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History of Transportation in Oregon

AirplaneRose Schnitzer Manor will present “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A History of Transportation in Oregon,” during the month of May.  These free lectures will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.

Bill Nelson will cover the transportation of the earliest inhabitants of Oregon (trails and waterways), the routes used by the earliest settlers, explorers and traders (water and land), and the development of the railroad, waterway, and road network.

Nelson has a B.A. in History and a lifelong love of all things historical.  He has been a docent at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) for eight years, and part of a small group of OHS volunteers that has been making speeches about various aspects of Oregon history to retirement communities and service clubs for about two years.

Tuesday, May 5, 6:45pm – 8:00pm

History of Transportation in Oregon

With Bill Nelson, Oregon Historical Society

 To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Meg Graf on Piano

Sunday, May 31, 1:30pm – 2:30pmpiano

Meg Graf on Piano

Meg Graf says: “Music makes the world a better place, and live music is best.”  She plays with a number of ensembles and also appears as a soloist.  Her employment background is in the medical, banking, media and education fields, but she says the only reason she works is to support her music habit. Whether playing for a memorial service in St. Louis, with the Black Derby Jazz Band in San Antonio, on tour with Eugene Symphonic Band in Alberta, or for a wedding on a cliff overlooking Oregon’s coastline, she seizes every possible opportunity to make music.  The only types of music Meg does not play are rap and acid rock; other than that, classical or country, bluegrass or big band, schottische or swing… it’s all good!  She has recorded a solo ragtime album, titled “Eatin’ Time,” and has recorded two albums with Calamity Jazz, a Dixieland band based in Eugene, Oregon.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Abuse

Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Abuse

Thursday, April 2 (Tonight!)fraud

6:45pm – 8:00pm

Diana Childs, State of Oregon Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Abuse

It’s unfortunate but true – seniors are the target of many financial scams.

And new medical research shows that more than a third of Americans over the age of 71 have mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease that make them particularly susceptible to investment swindles and other financial abuse. Oregon has joined more than 23 other state securities regulators in a major national Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention program. The unprecedented effort will educate thousands of U.S. medical professionals about how to spot older Americans who may be particularly vulnerable to investment fraud abuse and then to refer these at-risk patients to state securities regulators and adult services professionals. In Oregon, a clinician or caregiver who clinician suspects some type of financial exploitation would refer their concerns to the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities or to Oregon’s Adult and Protective Services Division.  Diane Childs, Financial Information Outreach Coordinator for the State of Oregon, will speak about investment swindles and other financial abuse.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Thank you!

Thanks to our many sponsors, our generous Mitzvah Moment Donors, the Cedar Sinai Park Board of Directors and Development Committee, event co-chairs Sharon Weil and Avrel Nudelman and the event committee & volunteers, and everyone who came out to support the residents of the Robison Jewish Health Center.


“As Time Goes By” Annual Event This Saturday!

Join us for an evening of dinner and entertainment at As Time Goes By, taking place on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.. The Tualatin Country Club will be the setting as our community gathers to honor the residents of the Robison Home, while revisiting the excitement and elegance of Rick’s Café from the iconic film Casablanca.


For last-minute ticket sales or for more information, please contact Teri Patapoff at 503-535-4360. Tickets are no longer available for online purchase.

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors:

The Goodman Family

R&H Construction

D.A. Davidson & Company, Michael and Chris Feves, Holzman Foundation, Inc., McKesson Medical Surgical, Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe, Solomon D. & Rosalyn Menashe, Omnicare of Portland, Steinberg Investment Group, and our many other generous supporters.

We look forward to seeing you at As Time Goes By!

Sharon Weil & Avrel Nudelman

As Time Goes By event co-chairs


Celebrating Purim in Style at Robison

We had quite the week at the Robison Jewish Health Center last week! In celebrating Purim, we first made hamantaschen (ate some too)…



…then resident’s put on this year’s Purim Spiel and it was a hit!



Rose Schnitzer Manor resident Evelyn Hirsch wrote the script and Life Enrichment Director Jennifer Felberg wrote the parodies. The Robison residents were supported by both Jennifer and Resident Care Manager Ronnie Schecter for introductions, narration and technical needs.