wolk Manor for assisted living memory care;
  • The Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional, and memory care;
  • Transitional Care at the Jewish Home for short-term rehabilitation;
  • Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation;
  • Marian’s House daytime retreat for those with memory loss; and
  • a variety of community programs and services such as Living Well Companion Care and Physician House Calls that enable people to age and live safely, either on campus or another place that they call home.

Jewish Senior Life is the only senior care provider in the Rochester area to offer Life Care, a program which eliminates worries about unforeseen care needs and medical expenses throughout the full continuum of care.

Jewish Senior Life is CARF accredited for its high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been named a 2017 Top Workplace by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Alliance for Senior Care of Greater Rochester, Leading Age, Leading Age New York, and the Association of Jewish Agency Services.

For more information, please visit www.jewishseniorlife.org.

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