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The Detroit Jewish News, 2009-07-02

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Editor's
Letter

Senior Life from page A5

of this important work:'

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He went on to co-chair the
Commission on Jewish Eldercare
Services, which was JSI.'s pre-
decessor agency responsible for
coordinating eldercare services for
Federation. Through now-dissolved
COJES, he saw the potential of an
umbrella eldercare agency.
"The potential to create a single
access point, with a professional
care manager to provide a compre-
hensive plan to assist the elderly to
age in a dignified manner, is one of
our primary goals:' he said.

Test Of Time
The potential is there. But potential
fades when hype overwhelms. So
I'm glad to hear Blechman say JSL's
top priority is a taut management
foundation that installs the best
components of JHAS and JAS. Only
with a secure foundation would an
attempt at new and expanded pro-
grams and services have a chance
of succeeding. To further credibil-
ity, I hope a strict staff and budget
evaluation precedes any expansion
amid Michigan's economic rapids.
I was thrilled to hear Blechman
say he'll seek community involve-
ment in JSL. That's a prerequisite to
achieving the $50 million endow-
ment fund that Federation CEO
Robert Aronson envisions for JSL.
Aronson succinctly captured why
this pursuit can't fail: "Nothing is
more important than caring for our
elderly."
And he wasn't exaggerating.
Ever the optimist, Fred Blechman
acknowledged the hurdles ahead,
but didn't hesitate to steer us in the
right direction.
"The mitzvah," he said, "is in the
effort."
Creating Jewish Senior Life is
just the beginning of what we have
to do to keep our seniors healthy,
happy, engaged, productive and
— yes — cherished. I I

More coverage: page A14

Do you have a loved
one in need of JSL?

Paul M. Snider Bradley K. Feldman. JD Annette M. Marschall Christopher J. Hale
Marc R. Schechter Robert V. Schechter, MBA, CLU, ChFC Jason R. Zimmerman, MBA, CLU
Robert F. Boesiger, CPA, JD. LLM liana K. Liss Robert M. Heinrich, JD

'Guarantees, ratings, and benefits provided by life insurance products are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company.

A6

July 2 • 2009

How should JSL
solicit community
input?

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