September 2017
Featured Member
Beth Sholom Village
(Virginia Beach, VA)
We are very proud to announce our featured member for September.

To read the featured story,
Visit the Beth Sholom Village website   here.

Featured AJAS Business Partner
(Sheboygan, WI)
With healthcare costs bending upwards at an ever-increasing slope as we age, it's imperative to understand the root cause of unsustainable approaches to healthcare for older adults. VibeTech researchers have been focused on this topic for more than a decade, and the solution they have created pinpoints the most controllable cause of the issue, and works to resolve the problem from the ground up.
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AJAS Accepting Award Nominations and Presentation Proposals for 2018 Conference 
(Washington, D.C.)
Plans for the 2018 annual conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, are well underway. There are many ways to participate and contribute to the event. 

Call for Award Nominations can be found here. 

Call for Presentation Proposals can be found here. 

Conference Registration Opens November 1

AJAS Lends Generous Hand to Houston Community
Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services
(Houston, TX)
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the massive destruction it caused last month, the AJAS community has generously come to the aid of Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services in Houston and its CEO Malcolm Slatko. 

As of Sept.1, more than $12,000 has been collected for the community of 700 residents on the Texas Gulf Coast. Donations are still coming in. 

According to Slatko, the historic storm flooded approximately 160,000 square feet of the campus and left the first floor of Seven Acres uninhabitable. The tempest also damaged one of its generators. Fortunately, Slatko and his team were able to re-locate residents safely to the upper floors of the facility, and they still have power and two working generators. Sadly, Slatko also lost his own home in the storm.

AJAS continues to collect funds to assist Seven Acres' recovery from the hurricane. AJAS will wire funds as a unit directly to Seven Acres. Checks and credit cards are accepted. Please call Joni at 202-543-7500 to make a donation. A receipt for your donation will be emailed to you. 

Membership News
  • Congratulations to AJAS member Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, which has been named one of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts.  Additionally, the Boston Business Journal named its CFO Karen Edlund as the best for a non-profit in the Boston area.
  • Melissa Orth became president and CEO at The Legacy Senior Communities in Plano, TX on August 21.
  • Marty Baicker will take over as CEO of Cedar Sinai Park in Portland, OR next month. 

 Upcoming Meeting Promotes Israeli Healthcare Advances
On September 12 Northwell Ventures, in partnership with the Israel Economic Mission and the Israeli Innovation Authority, will host an event at the Metropolitan Club in New York City to promote Israeli healthcare advances and technology. AJAS is proud to be a sponsor of this endeavor.

Vilensky Tapped for CEO Onboarding Program
(Beachwood, OH)
Reprinted from the Cleveland Jewish News, 8/10/17

Seth Vilensky, president and CEO of Montefiore in Beachwood, Ohio, was selected for Leading Edge, the Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leaderships, CEO onboarding program. 

New AHAVA Memory Care Center Opens
Jewish Association on Aging
(Pittsburgh, PA)
On August 3, the Jewish Association on Aging held an open house and ribbon cutting of its new assisted-living residence, AHAVA Memory Care Center of Excellence.