March 2017
Featured Member
Kline Galland 
(Seattle, WA)
We are very proud to announce that our Featured Member for the month of March is: Kline Galland 

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Featured AJAS Business Partner
Functional Pathways
(Knoxville, TN)
This year marks Functional Pathways' 22nd Anniversary as a company and we are proud to celebrate our past success which has come from integrating seamlessly with our clients and creating a valued and trusted partnership as we focus on continued improvements to remain the provider of choice devoted to delivering Excellence in Rehabilitation.  To-date, w e have established elite therapy services and programs in 20 states where our clients are a mix of Skilled Nursing Facilities and non-profit CCRCs that are effective in enhancing care while optimizing reimbursement, oversight for proper documentation, and compliance yielding the best financial results and lowering the risk for audits and Medicare take backs.

We have spent years developing proprietary software systems which have been proven to increase the clinical outcomes of our patients while helping our clients become centers of excellence in rehabilitation. To Learn more about our systems and AJAS partners, please click here.
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Mary Ellen Bloodgood Named
Nonprofit Executive of the Year
Menorah Park of Central New York
(Syracuse, NY)
Congratulations to Mary Ellen Bloodgood, President and CEO of Menorah Park of Central New York, for being named Nonprofit Executive of the Year in Central New York. I am pleased Syracuse is finding something out that we all have known for years. Please join me in congratulating Mary Ellen in receiving this notable honor and recognition for all the good she does every day to embrace and expand our mission of Honoring our Fathers and Mothers. 

Mobilizing Residents' Voices
"Seniors' Revolt"
Menorah Park Center for Senior Living
(Beachwood, OH)
At an event last month, Menorah Park staff hosted "Seniors Revolt," an energizing Rally to encourage advocacy, which was covered by the local NBC and Fox news stations. Menorah Park staff were on hand to help residents, family members and friends write letters to their legislators on the importance of the care they receive, especially in anticipation of the Governor's proposed Medicaid Cuts to Ohio Nursing Homes. Residents, caregivers and staff were able to send over 4,000 letters to their leadership both at the Statehouse and in Washington, DC.
 


Honor Weekend Recognizes Elders
Beth Sholom Village
(Virginia Beach, VA)
The Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Sholom Village is in the
middle of a $3 million capital campaign to renovate the nearly
40-year-old building, the area's only Jewish skilled nursing and
rehabilitation facility. The fundraising drive is called the "Honor Campaign," and local synagogues have designated Friday and Saturday as "Kahbaid," or honor weekend, to recognize elders. This weekend was selected because it is the time when synagogues around the world are studying the Ten Commandments. Local congregations will concentrate on the fifth, "Honor thy Father and thy Mother." 
                
 
$900,000 Project Will Test Housing with
Supportive Services Model
Hebrew SeniorLife
(Boston, MA)
Congratulations to Lou Woolf and his team at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston in receiving a $900,000 grant for the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission through the Health Care Innovation Investment Program to test a model of housing with supportive services that could improve the quality of life and reduce medical costs for older adults living in affordable housing.
 
 The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Contributes $325,000 for New Health & Wellness Center
at Kavod Senior Life 
Kavod Senior Life
(Denver, CO)
In April 2017, Kavod Senior Life will open the doors of a brand new, on-site Health & Wellness Center named after its most generous donor, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation provided a lead gift of $325,000 towards the project.

Once completed, the Center will offer services covering medical, dental and mental health issues as well as physical therapy, exercise and rehabilitation programs. The Center will serve over 400 residents at Kavod, and eventually will open its doors to the greater community of seniors surrounding the Kavod campus. Kavod is one of the few subsidized properties in Denver offering such comprehensive, on-site services.

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CC-ABHI Awards $1.4 Million to Point-of-Care Workers to Support Early-Stage Aging and Brain Health Innovations
Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation
(Toronto, ON)
In September 2016, the Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) called on point-of-care workers to think outside the box and bring their BIG IDEAS forward when it came to improving health care solutions for older adults. In total, CC-ABHI will invest more than $1.4 million in new innovations through this round of the Spark Program.

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health for the Government of Canada, made the official announcement of the recipients at an event held at Baycrest Health Sciences. She was joined by the Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation & Science for the Government of Ontario as well as other government officials.   
 
 2017 Spark Program Recipients