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Harley Tabak Letter to the Editor: Atlanta Jewish Times

Harley Tabak Letter to the Editor: Atlanta Jewish Times

Letter to the Editor: Atlanta Jewish Times As I transition to CEO Emeritus of Jewish HomeLife April 1st, and full retirement December 31st, I have thought a lot about the changes I have seen in my 43-year career caring for older adults, and what I expect will occur in...

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Jeffrey A. Gopen Becomes CEO of Jewish HomeLife

Jeffrey A. Gopen Becomes CEO of Jewish HomeLife

On April 1, 2022 Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey A. Gopen became the new President & CEO of Jewish HomeLife following the retirement of longtime CEO Harley Tabak. The move follows the announcement in January that Tabak would step down in April, becoming the CEO...

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5 Delicious Ways to Make Good Decisions

5 Delicious Ways to Make Good Decisions

   In honor of March being National Nutrition Month, The William Breman Jewish Home’s Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Julane R. Contursi, MS, RDN, LD, offers some tips for eating healthier. Eating healthy can feel like a journey. Harvard Health...

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Jewish HomeLife Names New CEO

Jewish HomeLife Names New CEO

Jewish HomeLife Names New CEO Jeffrey A. Gopen to succeed longtime CEO Harley Tabak in April 2022  ATLANTA (Jan. 10, 2022) Jewish HomeLife President and CEO Harley Tabak will retire at the end of 2022 after two decades of extraordinary service. The senior care...

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Jewish HomeLife is Fully Vaccinated!

Jewish HomeLife is Fully Vaccinated! Leading The Way in Safety: Oct. 4 Mandate Recognized as Huge Success [Nov. 5, 2021 – Atlanta, GA] All staff in the Jewish HomeLife network is now vaccinated for COVID-19, surpassing local and national averages for senior care...

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Music and the Older Adult Mind

Music and the Older Adult Mind

Most of us go about our days having a song stuck in our head or immediately associate a given memory to a tune we knew as a child.  It could be a brief moment of recognition or passing thought that makes us smile and long for a past that we’ve misplaced.  It could be...

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Jewish HomeLife Mandates Vaccine for Staff by October 4

Jewish HomeLife Mandates Vaccine for Staff by October 4 One of the only senior care organizations in Georgia authorized to administer the vaccine [Atlanta, GA] – In an Aug.15 letter, Jewish HomeLife President & CEO Harley Tabak and Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey...

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New Year Message: Opportunities Upcoming in 5782

New Year Message: Opportunities Upcoming in 5782

What Opportunities Do I See in the Upcoming 5782 New Year? Harley Tabak, President & CEO My daughter, Abra, is an actor/comedienne in New York. She has a gift for finding humor in just about anything, and oftentimes at my expense. As the pandemic took over, I...

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Senior Hydration Tips for Summer Months

Senior Hydration Tips for Summer Months

What are some tips to keep our senior community hydrated in the summer months? Summertime in Atlanta, Georgia can be hot hot hot, but it’s also a great time for our residents to get out and enjoy the sunshine and outdoor activities in our communities. From exercise...

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Aging In Atlanta

Harley Tabak, President & CEO, Jewish HomeLife In 2017, the Atlanta Regional Commission projected that the 60 and overpopulation would double by 2030. In a related story, the Atlanta Business Chronicle pointed out that Atlanta was named as the number six city in...

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Tree of Life Offers Lessons of Forgiveness

Harley Tabak, President & CEO Jewish HomeLife Over the summer, I had the privilege of visiting the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh with some of my colleagues at Jewish HomeLife, along with other Jewish senior care executives as part of a regional meeting of our...

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It’s Liberating to Embrace Aging

Harley Tabak, President & CEO, Jewish HomeLife I just spent a week in Hawaii with my son and his young family, truly appreciating the adage that the greatest gift in life is having grandchildren. I’m fortunate to work in an organization that doesn’t fear aging but...

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High Holiday Message: On The Day Before Your Death

[Originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times] Rebbe Eliezar famously said in the Talmud to “Repent One Day Before Your Death.” I often think about this idea in my work at Jewish HomeLife (JHLC), where many of the people we serve are nearing the end of their days....

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