Parker Jewish Institute holds legislative breakfast

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Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker Jewish Institute’s president and CEO, meets with elected officials and representatives from surrounding districts at the bi-annual legislative breakfast. (Photo courtesy of Parker Jewish Institute)

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation recently held its bi-annual legislative breakfast in the center’s boardroom on Aug. 1.

At the breakfast, elected officials received an overview of Parker and its history, as well as a tour of the facility. The public servants learned about how their constituents are served by Parker, a private, non-profit organization that has delivered inpatient and outpatient services since 1907. The facility employs more than 1,100 staff members and contributes more than $25 million to the local economy.

The discussion featured a summary of the divisions at Parker. They include its Skilled Nursing Facility, its Certified Home Health Care and its Comprehensive Community Hospice. At Parker, the Queens-Long Island Renal Institute provides a dialysis center for the region; AgeWell New York offers a managed long-term care plan and Medicare Advantage Plans; and Lakeville Ambulette provides professional transportation to medical appointments, nursing homes and related destinations.

Elected officials were also updated on Parker on Madison, where the memory-impaired and frail elderly can enjoy social adult day care, and Parker At Your Door, through which patients benefit from high-quality medical care via physician house calls. And the discussion included The Nerken Center for Research and Grants, which positions the Institute at the forefront of emerging issues of aging.

“This was a wonderful community event, for our legislative partners, to learn about Parker and our remaining 2019 priorities,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s president and CEO.
Attendees included elected officials and representatives from the districts of Sen. Kevin Thomas, Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, Assemblyman David Weprin, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Senator James Gaughran, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Assemblyman Steven Otis, Congressman Tom Suozzi and Assemblyman Charles Lavine.

Submitted by Parker Jewish Institute.

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