The check isn’t the only thing oversized; Wells Fargo’s heart behind this $10,000 grant to Federation Housing Inc. to assist low-income elderly in the area also proves it pulses big time. From left at the presentation, held at the agency’s Florence E. Green House, affordable-living complex in Trevose, are Francine Tabas, senior vice president, Wells Fargo, and member of FHI’s board; Melissa G. Landay, WF regional vice president; Aldustus Jordan, senior vice president for community affairs, Wells Fargo; Eric D. Naftulin, FHI executive vice president; Brian Gralnick, director, Center for Social Responsibility, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; and Richard T. Callahan, Jr., office manager, Community Lending and Investment, Wells Fargo.
By: Michael Elkin, Source: Jewish Exponent
Posted by asmirm on January 30, 2015
Our Winter 2014 Friends Digest issue is out.
Friends Digest – Winter 2014
Posted by asmirm on December 30, 2014
Who gets the last piece of pumpkin pie? It was all up to kibitzing debate as senior residents of Federation Housing, Inc., shared a Thanksgiving feast and fun, compliments of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Pincus Fund for Hunger Relief and individual donors. More than 400 residents spanning six locations gathered to celebrate the joyous holiday, including Samuel A. Green House buddies (from left) Nellie Mizrahi, Gail Gross, Adele Rappoport and Hilda Gecker.
Source (Jewish Exponent)
Posted by asmirm on December 11, 2014
Federation Housing, Inc.’s board and staff gathered to honor exec, Eric D. Naftulin, for his 25 years of distinguished service. Board president, Brett Altman, along with fellow board and staff members, lauded Eric for his extraordinary and tireless caring for FHI’s low-income, senior residents and his tremendous leadership of the organizing for a quarter-century.
Please visit our Facebook page for pictures from this event.
Posted by asmirm on November 9, 2014
“On Friday Spetmeber 5th, eight Bright Invention members took our form Click to the Samuel F. Green House in Elkins Park, a senior independent living community of Federation Housing, Inc. In a bright community room, we performed a slightly modified version of Click for about 40 seniors in residence there. Rising Leader Randi Hickey stage managed, ensemble member Kevin Chick had his Bright Invention debut, and, for the first time, Artistic Director Jennifer MacMillan played in with the ensemble!
By all accounts it was a smashing success, and we mingled with the residents afterwards who shared their delight and questions with us. White Pines will be growing this Initiative in the future, so if you have any ideas about senior centers that might support a visit from us, please let us know!
Our partner at Federation Housing, Kathy Sarlson, was extraordinarily helpful and supportive, and she shared these pictures with us!”
-White Pines Productions – Original Post
Posted by asmirm on September 8, 2014
Jeff Bartos is the North American CEO of the Mark Group,a global provider of home energy efficiency solutions. He also is a member of the executive committee of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s real estate affinity group, colloquially known as JFRE.
In his business dealings, Jeff has worked closely with the Philadelphia Electric Company and knew of a PECO program that would help JFRE fulfill its mandate of enabling older adults to age in place and remain connected to their communities.
The PECO Default Service Provider program, or DSP, invests resources in helping low-income residents of multifamily dwellings to replace “energy-guzzling” heating and air-conditioning systems and appliances with more efficient models.
“I thought that this would be a great way for Federation Housing, Inc., to conserve energy and save on their utility bills,” said Jeff, who personally pitched the project to Valeria Bullock, senior business analyst for PECO’s Low Income Usage Reduction Program.
Jeff sat down with Eric Naftulin, executive director and CEO for the housing agency, to determine which facility would reap the most benefits from this program. Together, they looked at past utility bills and selected the Robert Saligman House in Northeast Philadelphia, where more than 180 low-income seniors make their home.
Source: Jewish Exponent, Link: Full Article, Author: Lynn B. Edelman
Posted by asmirm on January 29, 2014
Friend’s Digest 2013
Friends Digest, published semi-annually, highlights news about Federation Housing, Inc.’s sites and resident activities.
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Posted by asmirm on January 15, 2014
Ark of triumph? That’s what it was all about at the Samuel A. Green House, a Federation Housing complex for seniors in Elkins Park, as the leaders of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am presented the residents with a Torah for the ark in their chapel.
It was a festive affair as congregants brought the Torah from their Abington site to the seniors, who greeted the arrival with song and dance — and, maybe, more than a tear or two of joy.
Posted by asmirm on November 7, 2013