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.
Thanksgiving Food Boxes – CSP Food Drive for Jewish Family & Child Services
Every year staff and residents here at Cedar Sinai Park come together and make donations to help feed 150 families in the Portland area for Thanksgiving.
While we don’t supply all the items, we do supply the following:
150 – Cans cream of mushroom soup (10.75 oz) & 150 – Cans French Fried Onions (6 oz)
We hope you will join us in our effort to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving! If you want to participate, please bring your donations to Cedar Sinai Park (Rose Schnitzer Manor) and place your food items in the barrel in the lobby.
Please only donate the preferred size indicated above (it helps to keep all families food boxes a similar size)**
Don’t be late! Wednesday November 18th is the final day to donate! (** soup and French Fried Onions can be a store brand such as Albertsons, Walmart, Safeway, etc.)
With the retirement of David Fuks and Sandra Simon having become CSP’s Chief Executive Officer, we are now in need of a new Chief Operating Officer.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned non-profit or for-profit executive with a sound background in healthcare and a commitment to quality elder care. You should be a confident and energetic leader, with a balance of creativity, strategic thought, compassion and strong operational and financial acumen. You will be respectful of and steeped in the elements of Jewish faith.
A minimum of 10 years in a senior management position in a healthcare organization multi-site a plus, foundation, or government agency is required. Experience in a non-profit environment is preferred.
The entire job description can be found here. Chief Operating Officer
Come join us to celebrate the accomplishments and retirement of David Fuks!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
There will be refreshments, music, dancing & fun. Put on your dancing shoes!
RSVP to Teri Patapoff at 503.535.4360 or email@example.com. We welcome memories & well wishes for David along with your RSVP.
This event is made possible in part by the generous support of the Living Room Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Fund (OJCF).
CSP Board President Lance Steinberg with Sandra Simon, now Chief Executive Officer.
Cedar Sinai Park’s board of directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sandra Simon as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2015. This appointment follows the retirement of David Fuks, now Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. Fuks will end his Emeritus appointment effective on October 31, 2015.
On behalf of Cedar Sinai Park’s board, President Lance Steinberg said, “Our community sincerely appreciates the leadership of David Fuks and is excited at the opportunity of working with Sandra Simon as our new Chief Executive Officer. We are so pleased that our transition plan will make it possible for Cedar Sinai Park to continue to provide the excellence our community needs.”
Ms. Simon joined Cedar Sinai Park as Chief Operating Officer in July of 2014 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Jewish Home.
Ms. Simon said, “I am deeply honored to be appointed CEO for CSP, to serve in a mission driven organization that is committed to serving the community with exemplary and innovative high quality programs and services. I am grateful for this past year of mentorship from David Fuks, whose guidance and support were instrumental in preparing me for the next step.”
As chief executive officer, Ms. Simon will work with Cedar Sinai Park’s executive team to facilitate an orderly leadership transition while overseeing the organization’s ongoing transformation. Ms. Simon is also a member of the newly formed Board of Directors for the CSP Foundation. CSP has embarked upon the search for a new Chief Operating Officer to replace Ms. Simon in that role.
Mr. Fuks retires after 18 years at CSP. During his tenure, he was responsible for significant growth and expansion of the scope and services of Cedar Sinai Park. He will now be working as a consultant and pursuing his many evocations.
“The 18 years I’ve spent at Cedar Sinai Park have been a great adventure,” said Mr. Fuks. “It has been a delight to work with a remarkable staff, dedicated community volunteers, and with the people we serve and their families. I am very pleased that Sandra Simon will be my successor. Her skills and talents are ideal as we move to develop the system of care that will best serve our community. I hope all will join me in supporting her as she undertakes this important work.”
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.