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There’s still time to get your annual event tickets!

Please partner in our mission to love, honor and respect the elders that we serve.
Our Annual event, “As Time Goes By”is coming up on Saturday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the Tualatin Country Club!
Have you bought your tickets yet? It’s not too late! It is going to be a fun night full
of music, gambling, great dining, friends, good conversation and more!

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, please call 503.535.4360.

We don’t want you to miss this evening. You can get your tickets online now at our registration page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sharon Weil & Avrel Nudelman

As Time Goes By” Co-chairs

Redefining Aging and Wellness

Tuesday, February 3, 6:45pmWellness Clip Art

Redefining Aging and Wellness

With Bayla O’Brien, PT and Jacqueline Sinke, Fitness & Function LLC

Weakness is not a normal part of growing old.  Learn how to choose a path that leads you toward fitness, independence, balance and vitality.  We will also review the benchmarks of senior fitness and help you redefine your aging and wellness goals.

Bayla O’Brien graduated from Washington University School of Medicine’s program in Physical Therapy and has a B.S. in Psychology from Wayne State University.  She is the first physical therapist in Oregon to achieve certification in all three of the CDC’s Senior Fall Reduction Programs: Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.

Bayla received her certification as a FallProof™ Balance and Mobility Instructor from California State University – Fullerton.  FallProof™ was awarded “best practice” for fall reduction programming by the National Council on Aging.  She has been a member of the Multnomah County Healthy Aging Coalition and has also developed senior wellness, fall risk reduction and prevention educational seminars for area senior centers.

Jacqueline Sinke has been a certified health and fitness professional over 23 years.  She specializes in working with mature adults and older adults with various levels of fitness, functional ability and health status.  Jacqueline launched Fitness & Function LLC in 2005 to provide high quality in-home health and fitness services, including targeted strength, balance and mobility training, and physical therapy.

In 2000, Jacqueline was recognized by the NuStep Pinnacle Award for developing “older adult programs that go above and beyond the standard wellness programs offered.”  In 2003, her LEAP Fall Reduction and Prevention Training Workshop” was accepted by Oregon Department of Human Services for continued education for adult foster home providers.

The lecture series is focused on healthy aging and will take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall at the Manor.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit


Cedar Sinai Park Receives $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation

Cedar Sinai Park Receives $50,000 Capital Campaign Grant

from The Oregon Community Foundation

Cedar Sinai Park announced today the award of a $50,000 grant from The Oregon nnh_west_elevationCommunity Foundation for the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center, said David Fuks, Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) Chief Executive Officer.

The Oregon Community Fund awarded this gift in support of the organization’s campaign to build the 48-bedroom residential facility to support elders and person with disabilities through a “household” model.

“The Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center will use The Household Model to provide our most fragile community members a care environment that enhances functioning, increases dignity and significantly improves quality of care and quality of life,” said Fuks. “Research has shown that even very fragile elders function at a higher level in a household care setting.”

The grant was awarded from discretionary and/or advised funds, including the Cornelius and Mildred Dixon Memorial Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $12,700, the George and Helen Largey Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $11,600, the H.J. and Grace Sandberg Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $14,700 and the Sigel/Wagenknecht Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation which provided $11,000.

“OCF is proud to support Cedar Sinai Park in their expansion of the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center, a 48-bedroom residential facility,” said Kathleen Cornett, Vice President of Grants & Programs. “The expanded center will provide tremendous programming and support for aging Oregonians and persons with disabilities.”

“The importance of this support from The Oregon Community Foundation is not as much in the dollars provided toward our goal,” stated Jim Winkler, CSP Capital Campaign Chair. “as it is in the credibility which comes from OCF’s involvement with our project.”

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds to support the community causes they care about. Through these funds OCF awards nearly $70 million annually in grants and scholarships.


Here’s to a Great New Year!

Here’s hoping you are having a relaxing holiday season and that 2014 was a wonderful year for you and your family. new-year-greetings

As 2015 approaches I hope you will consider a year-end gift to Cedar Sinai Park in support of the our beloved elderly residents at Robison Jewish Health Center. Many of our residents cannot cover their cost of care even with Medicaid and need our help to be able to stay here at Robison – their home.

Your year-end contribution to Cedar Sinai Park not only supports our elders in need, but is tax-deductible and can reduce your 2014 federal income tax bill. Online donations made by Wednesday, December 31st will count as 2014 contributions.

Thanks for considering a year-end gift to Cedar Sinai Park and thanks for all you do!

Here’s to an amazing 2015!

David Fuks, CEO

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

Each year at Cedar Sinai Park we participate in our traditional time of giving for the children involved with Morrison Center.

Since 1947 Morrison Center has partnered with communities and families to provide services for children experiencing trauma and adversity.

Our staff, volunteers, guests and others were extremely generous in donating toys, clothes and games that will help to bring joy and excitement during this holiday season.

Thank you to everyone who participated and Happy Holidays to Everyone!