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Los Angeles Jewish Home Institutes New Fall Prevention Program With Jewish Community Foundation Grant
Date:6/16/2008

uted following an initial study at the Home in which participants showed dramatic improvement in their fall risk scores.

This past March, as part of the Home's efforts to promote health and fitness for residents and staff, the Jewish Home sponsored a health and fitness day on the Grancell Village campus. Activities throughout the day were geared toward health, fitness and sports. Meals promoted healthy choices and positive nutrition. The fitness instructor discussed all group and individual options at the fitness center and residents participated in a morning T'ai Chi class along with Jewish Home employees.

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation is the largest manager of charitable assets and the leader in planned giving solutions for greater Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists. The Foundation currently manages assets of more than $790 million and ranks among the ten largest Los Angeles foundations (based on assets). In 2007, the Foundation and its 1,200-plus donors distributed $77 million in grants to more than 1,700 organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving.

Founded in 1912, the world-renowned Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost multi-level senior-living communities in the United States and the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total, the Home annually serves more than 1,700 seniors through our extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,200 women and men are cared for in-residence on two village campuses, with services including independent- living "Neighborhood Home" accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, behavioral health care, Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 500 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs, which include Skirball Hospice and community clinics. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its rem
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