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February 22, 1980 -- UJF -- 3 Beth Sholom Auxiliary Salutes Volunteers The Auxiliary of Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia proudly recognizes some Polly Bernstein Volunteer Workers of its outstanding volunteer workers. Polly Bernstein and Mary Lee January, ii i Regina Weinstock Mary Lee January both of Suffolk, have done a commendable job of making Suffolk and the surrounding area aware of the Auxiliary and its projects. The Newport News - Hampton area has conducted a successful membership drive under the able leadership of Lil Frank, Regina Weinstock and Ada Brenner. To date ther are 112 Life Members and 204 annual members on the Peninsula. With the anticipated summer opening of the Home, additional Peninsula support is ur- gently needed. Belle Olshansky of Newport News and Gertrude Goldstein of Hampton are the Auxiliary Donation card Peninsula chair- women and promptly acknowledge all oc. Philosophy and Concept of Beth Sholom During the next several issues the UJF News will feature a series of articles des- cribing those Considerations that were part of the thinking that helped to share the physical as well as the environmental design of Beth Sholom Home of Virginia. In addition to visits to various sites by members of the Building Committee, Ira C. Robbins, execu- tive vice-president of Beth Sholom Home, not only participated in many institutes and workshops on environmental design for the aged, but he also conducted workshops on "Creating a Humane Environment In Long Term Care Facilities "as far South as Missis- sippi and Alabama, and as far West as Nebraska. Laszlo Aranyi, architect and principal of Design Collaborative, also visited the various sites, and in addition participated in special workshops on environments for the elderly sponsored by The Gerontology Society in New York and at Van(}erbilt University in Tennessee. In fact, he and Larry Gold- man, a Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia Board member who was a partici- pant in the site visits, were so impressed by their experience and the limited amount of written material available on the subjec they authored and have subsequently had published -- by Van Norstrand and Corn- building is under construction. To some it may be a nursing home, to others a home for aged, and to some a long term care facility. It appears unusually large and impressive as it is developing, but the ease of construc- tion and the rapidity with which it is nearing conclusion, masks the conceptualization and preparation that were involved in its design. Behind the apparent ease of con- struction, are deeply held conceptual beliefs that will not only create a different design, but more importantly a different commit- ment in care for the Jewish aged of the Peninsula-Tidewater communities. Prior to conceptualizing plans for design, the Building Committee of the Board of Directors, accompanied by Laszlo Aranyi, the architect for the project, and Ira C. Robbins, executive vice president, sought to research thoroughly, not only the physi- cal requirements for the project, but other special needs for the aging. The group visited a rich variety of facilities designed to render care to the aged in varied locations such as Washington, D.C.; Silver Spring, Md.; Roekville, Md.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Al- bany, NY; and Simsbury, Conn. The rich- ness in diversity of design, program content, and social accoutrements enabled the com- mittee to experience a wide range of optionL pany, DJsign Of LongTerm Care Facilities. It enabled the committee to coalesce its views and to create an environment which The articles that will follow reflect the col- laborative efforts ofLaszloAranyi and 1 re C. would plan for the social, emotional, and physical needs of older persons in a setting Robbins. ,, _ ....... - _ A casual visitor to theBeth Sbolom Home [mo00re ! of Eastern Virginia site on Auburn Drive in Virginia Beach will note that a significan: I WE HAVE LOTS OF. ! II | WATER COLOR I I TRAVEL, INC.I I SETS : , [00rofessional Travel Agency, | .,.A_ ACRYLICS I "/ l I specializing in cruises, air I I DRUSHES y ,. I 1 travel, and tours throughout [ l I/..L.I CANVAS  I / commercial, and group travel. ! / 7516 GRANBY STREET I | IN FACT WE HAVE I / NORFOLK, VA. 23505 I 1 EVERYTHING FOR THE ARTIST " / (804) 583-2361 I | ABIEL I Tina Cummins Eloise Myers, CTC | I IquBu (, Alff SOlqq.v I ,.o-,, 7StO GItAN$' ST. 1  salt' -- i that was conducive to aging. The residents in the home would be in various stages of aging, not sickness. Accordingly, the home conceived as a long term care facility was not to be viewed as a building or institution but a total living community containing aspects of physical, intellectual, and emotional past and present environments. The long term care facility was to be a place where persons came because of age and related physical ail- ments and spent all their time living. A long term care facility, therefore, had to provide more than is found in an everyday home be- cause it replaces the street, the terrace, the park, the town. Residents would be greatly concerned with their immediate surroundings because such surroundings would be their total environment. The color of walls, the size of the rooms where they were to spend so much of their time, all of these things would be of great importance to the resi- dent than the casual visitor. Accordingly, the following considerations were undertaken in developing the design: ).Interior spaces - rooms, corridors. etc. must be designed for older adults to enhance their feelings of (Continued on page 4) I wish to thank my friends and relatives for being so gracious during my recent illness. Edna Friedman : : II I ' I l Rose Frances Glosser, chapter president, plans membership drive with Lil Frank, Newport News-Hampton membership co-chairman. casions. The money raised by these dona- tions will be used, with donor donations, for the purchase of the $25,000 specially equipped van the Home will need. The Auxiliary's annual donor affair is again a $10 Phantom Donor, and all members and even non-members are urged to participate - and send their checks to: Estelle Mayer, Donor Chair- woman, 519 Carlisle Way, Norfolk 23505. The Auxiliary welcomes a new workerl Sandy Fink Glazer, daughter of Life member Leak Fink of Newport News. Sandy is a former member of the Rich- mend Auxiliary and was very active with the Central Virginia Home. She is now the (Continul on m,e 6) , Ads Brenner Belle Olslmnsky FOR DINNER 5 - 8 O'CLOCK ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCHEON BUFFET. DELUXE SALAD BAR WE ARE KNOWN FOR OUR QUICHR -- DELI CLUB AND REUBEN SANDWICHES (11 AM TO 4 PM) MON. -- FRL