New Hyde Park, NY, October 11, 2019 – Parker Jewish Institute hosted its First Annual Community Partners Dinner on Thursday, October 10, at the center’s auditorium. The dinner provided an opportunity to share insights on Parker’s dedicated approach in honoring and valuing the customs of Indian cultures when caring for patients in need of short and long-term care at the Institute’s new Indian Cultural Unit.
Parker’s specialized Indian Cultural Unit is the first of its kind serving East and West Indian older adults who reside in Nassau and Queens Counties. It is staffed by Indian physicians and nursing staff who are fluent in Indian languages, including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi, among others.
The unit is adorned with Indian-inspired artwork and décor. Activities and entertainment include music, TV, movies, newspapers and religious services so that patients remain connected to their traditional lifestyle in a healing environment.
“Our ability to provide culturally sensitive care best suits the needs of the growing number of East and West Indian older adults living in the region,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s President and CEO. “We are grateful to Parker’s Indian Cultural Committee as its members help us celebrate success and continue to shape the program for the future.”
At the dinner, Sandeep Chakravorty, the Consul General of India, presented Parker with a Proclamation in thanks of the Institute’s support, devotion and compassion to the Indian community. And New York State Senator Kevin Thomas presented Parker a Proclamation for its support to the South Asian community on Long Island.
The dinner was organized by the Indian Cultural Committee of Parker Jewish Institute. The committee comprises community leaders including Dr. Dilip Tolat, Rekha Tolat, Dr. Harshad Shah, Dr. Indravadan Shah, Dr. Ram Pardeshi, Dahyabhai Patel, Mukund Mehta and Ramaswamy Mohan.
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About Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
Parker Jewish Institute, headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York, 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 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.