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2017 Press Releases

Jewish Senior Life Opens NEw Long-Term Care Homes, Sets Example for New Model of Care

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 the opening celebration of these new homes, which represent a model of care unmatched by any other senior care provider in the area.

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Jewish Senior Life Foundation elects new Board of Directors

Jewish Senior Life Foundation announces the following individuals were newly elected to their Board of Directors: Joy Ryen Plotnik, Esq., President and CEO, Genesee Valley Trust; Dr. David Chazan, D.P.M., Rochester Foot Care Associates; and Attorney David Ross, Ross & Gould-Ross.

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Jewish Home of Rochester Achieves Top Ranking

The Jewish Home of Rochester announced that it has been ranked among the top ten percent of nursing homes nationwide by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating.

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Jewish Senior Life Hosts Renowned Speaker

On Thursday, February 9, more than 40 leaders in senior services organizations came together for an inspirational seminar about how the mindset of a person has a significant impact on life expectancy and quality of life. Marc Middleton, winner of multiple Emmys and a...

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2016 Press Releases 

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2015 Press Releases

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Jewish Senior Life’s Chef Creation Takes Top Two Honors

Rochester, N.Y. – What do you get when you cross a donut with a croissant? A “Cronut” ... and an award-winning Cronut at that. Brenda Allen, pastry chef at Jewish Senior Life’s independent living affiliate, The Summit at Brighton, participated in “Dish It Out – Savor...

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Celebrating Centenarians at Jewish Senior Life

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...

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Jewish Senior Life Earns Quality Accreditation

Rochester, N.Y. August 19, 2015- Jewish Senior Life (JSL) 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...

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Jewish Senior Life Names Mike King as President/CEO

Jewish Senior Life (JSL) is pleased to announce that Mike King has been named President and CEO effective immediately. King has served in a senior leadership role with JSL for 10 years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer.

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2014 Press Releases

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Jewish Home resident attends concert to celebrate 30th birthday

Susan Wettenstein, a Jewish Home of Rochester resident will turn 30 on June 19, 2014. To celebrate her special day, she will be attending the Backstreet Boys concert on June 18th at Darien Lake. Susan is a longtime fan of the popular boy band and this trip will fulfill her wish to see them perform.

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Wolk Manor certified as Enhanced Assisted Living Residence

Rochester, N.Y. July XX, 2014- Wolk Manor, an assisted living community located in Brighton on the Jewish Senior Life campus, has been approved by the Department of Health as an Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR). This certification will allow Wolk Manor to...

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Jewish Home of Rochester Honors Seven Centenarians

ROCHESTER, NY — The Jewish Home of Rochester announces a celebration honoring seven centenarians living on our campus. They will be honored with a luncheon and musical entertainment provided by Joe Naples. A highlight of the event is a photo montage of the...

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Maria Fitzpatrick Graduates IGNITE Leadership Academy

Jewish Senior Life is pleased to announce the graduation of Maria Fitzpatrick from the first class of the LeadingAge New York IGNITE Leadership Academy, a year-long leadership program providing tomorrow’s leaders with the tools they will need to be outstanding in their organizations.

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The Lodge at Wolk Manor Now Open

Jewish Senior Life (JSL) is proud to announce the opening of the Lodge at Wolk Manor, an assisted living center for memory care, serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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2013 Press Releases

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Jewish Senior Life Awarded for Technological Advancement

Jewish Senior Life (JSL) had the rare honor of receiving both silver and bronze awards in McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for Dignity through Technology, which recognizes a facility or community that harnessed technology to improve the level of dignity its residents enjoy.

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The Summit at Brighton Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

The Summit at Brighton independent senior living and Wolk Manor enriched living communities celebrate their 15-year anniversary on Sunday, June 23rd with an Open House from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on The Summit campus at 2000 Summit Circle Drive just off Winton Road.

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Jewish Senior Life to Dedicate New Memory Care Center

Jewish Senior Life adds another element to its services for healthy aging with the grand opening of Marian’s House, a brand new memory care day program. Official dedication events will take place June 6 at 5:00 p.m. at Marian’s House.

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