February 2019
Featured Member
The Towers
(New Haven, CT)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for February.

  To read the featured story,
Visit their website here .

Featured AJAS Business Partner 
Solutions Advisors
(Richmond, VA)

Solutions Advisors knows senior living from the inside out. Founders Kristin Kutac Ward and Lauren Messmer have a shared passion for creativity and discipline that served as the catalyst for forming a company in 2009 that would become Solutions Advisors.

Register for the 2019 AJAS Conference 
Register now for the 2019 AJAS annual conference coming up March 31-April 3 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.  
Deadline for early bird discounts is February 28.  
Click here to register   
For more information, contact Joni Lucas at joni@ajas.org.

Send Us Your Photos: Instagram  


The old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words has never been more true than in the ubiquitous world of social media.
AJAS wants to get the word out about AJAS and visually highlight all the fantastic programs and services our members are doing to care for and honor Jewish elders.

AJAS has joined Instagram and is looking for lively photos from members and business partners that showcase residents, services and programs in our communities. Send as many as you like!

Here's what we need:
  • Photos must be in a jpeg format
  • Include the name and location of the community
  • Attach a brief description about the image
  • A contact name with email/phone number in case of questions.

All submissions may be used for social media and other AJAS marketing/communications materials.
Please send photos to Joni Lucas at joni@ajas.org.

Panel to Discuss Innovative Options for Single- Site Diversification   

At the AJAS Plenary Session on Tuesday, April 2 beginning at 10:30 AM, a fascinating panel discussion sponsored by LCS  will offer an unique perspective on creative options for single-site diversif ication. 

Current conditions in eldercare are evolving at a rapid pace--there are more choices and alternative options for seniors regardless of geography. This can create many challenges for AJAS members.

New communities are entering the market and decades-old communities are upgrading or completely repositioning. Layer in complex changes in post-acute care, and your community may be in need of creative disruption. 

What is your plan for staying competitive and expanding your revenue base when the same old approach is ineffective?

Is it time to diversify your community's services? The panel will offer thought-provoking questions and information to help professionals evaluate their current situation and determine a course of action for success.

Panelists include:
  • Andrew Banoff, president/CEO, Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport, CT
  • Aaron Rulnick, managing principal, HJ Sims
  • Blake Gillman, VP/director, post-acute care services, LCS
  • Ted MacBeth, SVP/director of project development, LCS Development
Challenges faced by many communities such as the post-acute care evolution, will be covered during the session. The panel also will share unique approaches to remaining relevant such as a not-for-profit, full- service, independent living rental model and how to fund it.

 Menorah Park Receives Top Inspection Marks
Menorah Park
(Beachwood, OH)
Menorah Park has received zero deficiencies in health care and services for the past five years. For this year's surveys, the Ohio Department of Health changed the way surveys are conducted that reflects day-to-day care on a more pronounced level. Surveyors stay on residential pavilions for longer time frames so they may conduct more in-depth interviews with residents, families and staff and increased observations of caregiving.


Elder Justice Monograph Published
RiverSpring Health featuring 
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
(Riverdale, NY)

The Weinberg Center for Elder Justice is pleased to share our important new monograph, Shelter: The Missing Link in a Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse.
This publication is a milestone for the burgeoning elder shelter movement, which began at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in 2005 with the launch of the Weinberg Center, the first elder abuse shelter in the nation. Since then, we have been privileged to work with courageous and caring leaders around the country to adapt the elder abuse shelter model to the unique needs and resources of their communities.
This powerful monograph describes what these visionary colleagues already know: elder abuse shelter is a vital component of any robust coordinated community response or multidisciplinary team.   
View the monograph here.  
Visit the Weinberg Center's updated website at http://www.weinberg-center.org/.