Happy Nursing home residents and staff

United Hebrew Unveils New Centennial Art Exhibition

April 10

Designed to salute its residents, their families and the staff who care for them, a new exhibition,”United for You,” on view at Lazarus Art Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, shines light on the strong connections forged between the aged and their caretakers, and between residents, their families, and United Hebrew’s staff. Eighteen photographic works by award-winning photographer Enid Alvarez are featured.

“These are heartwarming works that show there’s really no age limit to feeling joy,” said Rita Mabli, president & CEO, United Hebrew. “This exhibition is a celebration of life and that fits perfectly with our philosophy of care.”

Commissioned for United Hebrew’s Centennial, the exhibition portrays residents with their families, and a range of staff with whom they interact: Photographer and her familynurses, recreation staff, social workers, security guards, IT directors, reception and more. The images reflect the philosophy of personalized care at United Hebrew, where all staff are trained to make each interaction a “wow,” she said.

“Ms. Alvarez has captured so perfectly what takes place on a daily basis here. We all work together to improve our residents’ quality of life. And thatmeans every interaction is an opportunity to show someone that you care – that they matter. It’s how United Hebrew has operated since 1919,” Mabli said.

A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Enid Alvarez was born and raised in the Bronx where she developed a deep affection for the culturally diverse world she grew up in. Alvarez was a staff photographer for the New York Daily News and currently freelances for the Wall Street Journal. She has shot thousands of photos during her extensive travels, but especially loves photographing people, capturing their inner selves through spontaneous moments. Alvarez’s mother is a resident at United Hebrew, an organization she says will always hold a special place in her heart.

“United for You” will be free and open to the public daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at United Hebrew’s Lazarus Gallery, 391 Pelham Road in New Rochelle.