Rochester, N.Y. November 18, 2015—It is not every day that a lunch conversation between family and friends turns into a discussion about the secrets to living to be 100. On November 18 at The Summit at Brighton, Jewish Senior Life invited residents who are 100 years of age or older and live in their independent and assisted living communities to do just that—enjoy a special lunch together to celebrate their birthdays and exchange stories about how they got to where they are today.

Dr. Morris Shapiro says his secret to health is to keep working. At 102 years old, Dr. Shapiro still teaches at the University of Rochester.

“There have been more advances in medicine in the last 100 years than in the past 20 centuries preceding it,” said Dr. Shapiro when asked about the biggest changes seen in his lifetime.

Eight of the residents at The Summit at Brighton and Wolk Manor range in age from 100-103. According to Becky Johnson, sales counselor at Jewish Senior Life, the event included a special luncheon where the centenarians and their guests gathered together to celebrate life.

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.