Menorah Manor to sell The Inn on the Pond

The Inn on the Pond, a Menorah Manor assisted living residence located in Clearwater, will be sold to a joint venture between affiliates of Solera Senior Living, LLC and Elkco Properties, Inc., for an undisclosed sum, announced Rob Goldstein, chief executive officer of Menorah Manor, Inc. The closing is slated to occur June 30th. Menorah Manor opened The Inn on the Pond in 2012. Goldstein said that the assisted living residence will continue operating but will be rebranded as The Preserve at Clearwater.

Learning Never Gets Old

Last year, Menorah Manor introduced a brand new program for our residents called Menorah Manor YOUniversity. Dubbed as offering “higher education with YOU in mind,” the goal of YOUniversity is to fulfill the Jewish mitzvah of lifelong learning by bringing scholars from throughout the Bay Area to teach college- level subjects in “bite-sized pieces” to our residents.

Statement from LeadingAge Florida President & CEO, Steve Bahmer

The following is an announcement from Steve Bahmer, LeadingAge Florida President/CEO, regarding the defeat of the Florida Health Care Association's Prospective Payment System plan. Thank you to LeadingAge Florida for advocating on behalf of our seniors, and thank you to all of the family members and friends who reached out to their representatives to oppose the plan. We could not have done it without your support!

Robert Goldstein's Testimony

Last week, Chief Executive Officer Robert Goldstein provided testimony at the Florida House of Representatives Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee meeting regarding the Nursing Home Prospective Payment System plan currently proposed in Governor Rick Scott's budget. Below is his testimony:

Good afternoon,

An Important Message from Our CEO, Robert Goldstein

Family members and friends,

We are facing some very challenging times, and I am reaching out to you to ask for your help. It will only take a few minutes of your valuable time, and it will make an important impact.

In a nutshell, here is the information:

The 2016 State Legislature appropriated $500,000 to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to contract for the development of a new Medicaid prospective payment plan for nursing homes.

Both Sides of the Coin

Today is my father’s birthday. Well, it would have been his 94th birthday. He passed away in 2014 at the Samson Nursing Center. I am one of the people that has experience on both sides of the coin at a skilled nursing facility. I just celebrated my 10th anniversary working here, and I have had both my parents live here. That gives me an interesting perspective. I have been a family member and have experienced the joys and sorrows of having my mom and dad in an institutional setting.

Menorah Manor Introduces Aromatherapy Program

Dr. Cori Campbell, director of rehabilitation at Menorah Manor, remembers a time when she could not be around a dog for too long without landing in the hospital.

Campbell had suffered from devastating dog allergies for years, and she would break out in hives or feel her throat seize up if she spent too much time near dogs. This would happen quite often to Campbell, who was passionate about volunteering at local dog shelters.

During Campbell’s struggle to find relief for her allergies, she learned about essential oils.

What is your Mitzvah Report?

I think of my Father, of blessed memory, every day, but I especially think about him when Shabbos is approaching. My family, including my children and my sister’s children, always had Shabbos dinner together while the kids were growing up. When we finished lighting the candles and saying the Shabbos prayers, my Father would go around the table and ask each of his five grandsons to give a “mitzvah report,” an accounting of any good deeds they had performed the prior week.

A Note From Donna Perryman, Our Chief Financial Officer

We were introduced to a lovely couple at last year’s Hanukah dinner. They had been residents for a couple of years living in our assisted living. After our dinner, I made sure to say “hello” whenever I was in the building and enjoyed our chats. I was fortunate enough to have photos shared with me recently from their wedding some 70 years ago. She was a war bride and he a young soldier. The photos were amazing. What they went through was amazing.