Event Info


Monday, April 11, 2016

Mandarin Oriental New York

6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Carol Becker
Joel and Nancy Hirschtritt
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, Jacques D’amboise, Joy Henshel, Keith Reinhard, Liz Smith




Carol Becker
Valerie and Charles Diker
Margot and Norman Freedman
Elizabeth Grayer and Aidan Synnott
Susan and David Haas
Nancy and Joel Hirschtritt
Tami Schneider


Frederic Bloch
Audrey S. Weiner and Jeffrey Solomon


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 Jewish Home Lifecare 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


Upgrades the libraries and computers at one of our three campuses, including large print keyboards, accessible tables and a part time librarian to train residents to communicate more easily with family members.


Provides training for 20 Geriatric Career Development Program (GCD) Participants. GCD is a work force development program offering disadvantaged New York City students academic support, mentoring, college preparation, clinical skills and job training in the healthcare field.


Provides weekly art and music therapy for residents in one of our programs, enhancing the quality of life of the participants.


Provides computer training for an elder in their home to prepare them for the utilization of our in home telehealth monitoring program. In home monitoring keeps seniors safe and improves patients’ quality of life.


Trains five Home Health Aides to implement the Music and Memory program for elders with dementia. Music and Memory enables those struggling with dementia to reconnect with the world through the use of personalized iPods.

About Us


Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities for 165 years, The New Jewish Home is transforming eldercare as we know it. As one of the nation’s largest and diversified not-for-profit geriatric health and rehabilitation institutions, it serves 12,000 older adults each year in their own homes, and in post-acute and long-term residences on three campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester.

We believe that high-quality care and personal dignity are the right of everyone, regardless of background or economic circumstances. Technology, innovation, applied research and new models of care put The New Jewish Home at the vanguard of eldercare providers across the country.


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