January 2017

Featured Member
(Indianapolis, IN)
We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of January is: Hooverwood.
To read the featured story, Visit their website here .

Featured AJAS Business Partner
Select Rehabilitation
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors contribute to rising healthcare costs and are considered an economic burden for many employers across the country (Wieneke at al., 2016). Most people who are employed spend a majority of their waking hours at work. Because the greatest asset for any organization is its employees, many companies, large and small, have invested in employee wellness programs. According to a recent RAND Corporation survey, about half of all employers with 50+ employees offer some type of wellness program (Larkin, 2014). It is clear that employers are uniquely positioned to influence health for the better by offering workplace health promotion programs (Michaels & Greene, 2013).

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MJHR Selected One of CA Top Workplaces for a Fourth Year
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab
(Cordova, TN)
Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab (MJHR) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces for 2016. MJHR also received this distinction in 2013, the first year for the awards, as well as in 2014 and 2015. MJHR was one of only 17 companies who have earned the recognition all four years.

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Jewish Home Receives Two Awards For
Excellence and Innovation

The Jewish Home Family
(Rockleigh, NJ)
The Jewish Home Family has been recognized with two State wide awards presented by LeadingAge New Jersey for programs at the Jewish Home Assisted Living in River Vale, NJ and SeniorHaven for the Prevention of Elder Abuse - the Jewish Home's elder abuse shelter and prevention program. LeadingAge New Jersey is the statewide association of not-for-profit senior care organizations and is dedicated to advancing quality aging services in New Jersey through advocacy, education and fellowship.
(Left to right): Jewish Home Family board member Maggie Kaplen, CFO Brandy Stefanco, Jewish Home Assisted Living (JHAL) Marketing Director Anette Lipman, JHAL Executive Director Lauren Levant, JHAL Director of Nursing Pat Alfano, CEO Carol Silver Elliott, JHAL Recreation Director Julie Cochrane, JHAL Director of Social Work Nancy Ames, JHAL Business Office Manager Chris Sarvis, Jewish Home at Rockleigh Marketing Director Annette Myers, COO Sunni Herman and Assistant VP Bob Bardach. 
JAA Breaks Ground on New Memory Care Facility
Jewish Association on Aging
(Pittsburgh, PA)
In front of a huge crowd, the JAA broke ground in early December for its new AHAVA Memory Care Center of Excellence outside the site of the current Ellsworth wing of the Charles Morris campus. 
This new facility will become Pennsylvania's only Hearthstone-certified Memory Care Center of Excellence. This designation reflects the direct influence of JAA partner Dr. John Zeisel, president and co-founder of Hearthstone Alzheimer's Care, Ltd., which focuses on non-pharmacological treatments for Alzheimer's, such as the use of innovative design, meaningful activities, and allowing for choice.  

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Menorah Manor Holds Graduation Ceremony for Graduates of Menorah Manor YOUniversity
Menorah Manor
(St. Petersburg, FL)
Menorah Manor held a graduation ceremony for residents who have graduated from Menorah Manor YOUniversity, a higher education program that gave residents of Menorah Manor's three communities the opportunity to take classes in a university-style setting. The graduation ceremony took place at the Marion and Bernard L. Samson Nursing Center on Monday, December 12.

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Man Designs Home He Can Control With His Eyes
Chelsea Jewish Foundation
(Chelsea, MA)
Steve Saling found hope at an ALS symposium outside Boston where he met Barry Berman, the CEO of the Chelsea Jewish Foundation, an assisted-living facility in Massachusetts. Berman was developing a new kind of nursing home that he called a GreenHouse, specializing in the care of young people with disabilities, particularly ALS and multiple sclerosis.

The Steve Saling ALS Residence opened in Chelsea in February 2010, the first long-term care facility designed for people with the disease. It's also the only facility where people on ventilators can get out of bed every day and leave the building, going to museums or baseball games.

Most important, the residence allows residents to maintain almost-normal relationships with family and friends, who are welcome at any time.

"They are encouraged to come and have their meals and stay overnight and be an integral part of the house; it's part of the GreenHouse philosophy," Berman said.