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Dear friends,


We started our week in the Gallen Day Center by both celebrating Tu B’Shevat and commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. We talked about the holiday and it’s meaning on Monday morning and then had an afternoon program on “I Have a Dream.” Many of our participants have vivid memories of the Civil Rights movement and talked about their own experiences at that time. On Tuesday, we had both our specialized Parkinson’s program and other programs, including dancing, that had everyone involved. Wednesday began with brownie baking, big hit, followed by some music and movement to burn off the calories! Thursday’s highlights were crafts, OMA and a fascinating program on the origin of common sayings. And we wrapped up with week with challah baking and a program called “Music and Meditation.”



Jewish Home Assisted Living residents also began the week with a Tu B’Shevat celebration. Rabbi Korenblit discussed the Biblical fruits and the importance of respecting nature. Dr. King’s birthday was also commemorated in Tahoe afternoon with a discussion of the Civil Rights movement in relation to the Jewish community. Wednesday’s highlights included pet therapy visits in both Memory Lane and Assisted Living. It is heartwarming to watch residents interact with visiting pets, they love it. Thursday featured both physical exercise and our “Cerebral Gymnastics” program. And the week wrapped up with Professor Ian Drake discussing potential candidates for the 2020 election. We’re also looking forward to taking a full busload of residents to the Kaplen JCC on Sunday night to see Ed Asher and Tovah Feldshuh.




Jewish Home at Rockleigh residents also had a great week beginning with an “open mic” afternoon with Marina and friends on Sunday. We had a wonderful concert and singalong on Monday afternoon with a big crowd of residents and visitors. Tuesday morning Rabbi Feld held a discussion on Tu B’Shevat and residents enjoyed snacking on many different fruits. We had a Welcome tea on Wednesday for new residents. It’s a great way for people to make new connections. Thursday’s highlight was a Jewish Home University session on the benefits of laughter and, needless to say, a great time was had by all.




This was a blog week for me and here is the link: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/holding-the-moments/ As always, your feedback is welcome!


All the best,

Carol Signature

Carol Silver Elliott
The Jewish Home Family

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week


Come join our dynamic cadre of volunteers who participate in “Opening Minds Through Art” or “OMA”. This cutting edge therapeutic art program, originating from Miami University in Ohio, is designed specifically for our residents living with dementia. No artistic skill is necessary. You will be guided step-by-step through an amazing abstract art project as you work one-on-one with one of our residents. This is a once-a-week commitment for an 8 week session.

For more info or to sign up, contact Director of Volunteers Stacey Orden at sorden@jewishhomefamily.org or 201-518-1175


Jewish Home Family

10 Link Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647 | 685 Westwood Ave. River Vale, NJ 07675

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