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December 2006 - Volume 3 - Issue 6


deHoernle Alzheimer’s Pavilion Celebrates Times Two

The deHoernle Alzheimer’s Pavilion in Deerfield Beach recently marked two auspicious occasions at one open house event – the completion of a year-long refurbishment project on a facility making a vitally important contribution to the care of adults suffering from dementia, and a generous donation of paintings by well-known local artist Rita Gombinski. A 46-bed assisted living facility for Alzheimer’s patients, the Pavilion suffered great losses during last year’s hurricane season, including extensive roof damage, and guests were invited to celebrate the grand redesign which restored and improved the facility.

David Farkas, Chairman of the deHoernle Board; Sylvia Poitier, Deerfield Beach Commissioner; Alicia Schindler, deHoernle Executive Director; and Fred Stock, Miami Jewish Home Chief Operating Officer.

Guests of honor included Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, Bill and Mary Resnick – who are credited with starting the Pavilion in 1991 – and Rita Gombinski, whose artwork now graces the walls of the facility, enhancing the ambiance for its residents and those who receive day or overnight respite services there. Rita is the "Artist in Residence" at Irving Cypen Tower, an apartment building for independent seniors on the campus of the Miami Jewish Home, and previously owned the Gombinski Gallery of Contemporary Art on Lincoln Road.

Alicia Schindler; Artist Rita Gombinski; and Susan Brotman, Secretary/Treasurer of the deHoernle Board.

Alicia Schindler, Executive Director of the deHoernle Alzheimer’s Pavilion, summed up the event by saying, "It was such a nice way to show off our beautifully redone building and thank our board of directors and employees who have worked so hard to overcome the devastation we sustained a year ago. Best of all, we now have an even more attractive and comfortable facility for the people who depend on us for care."

The deHoernle Alzheimer’s Pavilion is an affiliate of the non-profit Miami Jewish Home and Hospital, South Florida’s leader in comprehensive geriatric care. For more information, call Alicia Schindler at (954) 420-0704.

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