Message From The President
When I started in November 2011 with the Jewish
Association on Aging, I found myself pondering some significant questions. What
does it mean to age with dignity? How do we help a thriving senior community
age in place? How does it feel to lose your independence, sometimes slowly,
sometimes rapidly and unexpectedly? These are just some of the many issues we
are addressing on a daily basis at the JAA. And it is through addressing and
answering these questions that I find meaning and a sense of fulfillment, which
I know is also shared by our more than 450 employees.
For more than 100 years, the JAA has been offering
healthcare based on Jewish tradition to
seniors in our community. In addition to the original “nursing home” facility
that marked the very beginnings of the JAA, we have also added new branches
that truly make us a continuum of care. Today, the Jewish Association on Aging
offers both residential & non-residential services including skilled
nursing & rehabilitation, personal care facilities, home health and hospice and Kosher
Meals on Wheels. We are here for all seniors in our community.
I look forward to keeping you apprised of the continued
many new developments at the JAA via our E-newsletter, annual report to the
community, and other informal meetings. Join us on this journey as we transform
the aging experience for seniors in Pittsburgh.