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River Garden Hebrew Home event commemorates 30-year anniversary in Mandarin in December
Business leaders, board members, philanthropists, administrators, legacy staff, volunteers, and family and friends gathered to commemorate 30 years since River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged relocated.
By: River Garden Hebrew Home
Featured speakers and 75 guests reminisced about December 10, 1989 when staff, board members and more than 300 volunteers assisted the 167 Stockton Street residents to move, with all their belongings, to the new Mandarin facility. According to Martin 'Marty' A. Goetz, CEO, the move was reported to be the largest one-day relocation of nursing home residents anywhere in the nation. "We celebrate our history and the thriving community that honors River Garden. Without the watchful eye of our caring team, staff, volunteers and hundreds of others, we would not be here today," said Goetz, a 41-year career professional at River Garden. "The award-winning home and senior services facility is a cornerstone among top care facilities in the state of Florida and throughout the nation. We are very, very proud and will work hard to serve the generations going forward," he said.
River Garden was founded in 1946 by The Ladies Hebrew Sheltering Aid Society. The dedicated and prophetic Jewish women saw a need to establish a home for the elderly. "River Garden will always support and add services and programs as our commitment to excellence. We remember our heritage along with past and present leaders who respect the duty to serve people of all faiths, while maintaining an environment supportive of Jewish identity and informed by Jewish values. River Garden is a significant and historic community resource," said Goetz.
The not-for-profit Home is a top-rated 180-bed care center for Short-Stay Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Nursing and Memory Care. In 2012, a 10,000-square-
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