Levindale Auxiliary

Since 1899, the Levindale Auxiliary has been committed to improving the emotional and spiritual needs of our residents- to complement the excellent medical care provided by our great doctors and nursing staff. Covid-19 has presented a whole new level of needs at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. Residents have been in complete isolation for months. Many of the staff have been furloughed.

Nonetheless, the Levindale Auxiliary has been finding innovative ways to reach out and support our residents and staff. Thanks to the Audio/Visual upgrades the Auxiliary provided two years ago, the Therapeutic Recreation Department can stream Audio and Visual programming to all the residents’ rooms. To enhance this impact, the Auxiliary recently purchased six new iPads and secured the donation of six used iPads for staff to take to residents to facilitate “face time” connections with family and loved ones who cannot interact with them in person.

In addition, several Auxiliary members and supporters have stepped up to provide virtual entertainment, while other members have donated markers, paints, books and art supplies. Donations of these items are always welcome. During Healthcare week, we recognized the tireless devotion of our hero staff members by sponsoring a pizza lunch/dinner for them.

Finally, thanks to the dedication of the new Chairman of the Board of Levindale, Howard Perlow, we have been able to print dozens of new activity books for the residents to keep their minds active and stimulated. In this time in the Levindale Auxiliary’s history, when we cannot be with the residents in person, we need your support more than ever to ensure our crucial mission continues.


Iris Miller, President Levindale Auxiliary