(October 9, 2023 – ROCHESTER, NY) The 30th annual LeadingAge New York Art Exhibition returns to Jewish Senior Life and will be on display from October 9 until October 23 in the Sokol Porch at Jewish Home of Rochester. A reception will take place Wednesday, October 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate participating artists. The unique, traveling art show features pieces created by residents, clients, volunteers, and staff of long-term care facilities, adult care facilities, and senior housing communities.
This year’s exhibition is composed of 70 pieces of work from 60 individuals living in organizations that are members of LeadingAge New York. The remaining 10 pieces are created by staff and volunteers in these organizations. Cara Granger, Speech Therapist at Jewish Senior Life, will receive a Merit Award for her embroidered piece, “Spring Time at Highland Park.” Honorable Mention will be given to a photograph by Rabbi Steven Rubenstein, Jewish Senior Life’s Director of Chaplaincy Services, and an oil painting by Stacey Rowe, Communications Manager. Three judges from member facilities served as jurists, including Jewish Senior Life’s retired Creative Arts Therapist, Robert Whiteside. Art not featured in the traveling exhibit is displayed in the gallery and offices at LeadingAge New York’s headquarters in Latham, New York.
“We are excited to once again host the LeadingAge New York traveling Art Exhibit,” says Cathy Schwegler, Art Therapist at Jewish Senior Life. She continues, “The show is a very special opportunity for our residents, employees, and volunteers to share their creative works with others. Our Creative Arts Therapy program encourages resident engagement opportunities promoting the creative process, self-expression, as well as socialization and connection. It is my hope that residents will become immersed in the creative process, experience enjoyment, and relaxation while working alongside one another in a welcoming space.”
LeadingAge New York and LeadingAge New York Services Solutions, Inc. jointly sponsor the project. The public is invited to tour the exhibition daily at the Jewish Home of Rochester’s Farash Tower located on the Jewish Senior Life campus at 2021 Winton Road South in Rochester. Due to COVID-19 and protecting the health of residents, please wear a mask, enter through the front entrance, and check in with reception. For media inquiries, please contact Stacey Rowe at 585-784-6369.
About Jewish Senior Life:
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Senior Life offers all levels of care on a single campus—from independent living to skilled nursing care—along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus. Jewish Senior Life has CARF International accreditation for high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. Its affiliate, the Jewish Home, has been recognized as a Newsweek Best Nursing Home 2022, 2023, and 2024 and US News & World Report Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehabilitation 2022-2023. For more information, visit www.jewishseniorlife.org or https://www.facebook.com/jewishseniorlife.
About LeadingAge New York:
LeadingAge New York is the only statewide organization representing the entire continuum of not-for-profit and public continuing care organizations. Provider members are dedicated to offering high quality health care, housing, and community-based services to the elderly and people with special needs. LeadingAge New York Services Solutions, Inc. gives health care providers opportunities to save on insurance, telecommunications, energy, and other purchasing programs.