Cedar Sinai Park Receives $150,000 Gift from The Collins Foundation

Cedar Sinai Park announced today the award of a $150,000 capital gift from The Collins Foundation to help build the new Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center, said David Fuks, Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) Chief Executive Officer.

The Collins Foundation awarded this gift to spur further support of the organization’s campaign to finance the new facility and to allow Cedar Sinai Park to improve upon its healthcare model of excellence.

“The Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehabilitation Care Center will use The Household Model to provide our most fragile community members a care environment that enhances functioning, increases dignity and significantly improves quality of care and quality of life,” said Fuks. “Research has shown that even very fragile elders function at a higher level in a household care setting.”

“This innovation will help us to create a setting with personal choice and dignity at its center,” stated Jim Winkler, CSP Capital Campaign Chair. “It is time to assure that institutions bend to meet the needs of elders rather than expecting elders to bend to fit into institutional routines.”

‘We are grateful to The Collins Foundation for their generous gift and significant investment in the future of this organization and our efforts to develop a 21st Century model of care,” said Lance Steinberg, CSP Board Chair.

The Collins Foundation is an independent, private foundation that was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins Sr. and other members of the family of E.S. Collins. The Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to humanitarian endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state.

As a general-purpose, responsive grant maker, the Foundation serves people in urban and rural communities across Oregon through its grants to nonprofit organizations working for the common good. The Foundation's broad areas of interest include arts & humanities, children & youth, community welfare, education, environment, health & science, and religion.

Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to our elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live in comfort, independence, and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. CSP delivers a broad continuum of care tailored to every individual’s needs and choices. Services are customized to fit every lifestyle and inspire quality living through intellectual, social and creative endeavors.

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