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2017 News and Events

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Exclusive Look at Innovative Nursing Home

News 8 – Jewish Senior Life finishing $83 million dollar project. This project included the design of 3 new cottages that are almost complete at Jewish Senior Life off of Winton Road in Brighton.

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Jewish Senior Life Opens New Long-Term Care Homes

Jewish Senior Life today announced the opening of nine new long-term care homes on its campus, a key milestone in its ongoing $83 million campus transformation project. The organization has invited residents, their families, community leaders and the media to attend...

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Three Keys To Redefining “Home” In Long-Term Care

Environments for Aging – Less than a year after breaking ground on one of the largest construction projects in the Rochester, N.Y., area, the team at Jewish Senior Life has made tremendous progress toward making our campus transformation a reality.

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Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov!

Jewish Ledger – BAR/BAT MITZVAHS, GRADUATIONS, AWARDS, PROMOTIONS, EN GAGE MENTS, WEDDINGS, BIRTHS …

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Job flexibility, not pay, most important to workers

Democrat & Chronicle – Jewish Senior Life offers workers nearly a dozen different types of paid leave time, allowing them time for things like voting and donating blood and bone marrow, or the chance to pull away from work if they witness or are victims of crime.

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Heart disease survivor shares her story

WROC TV 8 – Heart disease survivor Jean Phillips and Michele Schirano, the Administrator of the Jewish Home of Rochester, discussed how the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program at the Jewish Home is helping patients regain their quality of life Thursday on News 8 at Noon.

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2016 News and Events

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Jewish Senior Life Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

TWC News Evening – The $83 million project will transform the long-term care housing into a more homelike setting for residents. Jewish Senior Life President Mike King says the new living spaces will off the opportunity to create a higher standard of living.

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ROC Talk

Listen to Jewish Senior Living on Roc Talk on Legends 102.7 recording.

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Notable Names

Brighton-Pittsford Post – The Jewish Senior Life board of directors recently held its elections for the 2016-17 term.

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Be prepared when Alzheimer’s is part of the holidays

Democrat and Chronicle, Nextpert article featuring Sue Adams-Price – This time of year is filled with family get-togethers, and while family and holidays go together like turkey and stuffing, these gatherings can also be very stressful.

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Jewish Senior Life announces new program

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Jewish Senior Life recently announced the expansion of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program with the myHeart Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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What is Companion Care?

Jewish Ledger – Few things are more reassuring than having a friend or companion to rely on for help, especially as we age. A caring companion can enrich the lives of our elderly loved ones

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Nextpert: Susan Bussey, Jewish Senior Life

Democrat & Chronicle – Music can be another very powerful tool for older adults — connecting our brains to life events and helping us recall various memories. Jewish Senior Life offers the MUSIC & MEMORY program that brings music into the lives of seniors with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges.

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House Calls Not Thing of Past

55 PLUS – She’s a physician who makes house calls, part of the physician house calls program hosted by Jewish Senior Life in Rochester.

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OACES: Community leaders want adult learning program funding restored

13WHAM – Community leaders including the Rochester Teachers Association, Action for a Better Community, Roc Acts, Rochester Community of Churches and members of Jewish Senior Life gathered on Tuesday pushing the city school district to restore over a million dollars back into the programs budget.

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Herbs for Herb

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Herb was known for growing tomatoes and bringing them to residents who were not able to come outside. Now the tradition continues, as the herbs grown in this new garden will be used in meals at the Summit.

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Family honors father with ‘herb’ garden

TWC News – A special dedication this Father’s Day may be budding a new tradition at a local senior home. “To know him was to love him, that’s all I can say,” friend Charlotte Hillsberg said.

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$83 million senior care project set to begin

News 8 –  A 3-year, $83 million project at Jewish Senior Life in Brighton will break ground next week. Mike King, CEO of Jewish Senior Life, says the project will redefine transitional and long-term care in Upstate New York.

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Notable Names

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Carol Maskiell and Mary Fazio, employees at Jewish Senior Life, were honored at the 2016 Rochester Business Health Care Achievement Awards on March 22.

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Mazel Tov

Jewish Ledger – Acclaim to Carol Maskiell and Mary Fazio, RN, who are both Jewish Senior Life employees that were honored at the 2016 Rochester Business Health Care Achievement Awards.

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Jewish organizations to administer survey

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Jewish Senior Life and the Jewish Service of Rochester are administering an online survey to study Jewish poverty in the community, against the backdrop of a larger poverty initiative underway in Rochester until March 31. 

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Jewish Senior Life hosts Sweetheart Celebration

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Jewish Senior Life celebrated love and honored for Jewish Home of Rochester couples with a Sweetheart Celebration on Feb. 12. The couples enjoyed a festive afternoon of wine, chocolate and musical entertainment by Uptown Groove. 

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New Study of Jewish Poverty

Jewish Ledger – Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Family Service of Rochester are teaming up to undertake a study of Jewish poverty within our community, against the backdrop of a larger poverty initiative underway in Greater Rochester.

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Seniors downsizing without disaster in today’s market

Brighton-Pittsford Post – To help older adults and their loved ones in our community navigate the downsizing process, The Summit at Brighton held a Downsizing and Moving Seminar on Jan. 26, where experts discussed tips for selling homes in today’s market and how to right-size individual lifestyles.

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2015 News and Events

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What is Companion Care?

Brighton-Pittsford Post- Few things are more reassuring than having a friend or companion to rely on for help, especially as we age.

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Students and elders celebrate Hanukkah

WROC TV 8 – The young and the young at heart got the chance to come together in celebration of Hanukkah Thursday. It was part of a program launched in October that gives students of the Hillel Day School and elders at the Jewish Senior Life Center a chance to interact. both groups benefit from the experience.

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Celebrating Centenarians at Jewish Senior Life

Brighton-Pittsford Post – On Nov. 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 lunch together to celebrate their birthdays and exchange stories about how they got to where they are today.

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Parkinson’s Therapy Teaches Patients to be ‘Big & Loud’

TWC News – Linda Unger’s early onset Parkinson’s disease was diminishing her ability to walk and talk. That’s when she starting coming to the Jewish Senior Life’s Atkin Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation, where therapists use LSVT Big and Loud treatments to improve communication and movement in Parkinson’s patients. 

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Jewish Senior Life earns quality accreditation

Brighton-Pittsford Post – Jewish Senior Life has earned its second consecutive five-year CARF-CCAC accreditation from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accrediting body of continuing care retirement communities and similar human services organization.

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Jewish Senior Life announces promotions

Rochester Business Journal – Jewish Senior Life announces the following promotions: Joel Weiss, senior vice president of advancement; Susan Bussey, senior vice president of housing; and Michele Schirano, senior vice president/administrator of the Jewish Home of Rochester. 

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2015 Wealth of Health Awards – Special Recognition

Rochester Business Journal – A fair number of the 1,100 people who work at Jewish Senior Life came to Rochester from non-English-speaking countries. So, as a part of its employee wellness program, the agency is lending extra support with English language classes and tutoring to help them adjust to life in a different country.

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On the move

The Daily Record – Jewish Senior Life announced that Mike King has been named president and CEO. King has served in a senior leadership role with JSL for 10 years, most recently as chief operating officer.

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Jewish Senior Life names CEO

Rochester Business Journal – Jewish Senior Life has named Chief Operating Officer Michael King as president and CEO, officials said Thursday.

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