Tagged Rose Schnitzer Manor

Recognizing Ageless Tikkun Olam

Annette Gerard has always volunteered, which meant juggling board memberships, synagogue activities and raising children. So, when she moved cross-country to Rose Schnitzer Manor four years ago, she rolled up her sleeves and got to work. Annette is instrumental to the success of Purls of Wisdom, the manor’s knitting group that has donated hundreds of…

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Magic at Rose Schnitzer Manor

“The Point of the Lesson is to Liberate our Internal Editors” is displayed in large letters across a projection screen. The Rose Schnitzer Manor’s upstairs activity room is dimly lit so residents can read easily. Elderly students, some in wheelchairs, gather around a large wooden table for the weekly writing class led by veteran artist…

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Senior Scribes

Picture your grandmother or aging parent. Now, consider the following expletives or uncomfortable topics: bitch, ass, sex, infertility and shut up! The elderly and invective don’t really go together. Or do they? Actually, you bet they do. “We underestimate those on the extremes of the age spectrum,” says Matthew B. Zrebski. “Those over 60 don’t…