The Importance of Socialization for Seniors

Even for elders blessed with a large family providing regular support, peer to peer socialization is a critical aspect of senior health that many people overlook.

“Seniors living alone often struggle with depression,” said Deborah Elliott, longtime marketing consultant in the senior living industry. “We see this often when a spouse dies, and the isolation brought about by Covid did not help our aging parents feel connected if they were living at home alone.”

Senior living communities provide an opportunity for regular social interaction,

5/4/2023 MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 4, 2023

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one additional resident in the Holzman household at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living tested positive for Covid-19.

Margaret Leontyev: A Working Interview

It’s not always easy to chase down Margaret Leontyev. She not only moves fast, but the longtime catering manager has many different projects that she is working on, all at the same time. We ended up chatting while Margaret multi-tasked.

“Events are a big part of my job,” said Margaret, as she moves toward her computer.  “We organize and prepare everything, set up, and then clean up afterwards.  For some events we will also help serve as well.”

Margaret opens her spreadsheets to share the hundreds of invoices she codes,

5/2/2023 MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 2, 2023

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positives at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that five residents at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living tested positive for Covid-19. Our residents are fully vaccinated and aymptomatic.

Volunteer Brings Joy to Residents Through Music

Watching our slender volunteer Alan Moses lug his 21-pound accordion through the halls of Cedar Sinai Park to then set it on his knee for a playing and singing session with the residents is truly a lesson in dedication.

“It still feels like I’m wrestling an octopus every time I strap this thing on,” said the self-deprecating Alan, with a chuckle, as he nibbled an apple between gigs at our Home. “I found some great videos on accordion ergonomics,

Server Appreciates Cedar Sinai Park Love

Trevor Richen grew up in Portland in the food world. His great grandfather owned Griffin’s, a 1970s “cafeteria” in downtown Portland, where his parents and extended family worked before Trevor was born. The Rose Schnitzer Manor Assisted Living server considers himself a foodie.

“I like everything,” said Trevor, wearing one of his stylin’ baseball hats and duds after a shift. “I’m a sucker for pizza, but I also love branching out. I love Mexican food,

Creating a Sustainable Future for Cedar Sinai Park

by Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

Three years ago, our trustees offered me the privilege to return to Cedar Sinai Park to help steer the organization on to a path of sustainability. With all my heart, I want Cedar Sinai Park to find and take steps to a solid future that will adapt maturely to the changing times and carry us into our next century.

At the core of our mission,

Caregiver’s Family Woven into Cedar Sinai Park Tapestry

Jasmine Lohn, L.P.N., C.N.A., is a prime example of the interconnectedness and tradition that is Cedar Sinai Park. Her parents worked at Robison Jewish Home when Jasmine was a young girl! So did her grandmother and aunt!

“She looked just the same,” said Harold Schnitzer Center for Living Resident Joeen Rodinsky (z”l), whose mother lived at Robison in the mid-1990s and was cared for by Jasmine’s mother, Aura. “When I came her to live,

MEMORANDUM 4/27/2023

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor Independent and Assisted Living (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that a team member at Rose Schnitzer Manor Independent and Assisted Living tested positive for Covid-19. Our team member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.