JAA has a rich and proud history that began by responding to the unique needs of aging seniors and their families. Over 100 years later, our tradition continues. We have evolved into one of the premier healthcare networks in the greater Pittsburgh area, providing comprehensive services designed to keep seniors active, safe, independent and connected to the community.
The JAA Tradition began in 1906 with the opening of the original Jewish Home for the Aged on Brackenridge Street in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
In 1933, the original community’s 28 residents moved to a brand new Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged on Old Brown’s Hill Road. Over the years, Jewish Home was remodeled and expanded to meet the needs of Pittsburgh’s growing senior population. By 1980, the Jewish Home and Hospital, which was later renamed the Riverview Center for Jewish Seniors, was home to 400 residents.
In 1998, Weinberg Village was built adjacent to the Jewish Home and Hospital, just off Browns Hill Road, overlooking the Monongahela River.
JAA comprises a full-service campus on Pittsburgh's Waterfront and a residential and personal care facility in Squirrel Hill.
JAA's Waterfront campus includes Charles M. Morris Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, The Residence at Weinberg Village, AHAVA Memory Care Center of Excellence, the New Riverview Apartments, as well as the administrative offices for JAA Home Health Services, Sivitz Hospice & Palliative Care, Mollie's Meals, and Anathan Club Adult Day and Nighttime Services.
Special memory care services are available through AHAVA, Anathan Club Day, The Arbor at Weinberg Village, and the Allderdice Community at Charles Morris.
Weinberg Terrace offers personal care apartment-style living in the heart of Squirrel Hill.
Outpatient rehab therapy managed by JAA, PT@JCC, is offered nearby at the Jewish Community Center.
JAA is a partner in the AgeWell Pittsburgh program that helps seniors and their caregivers maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.
In 2017, JAA reinforced its commitment to people living with dementia by opening a brand new assisted living residence: AHAVA Memory Care Residence and Center of Excellence. This complemented JAA's other memory care operations including Anathan Club Adult Day (which added Nighttime Memory Care Services in 2017); The Arbor at Weinberg Village, completely renovated in 2019; and the Allderdice Memory Care Community with skilled nursing support at Charles Morris. All memory care is provided under the auspices of Hearthstone Institute and its "I'm Still Here" therapy training, proving that the years following a diagnosis can be filled with opportunities to create positive, fulfilling experiences that enable people with memory loss to live engaged and purposeful lives.
The addition of independent living options on JAA's campus in May of 2019 was made possible through a special affiliation with The New Riverview Apartments. Here residents find a supportive, enriching, loving community providing gracious living for seniors at all income levels.
Innovation and the use of cutting-edge technology keep JAA at the forefront of quality senior care in the heart of the urban core of Pittsburgh.
Financial support for today’s JAA was initially rooted in being a grateful recipient agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, and the United Way of Southwestern PA. Donations through JAA’s capital campaign, Life & Legacy planned giving program, personal Yahrzeit memorials, annual giving and more keep JAA growing and thriving in today’s ever-changing culture of senior care.
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