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Playback Theater

Playback TheaterPlayback theater

Sunday, September 27th

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Portland Playback Theater is an ensemble company made up of professional actors, dancers, musicians, and writers. They are members of the international Playback Theater Network and the Portland Area Theater Alliance.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

ADS Gardens Grow!

Sometimes chance meetings can lead to the most glorious things. In the case of Leisé Tacang, it was a class on Dementia Care at Portland Community College where she happened to meet Nancy Heckler. As Director of Adult Day Services (ADS) at Cedar Sinai Park (CSP), Nancy was intrigued to talk with Leisé about her interest in working with older adults and also about her master gardener status.

Soon after they met, Nancy hired Leisé to do on-call work in ADS and in no time, she was brought on as a part-time staff member. Before coming to CSP, Leisé had worked doing the books for her family’s wine business. While she enjoyed the work, she wanted something more engaging – and she found it with the clients who participate in Adult Day Services.

During her short time here, Leisé has brought both her love of older adults and her love and expertise at gardening to bear on the program. She jumped right in to create a beautiful and accessible garden that the attendees can help with and enjoy the fruits (no pun intended) of their labor.


Leisé stresses that long-time volunteer Alan Rosenfeld, was kind enough to bring in and plant the tomatoes now growing in the Adult Day Services courtyard at CSP.



Purls of Wisdom group gives knitted gifts!

Rose Schnitzer Manor has it’s own knitting group called, The Purls of Wisdom. The knitters regularly donate their creations to various causes. Most recently, they have donated 25 hats for cancer patients to Compass Oncology.

Purls of Wisdom Hats Jan12

Group member and Manor resident Annette Gerard has previously said that knitting for charity projects is “a nice way to keep busy and accomplish something at the same time.” It is also a Jewish tradition … part of Tikun Olam (caring for the earth and the people on it).

Amazingly, with this latest donation, the group has now given 1800 knitted items to charity!

Thanks to all the members of the Purls of Wisdom for your handmade gifts from the heart!

Storytelling & Songs with Anne Rutherford

Thursday, June 4, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

Storytelling & Songs with Anne Rutherford

Anne Rutherford performs lively, interactive programs of stories and songs especially designed for seniors. Her upbeat, fun programs include real-life stories that spark audience memories, and songs (accompanied by Anne on her mandolin) that have people tapping their feet and singing along.


To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Portland Symphonic Girlchoir


The Portland Symphonic Girlchoir have been delighting and inspiring audiences in Portland, the Northwest, and around the world for 25 years.  Under the unique leadership of Co-Conductors Roberta Q. Jackson and Debra R. Burgess, the award winning Portland Symphonic Girlchoir has taken its place among the finest children’s choral ensembles in North America.  Girlchoir is recognized for its adventurous programming, unparalleled choral music education, commissioning of new music for treble voices, and artistic excellence.  Girlchoir has released 8 CDs; commissioned 25 new works; are frequently featured on All Classical 89.9; and is the first choir to be featured on “Art Beat”, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s award-winning program.

Thursday, May 7, 6:45 – 7:45pm


To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email


Sunshine & Classic Cars

IMG_9744Robison Jewish Health Center held its Annual Classic Car show on July 30th.

It was a beautifully sunny day to show off

these gorgeous cars, all shiny and polished!

Residents enjoyed checking out each of the vehicles, escorted by local youth volunteers, and many voted for their personal favorite.









Tidbits gleaned from residents and classic car owners at this year’s event include: 

  • Rumble seats aren’t as fun as they may look,
  • At least one model of car was built with a special compartment just for golf clubs,
  • and if you win a car as a child, your parents get VERY excited!

We can’t wait to see the selection of classic cars again next year! Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s event.