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Montefiore Winter Family Newsletter 2014/2015

Montefiore Winter Newsletter 2014-2015



Having lived in Cleveland my entire life, I remember driving past Montefiore on Mayfield Road when we visited my grandparents on Pryor Road or on our way to Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights. Fast forward many years, I am honored to chair The Montefiore Foundation Board.

Most of us have a connection to Montefiore, be it a grandparent, parent, aunt or uncle who has experienced the wonderful care Montefiore provides. My connection is my uncle Herschell who spend six years…(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )


It would seem unusual to link the terrible plague of Ebola with our very joyous celebration of Hanukah, which begins Tuesday evening on December 16. But there is a major linkage: Both testify to the tremendous impact of a single individual.

In 1976, the Ebola virus was not even heard of. Thanks to the heroism of a young scientist– working on viruses in Antwerp– Ebola, as a possible plague was discovered. The scientist, Peter Piot, was from Belgium. Not only did he isolate the virus…(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )


In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell  set out on a unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular, sold-out shows over a triumphant year-and-a-half across America.

What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He   …(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )


Due to community needs for quality memory care, we are pleased to announce The Willensky Residence is expanding and adding five new studios and two suites. Call Kristen Morelli at 216.910.2323 for a tour and more information. Call now! Rooms filling up fast!

“Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” film showing Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Join Montefiore for an exclusive film showing of

“Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me”

A documentary following the “Rhinestone Cowboy” during his
final tour as he battles with Alzheimer’s disease.

GLENCAMPBELL_movie poster

 Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Cedar Lee Theater

(2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118)

6-7 pm:  Registration & Light Refreshments
7-9 pm:  Welcome/Film

$18/per person
Click to here reserve a seat

Proceeds benefit Montefiore residents.

Cleveland Heights now offers FREE parking every weekend in December!

As a nonprofit organization and community leader in dementia care, Montefiore has partnered with producers of the film documentary, “Glen Campbell: I”ll Be Me,” to spread the word that the 5.5 million affected by Alzheimer’s and the more than 15 million caregivers negotiating the everyday difficulties are not alone.

“One of the most remarkable documentaries in recent years. You do not want to miss this movie.”

–Richard Roeper, Film Critic, Chicago Sun-Times 

View this three minute trailer and see firsthand why this film is so important:

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular, sold-out shows over a triumphant year-and-a-half across America.

What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”

  “In a year of moving docs, ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’ may take the cake – and an Oscar nomination.”

–Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter

The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

Special appearances include Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton among many others.

For more information, call The Montefiore Foundation at 216.910.2350.  Tickets are $18/per person.


“Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” Film Partners

Fill out the form below to reserve a seat for this wonderful documentary showing!

Dementia Symposium Videos and Powerpoints

“Navigating the Memory Maze… Pathways to Dementia Decision-Making”
Monday, September 15, 2014


Keynote Address: Dr. James B. Leverenz

Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

“Cutting Edge Treatments”

Dr. Leverenz holds the Joseph Hahn, MD Endowed Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Professor of Neurology at the University of Washington. There he was an investigator in the NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. His primary clinical and research interests are aging-associated neurological disorders, with particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Barbara Messinger-Rapport, M.D., Ph.D.,FACP, CMD

“Dementia Assessment/Delaying Progression”

Dr. Messinger-Rapport is Montefiore’s Medical Director and Director, Center for Geriatric Medicine for the Cleveland Clinic. She is an Associate Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph. D, ABPP

“Psychosocial Aspects of Dementia Behavior”

Dr. Stevic-Rust is Montefiore and The Weils’ dementia care consultant. She is a board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist and Director of Integrative Medicine and Senior Services for Lake Health.

Dr. Rebecca R. Schlachet, D.O.

“Psychiatric Manifestation of Dementia and Pharmaceutical Intervention”

Dr. Schlachet is Montefiore’s psychiatry consultant. She is affiliated with University Hospitals Case Medical Center and University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center

Earn 4.0 CE Contact Hours! Join us for our dementia symposium on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 8 AM – 12:30 PM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: Dementia Workshop for professionals

Free & Open to the Community! Join us for our dementia expo on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: Community Dementia event