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Brookdale Battery Park
Brookdale Battery Park
Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale
Battery Park City
455 North End Avenue,
New York, NY 10282
212-791-2500
sales02000@brookdale.com
www.brookdale.com

Seven Ways to Live Longer and Be Healthier

FROM BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING

Genetics, environment, and lifestyle are all variables when studying longevity. And there isn’t any one secret to living a long, happy life. Here are a few things you can start incorporating into your life today:

STAY POSITIVE

PATL stands for “Positive Attitude Towards Life” and is a measurement tool used in several studies on longevity. The term encompasses everything from laughter and optimism to relaxed behavior and extroversion and is attributed to a large number of centenarians.

In other words, people with positive attitudes tend to live longer, so kick back and enjoy life.

EXERCISE OFTEN

No, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym or train for marathons. Make sure your routine includes easy-going exercise on a daily basis. You will likely be healthier, and, in turn, could live longer.

Playing games can also improve longevity. When you swing that badminton racket, you’re not just working up a sweat – you’re having a good time and making new friends.

EAT RIGHT

Stick to these five rules:

• Drink alcohol, but only one to two glasses a day

• Eat until you’re almost full but not tired

• Eat your smallest meal in the evenings

• Eat mostly veggies and beans

• Eat three to four ounces of meat five times a month

DO GOOD

Volunteer. And do it often. Not only will you be exercising, helping others and making new relationships, you’ll inadvertently increase your life expectancy. And if you’re volunteering for purely altruistic reasons, your chances of joining the centenarian club increases significantly.

JOIN A COMMUNITY

Human connection is imperative to your well-being. Belonging to a community can make you a healthier person who is bound to live a lot longer. Some doctors say that it is the single most important factor when it comes to longevity.

FORGET WORRY

Meditation and prayer are known links to longevity. It’s no surprise that taking time out of the day for some deep breaths and reflection can increase life expectancy. Studies indicate that when high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, are released into the body, it can weaken the immune system and even create heart problems. Stay calm, and practice that “om”.

ENJOY YOURSELF

Though this secret is close to the first one, it encompasses a different set of values. It’s really about treating yourself. It’s okay to get a massage or eat a second cookie. What’s important is to live as though every day is a remarkable one and to approach every experience with an open mind.

There’s not a single secret to this long-life thing. These are just a few ideas to help you get the most out of your life. And if you’re looking for a place where all of these seven secrets are built into your daily routine, stop by one of our communities for a visit.

You can learn more about increasing your longevity and the benefits of a senior living community by calling 212-791-2500 or visiting Brookdale.com.

The Chelsea at Manalapan

Chelsea Senior Living
Contact Person: Tom Kranz
908-889-4200
tkranz@cslal.com
chelseaseniorliving.com
1-877-CHELSEA

Open for Business, Limited Visitation Resumes

It’s not over until it’s over, and while the Coronavirus pandemic did its worst in New York and New Jersey, the hard work of screening and protecting our residents and staff continues day by day and hour by hour.

Chelsea Senior Living

We are doing regular testing of our residents and staff and screening all staff as they arrive for work each day. While we continue with the diligent use of masks, gloves, social distancing and screening, we are able to allow limited visitation by families under strict safety rules. We’re allowing visitors by appointment, and limited in-person tours. Move-ins are permitted under similar, robust safety protocols. Our marketing folks are eager to take phone, email and social media inquiries and provide virtual tours.

We are keeping our strict safety protocols in place for the foreseeable future. We appreciate everyone’s ability to remain flexible.

In the early days of the pandemic, we recognized the threat to our residents and staff and immediately began locating and purchasing thousands of face masks, gloves, face shields and gowns and were able to quickly outfit all of our buildings with enough PPE. By late spring, we were able to test every resident and employee. We have complied with state regulations and CDC guidelines and are gratified to report that the vast majority of our residents and staff have tested negative.

We have been overwhelmed by the resiliency and patience of our residents and families and the bravery and dedication of our employees during this time. “Thank you” doesn’t seem to quite do it. Our gratitude has no bounds. Please continue to be safe.

The Chelsea
at East Brunswick

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The Chelsea at Shrewsbury

The Chelsea at Shrewsbury
555 Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Contact Person: Allison Nappi, Director of Community Relations
732-747-7540
anappi@cslal.com
www.chelseaseniorliving.com

The Chelsea at Shrewsbury is the state of the art in senior living, designed for older Americans who want more than a one room apartment and three meals a day. Beyond its welcoming lobby and attached bistro, there are assisted living, memory care and luxury independent living-style apartments. All have large windows allowing lots of natural light and generous closet space.

The Chelsea’s open and airy dining room features outdoor seating during pleasant weather, a tavern, art studio and gallery, beauty salon and movie theater. Modern furniture and appointments decorate the many common areas and a cozy fireplace keeps the entryway warm and welcoming during the fall and winter. There’s a beautiful outdoor patio with a pergola and picnic area for spring and summer fun.

The Country Cottage, Chelsea’s signature Memory Care program, has its own dining and specialized activities designed to keep those with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments engaged.

Our residents are treated to one of the best chefs in the business and his dedicated kitchen staff, preparing meals of unsurpassed quality. All kinds of specialized diets are accommodated including low salt and diabetic. Menus are tailored to the desires of our residents as much as possible.

Our 24/7 staff is caring and courteous, trained in CPR and first aid and always available to help with everyday tasks. Residents are on an emergency pendant system that ensures their safety. Our building has state-of-the-art smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detection systems.

The Chelsea at Shrewsbury is open for business. While we are still not accepting visitors or tours, we are pleased to offer you a Virtual Tour via video and answer all your questions. Admissions are permitted under strict safety protocols.  Call 732-747-7540 for info or a Virtual Tour.


Crane’s Mill
459 Passaic Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
973-298-1321
cranesmill.org

In times like these, it may be difficult to know what tomorrow holds. Let Crane’s Mill help you see the future clearer – the start of better days for you or your loved ones; the start of something amazing.

We take responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our residents. Our devoted staff members are ready with healthy, fresh meal deliveries daily. Mail, packages and prescriptions are sanitized and delivered straight to our resident’s doors. We also ensure our residents are safely driven to all medical appointments.

Safety is always a top priority at Crane’s Mill. Our high-quality standards ensure that our residents feel safe, informed, and cared for. Staff and administration regularly check in with our residents through phone calls or a simple knock at the door.

Although we are distancing ourselves socially, we are by no means in isolation. Our team members are deeply in tune with our residents’ emotional state and strive to create a sense of community in these times of separation. We have provided iPads to our residents for games, reading and video calls with family and friends, as well as virtual activities like prayers and spiritual groups. Grab & Go activities like puzzles, games and books available to all residents at Crane’s Mill.

Crane’s Mill is a Life Plan Community. We offer a continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and five-star CMS-rated skilled nursing all on the same campus. Your living options may change as your healthcare needs change, but rest assured, you’ll always be right here with your family and friends.

The life you want, without limits. Find out why you should start something amazing too. Visit Cranesmill.org/2020.

“During this time of uncertainty and fear of what is happening in our world, residing here at Crane’s Mill has been a blessing. All of the staff and administration are going above and beyond to keep us safe and informed. While many of my friends wait for hours in lines to go food shopping, our meals are delivered to us. Although these are extremely stressful times, the care we are getting here has helped to alleviate at least a small part of that stress. There are no words to express how grateful I am to be here and how appreciative I am for the wonderful staff we have!!!” – Cheryl Friedman

The Gardens at Monroe

The Gardens at Monroe
189 Applegarth Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 448-7036
www.thegardensatmonroe.com

The Gardens at Monroe, Healthcare and Rehabilitation, is committed to creating an environment that supports health and well-being. You will experience this not only in the care provided by our great team using best practices and current technologies and equipment, but also in the life and activity all around you when you walk through the door.

The Gardens at Monroe

At The Gardens at Monroe, we see every day that a strong family support system enhances healthcare and recovery. We have designed additional services as a part of our Family Focused Care program to help our patients and their families maintain strong relationships and support one another as a team on the road to achieving health and rehabilitation goals.

Transportation services make it easy for you to visit! We provide a car service Monday through Friday for our short-term rehabilitation patients’ family members to visit. Transportation is complimentary for the first 20 days of your loved one’s stay and offered at a discounted rate thereafter.

Continue to enjoy meals as a family. There is no replacement for the quality time a family spends together over dinner. We encourage you to join your loved one for a daily meal while you are visiting. Family and friends can enjoy a meal for a nominal fee.

The Gardens at Monroe will give you the care you need, close to home.

Contact us today at (609) 448-7036 or visit thegardensatmonroe.com to learn more about how our services support the needs of patients and family alike.

Greenwood House
53 Walter Street, Ewing, NJ 08628
Contact Person: Trish O’Brien, External Case Manager
609-718-0587
tobrien@greenwoodhouse.org
www.GreenwoodHouse.org

Greenwood House Senior Healthcare is a nonprofit organization rooted in cherished Jewish traditions. Services and care include assisted living residences, skilled nursing facility, wellness care, short-term and long-term care, rehab & physical therapy, Parkinson’s & neurological rehabilitation programs, meals on wheels delivered in-home, home care/home health aides, hospice & palliative care. We embrace aging with care, respect, expertise, enrichment and compassion. Our rigorous infection control policies & procedures ensure safety & protection for our residents & staff.

Gurwin

Gurwin

Enjoying Life in a Life Plan Community

Vibrant… active… secure… social… maintenance-free… all words that many seniors today use to describe their ideal living situation. But how many options are there that truly achieve all of those ideals? If you’re looking to plan your perfect senior living experience, a Life Plan Community may be the option for you.

Although Life Plan Communities are common outside of New York, there are currently few such options for Long Island seniors looking to secure their future. Fountaingate Gardens, set to break ground this fall, is for seniors who want to age successfully in a community built with their lifestyle and future in mind. As part of the renowned Gurwin Healthcare System, this new independent living community will be located in the heart of Long Island, on the beautiful 34-acre grounds of the Gurwin campus in Commack.

Gurwin

Life Plan Communities not only help secure your financial future, but also make provisions for your future healthcare needs. Add in a vibrant, active, amenity-rich lifestyle; a beautiful, new, elegant apartment home; and proximity to everything you want and need, and this retirement living option becomes – in the words of one Fountaingate Gardens Founders Club member – a “no-brainer!”

Besides a beautiful, customizable residence, Fountaingate Gardens will offer residents dining options, a fitness center, an indoor salt-water pool, arts and cultural education programs and much more. Maintenance-free living plus the convenience of activities and amenities right on campus make every day an opportunity to do the things you enjoy without being hampered by the chores you don’t.

As part of the Gurwin Healthcare System, Fountaingate Gardens offers priority access to a full continuum of care should it ever be needed. There are a variety of contract options and apartment sizes available, and a Senior Lifestyle Consultant is ready to help you determine the best option for you based on your needs and preferences. 

Ready to learn more? Apartments are reserving quickly, and with almost 65% already reserved, plans are moving ahead with a groundbreaking in fall 2020. Call 631-715-2693 to arrange a personal appointment (social distancing observed) or virtual visit today!

Harrogate

Harrogate
400 Locust Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Contact Person: Maria Penna
732-905-7070
Mpenna@hgate.org
www.harrogate-lifecare.org

Harrogate is the premiere Life Plan Retirement Community in Ocean County, located on a beautiful 53-acre campus on the border of Toms River and Lakewood. Minutes from the magnificent Jersey Shore and an hour from New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

Harrogate was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, 501c3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees. This year we are celebrating 32 years of active senior living!

Life Care at Harrogate gives you home for life, as well as care for life. In addition to your independent living residence and access to every community service and amenity, you have priority access to skilled nursing, home health, rehabilitation, and memory care support services.

No more cleaning house, cooking, tedious yardwork or yearly maintenance, when you live at Harrogate, you could find yourself busier than ever. There is so much to do under one roof. Your days can be packed with classes, events, special speakers, trips, and concerts. Through our collection of services and amenities, you can do more than simply fill the hours; you can find fulfillment in each day.

Services you’ll appreciate are housekeeping, maintenance, most utilities, transportation, bank/ATM , beauty barber shop and on site physician offices. Amenities include formal and informal dining venues, pets welcomed, fitness classes, parties, trips, and learning opportunities. The beautiful community spaces to enjoy including our indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center with personal trainers, woodworking shop, walking trails, dog park, gardening areas, bocce court, putting green, and shuffleboard, and arts and crafts studio.

Life Care offers you the predictable monthly fees throughout all levels of care and allows you to control your future health care costs. Plus, our flexible entrance fee options offer you outstanding estate protection.

We can even put you in touch with a personal relocation manager from “Moving Station” to answer any questions regarding selling your home, downsizing with ongoing support from professional Real Estate Agents. 

To learn more about Harrogate and a “Worry Less, Live More” lifestyle, call 732 942 5272 or visit our website at www.Harrogatelifecare.org

Homewatch CareGivers

HOMEWATCH CAREGIVERS PROVIDES BEST-IN-CLASS SENIOR CARE

RENOWNED HOME CARE
COMPANY MEETING LOCAL
DEMAND FOR HIGHER QUALITY HOME CARE SERVICES

Homewatch CareGivers is the premier provider of high-quality senior and home care in the region, offering both hourly and live-in care customized to meet the individual needs of each client.

Owned and operated locally, Homewatch CareGivers locations provide Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Union Counties with the high-quality care necessary for senior aged residents and others living with chronic illnesses or recovering from illness or surgery to remain independent and healthy within their own homes.

Services can include just a few hours of care to 24/7 in-home assistance, with all personal care services provided by certified home health aides under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.

An international leader in senior care and assistive in-home care, Homewatch CareGivers has earned an accolade in recognition of its exemplary client and caregiver satisfaction from a third-party research company that collects data on client and caregiver satisfaction scores and feedback.

To learn more about the following Homewatch CareGivers locations, please contact:

Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange-Essex and Union County at (973) 810-0110 or visit hwcg.com/south-orange

Homewatch CareGivers of Princeton-Mercer County at (609) 423-1200 or visit hwcg.com/Princeton

Homewatch CareGivers of Old Bridge-Middlesex County at (732) 591-1991 or visit hwcg.com/old-bridge


Inspir | Carnegie Hill
1802 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10128
646.978.9040
Inspirseniorliving.com/bookatour

Inspir Carnegie Hill elevates the senior living experience in every sense. Inside this elegant 23-story architectural masterpiece on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you’ll find that every detail has been carefully considered—from its sun-drenched open spaces to its locally sourced dining.

We pride ourselves in offering concierge services that parallel the services of a five-star hotel. Within our residence, we have two dining venues, two bar and lounges, and two private dining rooms. On the ground floor, the 1802 restaurant offers fine dining that speaks to the palate while nourishing the body, mind, and soul. 1802 also offers Sunday brunch, featuring seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Every meal is an experience, designed to bring residents closer to the people they care about. At Onyx, our 17th floor bistro, casual dining meets refinement. Residents can enjoy a seasonal, healthful menu accented by a variety of light options. Offerings include a colorful continental breakfast, nourishing made-to-order smoothies, and other convenient selections.

Inspir believes that family meals require an extra level of intimacy. Our private dining rooms curate the perfect atmosphere. Residents have the option to choose between an intimate space within the 1802 restaurant or in the SkyPark-level dining room, featuring incredible views of the East River. Here, residents can gather with family and friends to be wowed by our attentive culinary team catering to their every need.

The concierge level of care at Inspir is curated to an environment that supports a philosophy of holistic health and wellness. Residents have the peace of mind knowing their needs will be met today, and every day following. In addition to Inspir’s three care programs—Sol, Terra, and Oceana—we also partner with multiple care providers to ensure that our residents receive a world-class integrated care experience. All of our partners have exceptional reputations in their respective specialties and are all fully committed to our philosophy of care.*

We’ve recently partnered with Sollis Health, a group of forward-thinking healthcare professionals and physicians focused on creating the best medical experience possible—for any issue, at any time. Whether it’s a medical emergency or a simple complaint in the middle of the night, Sollis believes you should always receive the care you deserve. Care that is smart, stress-free, sensible, and human.

Inspir residents who become Sollis Health members will enjoy 24/7 VIP access to Sollis Health physicians and medical services for urgent and non-life-threatening emergencies at their beautiful Upper East Side location. Working directly with our Interdisciplinary Care Team, Sollis Health members can often bypass the hospital emergency department to obtain advanced diagnostic imaging, expedited specialist appointments, medical advocacy, no-wait office visits with staff physicians, VIP hospital amenities, and routine lab work.

Additionally, residents at Inspir will have access to a wide range of luxury services. Our location on the Upper East Side places us within reach of the infamous “Museum Mile” along Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Inspir’s concierge allows residents to book nearby restaurant reservations and theatre tickets. For apartment living, our home management and maintenance teams can arrange relocation assistance, interior decorating, dry-cleaning, valet services, and more. And when it comes to personal assistance, from flower delivery to courier service, gift selection and wrapping, package delivery, or even assistance with invitations and holiday cards, our team is ready to help.

It’s time to seize your moment and experience the level of care only Inspir can provide. Visit our online form or give Concierge a call at 646.978.9040 to schedule a convenient time.

Legacy Care Club

Legacy Care Club
130 US-22 E, North Plainfield, NJ 07060
Contact Person: Jody Blagrove
908-540-0500
jody@legacycareclub.com
Legacycareclub.com

Legacy Care Club is an Adult Day Care with the sole intention of keeping your loved one at home as long as possible and providing respite to their Caregivers. Our Adult Day Care is the best alternative to assisted living or homecare. The club is a small, intimate, and secure community with customized services and individualized activities. We offer a variety of activities to stimulate their mind, and physical activities to improve their strength. In addition, we provide concierge services including Hair Salon and Massage Therapy; assist with scheduling onsite podiatry, dental, physical and occupational therapy.  In order to truly engage with our members, our day care is limited to 30 attendees per day.  Legacy Care Club is family owned and operated; your loved one is a part of our family. Our staff are all Certified Dementia Practitioners, by the NCCDP.  They are patient, empathetic, and most important caring. Staff to client ratio is 1-5. Members attend for the social interaction; opportunity to reminisce and share their stories as well as make new friends. Caregivers drop them off each day knowing they are safe; giving them time to work, run errands, or just get some rest. In addition, Legacy Care Club hosts caregiver support group meetings the first Wednesday of each month. Caregivers face special challenges, having an outlet can ease the burden. Support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Easily accessible on Route 22 across from Watchung Mall.

For more information visit our website www.legacycareclub.com or call us at (908) 540-0500. The best way to learn about the club is a free one day trial.

Lions Gate

Lions Gate Life Plan Community
1110 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 679-4682
Contact Person: Donna Coonley
dcoonley@lionsgateccrc.org
www.lionsgateccrc.org

Lions Gate is ready to welcome you home to our one-of-a-kind life plan community, featuring independent living for active seniors that seamlessly transitions into a safe, nurturing assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, or rehab environment as the need arises. Lions Gate’s spectacular campus, located in scenic Voorhees, nestled in the heart of South Jersey, boasts beautiful vistas with plenty of walking trails. Our community is steeped in Jewish culture and traditions, and many residents take part in weekly services with our caring Rabbi. Our campus amenities include a fitness center, art studio, indoor pool, media center, and library, and residents enjoy delicious chef-prepared kosher meals. Residents stay busy with our Lions Gate University program, and its daily slate of classes, lectures, and movies. We provide door-to-door transportation for doctor visits and shopping trips, or our concierge can do the shopping for you.  Schedule a virtual tour today, and discover the Lions Gate difference.

Jamie Cohen, New Jersey Life & Casualty

New Jersey Life & Casualty
354 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 2700, Livingston, NJ 07039
Contact Person: Jamie Cohen
973-535-0955
jcohen@njlc.com
www.njlc.com

LIFE INSURANCE Q&A WITH JAMIE COHEN

Jamie, why should I review my life insurance now?

Most people do not realize that life insurance policies are financial assets. Just like any other assets, you need to monitor a policy to make sure it holds value, and assess whether the coverage fits your present needs. Did you buy insurance to protect your children when they were young? Did the policy, cover an interest in a business that you have since retired from? If so, now is a good time to reconsider.

What is a Life Settlement?

Life Settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy for a lump sum.  It is a great alternative to “surrendering” the policy or letting it lapse. The money from the sale can be used by the Policy Owner for retirement expenses, long term health care or just about anything!

Why might I want to sell my Life Insurance Policy?

Often, premiums rise – sometimes sharply! – at time when a Policy Owner’s need for life insurance may have passed, and the cost/benefits of the policy look very different. Thanks to low interest rates, many policies have not kept up with their original value projections, and some policies may be on track to lose all value or expire.

Jamie, how are you different from those Life Settlement companies who advertise on TV?

I am a local, independent broker at New Jersey Life & Casualty. Since 1948, we have been helping clients make optimal decisions — and the most of their money. Unlike many others, we have access to a confidential, competitive auction platform to help seniors get the most money for their policies.

What should I do now?

Contact us for more information about the process and a complimentary policy review. We will help you understand your options.

One Day Bath

One Day Bath
Contact Person: Paul Echavarria
866-927-8247
Paul@tubcut.com
www.renewyourbath.com

Call 877-882-2887 for your local authorized dealer.

When was the last time you faced the need for a home project that you knew would absolutely solve your problem and also go easy on your wallet? For most homeowners, there’s usually an endless list of modifications and renovations that we need to make as both we and our homes age. And if you’re like most people, you put off projects that have more to do with your own safety or comfort. But chances are, you or someone you know has had to deal with everyday aches and pains, arthritis, bad knees, foot or ankle problems, a handicap or overall mobility problems, aging in place, acting as a caregiver, or general worries about slip and falls in the bathtub.

You’ve probably already heard that there are ways to make your bathtub more accessible, but pushed the thought to the back of your mind because you’re worried about how long your bathroom is going to be out of commission, the cost of the project, and even if having your bathtub modified is actually going to serve its intended purpose.

Welcome to the novel idea of the TubcuT®.

If a person has difficulty lifting his or her legs over a traditional tub wall, then a portion of that tub wall

can actually be cut and removed, then refinished. The cutout reduces the lift required to step or swing one’s legs into the tub, and instead turns it into a walk-in shower. The modification can be done in less than one day. Even better? The cut portion of the tub can be saved, and the project can be reversed if you want to sell your home and not lose value.

The panels are also made of a durable material that is easy to clean, and your tub’s color can be matched perfectly to the panel’s edge for a seamless look and watertight construction. Competitors use plastic caps or one-piece inserts, and their products are typically attached to the tub with caulk only and don’t have any of the versatility of the TubcuT®.

Parker Jewish Institute

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
Contact Person: Lina Scacco
718-289-2212
lscacco@parkerinstitute.org
www.parkerinstitute.org

Parker Jewish Institute helps older adults stay healthy amid COVID-19

New Hyde Park, New York, July 6, 2020 – For older adults, staying healthy amid COVID-19 presents challenges. Traveling to medical appointments and incorporating appropriate exercises into a regular schedule can be difficult. But Parker Jewish Institute is making it easy to maintain wellness.

Parker At Your Door’s Medical House Calls provides primary and quality medical care for homebound adults. And Parker’s Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program offers online resources for fitness classes and webinars. These programs help older adults optimize their health while staying safe, without leaving their homes.

Parker At Your Door’s clinicians perform monthly wellness checks and provide prescriptions for needed medications. Clinicians arrange for lab work, EKGs and podiatry visits as well as physical and occupational therapy. All of this is a benefit to older adults, who remain vulnerable amid the pandemic but require regular medical visits to manage chronic illnesses. Following strict U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State Department of Health protocols, each nurse practitioner is regularly tested for COVID-19.

And Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program, Parker’s volunteer arm, provides access to virtual classes, including chair yoga and low-impact Zumba classes. These sessions help older adults avoid sedentary lifestyles that can trigger strokes, heart attacks and diabetes. There are engaging online programs such as virtual tours to travel destinations, and educational and support programs for families coping with dementia. And there are presentations on diet and well-being.

“Our programs continue to help older adults in the community stay fit and healthy while they follow stay-at-home guidelines,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s President and CEO. “Led by experts in senior care, our programs give older adults something to look forward to during these difficult times.”

About Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, which has earned the Center for Medicare & Medicaid 5 Star Quality rating, is headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York. The facility is a leading provider of Short Term Rehabilitation and Long Term Care. At the forefront of innovation in patient-centered health care and technology, the Institute is a leader in teaching and geriatric research. Parker Jewish Institute features its own medical department, and is nationally renowned as a skilled nursing facility, as well as a provider of community-based health care, encompassing Social Adult Day Care, Home Health Care, Medical House Calls, Palliative Care and Hospice.


Angela Siegel, Esq.
Law Office of Angela Siegel
1205 Franklin Avenue, Suite 330, Garden City, New York 11530
P: (516) 741-6100
F: (516) 741-3133
www.angelasiegel.com

INCORPORATING A SECOND HOME INTO YOUR ESTATE PLAN

By: Angela Siegel, Esq.

It is not uncommon for New Yorkers to spend a few months in Florida or in some other state, especially during the winter season. Whether you are heading to the Berskshires, the Carolinas, or some other destination, there are some relatively easy steps you should take in order to ensure that your estate plan takes the second home into consideration.

The probate of one’s will, or the administration of one’s estate, will occur in the state where you reside.  If you are a New York resident, the probate process is usually straightforward and relatively simple. If you own real property in another state, you will be required to probate your will there as well, resulting in a second, or “ancillary”, probate. Probate in other parts of the country is usually not as simple a process as it is in New York. In fact, the process can be a very long and expensive one. Moreover, your heirs would need to first complete the probate in New York and then retain an attorney admitted to practice in the state where the second home is located to commence a new probate there. To avoid the cost, expense and delay of an ancillary probate, it is usually advisable to establish a revocable living trust for the second home. Creating such a trust is relatively simple and the laws of most states which have difficult probate processes are quite conducive to such an estate planning device.

In summary, if you own a second home, you should consider a revocable living trust as an important part of your estate plan. If drafted properly, the trust will avoid the need to go through two or more probate processes and simplify matters for your heirs.

Sinai Chapels

Sinai Chapels
Contact Person: Andrea Resnick
718.445.0300
sinai@jewishfunerals.com
www.jewishfunerals.com

Sinai Chapels Serves New York’s Jewish Community

Sinai Chapels, located in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is led by the Resnick family and is proud of the trust that four generations of Jewish families have placed in us.  Sinai’s commitment starts with compassionate understanding, quality service, and attention to every detail. Our continuous improvements reflect the traditions established by our family over a century ago.

Sinai’s licensed staff guides families through the arrangement process and helps each family select the options that best fit their needs and finances. Sinai Chapels is the only funeral home in the area that provides a staff Director of Pastoral Counseling. Rabbi Michael Strasberg, who is available to help families through religious counseling and support, is our staff Rabbi.

Whether Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox, Sinai provides services that are ceremonially correct, appropriate and dignified. Sinai also offers families the choice of traditional or non-traditional services. Sinai Chapels offers a live Internet broadcast of the service at our chapel, for family unable to travel. In addition, Sinai offers DVD and flash drive replications of the service.

Currently, many families are electing to hold services at the graveside due to safety and health concerns and Sinai can manage these special services. Sinai’s dedicated staff is available 24 hours a day to assist families with all aspects of planning a funeral service. Since there are so many details to manage, most families choose to have Sinai’s staff of trained professionals coordinate these services.

Making funeral arrangements in advance protects families from unexpected expense and spares them the burden of making complex choices at a most difficult time. Sinai’s staff of experienced pre-planning advisors can meet with you privately at the Chapel, by Zoom or FaceTime, or in the comfort of your home, with no cost or obligation. All of Sinai’s pre-plans are FDIC insured.

Sinai Memorials specializes in crafting and customizing monuments to match the needs and wishes of every family. Our staff of specialists, technical and Rabbinic, invest great time and effort to ensure that you will receive the finest monument possible.

Sinai Chapels and the Resnick family are proud sponsors of leading Jewish Community Organizations such as: The Queens College Center for Jewish Studies; Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives at Queens Community College; Commonpoint Queens; and the United Jewish Appeal.

Please visit JewishFunerals.com or call 800-446-0406 for more information.


Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey
600 River Avenue, 4 & 5  West, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Contact Person: Maureen Rogers, Chief Clinical Officer
1-877-573-5822
Angelacashley@gmail.com
www.specialtyhospitalcj.com

Located within the campus of a medical center (Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus), Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is a small, integrated “hospital-within-a-hospital” with the sole focus of caring for medically complex patients directly discharged from the ICU. Under the direction of its chief medical officer, Howard Lebowitz,M.D., a team of highly skilled clinicians work together with specialists to design and implement a therapeutic plan for each patient. On the campus of a larger medical center (Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus), Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is able to draw from the vast resources of a full-service hospital, while staying singularly focused on the care of particular patients. Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is an independent entity, offering the benefits of a more individualized hospital setting, combined with such life-support services as ventilator weaning, complex wound care, parenteral nutrition, respiratory and cardiac monitoring, and dialysis.  Visit our website at www.specialtyhospitalcj.com for more information about Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s Programs and Services.

LTAC Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey receives patients from: NJ and tri-State area. LTAC Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey is an affiliate of AcuteCare Health System. The hospital is located at 600 River Avenue, 4 & 5 West, Lakewood, NJ 08701 P: 877.573.LTAC (5822) – Toll Free


UBS Seth Mitchell
The Mitchell Wealth Management Group
1251 Avenue of the Americas 2nd Fl., New York, NY. 10020-1080
212-626-8588
Contact Person: Seth A. Mitchell
Seth.Mitchell@UBS.com
www.ubs.com/team/mitchellwmg

The world is constantly changing and it is important to have a plan that changes with it. It is never a bad time to either make changes to an existing financial plan or create a new one. It starts by having clarifying conversations to learn what is important for you and the people you care about. How do you want to live your life now? How do you plan to live your life in retirement? What do you want to leave to the people you care about most? Let’s start with a conversation.

At The Mitchell Wealth Management Group, our mission, commitment and process strives to do the following: to provide quality service, put our clients’ needs first and view each client relationship as a long term investment. We tailor our services to each client’s particular needs and goals; to ensure the highest level of personal attention and responsiveness. We recognize that communication is paramount to the success of any client/advisor relationship; to coordinate the breath and scope of intellectual capital of the world’s largest wealth management firm to deliver the optimal client experience. We succeed by delivering the full capabilities of the firm with an exemplary level of wealth management service, customized solutions and the highest ethical standards. 


The Wilf Campus for Senior Living
350-360 DeMott Lane, Somerset NJ
732-649-3502
info@wilfcampus.org
www.wilfcampus.org

Wilf Transport is Taking Precautions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you or a loved one may be concerned about using public transportation to get to dialysis, doctor’s or other appointments. Wilf Transport at The Wilf Campus for Senior Living is available to help and is focused on keeping our clients safe and offering peace of mind. 

Wilf Transport is a non-profit community transportation program, providing assisted non-medical, social and quality-of-life transportation for seniors and individuals with special needs who are over the age of 18. Our number one priority is the safety of our clients. With safety comes frequent revaluation of our procedures and protocols to ensure that they are up to date with the current standards. As a result, we have implemented a number of precautionary measures guided by Centers for Disease Control and NJ Department of Health recommendations relating to the pandemic.

Current measures in place include:

• Limiting rides to one passenger/client at a time.

• Disinfecting high touch areas before and after each ride.

• Weekly deep cleanings of all surfaces in all vehicles regardless of use.

• Plastic barriers installed between the driver and client to ensure safe distancing and comfort for each party involved.

• Signs alerting clients to the use of disinfectants on high-touch areas.

• Drivers wearing masks or face coverings at all times.

Aside from the new safety measures in place, services have not changed! Wilf Transport is still providing transportation to medical appointments, dialysis centers, shopping trips, grocery stores and more. For more information, or to arrange transportation, contact us at 732.649.3502 or email transport@wilfcampus.org. You can also fill out our online form at www.wilfcampus.org/transport/arrange-transportation.

The Wilf Campus for Senior Living is comprised of Wilf At Home, Stein Assisted Living, Wilentz Senior Residence, Stein Hospice and Wilf Transport.

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