Memory Care Center of Excellence

As the premier Memory Care Center of Excellence in western Pennsylvania, the Jewish Association on Aging offers innovative memory care services on many levels to address the variety needs of the Pittsburgh region.

Being the center of excellence to the AHAVA Memory Care Residence on our main campus has opened a world of possibilities to those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia issues.

The Arbor at Weinberg Village serves those living with dementia who would benefit from a personal care setting. Arbor units offer a secure, small neighborhood environment, the I’m Still Here™ approach to care, and the opportunity to explore interests within the Weinberg Village community.

The Allderdice Neighborhood at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center serves those living with dementia who have a special need for skilled nursing. All staff members are trained according to theI’m Still Here™ approach to care. This secure wing also offers two safely enclosed outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.

Anathan Club serves both daytime and nighttime guests who live in their own homes but who need extra assistance when caregivers need time to work during the day or sleep at night.

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a Scripps intergenerational art program adopted by JAA for people living with dementia.  Volunteers spend several weeks and work one-on-one encouraging the creativity of each individual artist, helping the artist make all the decisions on the direction of every artwork.  OMA is especially tailored for those with dementia because it promotes social engagement, autonomy, and dignity through the experience of creative self expression.  Our OMA artists at JAA come from our memory care communities including AHAVA, Allderdice, The Arbor, and Anathan Club.   We are grateful for the generous support from Legacy Heritage Fund that has enabled us to provide intergenerational programming for our senior residents.  Additional support comes from The Sylvia and Martin Snow Family Fund, The Perry and Bee Jee Morrison Music & Arts Endowment, and Howard and Caren Sniderman.