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Maurer Receives NYAHSA Trustee of the Year Award

Riverdale, NY, June 17, 2010 – The Hebrew Home at Riverdale announced today that Board Chair Jeffrey Maurer has been recognized by The New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aged (NYAHSA) with their 2010 Trustee of the Year Award.

Jeff is a member of the AU class of 1969 and an AU trustee.

Maurer joined the Hebrew Home’s Board of Directors in 1991 and was elected Chairman in 2004. Maurer’s great-grandfather was one of the founders of the Home when it was established as a shelter for the neighborhood elderly in Harlem.

NYAHSA, the state-wide association which represents all non-profit long term care organizations, awarded Maurer this prestigious honor in recognition of his stewardship of the Hebrew Home as well as his creative responses to challenges in an uncertain economy.

Maurer emphasized that he shares this award with the entire Board of Directors for successfully working together to adapt the Home to meet the emerging needs of the aged, develop ground-breaking innovations and expand services to a widening community base.

Accomplishments of the Home under his leadership include:

· The Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse, the first comprehensive elder abuse shelter in the nation;
· ElderServe at Night, the only program known to provide overnight care and activities for persons with Alzheimer’s disease;
· The Greenberg-Starr Memory Support Center, the first specialized residential setting for persons with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease;
· Project HOPE, (Healthcare Offers Permanent Employment), which provides a full-day, alternative high school on the Hebrew Home campus.

“The entire Hebrew Home community joins me in congratulating Jeff on this very prestigious award,” said Daniel Reingold, President and CEO of the Home. “He has worked so tirelessly with the Board and Management to meet the needs of so many elderly men and women. Jeff is a huge asset to our team and we thank him for his work over the years.”

The President of NYAHSA will present the Trustee of the Year Award at the Hebrew Home in the near future.