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Hebrew SeniorLife's Adult Day Health Program Welcomes New Outdoor Space

The new patio space for "Great Days for Seniors" attendees will further enrich their program experience
Pictured L- R: Maureen Smith, daughter of Mary Crimlisk, Great Days for Seniors program participant and Suzie Kaytis, Director, Great Days for Senior, Adult Day Health Program

(Pictured L-R): Emily Shea, Commissioner, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, City of Boston; Mary Moscato, President, HSL Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center; Suzie Kaytis, Director, Great Days for Seniors, Adult Day Health Program; Jennifer Whelen, Sr. Coordinator, Community Partnership at BNY MellonGreat Days for Seniors, the Adult Day Health Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24 for a new outdoor patio. The outdoor space will benefit more than 25 seniors who attend the program on a daily basis.  

Seniors, their family members and staff were on hand to see the new outdoor space which everyone agrees will be a welcome addition to the program. Program participants are already planning to care for plants that fill the space.  Others talked about enjoying the space with friends and enjoying a cold beverage come summer.

Suzie Kaytis, Director, says the patio will offer activities including gardening, outdoor exercise and outdoor dining options. “The biggest gap in our program was the lack of outdoor space. Thanks to a grant from BNY Mellon, our seniors will have a safe, secure, handicapped accessible outdoor patio which will enhance the quality of programming for all who are enrolled in the program,” says Kaytis.

Special guests included Jennifer Whelen, Sr. Coordinator, Community Partnership at BNY Mellon and Emily Shea, Commissioner, Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, City of Boston. Read the press release.

Adult Day Health Program at Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center has 20 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 Roslindale and Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) in Brighton. We serve older adults of all backgrounds and faiths and provide bilingual services for Russian-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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