Commemorating nearly a half-century of partnership, Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute unveiled a plaque in recognition of the contributions of the Jewish Federation of Greater Clifton-Passaic.
Founded in 1921, the center, in Clifton, is a long-term care and subacute facility providing broad-based services to seniors. It includes a skilled nursing facility, a subacute care wing, a dementia care pavilion, a rehabilitation program, a sheltered workshop, hospice care, a respite program, and senior housing with supportive services.
Philanthropic support from the federation has played an integral role in the renovation of the center’s physical spaces, including the expanded rehabilitation department. “Funds earmarked for the center’s subacute rehab program provide a valuable community service,” said center president Jeff Silvershein. “With the graying of America, we are seeing more and more people who need physical therapy to help with their quality of life and their ability to continue living in their homes rather than being institutionalized. With less and less government and public funding, the center relies on the federation’s generosity to continue providing these transformative services.”
Center executive director Fred Feinstein said the federation and the center have served generations of residents and families in northern New Jersey with services and programs that care for everyone from infants to the elderly. “The federation’s partnership with the center has helped Daughters of Miriam integrate families and children into our programs so that our residents and tenants continue to feel connected to the larger Jewish community.”