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