2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. What began in Harlem as a small shelter for 20 elderly immigrants has transformed into RiverSpring Health, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, innovative and compassionate senior health organizations caring for 12,000 older New Yorkers every day. We are proud of our history of challenging stereotypes, confronting ageism and developing pioneering programs and services that make a difference in the quality of life of countless older adults.
We are excited to feature a special Centennial logo throughout the year, as well as a visual display of our history on the RiverSpring Health website.
While we have reached our 100th Anniversary, we are just getting started. We continually look at the healthcare landscape, asking what can be done differently to improve the quality of life for the men and women in our care. In our next century, we will introduce new technologies and programs, anticipating how we can address the needs of this valued segment of the population. And with our continued evolution, we will always focus on why we opened our doors a century ago — to help those in need, knowing that age is a milestone, not a limitation.
Throughout our Centennial year, we will celebrate our heritage, our incredible staff, and the remarkable older adults who we have the privilege to know and care for each day.
Mark your calendars! Summer 2017: Hebrew Home Centennial Exhibition opens on the Riverdale campus of the Hebrew Home– a unique exhibit of our history and innovations. September 10, 2017: Grandparents Day, which originated at the Hebrew Home and later became a national holiday, will feature special Centennial activities. November 12, 2017: 100th Annual Hebrew Home Dinner, honoring Jeffrey and Wendy Maurer at the Museum of Natural History.
We look forward to our next century of helping older adults live forward, sending the message that aging is a relevant, meaningful journey which unites all of us.