Woodruff Foundation Gives $1 Million to Berman Commons


Woodruff Foundation Gives $1 Million to Berman Commons

Woodruff Foundation Gives $1 Million to Jewish Home Life Communities for New Assisted Living Community
Grant Brings Capital Campaign Over $8 Million Mark

The Trustees of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation recently authorized a $1 million grant to be given to The William Breman Jewish Home [dba Jewish Home Life Communities (JHLC)] for construction of their new assisted living community in Dunwoody.

Scheduled to open in March of 2015, Berman Commons is the second assisted living community owned and managed by the non-profit organization, which has been caring for seniors since 1951. Located across from the Dunwoody campus of Georgia Perimeter College and adjacent to the 55-acre Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), the community will have 90 studio and 1-bedroom apartments, 32 of which will be in their secure Ackerman Memory Care wing.

The grant adds to JHLC’s enormously successful capital campaign that has already raised more than $7.5 million for Berman Commons prior to the Woodruff gift.

“We are so appreciative that the Woodruff Foundation understands the growing need for quality care options for the elderly,” said Stephen M. Berman, Past Board Chair of JHLC and namesake for Berman Commons. “This new community will provide seniors who want to age in place with an active, beautiful environment where they can stay connected to their family, their community and their lifestyle.”

JHLC President and CEO Harley Tabak explains, “This project has been a vision of our leadership since 2007, when we realized that our current capacity was not going to keep up with the demand of the aging population in Atlanta. Our proximity to the MJCCA and the easily accessible location in Dunwoody will make it a convenient destination point for families across metro Atlanta.”

Open to all, Berman Commons will enable seniors to age in place while continuing to participate in activities they have always enjoyed. The supportive services will be personalized for each resident, providing as much or as little assistance as they need.

The funds generated by the Berman Commons capital campaign will be used to provide exceptional living spaces, beautiful outdoor gardens and other amenities that create an engaging and fulfilling environment for residents and their families.

“Jewish Home Life Communities continues to stand out because of our leadership’s commitment to anticipating future trends and enabling our professional team to provide superior care for our residents and supportive resources for families,” said Tabak.

“We are inspired by The Woodruff Foundation’s confidence in our quality of services and our ability to attract a diverse population,” he continued. “The impact of this gift will be felt by generations of Atlantans.”

About Jewish Home Life Communities
What began as The William Breman Jewish Home has expanded and grown over the past 60+ years to become Jewish Home Life Communities, a comprehensive system of life care communities and services that meets the many needs of seniors and their families. Jewish Home Life Communities includes The William Breman Jewish Home, Aviv Rehabilitation Center, The Zaban Tower, The Cohen Home, Berman Commons, The One Group, Meyer Balser NORC and Weinstein Hospice. From long term care, independent and assisted living to rehabilitation, home care and hospice, Jewish Home Life Communities provides care and resources for generations. To learn more about these communities please visit www.JewishHomeLife.org