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Adult Day Health Program Welcomes Spring from New Location at HRC

Great Days for Seniors nurse with participant, Sally

Seniors who attend our adult day health program, their families, and staff have reason to celebrate! Great Days for Seniors, the adult day health program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, moved to its newly renovated space in March.

Filled with lots of natural light, Great Days for Seniors is bright and beautiful and allows for a variety of activities to occur simultaneously. Only steps away from its former site, the new space has an open and airy feel, something everyone agrees is a welcome change.

“We get to welcome spring in our new home,” says Suzie Kaytis, LICSW, Program Director. “Our seniors and staff waited a long time for this to happen, and we’re now just getting settled. Like a new home, we’re getting more comfortable every day. The program space is adjacent to our patio, newly built last year thanks to a grant from BNY Mellon. The space's proximity to the patio provides easy access to the outdoors for program participants.

With a wide open entrance way, seniors have easy access to the great community room—the central meeting space where seniors gather in the morning for coffee, a light breakfast and conversation.” 

“It’s a great way to start the day,” says Sally, a program participant. “Everyone’s smiling, and we get to plan our day.”

Sally, who attends the program five days per week, participates in a discussion group that’s taking place in another room. Others remain in the community room and take part in an exercise program.

“With an outdoor patio, seniors will have more options. Soon the raised flower and vegetable gardens are going to need lots of attention,” says Lorna White, activities coordinator. “I’m looking forward to spending time outdoors, and I know others are too.”

Staffed by a full-time nurse, a social worker, and recreation specialists, Great Days for Seniors provides a community where seniors who would otherwise be isolated at home, maintain or regain their independence and maximize their potential.

The new space gives seniors more room to enjoy fitness programs, creative arts, socialize in discussion groups, and participate in a variety of other activities. When medical care is needed, it’s included as part of the program. Seniors prescribed physical, occupational, or speech therapy can receive it on the same floor as Great Days, with appointments typically scheduled around the daily activities in adult day health.

Great Days for Seniors has served individuals from neighborhoods throughout Boston for more than 22 years. Its program size is big enough for making new friends, but small enough for individual attention.

Licensed by the Department of Public Health, Great Days for Seniors serves a growing number of seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Licensure represents a comprehensive system of standards and oversight and ensures every senior receives the appropriate level of care.

Great Days for Seniors at HRC in Boston is one of two adult day health programs offered by HRC. Our program located at Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly at 30 Wallingford Road in Brighton serves Russian and Chinese speaking seniors.

Interested in taking a tour or learning more about Great Days for Seniors? Please call Suzie Kaytis at (617) 363-8515.

Adult Day Health Program at Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center has more than 22 years of experience caring for seniors in an adult day health center setting. We provide “Great Days for Seniors” at two Boston locations– Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. We serve older adults of all backgrounds and faiths and provide bilingual services for Russian and Chinese-speaking individuals at our Brighton location. 
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Health Care Marketing Communications Manager until August 2017

As a member of the Hebrew SeniorLife marketing communications team, Bill Burgey is responsible for leading marketing initiatives for Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. He takes great pride in working with staff at all levels of the organization to achieve desired results. 

He is responsible for the recent launch of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s long-term care lead generation campaign and works on projects to strengthen branding ties between HSL and its health care services.  Bill works with the marketing teams at Boston area hospitals to develop strategic communications plans around...

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