21 minutes | Oct 8th 2020

Recap: New York City, COVID-19, and the Future of Aging Services

The early epicenter of COVID-19 was New York City and it was hit hard. In this recap of episode #21 with Dr. Jeffrey Farber, Marla and I unpack how the leader of The New Jewish Home in New York City took on the enormous challenges of COVID-19.

Dr. Farber, president and CEO of The New Jewish Home in New York City, a health system for older adults that serves more than 10,000 clients annually through a diverse portfolio of services across three campuses in Bronx, Manhattan, and Westchester.

“Unimaginable” is how Dr. Farber described the initial months of the pandemic. Marla and I discuss how he focused on three critical items each day and how “leading by your core values” was essential to him during this crisis. Find out what those values include for The New Jewish Home and how important he found self-care to be for himself and his team members. Have you ever heard of nature-deficit disorder? Marla will give you the highlights and you will find out why Dr. Farber issued a “doctor’s order” to his team to take time for nature!

Find out more about The New Jewish Home here: https://jewishhome.org/ 

Find out more about Nature-Deficit Disorder: http://richardlouv.com/books/last-child 

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