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A Shining Light (As Seen In Forbes & Fortune)

Posted August 01, 2022 in Articles

Author: Forbes & Fortune

At Menorah Park, senior living means innovative, intelligent care, vibrant community, and too much fun.

Jim Newbrough vividly remembers his first tour of Menorah Park—Cleveland’s renowned health care and senior living organization. “I had visited dozens of long-term care nursing facilities throughout my career in health care, but when I walked in the door, I knew this place was different,” he says. “It was the energy, the feeling that this was a vibrant community. Along with the residents and clients, there were families, children, and volunteers, all interacting.There was entertainment and a bustling café. I’d never seen anything like it.” Today, Newbrough, president and CEO of Menorah Park, is proud to play a leading role.

A Shining Light (As Seen In Forbes & Fortune)

“Our primary focus is the people we serve,” he says, “and not just our clients, but their families, our staff, and the community. We want everyone connected with this place to feel empowered and inspired.”


Menorah Park was founded in 1906 as a facility for the greater Cleveland Jewish community. Though its foundation in Jewish values remains strong, the organization’s broad, forward-focused services are open to people of any faith or background. From independent and assisted living to home health services, adult day care, and state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities, Menorah Park offers a full spectrum of residential and community care options.

But that’s just the beginning. Both sprawling, beautifully landscaped campuses hum with activity. At the Peter B. Lewis Aquatic & Therapy Center, program participants swim laps or boogie to music during water aerobics. On dry land, there’s a wide array of exercise, arts and crafts, and cultural classes as well as daily live music from world-renowned musicians. At the Reitman Nature Center, children and seniors visit with birds along with turtles, reptiles, and other attractions. There are films, lectures, outings, and, of course, a popular 4 p.m. happy hour. “As one resident said, ‘It’s like living on a cruise ship,’” recalls Newbrough.

He can’t say enough about the passionate commitment of Menorah Park’s stellar staff. “They are always looking for the newest research and the next technological innovation. It’s our job to be ahead of the curve.” This progressive approach often yields impressive results for Menorah Park’s rehabilitation patients.

That commitment to growth is shared by legions of donors. “Giving to Menorah Park helps friends and loved ones live independently, recover from surgery, improve their memory, and feel joy,” says Brian Sokol, chief development officer and executive vice president. “It helps people in our community stay active, overcome challenges, and live longer, better. Both my grandmothers loved living here. It means so much to me to be a part of the growth of this extraordinary place.”

A Shining Light (As Seen In Forbes & Fortune)

With options for every need, Menorah Park offers senior living and community services in an atmosphere of integrity and respect:

  • Post-Hospital Care
  • Outpatient Therapy and Aquatics
  • Assisted and Independent Living
  • Memory Care Services
  • Long-Term Care
  • Home Health Services
  • Adult Day and Respite Care
  • Palliative and Hospice Care

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