Event Info


Monday, April 11, 2016

Mandarin Oriental New York

6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Carol Becker   • Robin and Scott Gottlieb •   Joel and Nancy Hirschtritt
• Elissa and Great Neck Richman   •   Tami Schneider

Tables of 10: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000
Individual Tickets: $2,500, $1,500

Photos from the 2015 Eight over 80 Gala


Nearly 500 people came together in March 2015 for The New Jewish Home’s Eight over 80: Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives. The event raised more than $1.35 million and once again proved that aging is not something to be afraid of. We hope you will join us on April 11, 2016 to celebrate eight trailblazers who just happen to be over 80.

Honorees include:
Bob Appel, Harry Belafonte, Jacques D’amboise, Joy Henshel, Keith Reinhard,
Chita Rivera, Liz Smith, Caroll Spinney




Helen and Robert J. Appel
Carol Becker
Margot and Norman Freedman
Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott
Robin and Scott Gottlieb
Susan and David Haas
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Rose-Lee and Keith Reinhard
Elissa and Great Neck Richman
Tami Schneider


Lou-Ellen and Mel Barkan
Ann Berman and Daniel Feld
Vivian and Daniel Bernstein
Frederic Bloch
Helen Matchett Demario Foundation
Valerie and Charles Diker
Lisa and Michael Feiner
Ellen and David Freeman
Susan Glickman
Lynn and Martin Halbfinger
Joy Henshel
Himan Brown Charitable Trust
Carol and Gershon Kekst
Melanie Katzman and Russell Makowsky
Fran and William Klingenstein
Lisa Lippman and Benjamin Finkelstein
Loeb and Troper
Judith and Michael Luskin
Thomas E. Moore III
M&T Bank
Cindy and David Pinter
PJI Foundation
Susan and Arthur Rebell
Ellen Reinheimer and Barry Lovell
Audrey S. Weiner and Jeffrey Solomon
Joan and Sol Wachtler
Melissa Yanis-Grand


Celebrating Eight Remarkable Lives


Eight over 80 is celebrating what octogenarians are doing, not just what they’ve done. They are still building, still writing, still experimenting-still making waves. Our honorees show the world that trailblazing is ageless.

By 2030, 30% of the US population will be over the age of 80. And it is for precisely this reason that The New Jewish Home celebrates Eight over 80. Like the teeming energy and diversity of New York itself, the variety of accomplishments and personalities of our eight honorees show us what it is to age like a New Yorker as part of this inspirational annual event.

Honor Role: 2015 Eight over 80 Honorees

Honor Role: 2014 Eight over 80 Honorees

Your Dollars at Work

Your Dollars  at Work


Provides funding to re-train our nearly 600 caregivers in person-directed care, which has already shown to have a transformative impact on the elders and families within our care. Already proving the impact of this major culture change initiative in Westchester, in this new approach we are moving from one that is institutional to one that is person-directed.


Expands our Jintronix telemedicine platform, which combines evidence-based treatments, virtual games and motion-tracking sensors to offer a fun and effective tool for physical rehabilitation. Jintronix tackles three major issues related to rehabilitation: patient compliance, patient access, and lowering costs, both for orthopedic and stroke recovery patients by finding a way to motivate patients to have fun in their recovery.


Provides life-enhancing therapeutic recreation programs for our long-term residents. Elders take art and dance classes, perform in glee club, attend baseball games, have on-site salon appointments, and attend movie nights. All services are provided by licensed therapists and each campus offers a customized calendar of activities based on personal feedback.


Provides music events and performances in partnership with the Healing Arts Initiative,bringing top talent to our facilities, or transporting residents to events and performances in the community.


Helps train disconnected youth, ages 18-24, in partnership with Stanley Isaacs Center which provides education services to support their paths into entry level positions in healthcare.This workforce development pilot program is for students who have either fallen behind or dropped out of school.

About Us


As the elder population doubles in the next two decades, The New Jewish Home is taking bold action now to create innovative and inspiring choices for our collective elderhood. Our services span the spectrum—from support at home to full-time nursing care for those most in need. The New Jewish Home is leading the transformation of eldercare in America. Adopting the Green House model for the planned Living Center of Manhattan on West 97th Street and currently at Sarah Neuman Center in Westchester, we are setting the standard for the industry.

Founded in 1848, Jewish Home now serves 12,000 individuals annually at our Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester campuses and throughout New York’s nine-county metro area with home care and day care services. As a quintessential New York organization, we are committed to transforming eldercare for New Yorkers so they can live meaningful lives in the place they call home.


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