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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.

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Email: Wendy.Steinberg@RiverSpringHealth.org

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