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:



The Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s LGBT and Allies group has provided a meaningful opportunity for our residents to exchange ideas and advocate for all community members.

The impactful work of the group is featured in the current edition of The American Society on Aging’s well-respected publication, Aging Today.


At a facility designed specifically for seniors who have been abused, it’s understandable for some to fear what might happen should a resident’s abuser come in. But a far more likely concern weighed on the mind of the team at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention.


RiverWalk and RiverSpring Assisted Living residents showed their school spirit at a recent College of Mount Saint Vincent men’s soccer match.


The Hebrew Home at Riverdale has brought a unique vision to life — to create a high school within the nursing home for students who are not diploma bound and would benefit from job training for future employment.
Over the years, this program has transformed hundreds of students’ lives, providing essential skills and training, securing employment at the Hebrew Home and other healthcare facilities and forming incredible bonds between residents and students.

100-Year-Olds Give Style Advice
Oct 2, 2017 | Allure

Hebrew Home at Riverdale resident Frances Freedman is a woman of style and as such, is featured on Allure Magazine’s You Tube channel, talking about her beauty and fashion regimen.

Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?
Sep 20, 2017 | our parents

When Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale and LitWorld literacy camp featured on News 12
Aug 9, 2017 | YouTube

This week, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale is hosting a weeklong LitCamp, an Intergenerational experience that brings kids from Harlem together with residents from the Hebrew Home.

‘Roja Bien!’: The effects of colored plates in memory care dining
July 28, 2017 | McKnight’s

The color of one’s plate can have a tremendous impact and influence on people living with Alzheimer’s Disease.  Thanks to a grant from New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein, an interdisciplinary team at the Hebrew Home conducted an informal survey on one of our Memory Care neighborhoods, introducing red and blue plates to these residents.

Lively speaker shares wisdom gained in century of experience
July 21, 2017 | Riverdale Press

To say that Regina Spierer is an older member of the Riverdale community would be a grand understatement.

Everyone Needs a (Robot) Companion
June 2, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s robotic therapy cats are featured on the popular Wall Street Journal Podcast, “The Future of Everything.” These therapy cats are part of the Hebrew Home’s Pets By Your Side program, which includes dogs, birds and fish that bring joy to our residents each day.

Hebrew Home at Riverdale Volunteer Featured on News 12
May 11, 2017 | YouTube

Arlyne Kirsh, Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s True Blue Volunteer of the Year, is featured as “Best of the Bronx” on News 12.

2017 National Crime Victims’ Service Awards – Joy Solomon, Esq.
Apr 7, 2017 | YouTube

Joy Solomon, Esq., The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, received the National Crime Victim Service Award.

NBC Nightly News features the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
March 13, 2017 | YouTube

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale’s medical marijuana program is featured on NBC Nightly News on March 11, 2017.

Seeking Intellectual Buzz, More Senior Citizens Audit College Classes
March 09, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

Henry Nusbaum, who turns 103 years old this month, is among the growing number of senior citizens auditing college classes

Uptown Radio Broadcast
March 03, 2017 | UPTOWN RADIO

The Hebrew Home’s cannabis program caught the attention of Columbia University’s radio network, “Uptown Radio.”

Check out the interview with Dr. Zachary Palace on the link below.  (Please move the cursor to the :24 minute mark to listen to the interview)

A workers’ compensation success story
March 03, 2017 | McKnight’s

Congratulations to the RiverSpring Health Workers’ Compensation Design Team for its successful redesign of the workers’ compensation process.

Its successful outcomes are featured in a guest blog by Ellen Burke, on McKnight’s online.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale featured in today’s New York Times
February. 19, 2017

The Hebrew Home continues its tradition of identifying non-pharmalogical alternatives for our residents.  In today’s New York Times, our introduction of medical marijuana to residents with qualifying conditions is featured on the front page.
We are excited about this pilot program and look forward to expanding it in the weeks and months ahead.

Mary Farkas of the Hebrew Home interviewed on Sirius XM Radio
January 11, 2017 | YouTube

The Hebrew Home’s Mary Farkas was the featured guest on Sirius-XM’s Doctor Radio earlier this week. In this 30-minute interview, the benefits of therapeutic sensory cats as a component of our pet therapy program was discussed, as was the importance of therapeutic activities for older adults.


For all press inquiries or to arrange a visit or interview, please contact
Director of Communications, Wendy Steinberg:

Phone: 718.581.1253

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