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Nazareth College Partners with Jewish Senior Life

  • Published: March 10, 2010

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Nazareth College Partners with Jewish Senior Life

Jewish Senior Life President and CEO Dan Katz and Nazareth College President Daan Braveman have signed an affiliation agreement between the two organizations that supports their educational and clinical relationships and activities. This agreement will provide for the following:

  • Jewish Senior Life residents will be able to audit courses offered at Nazareth College.
  • The College will provide up to three lectures and continuing education offerings per semester to be held at The Summit at Brighton, part of the Jewish Senior Life continuum of living.
  • The Jewish Senior Life campus will serve as a clinical training site for students of Nazareth College in the areas of physical therapy, art and music therapy, social work, nursing and field work disciplines such as sociology and psychology. It is contemplated that field work will involve the taking of oral histories and assisting Jewish Senior Life residents in preparing autobiographical materials.

"Our affiliation with Nazareth College will enhance our efforts to provide lifelong learning opportunities for Jewish Senior Life campus residents. It will also provide opportunities for Nazareth students to interact with Jewish Home residents and learn from their life experiences. The possibilities are endless in terms of interaction between different generations in a learning and life-enriching environment," said Dan Katz.

"We are excited about the opportunity to have Nazareth students learn and work with the residents at Jewish Senior Life," said Nazareth College President Daan Braveman. "The partnership will allow Nazareth students to apply what they learn in the classroom and gain real-world experience. In turn, senior residents of Jewish Senior Life will be able to audit classes offered on campus and attend continuing education offerings on-site. Partnerships like these reflect Nazareth's commitment to experiential learning and making a difference in the greater Rochester community."

This affiliation reinforces the commitment of Jewish Senior Life and Nazareth College in providing high quality continuing education for older adults, and practical experience and training for those starting their careers in the medical profession. Jewish Senior Life and Nazareth College look forward to working together on this mutually beneficial venture.

About Jewish Senior Life
Jewish Senior Life ( offers a continuum of high-quality aging services: The Summit at Brighton for independent living; Wolk Manor for assisted living; The Jewish Home of Rochester for long-term, transitional and memory care; and a variety of community programs and services that enable people to age and live safely, either on campus or other place that they call home. Open to people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is guided by the values of: honoring family, emphasizing "aging in place," allowing people to remain in the place of their choice longer, and providing life care, eliminating worries about unforeseen medical expenses throughout the continuum of care. Jewish Senior Life is a member of the Senior Health Alliance of Greater Rochester; the New York State Association of Homes and Services for the Aging; the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging; and the Association of Jewish Aging Services.


Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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