October 2019
Featured Member
Menorah Manor
(St. Petersburg, FL)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for October.

To read the featured story,
Visit their website here.

Featured Business Partner
Graham Company
(Philadelphia, PA)

Few industries face as many daily challenges as the health and human services industry. From shrinking budgets to rising litigation, there are numerous obstacles to overcome. Your property, casualty and benefits insurance should not be one of them.  

2020 Conference Deadlines Coming Up

Don't miss the opportunity to share your expertise with colleagues and honor excellence in the field of eldercare.    
Here are some upcoming important deadlines to note:  
Call for Award Nominations
Due by Friday, October 18  
Click here for the online form .  
Call for Presentation Proposal Submissions
 Due by Friday, October 25
Click here for the online form  
Conference Registration   
Opens December 3


AJAS Member Community Receives Prestigious Research Grant     
Hebrew SeniorLife
(Boston, MA)

Hebrew SeniorLife and Brown University have received a coveted five-year, $53.4M grant from the National Institute of Aging to fund a collaborative research incubator aimed at improving care for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias aand their caregivers.  
From Hebrew SeniorLife's perspective, this research can't come soon enough: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are the sixth leading cause of death in America. More than five million Americans 65 or older are living with Alzheimer's today, and that number is projected to more than double by 2050.  
As an organization dedicated to helping seniors live their best lives, HSL has made a deep commitment to memory care, and research such as this will help HSL improve quality of care and quality of life for seniors with Alzheimer's disease as well as their caregivers and families.

AJAS Community Hosts Parkinson's Parade
Jewish Home Family
(Rockleigh, NJ)

On September 27, Jewish Home Family held a unique parade showcasing the ways people ware fighting back against Parkinson's disease. Several programs were featured to demonstrate practical and creative ways to thrive with the disorder and build community support.

Groundbreaking for New Affordable Housing Building Held
2Life Communities
(Brighton, MA)
On September 13, 2Life Communities held the official groundbreaking for its first building in Brookline, MA. The Harold and Ronald Brown Family House will offer 62 units of affordable housing for older adults.

Community Program Recognized for Quality
Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
(New Hyde Park, NY)
The Queens-Long Island Renal Institute (QLIRI) at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation was recently honored with two quality recognition awards by Island Peer Review Organization End-Stage Renal Disease Network of New York. 
These prestigious awards represent programs from across the state that demonstrate excellence in best practices in response to a public health need. "The QLIRI team accomplished this wonderful goal very diligently to help support patient care," said Michael N. Rosenblut, QLIRI's President and CEO.

Menorah Manor Employees Obtain LeadingAge Florida Awards

Menorah Manor
(St. Petersburg, FL)
LeadingAge Florida named two Menorah Manor employees as Executive of the Year and Employee of the Year at its annual conference.
Robert Goldstein, chief executive officer, received the Executive of the Year award. Errol Webley, dietary supervisor, was named Employee of the Year. The awards were presented at LeadingAge Florida's annual meeting.
The Executive of the Year award honors a CEO, executive director, administrator or manager who demonstrates the highest qualities of leadership, willingness to mentor others and innovation and significant contribution to the work of LeadingAge Florida. The Employee of the Year award honors an employee who exhibits extraordinary dedication, stellar customer service, and commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents of a LeadingAge Florida member community.

Philanthropy Phlog: Calling for Contributors for 2020 

We need guest phloggers for the quartlery blog in 2020. If you are interested in contributing, contact Joni Lucas at joni@ajas.org.

The AJAS E-update launched the Philanthropy Phlog in January 2019 to offer insight and information on development issues.