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NewBridge on the Charles Residents Share Hopes for 2016 in The Boston Globe

Bernice “Bunny” Wallace (R) and Barbara Yavner. Photo attribution: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Residents of Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles, Hebrew SeniorLife’s continuing care retirement community in Dedham, MA, recently shared their hopes for 2016 with Boston Globe reporter Kathy McCabe.

As part of a New Year’s feature that also included the hopes and aspirations of Massachusetts third graders and recent immigrants, assisted living resident Ralph Berkowitz shared wise words: 

“You have to be positive,” said Berkowitz, a retired high school chemistry teacher and Army Veteran of World War II. “Look at all that’s happening with science. Look at medicine. I think it’s unbelievable what’s happening every day, not just what will be happening 10 years from now.”

He is inspired by the compassion and curiosity of the students at
The Rashi School, a kindergarten through Grade 8 Jewish day school on the NewBridge campus.

“I spent an hour there at a carnival,” Berkowitz said. “If you want to be reassured about the future of this country, or our world, just spend some time with them. They’re so kind, bright and energetic.”

The story ran on December 27, 2015 in all three Boston Globe regional sections. Read the article in its entirety here.

Learn more about multigenerational programming at NewBridge on the Charles.

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Marketing Manager, Hebrew SeniorLife

As marketing manager, Dana Gitell leads strategic marketing and digital communications initiatives that promote Hebrew SeniorLife’s senior living communities, health care offerings and community-based services. Her career spans communications roles in nonprofit, government and Jewish communal organizations. She is credited with coining the word “Thanksgivukkah” to mark the 2013 confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, and launching a social media campaign which made the hybrid holiday a worldwide phenomenon.

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