Dear friends,

 

We are all so happy to see signs of Spring finally visible.  On both campuses we see folks heading for the outdoors and anxious for the days when sitting outside is a reality rather than a dream!  The grounds in both Rockleigh and River Vale are filled with daffodils blooming and trees budding, sure signs that those warm days are ahead!

We had, as always, many activities this past week.  One that took place in all settings were programs for Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  At the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Rabbi Feld led the program and talked about both the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the world today.  We talked about the lack of awareness young people have about the Holocaust and how important it is that we never forget.  In the Gallen Day Center we also had programming around Yom Hashoah and the weekly Men’s Club discussion centered on Holocaust remembrance. And at Jewish Home Assisted Living, Rabbi Korenblit led a moving program that engendered much participation by our residents.

Other highlights of the week in the Gallen Center included the monthly birthday party, jewelry making and lots of entertainment. On Friday we had a Spring Volleyball tournament which was great fun and fierce competition! More volleyball to come! At Jewish Home Assisted Living, we had a great concert in Memory Lane on Monday. And, at the same time, our Assisted Living residents took a field trip to the Dollar Tree. Greeting cards were the item of the day and there was lots of excitement about those purchases! On Tuesday, the knitting circle was together and these wonderful volunteers worked with our residents to create more lap blankets, which are donated to various agencies and hospitals. Wednesday’s highlight was a visit from the Glamour Girls, high school students who not only provide complementary manicures, they also develop great relationships with our residents. Friday brought us Professor Ian Drake whose topic was “What to do about Gun Violence.”

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At the Jewish Home at Rockleigh, some of this week’s program included a performance from Valley Music Group on Sunday, which drew a full house. On Tuesday we began a new program, a Women’s Group. Nine women attended and had a powerful conversation about respect. They also talked about other activities they’d like to engage in including walking club and some lunch outing. Rehearsals continue for our upcoming musical which will take place in May. That’s always an incredible event and we are looking forward to it.

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If you have not yet signed up for the Parkinson’s education program on Monday evening, please do so today! It’s free, open to the public and will be held at Englewood Hospital Medical Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. Email Shari Buchwald, sbuchwald@jewishhomefamily.org if you would like to join us.

 

All the best,

Carol Signature

Carol Silver Elliott
President/CEO
The Jewish Home Family

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

  • Personal Shoppers needed on Wednesdays, 11:30 – 2:00 at the Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale
  • Rock Steady Boxing for residents with Parkinson’s Disease, morning hours at the Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale and the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.
  • Opening Minds Through Art for residents with dementia. Choose from Monday, 9:45, at Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Wednesday, 9:45, at Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale, Thursdays, 1:15 at Gallen Adult Day Center in Rockleigh.

 

Contact Stacey Orden, Director of Volunteer Services, at 201-518-1175 or sorden@jewishhomefamily.org

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