October 2018
Featured Member
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitiation
(New Hyde Park, NY)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for October.

To read the featured story,
Visit their website here .

Featured AJAS Business Partner 
Expense Consulting
(Bloomfield, CT)

What long-term care organization isn't looking to reduce expenses? Review any long-term planning document and you'll find that cost cutting is a priority. Expense Consulting has met so many leaders of organizations who through desperation are forced to slash jobs and cut patient programming to ease pressure. However, thoughtful cost cutting can be a springboard to healthier financials, which in turn can allow for better programming and improved care.
Here is one example of the many AJAS members who have chosen to partner with Expense Consulting and are now realizing significant benefits.

Important Deadlines for 2019 AJAS Conference 
Plans for the 2019 AJAS annual conference are well under way. The conference will be held March 31-April 3 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.  
Please note the following important deadlines:
Call for Award Nominations: Oct. 5
Get the information packet here.  
Call for Presentation Proposals: Oct. 26  
Get the information packet here.  
Conference Registration opens: Dec. 3 
For more information, contact Joni Lucas at joni@ajas.org. 

New York Community Partners with Faith-Based Group to Offer Internships 
Jewish Senior Life
(Rochester, NY)

Young adults with disabilities now have a new internship opportunity thanks to a partnership between Jewish Senior Life and Heritage Christian Services. Beginning this month, the two organizations will offer Project SEARCH®, a nationally recognized work preparation program for people age 18 to 35 who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Jewish War Veterans to Be Honored at Arlington
(Washington, D.C.)
This fall, AJAS is planning a trip to Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown Solider by Jewish war veterans from AJAS communities.
The ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 13 at 3:15 pm. We will transport residents in buses directly up to the Tomb Area. AJAS will keep members informed as we make plans for the ceremony.  
Four individuals will lay the wreath at Arlington but all are welcome to attend this prestigious event. The Tomb guard will announce that the wreath laying honors Jewish war veterans and is sponsored by the Association of Jewish Aging Services.  
Generally these trips are done in one day. The AJAS office will coordinate transportation and other logistics in Washington.
Please let us know if you are considering bringing residents to DC for this event.  
Click here to RSVP.  
Watch this YouTube video of an event for more information. Our residents will come in from the sides and not have to negotiate steps.    
Tomb of the unknown soldier wreath laying ceremony! 
Tomb of the unknown soldier wreath laying ceremony

Register for Automated Messaging Webinar

AJAS Webinar  
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 

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