A Menorah Park Minute
Friday, May 15, 2020

" Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
Marie Curie

This update is designed to offer you timely information about our campus, our policies, and our dedication to keeping our residents and staff healthy. We hope we can alleviate some of the stress and anxiety you may be feeling by assuring you that, despite this “new” normal, your loved ones continue to receive holistic, comprehensive care.
We continue to be humbled by the generous outpouring of support from our loving and caring community. From meals and treats that sustain us to the horns and lights of a car caravan showing our union's appreciation, we're grateful for your giving - thank you, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Menorah Park Updates
We are working diligently to keep our entire Menorah Park family updated on the status of COVID-19 on our campus. Click here for the most recent updates.
The Oaks at Menorah Park
We recognize that isolation and a lack of communal activities can have negative effects on one’s physical and mental well-being. To address that, we have begun to introduce some socially-distanced discussions and relaxation exercises for small groups for our residents at the Oaks.

From online concerts and gallery viewings to discussions of current events and personal perspectives on this pandemic, thank you to SJFS Executive Director Judith Huober, and SJFS staff member, Jancy Ball, for providing these much-needed intellectual and emotional outlets for our residents
Each year, Menorah Park of CNY gathers together to honor those who shine brightly on our campus. This year, EVERYONE at Menorah Park is a Shining Star! To safeguard everyone’s health and well-being, Shining Stars 2020 will stay-at-home!   Learn More
Tips for Successful Virtual Family Visits
Our residents have benefited greatly from their video chats and phone calls with family members. As restricted visitation continues, Ellen Somers, MA, LMHC, Assistant Director at SJFS, suggests some helpful tips for making these virtual visits even more rewarding. Read more here.
Celebrating Nursing Home Week!
Especially amidst the current crisis, it's even more important to celebrate our dedicated staff for all they do for our residents! Highlights of the week were Carvel ice cream sundaes, Taco Tuesday, and our MP swag bags! Thank you to Menorah Park leadership and our food services partner, Sodexo, for making this week extra special !
Seeking Classic Movies
There’s nothing better than a bit of the ol' soft shoe or the "rat-a-tat-tat" from a gangster's gat to escape the challenging times we’re living in, especially for our residents. We are currently seeking donations of DVD (no Blu-Ray, please) and VHS copies of movies from Hollywood’s Golden Era (1920s -1960’s) for our residents' viewing. Please contact Judith Huober at 315-446-9111, x 236 or by email .
Community Resources
The current coronavirus situation has us all stressed and stretched in many ways. Do you need help from a community volunteer? Would you like to offer help to someone who needs it? In either case, take the Jewish Federation of Central New York's survey and the team at S yracuse Jewish Family Service (SJFS) will match you with the right person to help with your need or offer. You can also reach SJFS by email or by phone at: 315-446-9111, ext. 226 or 3 15-454-2006.