Our message is heard across the country through many news publications

RiverSpring Health’s innovative care solutions have been featured in some of the most prominent news outlets in the country, and we look forward to making new headlines in the older adult industry.  See below for a selection of articles we’ve proudly been featured in:


featured Articles


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's medical marijuana program is featured on NBC Nightly News on March 11, 2017.

Seeking Intellectual Buzz, More Senior Citizens Audit College Classes
March 09, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

Henry Nusbaum, who turns 103 years old this month, is among the growing number of senior citizens auditing college classes

Uptown Radio Broadcast
March 03, 2017 | UPTOWN RADIO

The Hebrew Home’s cannabis program caught the attention of Columbia University’s radio network, “Uptown Radio.” 

Check out the interview with Dr. Zachary Palace on the link below.  (Please move the cursor to the :24 minute mark to listen to the interview)

A workers' compensation success story
March 03, 2017 | McKnight's

Congratulations to the RiverSpring Health Workers’ Compensation Design Team for its successful redesign of the workers’ compensation process.

Its successful outcomes are featured in a guest blog by Ellen Burke, on McKnight’s online.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale featured in today's New York Times
February. 19, 2017

The Hebrew Home continues its tradition of identifying non-pharmalogical alternatives for our residents.  In today's New York Times, our introduction of medical marijuana to residents with qualifying conditions is featured on the front page.
We are excited about this pilot program and look forward to expanding it in the weeks and months ahead.

Mary Farkas of the Hebrew Home interviewed on Sirius XM Radio
January 11, 2017 | YouTube

The Hebrew Home’s Mary Farkas was the featured guest on Sirius-XM’s Doctor Radio earlier this week. In this 30-minute interview, the benefits of therapeutic sensory cats as a component of our pet therapy program was discussed, as was the importance of therapeutic activities for older adults.

RiverSpring Health Media Highlights - 2016 3rd and 4th Quarter
December 21, 2016 | YouTube

Please enjoy these media highlights from the second half of 2016.

Therapy Cats for Dementia Patients, Batteries Included
December 15, 2016 | The New York Times

This Sunday’s New York Times “Pet City” column will feature the Hebrew Home’s use of therapeutic sensory cats as part of our Pets By Your Side pet therapy program.
These robotic cats provide comfort and are an opportunity for our Memory Care residents to be their caregivers.

Sports memorabilia — the next Alzheimer's aid?
December 15, 2016 | McKnight's

The Hebrew Home’s innovative approach to integrating sports therapeutically among our resident community is featured in the current blog by McKnight’s Long Term Care News editor, Jim Berklan.

Henry Kissinger, Sanford Weill Honored at 99th Annual Hebrew Home at Riverdale Gala
December 13, 2016 | The Forward

Our recent Hebrew Home Annual Dinner was covered extensively by the Jewish Forward.

The Visitors' Guide to Nursing Homes
November 16, 2016 | US News

US News features a great article about everything you need to know when visiting a loved one who lives in a nursing home. Thanks to Anne Weisbrod and Hebrew Home resident Pearl Eisner for providing thoughtful content for this important subject.

Derfner Judaica Museum exhibit featured on News 12 The Bronx
November 7, 2016 | YouTube

An exhibition and documentary film about Holocaust survivors and their descendants opened at the Derfner Judaica Museum on November 6, 2016

lohud photographer's work at Derfner Judaica Museum
November 4, 2016 | The Journal News

The latest exhibition from the Derfner Museum opened yesterday with a meaningful and moving video presentation and discussion with Seth Harrison, the photo journalist.

How the Hebrew Home Is Reinventing the Dating Game for Seniors
October 30, 2016 | The Forward

The Forward visited the Hebrew Home and met several residents enrolled in our successful G-Date program as they prepared to meet.


Robotic therapy cats of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale featured on Fox 5 New York.
October 19, 2016 | Fox 5 News

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has an extensive pet therapy program and its newest edition - robotic therapy cats -- are featured on Fox 5 New York.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's popular "G-Date" program featured on "Now This"
October 5, 2016 | Now This

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's popular G-Date program is featured on "Now This," an innovative video network distributed on Facebook. 

Daily Swims for a 90-Year-Old
August 29, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal featured RiverWalk resident Leo Shliselberg in its “What’s Your Workout?” column.  Leo, a cancer survivor, swims in the Hebrew Home at Riverdale pool each day for one hour.  

Hebrew Home Featured on Fox 5 New York
August 23, 2016 | Fox 5

Fox 5 New York featured the Hebrew Home in an extended segment about aging and romance.  In it, our residents talk candidly about the benefits of companionship in their lives.

Sex After 80? Nursing Homes Try To Hook Up Bubbe and Zayde
August 1, 2016 | Forward

Sex among the elderly is slowly losing some of its stigma as more nursing homes amend their policies to welcome romantic relationships among residents.

Sports Bar At Riverwalk
July 19, 2016 | The Hook-Up

YES The Hook Up with Brandon Steiner - Sports Bar At RiverWalk

Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home
July 12, 2016 | The New York Times

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale held a senior prom in May. The Bronx home has stepped up its efforts to help residents find relationships, like starting a dating service, called “G-Date,” for Grandparent Date. 

Yankees nostalgia at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
June 21, 2016 | YouTube

News 12 the Bronx interviews Hebrew Home at Riverdale residents who are life-long New York Yankees fans.

Center marks abuse awareness day
June 16, 2016 | The Riverdale Press

Wednesday, June 15 marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, located on the Riverdale campus of the Hebrew Home, is the nation’s first elder abuse shelter. 

Strike a Chord
June, 2016 | WFUV

The Hebrew Home is featured in several “Strike A Chord” PSAs on WFUV Radio.

Polypharmacy: Strategies for Reducing the Consequences of Multiple Medications
Vol. 9 No. 3 P. 24 | Today’s Geriatric Medicine

Conducting medication reconciliations at care transition, eliminating duplicate medications, assessing for drug-drug interactions, and reviewing dosages can reduce the incidence of polypharmacy, ensure patient safety, reduce hospitalizations, and decrease associated costs.

Learning to step into a resident's reality
June 01, 2016 | McKnights

Each day the halls of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are filled with dedicated staff members in bright red shirts.

What Nursing Home 'Memory Care' Means
June 1, 2016 | US News

"Memory care" has a gentle ring to it, a sense of precious keepsakes highly valued and lovingly tended. In the realm of long-term care, memory care refers to specialized settings offering stepped-up services for people with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. 

Summer Love, a Year Later
May 27, 2016 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

A year ago, The Times explored summer love in 15 only-in-New-York permutations. There was new romance kindled on a Coney Island roller coaster and enduring love deepened in a Bronx nursing home.

A gateway to creativity for retirees
May 25, 2016 | Riverdale Press

The Hebrew Home for the Aging at Riverdale is known for its collection of works by household names like Chagall and Warhol.

Weinberg Center Awards of Distinction
May 12, 2016 | New York Law Journal

Yesterday’s 5th Annual Awards of Distinction Breakfast held by the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention honored two Champions in the fight to end elder abuse — Kathy Greenlee and Randy Mastro, Esq.  

New Ways to Help Dementia Patients
May 2016 | Kiplinger's

In the current edition of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale is featured in the article, “New Ways to Help Dementia Patients.” 

Our robust art program and therapeutic programs incorporating sports themes are both included in the piece.

How the Hebrew Home got Clinton to talk elder abuse
April 27, 2016 | 

Amid the frenzy of campaigning in New York earlier this month, former President Bill Clinton paused during a speech at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale to touch on one of the biggest priorities of the local retirement facility.

News 12 The Bronx Features Hebrew Home Volunteers
Apr 12, 2016 | News 12 The Bronx

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale's Volunteer Luncheon was featured on News 12 The Bronx

Bill Clinton courts voters in Riverdale
April 11, 2016 | Riverdale Press

Former President Bill Clinton struck an intimate note with hundreds of residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale while campaigning for his wife Hillary Clinton this morning.

Hebrew Home pilot study featured on Nightly Business Report
Apr 4, 2016 | YouTube

The Safe Wander pilot program at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale is featured as a "Bright Idea" on Nightly Business Report.

The Hebrew Home's Sophie Nguyen is featured on Sirius XM Radio
Mar 17, 2016 | YouTube

The Hebrew Home's Sophie Nguyen discusses nutrition and older adults on Sirius-XM Radio's Doctor Radio program.

Lifting Their Voices and Spirits
December 3, 2015 | The New York Times

Today’s New York Times features the Hebrew Home at Riverdale Glee Club in the print and online article, “Lifting Their Voices and Spirits.” The inspiring spirit of Glee Club resonates throughout the article, summed up by Glee Club member Verena Smith who says, “See what old folks can do? It’s not only for the young. It shows that our life is not ending; we are alive and kicking.” Congratulations to Olivia Cohen, Glee Club’s incredible leader, and to all the Glee Club members.

Cardinal Dolan Visit
December 2, 2015 | News 12 Bronx

Yesterday’s visit by Cardinal Timothy Dolan was exciting, and also important, as we informed him about the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, its essential work, and the interest to collaborate with the Archdiocese to educate clergy about this growing epidemic. Please check out this news segment from News 12, which aired yesterday afternoon and evening.

Hebrew Home Art Collection
Nov 27, 2015 | NBC New York

The incredible art collection of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale was featured on the 5PM WNBC-TV newscast last night.

Elder Abuse Shelter
Nov 27, 2015 | The New York Times

Tomorrow’s New York Times business section features a powerful article about elder abuse, its prevalence, and strides that are being made to help end it, including the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention and its shelter model.

RiverSpring Health 98th Annual Hebrew Home at Riverdale Gala Video
Nov 18, 2015 | YouTube

The 98th Annual Hebrew Home at Riverdale Gala Video features honoree Farooq Kathwari, and the many programs and services of RiverSpring Health featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Delivering Good Customer Service in Long-Term Care
October 5, 2015 | McKnights.com

At RiverSpring Rehabilitation, located on the campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health, we have introduced several new initiatives to bring the concept of customer service front and center to our rehab patients' stay and it has been overwhelmingly successful. Through patient satisfaction surveys, we have found that our patients weigh their patient experiences with similar importance to treatment processes.  

Hebrew Home's Lok Joins Age-Friendly Commission
October 1, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Deirdre Lok, the assistant director and counsel of the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has been appointed to the 2015 Age-friendly New York City Commission.

The commission grew out of Age-friendly NYC, which was launched in 2007 as a partnership between the mayor’s office, the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine, according to a release from the Hebrew Home.

Seniors See Art Anew Through Class
September 30, 2015 | Riverdale Press

On a recent Friday morning, art history professor Val Franco projected the Mannerist painting “Joseph in Egypt” by Jacopo Pontormo onto a screen in a darkened room. About a dozen students sat in rows of chairs, examining the work of art.

The Art of Forgiveness
September 21, 2015 | The Jewish Week

Remembrance is always part of the Jewish consciousness; our calendar is linked throughout the year to events long past, to ancient rites, to ancient wrongs and to how our ancestors either succeeded or failed in their observance or existence.

RiverSpring Health Q1 and Q2 2015 Communications Highlights
Jun 16, 2015 | YouTube

From The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to National Public Radio, the comprehensive care solutions offered by RiverSpring Health were extensively featured in the news media.

New York Times New old Age Blog
APRIL 24, 2015 | The New York Times

Israel Sapoznick doesn't do well in hospitals. At 89, he sees poorly, uses a wheelchair, and suffers from mild to moderate dementia. Even the ambulette ride from the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, where he lives in the memory care unit, can prove stressful.

Riverdale nursing home program helps memory loss patients
April 24, 2015 | News 12 Bronx

RIVERDALE - A nursing home in Riverdale has launched an innovative way to help patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's.

Surreal strokes at the Hebrew Home
Apr 23, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Pop quiz: which name doesn't belong on this list? Dalí, Hložník, Picasso, Warhol. If you picked the second, hard-to-pronounce name (you say it like "lazh-NIK"), you would be wrong. There's actually work from all four artists at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Why Nursing Homes Need to Have Sex Policies
April 23, 2015 | TIME

The question of consent is complicated by Alzheimer's and dementia. No one wants to talk about sex in nursing homes. The need for sex doesn't disappear as we age, yet many facilities for the elderly have no policy on sex at all and only acknowledge that it happens when there's a problem, like concern that an Alzheimer's or dementia patient is being abused.

Riverdale Press – Model Train remodeling
APRIL 22, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Hebrew Home train pulls out of station.

Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?
APRIL 22, 2015 | NPR

Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.

Video messages aid Alzheimer's, dementia patients
APRIL 17, 2015 | Associated Press

Video messages help reassure dementia patients.

President and CEO Daniel Reingold featured on Dr. Drew YouTube
Apr 15, 2015 | YouTube

Hebrew Home at Riverdale President and CEO Daniel Reingold interviewed by Dr Drew on the HLN Television Network about Alzheimer's and sexual consent.

Derfner Judaica Museum
April 15, 2015 | BX 200

The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions opening on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Press Inquiries

For all press inquiries or to arrange a visit or interview, please contact
Director of Communications, Wendy Steinberg: 

Email: Wendy.Steinberg@RiverSpringHealth.org

Phone: 718.581.1253