The Portland Business Journal has just published an article about our purchase of affordable buildings in downtown Portland. Staff writer Andy Giegerich writes:
Two downtown Portland affordable housing developments are in the process of being sold to Cedar Sinai Park.
The sales of the Park Tower, by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, and Lexington Apartments, by the Schnitzer family, are expected to close on Dec. 19.
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The Yad B’Yad program at Rose Schnitzer Manor has made it not only on the front page of the Fall 2012 issue of our Generation to Generation quarterly newsletter, but also into the global media. The JTA article “For schools and young Jews, senior centers offer educational and experiential opportunities,” by Debra Rubin, talks about the popular program and its counterparts in organizations around the country.
Nearly two dozen senior citizens in their 70s, 80s and 90s sit in a circle. Seated on mats within that ring are babies and toddlers with their parents or caregivers.
Kim Palumbis joins in, strumming her guitar, singing and calling out instructions. Participants — young and old — clap their hands, stamp their feet, roll balls back and forth, and give one another high-fives and hugs. At the end of the 45-minute music program, they begin to celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat.
Continue reading at JTA.com >
The Oregonian reporter Jillian Daley has posted a nice article about Kehillah Housing at OregonLive.com (the piece will come out in the physical paper on Saturday).
Layton and Eugene Borkan hope their daughter lands a place in Kehillah Housing.
The residential complex for adults with developmental disabilities is expected to open next year at Cedar Sinai Park in Southwest Portland.
Continue reading “Kehillah Housing offers affordable home for adults with developmental disabilities.”
The LeadingAge website recently published an article titled, “White House Hosts Association of Jewish Aging Services Briefing on Senior Issues.” Our very own CEO David Fuks participated in the meeting:
David Fuks, CEO of Cedar Sinai Park, moderated a panel discussion on health care reform, Medicare and Medicaid in which Elliott Palevsky, CEO Emeritus of River Garden Senior Services participated.
The panel discussed managed care for Medicaid beneficiaries receiving long-term services and supports and ways in which long-term services and supports providers can help hospitals achieve the lower rehospitalization rates incentivized under the Affordable Care Act.
- Read the rest of the article here.
The current, September 2012, issue of Oregon Jewish Life features a story about one of our residents.
Elder advocates for environment, good causes
Murray Kaufman, 94, wants people to become advocates for the environment. A New York Times op-ed outlining the potential consequences of Canadian tar sand exploitation spurred Kaufman to energize his fellow Rose Schnitzer Manor residents to stand up for conservation.
Continue reading here [article pdf] or here [OJL website]
Earlier this week the following story appeared on the website of Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish:
Council approves TIF Set-Aside investment in 11×13 campaign to preserve affordable homes
This morning, the Portland City Council voted 5-0 to approve a significant investment to support the Portland Housing Bureau’s 11×13 campaign to preserve affordable homes.
In late 2011, Council re-affirmed the policy that directs 30% of tax increment financing, or TIF, to the creation and preservation of affordable homes. We call it the 30% set-aside. Today, Council approved a $3.4 million investment of TIF set-aside from the South Park Blocks URA to preserve 89 affordable homes for older adults at the 1200 Building (1200 SW 12th), allowing them to age in place with dignity.
The new owner and manager of the building, Cedar Sinai Park, will renovate the aging building and bring a host of new services to residents, including nutrition classes, help scheduling medical appointments, library services, and exercise classes.
Continue reading at PortlandOnline.org >