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Finding Her Career Passion after Taking a Chance on a New Internship

Darlene wasn’t sure what to expect, but she decided to take a chance on a new internship program at The New Jewish Home, which ended up opening the door to a fulfilling nursing career.

Fifteen years ago, a high school student named Darlene Corporan accepted an invitation to participate in what was then a new internship program at The New Jewish Home. That decision that led to a career she loves, in a workplace that truly feels like home.

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From Shy High School Student to Confident Medical Student

Grace was raised by a single, immigrant mother who encouraged her to work hard and aim high. Now, thanks to GCD, she’s off to medical school this fall.

When Grace was a little girl, her mother, a nurse, would bring her along to the pediatrician’s office where she worked. Grace decided then that she wanted to be a pediatrician when she grew up. And now, thanks to The New Jewish Home’s Geriatrics Career Development (GCD) program, she’s on her way. After graduating from high school this spring, she’ll enroll in the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program at the CUNY School of Medicine, a highly competitive program where students achieve their BS and MD degrees in seven years.

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

No doubt most people are familiar with the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” It’s a notion that’s been with us for a very, very long time. Longer, I suspect, even than recorded memory.

A quick search of internet sources reveals that this idea first found written expression over two thousand years ago. The Roman Poet Sextus Propertius wrote, semper in absentes felicior aestus amantes. And for those not fluent in Latin, just know that this version is a little bit spicy. Later expressions toned it down a bit. In the 17th century, Englishman Thomas Overbuy wrote, “Absence doth sharpen love, presence strengthens it.” And his contemporary James Howell put it this way, “Distance sometimes endears friendship, and absence sweetens it.”

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Remembering Jacques d’Amboise, 1934-2021

The New Jewish Home mourns the passing of dance legend and arts educator Jacques d’Amboise. We were grateful to have honored Mr. d’Amboise at our 2016 Eight over Eighty Gala. Please watch this wonderful short video from the 2016 gala.

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A Warm Welcome Back to Returning Board Member Jill Oberlander

Currently, a Selectperson for the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut, Jill Oberlander is a longtime public servant, attorney and experienced leader in the nonprofit sector. Her diverse experience includes stints in New York City municipal government, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Alliance for Downtown New York, and several law firms.

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Visitors Return to Sarah Neuman, Bringing Hugs, Smiles, and Tears of Joy

When visitation reopened at The New Jewish Home’s Sarah Neuman facility in Westchester on March 31, the hallways were full of emotion. Lorraine Thomas, a recreation therapist, said her eyes hurt from all the tears of joy she cried with families who were able to visit their loved ones in person after many months apart.

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