The decorations are starting to up at the Robison Jewish Health Center in preparation for Chanukah!
Residents of Robison and participants in Adult Day Services are looking forward to some of the things they love most about the holiday, including:
- Latkes (with or without apple sauce),
- The chance to light the candles on the Menorah and saying the appropriate blessings each night,
- Fancy cakes,
- The joy of seeing wonderful children,
- The game of Dreidl,
- Gelt coins filled with chocolate
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 Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Recently administration staff got together for Green House Model® training.
More construction information soon. Stay tuned.
Building strong foundations for healthy aging.
Cedar Sinai Park, in collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service and Sinai In-Home Care, invite you to a family support group:
“It Takes a Village: Supporting Families Caring for Elders”
Caring for a family member – whether in your home, their home or in another care setting – can be very stressful. Even if you do not provide hands-on care, you may struggle with a lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, feelings of anger, guilt or depression, or an overwhelming sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of your loved one.
We are here to tell you that you are not alone.
“It Takes a Village” meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Rose Schnitzer Manor. The group is facilitated by David Molko, Senior Outreach Clinician for Jewish Family & Child Service. Participants have the opportunity to share their concerns, explore solutions to problems, and suggest topics for future meetings.
Monday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m.
May Living Room at Rose Schnitzer Manor
6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland
Please contact Irit Mandelsberg at 503.535.4212 or at email@example.com to reserve your place today.
We want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Sam Ellenby! His 8th grade Capstone Project at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) brought in over $1,300 and equipment for Cedar Sinai Park’s Music & Memory program!
Sam has always had an immense passion for music and a strong belief in the effects it can have on a person’s life. “After seeing this movie, Alive Inside, I was instantly moved by the idea of the massive potential for this form of therapy and wanted to take action in my community,” Ellenby stated. “I am putting on this benefit in hopes of spreading the word to the community, as well as being able to gather donations for the Music & Memory program at Robison. I hope to help show the world how transformative a pair of headphones and an iPod can be for people living with dementia.”
Sam’s event was a huge success!
Thank you so much! Great job, Sam! Thanks also to everyone who took the time to come and support Sam and this program. We thank you for your time, financial and equipment donations.
About the film ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.
In this season of giving:
At Cedar Sinai Park’s Robison Jewish Health Center, we are honored to provide a home and healthcare for so many wonderful residents — residents like Sarah and Abraham. Sarah* came to Robison after she fell and broke her hip while in her mid-80s, and Abraham* lived independently until he suffered a debilitating stroke just after his 86th birthday. Unfortunately the resources available, including Medicaid, do not meet the costs of Sarah or Abraham’s care.
Over half of all residents at Robison are supported by Medicaid, but this program covers only a fraction of the total costs of health care. Once these medical costs are met, CSP must seek the resources needed to provide an environment that engages and fulfills the lives of the people that call Robison “Home”. We need your help in honoring this commitment to provide life care, regardless of their ability to pay.
For over 90 years, the Jewish community has looked to Robison Jewish Health Center as a leader in elder care. We provide the highest quality of health care, but strive to do much more – we provide life care. The commitment of our supporters has helped us continue our tradition of high-quality care in a home-like environment for our residents, based on the belief that care involves more that covering basic medical needs.
During this time of Thanksgiving in our country, we are grateful for you and for the support of our community. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday**, we hope you will consider making a gift online today to support any charitable cause you deeply care about whether it is our residents in need or another organization. Online giving to Cedar Sinai Park is quick and easy. Click here to give now.
*Not their real names
**#GivingTuesday is “a global day dedicated to giving back,” and a day when people “around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.”