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Spring Gardening in Adult Day Services!

The participants in Cedar Sinai Park’s residents are getting in to Spring.

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No need to go outdoors on a rainy spring day in Oregon. Adult Day Services recently made their own flower arrangements with a little guidance from registered horticultural therapist Genevieve.

“We started our hour studying local blooming plants for seasonal orientation,” said Genevieve.

Residents passed around tulips, hosta, viburnum and dogwood and talked about their characteristics. This garden session focused mainly on tulips and their history, discussing the “tulip mania period” in Holland and other interesting facts about the tulip.

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Participants each got to build their our own individual tulip arrangements. They chose which stem and flower color they wanted to use in their arrangement and placed their choices in a vase with water. The participants were proud of their choices and admired their finished arrangement.

A lovely way to spend an hour in Spring at Adult Day Services.

Chicken Soup for the Home Seller’s Soul

PRESENTED BY ROSE SCHNITZER MANOR

TODAY

1:00 – 2:30PM, IN ZIDELL HALL

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The event will feature Alexis Halmy, Principal Broker with Windermere Real Estate, and Rachel Mohlere, founder of Senior Specific Consulting Group.  The two local real estate specialists will cover a wide range of topics related to home selling, downsizing and more.

Alexis is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and is in the top 5% of all Portland Metro realtors.  She has helped many people, including her own mother, negotiate the issues involved in making a move later in life.  Alexis will discuss the current Portland real estate market:

  • ·             Is this a good time to buy or sell?
  • ·             The three things you need to know about choosing a realtor
  • ·             How to price your home in today’s market

Rachel is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and is the creator and director of a housing transition advisory and support program for older adult homeowners.  She will discuss the move from home ownership to community living:

  •  ·             Understanding the logistics of selling and moving
  • ·             Professional help you may not know exists
  • ·             A positive perspective on this lifestyle choice

This event is free and open to the community.  To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah.elliott@cedarsinaipark.org.

Stan the Piano Man Visits Adult Day Services

A perennial favorite of Cedar Sinai Park’s Adult Day Services participants is Stan Lasley, the Piano Man. 

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Committed to providing entertainment through piano songs to seniors throughout our area, Stan regularly plays as many as 50 concerts a month at nursing homes and adult residences.

Playing piano for almost as long as he has been alive, Stan started playing with his grandfather, when he was just three years old.

He continued his passion for music while growing up, attending University of Portland and then Julliard where he studied under Nadia Boulanger.

Before moving to the Portland, Oregon area, Stan worked in Hollywood, playing for many movie stars. He recently took a little time out of his busy schedule to play for some stars here at Cedar SInai Park’s Adult Day Services. 

 “Music has an ability to transport the listener or performer to another time and place.  This close association of music with memory is one of the reasons that music can be so powerful and is included every day in Adult Day Services.”

~Nancy Heckler, Adult Day Services Director

Celebrating the Completed Renovation of Downtown Affordable Housing

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Cedar Sinai Park is delighted to announce the completion of the newly rehabilitated 1200 Building, Park Tower and Lexington Apartments, as well as the completed construction of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Health and Social Services 

Center, located on the main floor of the 1200 Building. A celebration will take place on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at 1220 SW 12th Avenue.

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“Cedar Sinai Park is honored to have participated in the effort to preserve affordable housing in the downtown area,” said David Fuks, Chief Executive Officer. “These three newly acquired sites offer quality affordable housing for seniors and adults with disabilities. We look forward to acknowledging our many creative partners who have helped us to complete this effort.”

The 1200 Building, Park Tower and Lexington Apartments offer fully accessible Section 8 affordable housing for low-income seniors and people with disabilities in the heart of Portland. These properties are all conveniently located to public transportation, downtown shopping, Portland State University, the Portland Art Museum, and many resources and attractions that make downtown Portland such a vibrant place to live. 

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The event also marks the unveiling of the new Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Health and Social Services Center. Cedar Sinai Park is developing a health and social services program to assist elders and people with disabilities living in affordable housing, so that they may continue to age at home and live successfully in the community. The new clinic will be an essential component of this program.

Cedar Sinai Park recognizes the contributions of its collaborators in this venture. “We are enormously grateful to Jim Winkler and the staff at Winkler Development Corporation, as well as to Jordan and Arlene Schnitzer and the team at Harsch Investment Properties, for the hard work and support they have offered Cedar Sinai Park during this project.  Their involvement was vital in the bringing to life our vision of providing affordable housing and services to low-income seniors in the downtown area” says Paul Frisch, President of the Board of Trustees at CSP. 

 

 

Chicken Soup for the Home Seller’s Soul

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Presented by Rose Schnitzer Manor

on Sunday, January 26, 1:00 – 2:30pm, in Zidell Hall

The event will feature two local real estate specialists, Alexis Halmy, Principal Broker with Windermere Real Estate, and Rachel Mohlere, founder of Senior Specific Consulting Group.  They will cover a wide range of topics related to home selling, downsizing and more.

Alexis is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and is in the top 5% of all Portland Metro realtors.  She has helped many people, including her own mother, negotiate the issues involved in making a move later in life.  Alexis will discuss the current Portland real estate market:

·             Is this a good time to buy or sell?

·             The three things you need to know about choosing a realtor

·             How to price your home in today’s market

 

Rachel is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and is the creator and director of a housing transition advisory and support program for older adult homeowners.  She will discuss the move from home ownership to community living:

 

·             Understanding the logistics of selling and moving

·             Professional help you may not know exists

·             A positive perspective on this lifestyle choice

This event is free and open to the community.  To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah.elliott@cedarsinaipark.org.

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