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Rochester, N.Y. – 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.

Located at 2980 S. Clinton Avenue in Brighton, Marian’s House is a daytime retreat home for people with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, offering meals, activities, supervision and specialized programming in a warm, residential neighborhood setting. It is one of the only day social programs in the area to employ a full-time, live-in registered nurse fully trained in Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory care.

Thursday’s event will dedicate the center in appreciation of its donors. The Farash Foundation provided the lead gift to name the retreat ‘Marian’s House’, in honor and memory of Marian M. Farash. Significant gifts were also received by Larry & Jane Glazer, William & Sheila Konar Foundation, Burton Gordon & Family, John & Jayne Summers Foundation, Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust, and Alfred & Harriet Feinman Foundation.

“We know caring for those with memory problems is a labor of love,” said Dan Katz, CEO of Jewish Senior Life. “We’re proud to offer a comfortable home in a neighborhood setting that will give at home caregivers the time to work and take care of their own needs.”

Half-days are available, as well as time less than four hours. Caregivers must reserve space for the day(s)they wish their loved one to attend. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m., except holidays.

Amenities at Marian’s House include:

  • Large kitchen & eating area for guests to engage during meal prep
  • Family room with ample space for activities
  • Quiet room for a soothing, calm environment
  • Enclosed sunroom for bright, cheerful, plant-filled space
  • Fenced-in yard for safe outdoor walking
  • Two guest rooms for occasional overnight respite stays
  • Live-in registered nurse trained in Alzheimer’s care
  • Volunteers trained to focus on one-on-one time with guests
  • Caregiver meeting space, resources and support groups

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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