AJAS award for carop tank



Dear friends,

A number of us had the opportunity to attend the annual Association of Jewish Aging Services conference this week. It was filled with learning, inspiration and new ideas. We were delighted to receive a national programming award for our Carp Tank program that brought students and incredible creative ideas to JHR.




And we were well represented during sessions as well, presenting on our Parkinson’s program and doing a lively round table session on Rock Steady Boxing. We had the chance to get acquainted with, and tour, the Leichtag Foundation's campus and see some powerful community connections at work. And we heard our colleague from JAA in Pittsburgh talk about that awful day in Pittsburgh last October. Her words and lessons will stay with many of us for a long time.




The Gallen Center had some great events this week. On Monday, there was a fun “wacky tacky party” with everyone in mismatched clothes and shoes along with crazy hair! Tuesday was another day t focus on Parkinson’s with both being and Delay the Disease. Wednesday included meditation and another session of our buddy program. Thursday featured a new “grab bag” where everyone pulls an object out of a bag and the group talks about it. Friday’s highlight was a video and conversation, by popular request, about Coney Island.


wacky tacky


At Jewish Home Assisted Living we began the week with author Michael Weinstein discussing his book “Ten Times Chai,” recounting his visits to 180 Orthodox synagogues within the five New York City boroughs. On Monday residents enjoyed a shopping trip to Trader Joe’s and Memory Lane had a lively game of “noodle ball,” that no one wanted to end! On Tuesday, residents enjoyed Fitness with Patrick and had a lively session of Trivial Pursuit with the new 40th anniversary edition cards. We also continued the viewing and discussion of the Netflix series on the Roosevelts. On Wednesday, Rabbi Korenblit entertained Memory Lane residents with a journey through music of the 1970’s. Assisted Living residents had a shopping trip to Kohl’s as well as a visit from the Glamour Girls. Thursday included Cerebral Gymnastics and Tai Chi and Friday had a great program about Dear Abby.



Jewish Home at Rockleigh highlights included our Sunday Afternoon of Music with students and friends of Temple Sinai who gave a great performance. On Tuesday the Culinary Club joined a Dining Services for noodle kugel sampling and a discussion on protein. Thursday morning also featured food as Kaplen 2 residents took part in “Baker’s Delight,” making delicious challah. On Friday a group of residents and staff headed to the movie theatre for a showing of Dumbo. This remake of the movie was a big hit with all.


All the best,

Carol Signature

Carol Silver Elliott
The Jewish Home Family


Volunteer Opportunity of the Week


We are looking forward to the upcoming Passover holiday, enjoying traditional food, and spending time with family and friends. But for many elderly in our community, it is a lonely time. You can make a difference in the lives of our local elderly living alone. We are looking for drivers to deliver hot kosher Passover meals on Friday, April 19th. Volunteers will be picking up the meals in the main lobby of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh at 10 Link Drive, in Rockleigh.

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




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