Los Angeles Jewish Home, the leading provider of comprehensive senior healthcare in-residence services
Molly Forrest, CEO & President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, a leading provider of comprehensive senior healthcare in-residence services in the U.S joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Molly Forrest discuss the following:
Molly Forrest joined the Jewish Home as CEO-president in 1996, and has led the Home through the most ambitious expansion in its history, while overseeing a broad diversified development of Jewish Home programs and services for today’s seniors.
Combining a potent blend of vision and pragmatism, Molly is working to ensure the Home meets the needs of our aging society and the budgetary challenges current times present.
In the 1970’s Molly worked in two governmental positions in Oregon. In Lane County she supervised the state’s second largest senior nutritional program, providing meals in 16 locations county-wide with home-delivered meals as needed. Her second position worked with area not-for-profit and for-profit developers of senior/handicapped affordable or subsidized housing assisting in project design and securing HUD or FHA financing. Her work experience includes direct and corporate administration of skilled nursing and residential care facilities and private consulting for senior living.
Upon joining the Jewish Home, a leading provider of comprehensive senior healthcare in-residence services, Molly led in emphasizing that Home programs should create an environment which would support and build bodies, engage minds and encourage emotional and spiritual expression.
Under her leadership, the Home has opened:
Currently, Molly is overseeing the development of Fountainview at the Gonda Healthy Aging Westside Campus and the Hirsch Family Campus, the first new Jewish Home campuses in over a generation. The Gonda Campus will be the first physical presence of the LA Jewish Home outside of the San Fernando Valley in nearly 50 years.
A graduate of Oregon State University, Molly is active in a variety of community organizations including director positions for boards of LeadingAge CA, Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS), the UCLA Anna & Harry Borun Center for Gerontological Research, Geriatric Education and Research Organization (GERO) and Membership nationally of LeadingAge PEAK Leadership Advisory Council, CEMO Roundtable, California State University Northridge (CSUN) Professional Health Care Advisory Council.
She is a recipient of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California Allan J. Kassin Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award, and the Jewish Free Loan Association Ben & Anne Werber Communal Service Award. Molly is a frequent guest speaker regarding senior living and care-giving issues for healthcare, eldercare, and nonprofit organizations.
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