The Growing Joy at Bedford Center
Bedford Center Director of Recreation Pearl Rimpler happily enlisted her facility in Plantogether, an initiative that involves delivering plants to seniors who are either quarantined at home or residents in skilled nursing facilities.
According to a Fox 5 television report, Plantogether was started in April by two young Crown Heights women, Baila Dalfin and Nechama Hecht, by soliciting donations to their Instagram page. Local gardening businesses have also contributed greenery, and to date the women have delivered plants to over 300 seniors.
“When you see how much it is appreciated by (seniors), you feel like people are thinking about them and people care about them,” Hecht told Fox 5, “so that’s something that inspires us to continue moving forward.”
Celebrating 25 years at bedFord center
Allan Campos, Cardiopulmonary Unit Director at Bedford Center, was saluted for 25 years of service in a surprise ceremony in mid-August. In his remarks to well-wishers, Allan recalled that before he interviewed for the job all those years ago, his uncle, a bank manager, told him to make clear to his potential employers that he would be an asset to their organization.
“I just try to live by that phrase that was given to me by my uncle,” Allan said. “I try to do the best every day.”
He also said he has considered other jobs through the years, then thought better of it.
“I have my family here,” he said. “I love the people that I work with. That’s why I stay.”
The Senior Times – A magazine from the allure group
Click here to read The Senior Times, a magazine from The Allure Group.
The issue includes:
- Timely op-eds authored by The Allure Group’s executive staff
- A review of King David’s popular summer event featuring world-renowned Uncle Moishy
- Tips for thriving during the pandemic
- Lighthearted jokes, inspiring poems, fun crafts and mouth-watering recipes
- And much more!
Rachel Klein, The Allure Group’s Corporate Director of Special Programs, writes on its opening page that the goal for the Senior Times is “to cover anything and everything you need to know to keep yourself and your loved ones happy and healthy.”
august blue carpet farewells
Several residents across The Allure Group’s locations were accorded Blue Carpet Farewells. We wish them well, and as always, we are so proud of our staff for the work that they do.
how the coronavirus pandemic has sparked healthcare innovation
Joel Landau, The Allure Group’s founder and chairman, wrote for Provider Magazine about the manner in which the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked innovation in the healthcare field. Joel noted that The Allure Group has been on the cutting edge of that trend, having implemented EarlySense, a remote contact-free monitoring system, even before the outbreak.
In addition, such breakthroughs as telehealth and electronic health records have proven invaluable to healthcare professionals during this crisis.
Protecting Dementia Patients During a Pandemic How to prepare for future healthcare pandemics
Joel Landau also wrote for McKnight’s Long-Term Care News about the need to prepare for the next pandemic, which healthcare professionals agree is an inevitability. Their only disagreement is whether the current crisis qualifies as “The Big One” — i.e., a calamity comparable to the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 — or whether that is still to come.
Joel cites the work of several experts who say the United States is in need of an independent, nonpartisan body that is capable of a rapid response to future pandemics. There are those, in fact, who have said the body should be to public health what the Federal Reserve is to finance.
How does one successfully age during a pandemic?
The concept of “successful aging” has long been debated, The Allure Group COO Melissa Powell writes for Thrive Global, with some researchers defining it pre-pandemic as the ability to remain free of disease and disability, maintain cognitive function and actively engage with life.
Now, however, there are those who have arrived at a new definition — the ability to draw on internal and external resources to withstand life’s setbacks, whether chronic illness or social loss. In other words, it’s a matter of being resilient in the face of adversity.