Jewish Senior Living magazine   2017/2018

JSL Magazine 2016 cover

On the Cover

“A constant cheerleader” is how Phyllis Friedman modestly describes her involvement with the Jewish Home. Read about how much more she and her family are connected with and committed to the organization.

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The Jewish Home of San Francisco is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, and Jewish Home & Senior Living Foundation.

Contents

A LOOK BEHIND THE FRONT DOOR

Daniel Ruth reflects on the transformation under way at the organization, and its role as the front door of San Francisco’s historic Excelsior district.

CHAIRS STEER THE CHARGE; COMMUNITY HEEDS THE CALL

Campaign chair, David Friedman, and Foundation chair, Arlene Krieger, are gratified that the community is endorsing and responding to Live. Grow. Flourish., the comprehensive campaign for a transformed Jewish Home.

GEARING UP FOR A ROCKET BOOST TO RESEARCH

The Jewish Home of San Francisco and UCSF are partners in creating a strategic plan for research at the Jewish Home. Their shared goal is to establish the Home as a center of excellence for scientific inquiry and learning that improves the lives of older adults.

LEADING AND GIVING TRADITIONALLY RUN IN THE FRIEDMAN FAMILY

Both Phyllis Friedman’s husband and son spearheaded the Jewish Home’s board. Phyllis recalls her family’s long history with the Home, along with her own involvement.

AT THEIR SERVICE: SOCIAL WORKERS AND A MULTIFACETED TEAM AIM FOR PATIENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH

As with all members of the Jewish Home’s acute geriatric psychiatry hospital, Social Services works in concert to ensure every patient’s recovery. Planning and collaboration among staff, patients, and families are keys to their success.

ELEVATING SPIRITS OR SOOTHING TENSION, ANIMATED PETS OFFER A PRIME PRESCRIPTION

Astrid Stange adores her Harry. His furry coat feels good and his presence is surprisingly calming.

TIME AND AGAIN, STARS IS THE REHAB PLACE OF CHOICE

When Paul Finigan shattered his shoulder not too long after healing his broken leg, he turned to the Jewish Home’s STARS unit to help him rehabilitate – again.

REHAB CENTER GETS REVITALIZED

The Jewish Home’s remodeled rehab center helps our older adults maximize their potential to live as fully and as independently as possible.

HUGS AND HIGH FIVES WHEN GENERATIONS GREET AND GATHER

Friendships flourished and life stories were shared when 20 students from The Brandeis School of San Francisco’s middle school made weekly visits to the Jewish Home.

CELEBRATED POET LAUDS LIFE AT THE HOME

Poet Phyllis Koestenbaum finds new reason – and rhyme – in her life at the Jewish Home.

TEEING OFF FOR THE GOLF TOURNAMENT OR COACHING BASKETBALL, HE KNOWS THE DRILL

Whether he is planning with the tournament committee, playing on the green, or preparing the boys for basketball, Peter Pollat believes in advancing the cause.

CALLING THE JEWISH HOME’S GOOGLE SHOPPER

Jane Phillips quips that she is the Google Express shopper for Jewish Home residents. But this devoted volunteer, with her dog, Teddy, in tow, does so much more.


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