April 2018
Featured Member

The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg
(Harrisburg, PA)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for April.

To read the featured story,
Visit their website here.

Featured AJAS Business Partner
West Side Kosher Foods
(Brooklyn, NY)
West Side Kosher Foods Offers Menu Planning and Recipe Development for All Budgets
West Side Kosher Foods started as a family run business in 1947. Since then we have expanded to a state-of-the-art facility with a modern refrigeration and inventory management system, coupled with a trucking logistics system to ensure minimal errors.
Elders Nationwide Demonstrate  
Against Gun Violence
Menorah Park
(Cleveland, OH)
About 100 residents at Menorah Park outside of Cleveland, Ohio, many in their 80s and in wheelchairs and or hospital beds, filled a large activity room on March 23, 2018, to show support for stricter gun laws coinciding with March for Our Lives rallies held nationwide last month.  Here's a YouTube video of their activities. 

In related news, elder communities in other parts of the U.S. also held their own demonstrations against gun violence.  

Care Coordination, Flexibility Key to Redesigning and Improving Medicaid Services
(Washington, DC)
Eldercare executives recommended ways to streamline and improve Medicaid services for older adults during two congressional briefings in Washington, D.C., last month.


Retirement Community Embraces Renewable Energy with Solar Panels on Parking Structure
Zarrow Pointe
(Tulsa, OK)
(reprinted from the Tulsa World, March 15, 2018)
By Mike Averill

A "think tank" of Zarrow Pointe residents regularly meets to discuss the latest happenings in the world outside their retirement community. For years they followed the progression of solar power in states like Hawaii, California, Florida and Vermont. When the group, led by Ray Bachelor, approached management at the retirement community last year about installing solar power on the campus, the members expected resistance.

Menorah Manor Receives Prestigious Nursing Accreditation
Menorah Manor
(St. Petersburg, FL)
Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg, FL, announced it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care. 

Save the Date: 2018 AJAS Regional Meeting
AJAS Regional Meeting 

June 20-21, 2018
Menorah Park
Beachwood, OH

Topic Day 1 - Population Health Management 
Topic Day 2 - Collaboration of Resources Supporting Grassroots Advocacy Efforts

A final agenda and more details will be available soon.

Six Decades of Dedication: A Remarkable Tribute
River Garden Senior Services
(Jacksonville, FL)
After an astounding six decades of service to River Garden Senior Services, Sheldon Gendzier decided it was time to "retire."
Gendzier joined River Garden's board in 1958 following in the footsteps of his father and father-in-law, who both served as president of the facility's board of directors. Sheldon himself was president from 1969 to 1972.

AJAS Online Directory Coming Soon
AJAS staff are working on creating an online membership directory that will offer up-to-the-minute information for members. The online directory also will allow members to access and update their own information. 

Additional details to come!