Innovating Dementia Care: The Memory Care Experience Station

September 14, 2022

San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL) has launched an exciting, innovative project to develop the Memory Care Experience Station, which is winning awards and showing remarkable promise as a tool to help solve one of the biggest problems for people living with dementia: a lack of engagement and stimulation that leads to isolation, boredom, […]

Herut

August 19, 2022

by Katherine Tick Living Our Jewish Values is an initiative we launched earlier this year to enrich the spiritual experience for residents and their families, staff, and volunteers, by aligning ourselves with the Jewish values that are the foundation of our organization. When we observe holidays and cultural moments of note while connecting them to […]

Clowning Is Healing—And That’s No Foolin’

August 5, 2022

Jeff Raz distinctly remembers the moment he realized clowning could ease anxiety and enhance the lives of adults. He and a student of his were in a hospital elevator, having just entertained sick children. “A charge nurse grabbed us, saying, ‘I need you,’” he recollects. She took my student to the skilled nursing unit, where […]

L’Dor v’Dor

July 11, 2022

by Katherine Tick Living Our Jewish Values is an initiative we launched earlier this year to enrich the spiritual experience for residents and their families, staff, and volunteers, by aligning ourselves with the Jewish values that are the foundation of our organization. When we observe holidays and cultural moments of note while connecting them to […]

Finding Ourselves in the Pages of History: SFCJL in the Archives of the J.

What a gift to discover – 150 years of history in J. Weekly’s new digital archives. As the paper’s editor encouraged its readers, we searched for our own name in the archives. We found dozens of news stories about the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL), and Jewish Home, and Hebrew Home for Aged […]