Residents of Westhills Village will spend a fun afternoon flying kites in honor of Earth Day. The kite flying will be on April 21st at 2:30 PM at the Villas at Westhills, on Villa Ridge Court. Residents will be shuttled from the Westhills Village main campus on Texas Street to Villa Ridge Court to pay homage to the great South Dakota wind and enjoy the array of bright, beautiful kites.
Martin A. Goetz, Chief Executive Officer of River Garden/Wolfson Health & Aging Center became chair-elect of the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) at their April annual meeting recently held in Atlanta, Georgia. Goetz will become chair in March 2011 and will serve through 2013. AJAS represents over 115 not-for-profit Jewish elder care providers throughout North America. The current chair is Barbra Gold from Maimonides Jewish Geriatric Center in Montreal; AJAS’ headquarters are in Washington, D.C…
The Senate Budget Committee Thursday approved a fiscal year 2011 budget resolution that freezes discretionary spending through fiscal year 2013 for most federal programs, including healthcare. But the resolution also includes a reserve fund that could be used to repeal the unpopular outpatient Medicare Part B therapy caps.
Silverado Senior Living celebrated the grand opening of the company’s 20th memory care community late last month. Silverado Senior Living-Beverly Place’s central location in Los Angeles borders Cedars Sinai, Olympia and UCLA medical centers. The three-story building, which was previously known as the Shalom Hotel, was under extensive construction for more than two years and can currently accommodate 64 residents and will be expanded further for a total of 150 residents. Beverly Place also includes a Silverado Social neighborhood for those in the early stages of memory impairment. Silverado-Beverly Place was designed as an elegant homelike environment with the help of Irwin Pancake Associates’ architectural team, and Center Point Construction.
“Silverado is very excited to bring LIFE to those affected by Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing illnesses here in the greater Los Angeles area,” said Loren Shook, Founder, President and CEO of the company. “Silverado is a company that is driven by our mission, vision and core values to really change the way people treat memory impairment. Our associates touch the human spirit in the work they do with residents, providing truly unique care in the assisted living industry. The construction and opening of Silverado-Beverly Place has been a company-wide effort many years in the making. We are excited to offer our signature world-class services to Los Angeles, both to the public and our medical partners.”
Jenelyn C. Lim, M.D., of Stratford, has been named hospice medical director for Masonicare’s homecare affiliate, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. As medical director for the statewide hospice and palliative care program, Dr. Lim will be responsible for administration, community and physician outreach, program development and consultation with care partners both within and outside of the Masonicare continuum. In 2008, the not-for-profit organization provided more than 100,000 days of hospice care to patients and families in Connecticut.