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Parker Jewish gala welcomes new chairman

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of Parker Jewish.

Hundreds of guests attended Parker Jewish’s 2011 gala to welcome new Chairman of the Board Lenny Tanzer, see a film about one of the region’s most comprehensive networks of community health programs and honor Goldman Sachs and Company Vice President, Joseph G. Hall.

“We are deeply honored to have four generations of the Parker family with us this evening,” said Tanzer. “The generosity and involvement of the Parker family has been critical to the growth of the Institute as an international leader in long-term care.”

After informing the audience that, “in the past 24 hours alone, Parker’s continuum of care has served more than 1,500 individuals,” President and CEO Michael N. Rosenblut introduced a short film about the Institute’s community health programs that “extend Parker’s standard of health care excellence into the communities of Long Island and New York City.”

Past Chairman of the Board Jerry Landsberg presented the award to Hall. Landsberg described the accomplished honoree as “a contemporary Renaissance man who, like Parker, finds success by helping others.”

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Parker fosters ‘Connections’

| ecamhi@queenscourier.com

The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation in New Hyde Park is on a mission to unite members of its management with residents.

To fulfill this mission, the nursing home has established a new program, called “Parker Connections,” the goal of which is to cultivate communication between staff and residents through joint recreational activities.

“Parker Connections” was founded and initiated by Parker’s Vice President of Administration, Christopher Ferreri, who said this about the program:

“Managers volunteer their time and ideas to assist in resident programming, increasing the number of resident activities and fostering positive interactions between management, staff and our residents.”

Ferreri conceived the program after completing his 2011 fellowship at LeadingAge’s “Leadership Academy,” a national not-for-profit organization for senior care professionals.

“Parker Connections” has already generated considerable interest, bringing together about 20 executive managers with residents through shared activities including poker, walking and current events clubs, as well as pet and music appreciation groups. These new clubs are in addition to Parker’s existing lineup of therapeutic and recreational activities.

New club ideas are always welcomed, especially from residents, according to Ferreri. One idea in the works is to create a compilation of stories from the residents’ lives.

“Their generation has such rich history that we thought it would be a good idea to memorialize it and share it with others,” he said.

Parker’s President and CEO, Michael N. Rosenblut, praised the “Parker Connections” program.

“To meet the new and unprecedented challenges presented by the maturing baby boomer generation, aging services must be fully committed to growth through learning, thoroughly-engaged leadership, and cost-effective practices that foster varied, dynamic environments,” he said.

The “Parker Connections” program will complement the existing “ParkerCare Hotline,” which provides residents and their families with 24-hour telephone access to senior management.

Another benefit of “Parker Connections,” according to Ferreri, is enhanced communication between management and its lines staff, as both participate side by side in activities with residents.

“It helps foster and benefit the overall culture of the organization,” Ferreri said.