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The Detroit Jewish News, 2011-09-22

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Returning The Favor

Weisbergs' $1.5 million gift will create
Beaumont Hospital elderly center.

Bill Carroll
Contributing Writer


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September 22 • 2011



hree years ago, Alvin
Weisberg of Bloomfield Hills
had a hip replacement at
Royal Oak's Beaumont Hospital. He
later suffered cardiac arrest in the
therapy room.
"My private nurse saved my life by
performing CPR',' he says. "I received
excellent care during five more weeks in
the hospital — and I'm very grateful!'
As a result, Weisberg, 85, and his
wife, Henrietta, 82, have made a $1.5
million gift to the Beaumont Health
System to establish the Henrietta and
Alvin Weisberg Center for Acute Care
of the Elderly at Beaumont, which is
the third largest Medicare hospital in
the nation.
The gift will support construction
and program development for the cen-
ter, including the Henrietta and Alvin
Weisberg Day Room.
Construction is scheduled to begin
in January 2012, and the center is
expected to open six months later.
"We're delighted to be associated
with Beaumont:' Weisberg said. "They
saved my life, and we're pleased to
fund a specialized center for seniors!'
"We're extremely grateful for this
generous gift from the Weisbergs,"
said Gene Michalski, Beaumont Health
System president and CEO. "Their
support will help provide our commu-
nity's growing elderly population with
specialized care tailored specifically to
their needs!'
The center will be on the ninth
floor of the hospital's North Tower
and focus on the most vulnerable
older adult patients, including those
with delirium or dementia and those
at increased risk of falls. The 24-bed
center will offer such safety features as
low beds, handrails, specialized floor-

Beth Olam Cemetery
Open Sunday Sept. 25
The Board of Trustees of Clover Hill
Park Cemetery and Congregation
Shaarey Zedek are pleased to welcome
the community to visit Beth Olam
Cemetery (Smith Street Cemetery),
prior to Rosh Hashanah on Sunday,
Sept. 25, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Beth Olam Cemetery was estab-
lished in 1862 and remains one of
the oldest historic sites in the Jewish
Community of Greater Detroit.

Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg

ing and safety monitoring systems.
The day room will serve as a
safe home-like environment for the
patients that can be enjoyed with
families and friends in a group set-
ting. Activities will emphasize mobil-
ity and socialization, including items
that challenge memory, attention and
The gift also covers educational
enrichment and specialized training
for nurses who will staff the new cen-
ter, allowing them to achieve certifica-
tion in gerontological nursing.
In addition, the Weisbergs' gift will
establish an endowment for geriatric
education and research for new treat-
ments, diagnostic tools and disease
The Weisbergs have a long record of
philanthropy, contributing to 50 major
charities, including Congregation
Shaarey Zedek, where they co-sponsor
concerts and other musical events.
The Weisberg family has belonged
there for 70 years. The family operated
the Chatham supermarket chain in the
Detroit area for many years.

With the cooperation of the cit-
ies of Detroit and Hamtramck, and
the continuing support of General
Motors Corp., Beth Olam Cemetery
has retained the dignity and spiri-
tuality of the founders of the Jewish
Community of Detroit.
Beth Olam is located on the site
of the General Motors Cadillac
(Poletown) Plant. Entrance to the
cemetery is through the truck gate,
and the plant security will assist visi-
tors in locating the cemetery site.

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