Welcome New Member: Jewish Senior Life

We are pleased to welcome Jewish Senior Life to the Workforce Diversity Network!

About Jewish Senior Life

At Jewish Senior Life™ Person-Centered Care is an approach to care that respects and values the uniqueness of the individual.

It’s about individuals living the lives they want to live in the best way they can. They do this by creating an environment that promotes choice, empathy and compassion, personal worth, and empowering our elders.

At Jewish Senior Life™ they offer a full complement of senior services—from a continuing care retirement community, including independent senior living, assisted living and long-term care, to community-based services that enable people to remain in their own homes.

Guided by their values of honoring family and helping seniors age well in the place of their choice, they are well known for our dedication to improving the health, well-being, and quality of life of our elders—both on campus and out in the community. They strive to provide the services needed, when, how and where they're needed.

Their senior living continuum includes:

Community-based programs that enable seniors to remain at home, with life enriching services:


To enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of Jewish older adults, their families, and others in our community, consistent with the values and traditions of our Jewish heritage.


To ensure their community’s older adults lead meaningful lives with choice and dignity.


They recognize that people thrive in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and individuality, and are committed to providing programs and services implementing these values:

  • Provide an atmosphere of warmth, dignity and respect based on our Jewish values
  • Foster an environment of independence and autonomy
  • Respect each individual’s philosophy of life and death, religion and culture
  • Advocate for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults and their families
  • Recognize the importance of both high-quality services and value
  • Create an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and excellence
  • Encourage the richness of diversity among our residents, patients, program participants, staff and volunteers
  • Foster collaboration among residents, families, staff, volunteers and other community organizations to meet the needs of those we serve


The Jewish Home grew directly out of the Jewish community of Rochester, which began in the early 1800s when a few enterprising individuals ventured here to make new lives for themselves.

The Jewish Home’s first location was a large house on St. Paul Street, with room for seven full-time residents and several support personnel. Since those early days, we have grown to provide a full continuum of senior services through Jewish Senior Life.

A complete history of the Jewish Home is available in the book, A Family Among Families and the addendum entitled, Honoring the Promise, released in the fall of 2010. Contact the Jewish Senior Life Foundation for more information.



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