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Thankful for Adult Day Services!

A visit to Adult Day Services is always a delight. During a recent visit, the participants were enjoying a snack and reading some Shel Silverstein poetry.


They also reflected on just what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving:

  • Life!
  • Being Alive!
  • My good friend of many years who is in the hospital.
  • 3 very good kids.
  • My father who turned a little girl into a baseball pitcher.
  • Turkey and Pumpkin Pie.
  • My mother who, even with an artificial arm…still baked knish!
  • Being invited to come to spend the day with this group of friends.
  • The milkman…who delivered (every day!) milk and seltzer water to our house.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Come visit the beauty of our campus!

The Cedar Sinai Park campus is beautiful this time of year!


Come check it out for yourself.

Schedule a tour of Rose Schnitzer Manor, Robison Jewish Health Center or come get an up close view of the new construction.

To schedule a visit at Rose Schnitzer Manor Independent and Assisted Living, please call (503) 535-4004.

To schedule a visit at Robison Jewish Health Center, please call (503) 535-4000.

Construction Update: 10/30/2015

Construction on the new Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center continues here on campus today, Friday, October 30th.

Walls are continuing to go up and more concrete is being poured (even in the rain). The excavation for the lower parking lot is complete. Come for a visit or to volunteer and check it out!


Staff training on the Green House Model.

To volunteer, contact to apply. Recently administration staff got together for Green House Model® training.

More construction information soon. Stay tuned.


Building strong foundations for healthy aging.

Today we break ground!

Today we are breaking ground on The Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center. We are also looking forward to a full renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center once the new facility is complete! We could not have come this far toward our goal of creating a state-of-the-art 21st century rehabilitation and long-term care center – without our community.invite_front-01

We have been so encouraged by the responses from our Jewish community and beyond. We are very close to raising all the funds needed for our new GREEN HOUSE MODEL® for a long-term care household and rehabilitation facility – both with all private rooms and bathrooms!

We have raised nearly 19 million dollars and now we need help from YOU and your community to make our dream a reality. This project is just too important for you not to be involved. Participating is quick and easy. You can make a Mitzvah with an online donation right now at Dignity By Design Webpage.

We are kicking off this final effort today and hoping to complete this by Rosh Hashanah. You can help us to make this happen. Feel free to check out the site and/or call us with any questions you may still have at 503.535.4422.

Thank you.

Lance Steinberg
Board President

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

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