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Montefiore Summer 2015 Family Newsletter

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Montefiore Summer 2015 Newsletter



I have just celebrated my nearly two month anniversary at Montefiore and want to thank the entire Motnefiore family for welcoming me with open arms. I have truly loved these past couple months and am honored to serve as your new president and CEO. I have learned a lot about this great organization. A few highlights include:

  • Montefiore residents are amazing people – I have learned so much by meeting our great residents and their families.
  • We have very committed staff and volunteers – I enjoy interacting on a daily basis with all of the dedicated employees, volunteers and board members at Montefiore.
  • We all care deeply about this organization and are committed to its success.

We know there are challenges that we face in the current healthcare environment. In the future, organizations like Montefiore that deliver care will be measured…(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )



The warm weather is so welcoming. For centuries, peoples around the world celebrated this time of year with “Mid-Summer Night” or day celebrations. Women collected greens, decorated homes and doors, and bonfires were lit so people could enjoy or in fact, stay up for the night. It was at this time that “maypole” dancing and festivity took place – postponed till June in Northern Europe because the weather was still not warm enough and to celebrate the “mid-summer” solstice.

In Scandinavian countries, these days are national holidays – the warmth of summer and the sprouting of flowers, greens and crops are so appreciated.

But celebration is instinctive and indigenous to all people – including ours. The beauty of celebration is that it is so inclusive. Everyone is equal, regardless of wealth or status. All can take part, feel welcomed, join in and enjoy.

One great thinker – Abraham Joshua Heschel – expressed it this way…(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )



Continuing it’s 133-year history of providing health and wellness services to aging seniors, Montefiore is pleased to announce the launch of a new In-Home Memory Care program designed to provide navigation and support to community members with memory impairment. Montefiore’s new In-Home Memory Care program is designed to provided quality memory care services at home so individuals may live as independently in their residence as long as possible.

This innovative program meets a critical service gap for persons with early- to mid-stage dementia who often enter assisted living or long-term care facilities prematurely because of …(Click on the newsletter link above for more… )


We are excited to announce The Montefiore Foundation Home Run. This annual 5K Run/Walk& 1M Walk will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:30 am at the Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus and will support the 2016 Annual Sustaining Campaign…(For more information, go to www.montefiorecare.org/homerun)

Montefiore celebrates 133rd Annual Meeting – Transitions – on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Montefiore celebrated its 133rd anniversary at its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. More than 175 guests attended this event including board members, staff, residents and community members. The evening was held with much fanfare as outgoing President & CEO Lauren B. Rock and incoming President & CEO Seth Vilensky spoke about all that has been done to bring Montefiore to where it is today and future goals for Montefiore. Morry Weiss, of American Greetings, presented Steven and Judy Willensky with the Harley I. Gross Award, the Montefiore Volunteer Partners (MVP), formally the Auxiliary, were honored and Cathy Lawrence, Isaiah Hill and Kim Pidala were recognized as the 2015 Employees-of-the-Year at Montefiore and The Weils. Lawrence A. Mack, Montefiore board chair, concluded the meeting by offering his perspective as board chair, as well as a Montefiore family member,  to “embrace change” and constantly thrive to do the best for Montefiore’s residents.


Please view the photos below of the eventful night:

Dementia: Seeing it Through the Eyes of the Person w/ Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust

Free and Open to the Community!

Join us for our community-wide event 

“Dementia: Seeing it Through the Eyes of the Person”


      Presented by Dementia Expert
Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust
Monday, April 27, 2015
6:30 pm
Montefiore’s Maltz Auditorium

         Dr. Lori Stevic-Rust is Montefiore’s dementia program advisor and is a contributing writer for Cleveland Business Connects magazine and is National Director, Artower Advisory Services, LLC.

Presentation highlights:

  • What does a diagnosis of dementia really mean to you and your family?
  • How dementia affects not only the memory, but mood, behavior and personality.
  • What different types of behaviors mean and how to best manage them.
  • Decision-making – When is it no longer safe to be at home alone, to drive or manage finances?
  • What to do when a loved one says, “I’m fine” and refuses help.
Reserve your spot today!
For more information, contact Kristen Morelli, Montefiore memory care program manager, at 216.910.2323 or kmorelli@montefiorecare.org
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