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Meet Lizzie: This Small-Town Southern Gal is No Shrinking Violet

Lizzie King is a long-time resident of United Hebrew of New Rochelle whose story began in a small-town in Tennessee. After moving to the big city of Nashville with her family, she graduated from high school, met her first husband, and had her first son, Elmo. After graduation, she started night school while raising her… Continue reading Meet Lizzie: This Small-Town Southern Gal is No Shrinking Violet

Shirley Truman-Smith Joins UH Board of Directors

Shirley Truman-Smith has been appointed to United Hebrew’s Board of Directors! Truman-Smith is the founder and former CEO of Therapy Resources of New York. In her new role, Truman-Smith will help to ensure United Hebrew’s vitality as leading senior care provider that is meeting the needs of Westchester’s aging population. The insights gained from her… Continue reading Shirley Truman-Smith Joins UH Board of Directors

Lace Knitting With Love: United Hebrew Resident Creates Winning Artwork 

An intricately woven series of rainbow-colored knots and loops designed and knitted by a United Hebrew of New Rochelle resident has earned a spot in a statewide competitive art exhibition.  Bianca Padula’s artwork, titled “Chiaccierino,” was selected as a winner from over 200 artworks submitted by residents, staff, and volunteers affiliated with LeadingAge New York,… Continue reading Lace Knitting With Love: United Hebrew Resident Creates Winning Artwork 

Jim Staudt Honored for Service to United Hebrew 

Congratulations to Jim Staudt, a stalwart supporter of United Hebrew, recognized by the Westchester Jewish Council with the Julian Y. Bernstein distinguished service award!  Jim has volunteered over 500 hours over the past seven years on our campus. On our board of directors, he serves as a member and past chair, and current co-senior chair.… Continue reading Jim Staudt Honored for Service to United Hebrew 

Celebrating Long-Term Care’s Unsung Heroes: Social Workers

“The Time Is Right for Social Work” – that’s the theme of this year’s Social Work Month, and we couldn’t agree more. So as March goes out – hopefully, like a lamb – we celebrate the 720,000 social workers in the US, with a special nod to those serving our residents and their families right here… Continue reading Celebrating Long-Term Care’s Unsung Heroes: Social Workers

5 Common Misconceptions About Dementia

The word “dementia” is often used in common parlance as a catchall for a range of behaviors, including forgetfulness, in elderly people. But an elderly person who occasionally forgets to take her medication or who can’t remember where she left her purse does not necessarily have dementia.  As with other health-related words that find their… Continue reading 5 Common Misconceptions About Dementia

What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

Having a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be challenging in so many ways. If you’re a caregiver, you know how stressful it can be to try to give your loved one the care they require while tending to your family, your job, and other responsibilities – not to mention your own needs. According… Continue reading What to Look for in a Memory Care Facility

Express Yourself: The Healing Power of the Arts for Older Adults

“Are you ready to get creative?!” art therapist Linda Erman-Strober asked a small group of seniors who were gathered in a common area at United Hebrew’s nursing home. Seated around a table laden with an array of artistic supplies, they glanced at the tempura and acrylic paints in a rainbow of colors, brushes in every… Continue reading Express Yourself: The Healing Power of the Arts for Older Adults

Don’t Go It Alone: Resources For Family Caregivers

As this whirlwind year winds down and we look ahead to plans for 2022, many of us have family caregiving at the top of our minds. Spending the holidays with Mom and Dad may have convinced you that they need more help, or you might have realized that Aunt Betsy is unhappy with her current… Continue reading Don’t Go It Alone: Resources For Family Caregivers