Press Coverage

The Latest News From RiverSpring Health


RiverSpring Health’s innovative care solutions have been featured in some of the most prominent news outlets in the country, and we look forward to making new headlines in the older adult industry.  See below for a selection of articles we’ve proudly been featured in:



Lifting Their Voices and Spirits
December 3, 2015 | The New York Times

Today’s New York Times features the Hebrew Home at Riverdale Glee Club in the print and online article, “Lifting Their Voices and Spirits.” The inspiring spirit of Glee Club resonates throughout the article, summed up by Glee Club member Verena Smith who says, “See what old folks can do? It’s not only for the young. It shows that our life is not ending; we are alive and kicking.” Congratulations to Olivia Cohen, Glee Club’s incredible leader, and to all the Glee Club members.


Cardinal Dolan Visit
December 2, 2015 | News 12 Bronx

Yesterday’s visit by Cardinal Timothy Dolan was exciting, and also important, as we informed him about the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, its essential work, and the interest to collaborate with the Archdiocese to educate clergy about this growing epidemic. Please check out this news segment from News 12, which aired yesterday afternoon and evening.


Elder Abuse Shelter
Nov 27, 2015 | The New York Times

Tomorrow’s New York Times business section features a powerful article about elder abuse, its prevalence, and strides that are being made to help end it, including the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention and its shelter model.

RiverSpring Health 98th Annual Hebrew Home at Riverdale Gala Video
Nov 18, 2015 | YouTube

The 98th Annual Hebrew Home at Riverdale Gala Video features honoree Farooq Kathwari, and the many programs and services of RiverSpring Health featuring the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Delivering Good Customer Service in Long-Term Care
October 5, 2015 |

At RiverSpring Rehabilitation, located on the campus of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health, we have introduced several new initiatives to bring the concept of customer service front and center to our rehab patients’ stay and it has been overwhelmingly successful. Through patient satisfaction surveys, we have found that our patients weigh their patient experiences with similar importance to treatment processes.

Hebrew Home’s Lok Joins Age-Friendly Commission
October 1, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Deirdre Lok, the assistant director and counsel of the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has been appointed to the 2015 Age-friendly New York City Commission.

The commission grew out of Age-friendly NYC, which was launched in 2007 as a partnership between the mayor’s office, the City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine, according to a release from the Hebrew Home.

Abby Heitzler

Photo by Adrian Fussell -- Abby Heitzler, a resident of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, listens during an art class at Riverwalk on Sept. 25.

Seniors See Art Anew Through Class
September 30, 2015 | Riverdale Press

On a recent Friday morning, art history professor Val Franco projected the Mannerist painting “Joseph in Egypt” by Jacopo Pontormo onto a screen in a darkened room. About a dozen students sat in rows of chairs, examining the work of art.

The Art of Forgiveness
September 21, 2015 | The Jewish Week

Remembrance is always part of the Jewish consciousness; our calendar is linked throughout the year to events long past, to ancient rites, to ancient wrongs and to how our ancestors either succeeded or failed in their observance or existence.

RiverSpring Health Q1 and Q2 2015 Communications Highlights
Jun 16, 2015 | YouTube

From The New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to National Public Radio, the comprehensive care solutions offered by RiverSpring Health were extensively featured in the news media.

New York Times New old Age Blog
APRIL 24, 2015 | The New York Times

Israel Sapoznick doesn’t do well in hospitals. At 89, he sees poorly, uses a wheelchair, and suffers from mild to moderate dementia. Even the ambulette ride from the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, where he lives in the memory care unit, can prove stressful.

Surreal strokes at the Hebrew Home
Apr 23, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Pop quiz: which name doesn’t belong on this list? Dalí, Hložník, Picasso, Warhol. If you picked the second, hard-to-pronounce name (you say it like “lazh-NIK”), you would be wrong. There’s actually work from all four artists at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.

Why Nursing Homes Need to Have Sex Policies
April 23, 2015 | TIME

The question of consent is complicated by Alzheimer’s and dementia. No one wants to talk about sex in nursing homes. The need for sex doesn’t disappear as we age, yet many facilities for the elderly have no policy on sex at all and only acknowledge that it happens when there’s a problem, like concern that an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient is being abused.

Riverdale Press – Model Train remodeling
APRIL 22, 2015 | The Riverdale Press

Hebrew Home train pulls out of station.

Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?
APRIL 22, 2015 | NPR

Sexual relationships in long-term care facilities are not uncommon. But the long-term care industry is still grappling with the issue.

President and CEO Daniel Reingold featured on Dr. Drew YouTube
Apr 15, 2015 | YouTube

Hebrew Home at Riverdale President and CEO Daniel Reingold interviewed by Dr Drew on the HLN Television Network about Alzheimer’s and sexual consent.


Derfner Judaica Museum
April 15, 2015 | BX 200

The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale is pleased to announce two concurrent exhibitions opening on Sunday, April 19, 2015.


April 15, 2015 | WFUV

A distressing problem that confronted staff at the RiverSpring Health senior care facility 15 years ago sparked some innovative thinking that has resonated across the world. A forum on ageing here yesterday heard how many caregivers of dementia patients were deprived of sleep at night.


April 13, 2015 | New York Times

There is no question that Donna Lou Rayhons had severe Alzheimer’s. In the days before being placed in a nursing home in Garner, Iowa, last year, Mrs. Rayhons, 78, could not recall her daughters’ names or how to eat a hamburger. One day, she tried to wash her hands in the toilet of a restaurant bathroom.

March 29, 2015 | YouTube

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s “Good Morning Mom and Dad” program is a creative approach to Alzheimer’s care and quality of life. WNBC-TV reports on this non-pharma-logical approach.


March 18, 2015 | McKnights

A few years ago, I saw the movie “50 First Dates,” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In the movie, Drew Barrymore’s character has memory loss, and the only way that she can acclimate each day is by watching a video, created by Adam Sandler’s character.


March 9, 2018 |

In her Manhattan apartment, Josephina Deltejo is trying to coax her 84-year-old mother Brunhilda Ortiz to get ready to leave the house. As she does most nights, Deltejo makes up a story to get her mother, who has dementia, to cooperate.
In Spanish, Deltejo asks her mother if she would rather go to Miami or the Dominican Republic. “She says she wants to go to the Dominican Republic,” Deltejo translates, and then she helps the older woman gather her things and go downstairs to a waiting van.


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Director of Communications, Wendy Steinberg:

Phone: 718.581.1253

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