AJAS Conference - Barbra GoldFrom left to right, Molly Forrest, CEO of the LA Jewish Home, Barbra Gold, Director of SAPA for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, Karen Flam, Chair of the AJAS Awards committee, Don Shulman, Chair of AJAS

Barbra Gold, Director of the Support program for the Autonomy of Seniors in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, took home the 2019 Dr. Herbert Shore Award from the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS). This is the top award given by this North American Association and is presented to the outstanding executive professional who best exemplifies the goals and ideals of AJAS and service to Jewish older adults. Barbra was the first Canadian in the history of AJAS to be the organization’s Board Chair from 2009-2011. Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare are blessed to count Barbra as our remarkable leader. For over 25 years, Barbra has devoted herself to the most vulnerable members of our community and has paved a bright and visionary path to the future.  Congratulations on this well-deserved honour!


The redesign of the bathing rooms on units 3 and 4 on the Hope pavilion have won a prestigious award from Planetree International – an organization focused on resident-centred care. The Jewish Eldercare Centre Design Team won the 2015 Planetree award for the bathing room redesign. 


In 2012, after having made a number of transformative changes in her role as Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Centre over the last 15 years, it was a great honour and achievement when Lucie Tremblay was elected to the highest nursing position in the province – as President/Director-General of the Quebec Order of Nurses (Ordre des Infirmières et des Infirmiers du Quebec –OIIQ).


Lucie Tremblay, Director of Nursing and Clinical Services at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre and Jewish Eldercare Centre, was recently named the best nurse in Canada by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Ms. Tremblay was presented with the prestigious Nursing Leadership Award, sponsored by Baxter, at the 2011 National Awards Gala in Whistler, British Columbia. The award is given to a nurse at the director or vice-president level who demonstrates an ongoing commitment to quality and leadership in nursing. Ms. Tremblay has been at the Centre since 1998.

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