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Montefiore Fall 2017 Newsletter

 

Click the link to view the PDF version of Montefiore’s Fall 2017 Newsletter:

Fall 2017 Family Newsletter

 

NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS

MESSAGE FROM IRA S. GOFFMAN, CHAIR, MONTEFIORE BOARD OF DIRECTORS: STORMS AHEAD BUT CLEARING TO FOLLOW

I look out of my office window and see dark rain clouds rolling in from the west. It looks ominous. I wait a few hours and the rain stops and I see the blue sky clearing ahead. As the new Chair of the Montefiore board of Directors, that is what I see for Montefiore’s future.

I see healthcare access and funding being debated at federal and state levels. Medicaid currently only pays for about two-thirds of the cost of caring for our residents. Government proposals for future reimbursements… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…)

 

RABBI’S MESSAGE: A TOWER OF EMPATHY

Abraham Lincoln was not only one of our greatest presidents, possible the greatest, but also was an exceptional writer and English stylist. Many of his speeches and writings remain indelible lessons for all of us.

But most essentially, he was an individual of extraordinary patience and forgiveness, who, as only one of many… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…)

 

MESSAGE FROM DEBBIE ROTHSCHILD, DIRECTOR, THE MONTEFIORE FOUNDATION: IT’S SHOWTIME!

By now each of you should have received your invitation to our inaugural year of Shining Star CLE. We are looking forward to an amazing evening of entertainment. we received auditions from students across a five-county area, representing more than 70 different high schools. From those original auditions… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…) 

SHINING STAR CLE 2017 – A NORTHEAST OHIO SOLO-SINGING COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

SAVE THE DATE! FINALS COMPETITION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 – 7 PM – OHIO THEATRE

Join us at the Shining Star CLE Finals Competition as we celebrate the outstanding vocal talents of high school students from Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit counties. Together, we will choose
the winners of more than $20,000 in college scholarships while raising necessary funds to keep our memory care programs and services at Montefiore, The Weils and in the community operating at their best!
Sponsorship and playbill advertising opportunities are available.

Visit shiningstarcle.org. For more information or to join our esteemed host committee, contact Debbie Rothschild, director of The Montefiore Foundation, at 216.910.2633 or drothschild@montefiorecare.org.

Attention high school students – online video auditions are open through July 1, 2017! Go to shiningstarcle.org and submit today!

Montefiore Residents Turns 106 – Happy Birthday Harriet!

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                                                   July 19, 2017

 

 


Montefiore Resident Celebrates Her 106th Birthday – Happy Birthday Harriet!

(Beachwood, Ohio) Montefiore is wishing a very happy birthday to resident Harriet Prochaska, who is celebrating her 106th birthday today – Wednesday, July 19. Harriet is celebrating her milestone birthday this evening at her favorite restaurant, Denny’s, with her six children. But, the festivities don’t stop there! She will continue with a big, family dinner on Sunday, where she will enjoy time with her 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, as well as her favorite cocktail – a vodka and ginger ale!

Harriet has always had a big family. Born in 1911 in Cleveland, Ohio, Harriet had 11 brothers and sisters. A skilled poker player, Harriet grew up playing the game with her family every Thursday night, and continues to do so every month with her kids, friends and even her 104-year-old sister! Harriet has always enjoyed holiday celebrations and parties, even being dubbed the “Valentine Fairy”, sending more than 200 valentines to family and friends each year with $1 inside to buy a winning lottery ticket. She also loves bingo, golf and playing Solitaire everyday on her computer.

She was married to her husband, the late Dr. Charles J. Prochaska, for 64 years and was a secretary for a dentist office while he attended medical school. During World War Two, Charles joined the air force as a flight surgeon, causing the couple to move to Mississippi, Indiana and then Florida. However, the Prochaska’s returned back to Cleveland after the war to continue to raise their six children; Carole, Louise, Charles Jr., Georgia, Joanne and Mary Beth.

Harriet says she owes her long life to her husband Charles, who took such great care of her while they were together.

Her advice for young people today? Harriet says, “Always go to church and be good to your parents!”

 

 

Montefiore Summer 2017 Family Newsletter

Click the link to view the PDF version of Montefiore’s Summer 2017 Newsletter:

Summer 2017 Family Newsletter

 

NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS

MESSAGE FROM JEFFREY S. DAVIS, CHAIR, THE MONTEFIORE FOUNDATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR RESIDENTS

Many years ago, Elaine Rocker, of blessed memory, and past chair of The Montefiore Foundation, asked me to serve as The Montefiore Foundation board chair and I told her I had too many business commitments. Three years ago, I agreed to serve as board chair after being assured it would entail only four meetings a year, even though it’s more like four meetings a month! All kidding aside, I have enjoyed my tenure as chair as well as the many years I have spent on the Foundation Board, which I will be leaving to serve on the Montefiore Board of Directors.

The past three years have been rewarding as I look back on our many accomplishments including building The David and Freda Robinson Residence… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…)

 

RABBI’S MESSAGE: A HERO AMONG US

In New York City, a homeless man fell from a subway station platform. Though some stood by in horror, helplessly afraid to do no more than call the police, a brave, young man jumped onto the tracks to the rescue. Within moments, he lifted the fallen man to safety and became a hero.

The rescuer, whose name was not revealed, showed true courage in the face of danger… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…)

 

MESSAGE FROM DEBBIE ROTHSCHILD, DIRECTOR, THE MONTEFIORE FOUNDATION: THE TEAM BEHIND THE FUNDRAISING

I have the good fortune to work every day knowing what I accomplish makes a difference to the patients, residents and families at Montefiore, The Weils and those in the community. With each and every initiative, we move closer to having the resources to provide the best in quality care. We all know the healthcare landscape is uncertain. We also know that it takes financial resources to do what we do – addressing our residents’ needs. You, as a community, understand these needs and continually respond accordingly.
Over the past few years we have made great strides in our fundraising efforts. We have increased our annual campaign support… (Click on the newsletter link above for more…) 

SHINING STAR CLE 2017 – A NORTHEAST OHIO SOLO-SINGING COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

SAVE THE DATE! FINALS COMPETITION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017 – 7 PM – OHIO THEATRE

Join us at the Shining Star CLE Finals Competition as we celebrate the outstanding vocal talents of high school students from Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Medina and Summit counties. Together, we will choose
the winners of more than $20,000 in college scholarships while raising necessary funds to keep our memory care programs and services at Montefiore, The Weils and in the community operating at their best!
Sponsorship and playbill advertising opportunities are available.

Visit shiningstarcle.org. For more information or to join our esteemed host committee, contact Debbie Rothschild, director of The Montefiore Foundation, at 216.910.2633 or drothschild@montefiorecare.org.

Attention high school students – online video auditions are open through July 1, 2017! Go to shiningstarcle.org and submit today!

Shining Through The Years – Montefiore’s 135th Annual Meeting

Montefiore celebrated its 135th annual meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 on its Beachwood campus in the Maltz Auditorium. More than 200 guests were in attendance including board members, volunteers, staff, residents and community members. The evening was held with much celebration as President & CEO Seth Vilensky spoke on “Creating a Bright Future.” Outgoing Board Chair Larry Mack gave remarks on “Looking Back & Moving Forward.” Senior Rabbi Richard A. Block, of The Temple – Tifereth Israel, and The Montefiore Foundation Director Debbie Rothschild presented Tamar and Milton Maltz with the Harley I. Gross Presidential Award. Margo Vinney was honored as a Life Director and the 2017 Above and Beyond Employee Excellence Award recipients were recognized.

 

 

 

Volunteer Recognition Dinner – Volunteers: Our Recipe For Success Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

Creating successful results in cooking requires the right ingredients. You add a tablespoon of this, a cup of that, sprinkled with seasonings – all to make the perfect dish.

Our volunteer services program is similar. Our volunteers add their own ingredients of kindness, compassion, creativity and love to the work that they do each and every day.

 

In addition, each of our volunteers at Montefiore and The Weils, are different and special but together, create something that everyone enjoys. Volunteers are a key ingredient resulting in  our recipe of success.

Third Annual Montefiore Foundation Home Run

Thank you to all who participated in the
3rd Annual Montefiore Foundation Home Run
on Sunday, May 7, 2017!

To view the results from the race day, click here.