May 4, 2022
The New Jewish Home has been serving elders in New York City since before the Civil War, but CEO Jeffrey Farber knows that even an organization with that kind of longevity needs constant innovation to survive into the future.
For more than 15 years, the Jewish Home’s Geriatrics Career Development (GCD) program has given teens and young adults in Manhattan and the Bronx the chance to gain practical experience – and certification – in the eldercare field. The benefits aren’t just practical for the Jewish Home, which has hired countless graduates from the program, but for the participants themselves, who boast a 99% high school graduation rate.
Farber sat down with Susan Ryan to discuss the benefits of the GCD program, as well as the Jewish Home’s partnership with The Green House Project to develop a post-acute Center for Excellence – building on momentum gained through GHP’s previous cultural transformation work at the Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman campus.
Learn more about the GCD program: https://jewishhome.org/about-us/geriatrics-career-development/
Watch a local news segment on the GCD program: https://vimeo.com/463872676?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=19321718
Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org