Non-profit and Serving the Entire Community. Scranton, PA

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Founded in 1916, our warm and inviting senior community has earned a reputation as the region’s premier provider of short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, and Alzheimer’s care for older adults.

We welcome people of all faiths to our Scranton, Pennsylvania community, which offers engaging social activities, entertainment, full-service dining, a family room for private celebrations, beauty salon, and landscaped patio with gorgeous views of the downtown area.

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Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania CEO Mark D. Weiner

Mark D. Weiner

Dear Friends and Community:

I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania.  I’m excited to be here and look forward to advancing our organizational Mission and service to the community.

I thank Rabbi Sandhaus for his strong leadership for nearly 40 years and the entire staff which has been committed to high quality and resident-centered care.  I remain most impressed with the work efforts and results of our entire staff and the strong and passionate leadership of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

I've been spending my time meeting with internal staff, Board leadership, and a wide range of civic, religious, business, and philanthropic community leadership. I've spent time throughout Scranton as well as Wilkes-Barre and the Poconos to aid in my understanding of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, its affiliated organizations, the older adult marketplace, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania environment.

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1101 Vine St.Scranton, PA 18510Ph: (570) 209-5778Fax: 570-344-9610
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Memory Care Resources

A memory loss diagnosis is hard on everyone. Below are videos from our previous educational events that can help those diagnosed with memory loss, and their families learn the next steps to take for the future. We hope you find these videos informative and enlightening. Please reach out to our staff members with questions about caring for loved ones with dementia.

Whats New at The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

National Nursing Home Week: “Live Soulfully”

This year the theme for National Nursing Home Week is “Live Soulfully.” The Jewish Home has many special events we would like to highlight and we encourage family, caregivers, and visitors to attend! Sunday, May 12th: Our Mother’s Day Party is sponsored by the Scranton Auxiliary at 2:30 pm and features entertainment by The Polka Jets! Monday, May 13th: Spring…

Healthy Eating Program

Healthy Eating Program

The Jewish Home Food Service Director Beth Rielly and Dietary Supervisor Sharon Mayer presented a food demonstration on healthy eating: “Proteins and preparing easy treats and simple recipes to add to your diet!” It’s very common for people to eat less food and sleep less with age. Contributing factors could be a lack of appetite, changes to smell or taste,…

Introducing Music & Memory

Introducing Music & Memory

Grounded in extensive research, Music & Memory helps people living with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed joy in life through musical favorites. Our team is trained to develop personalized playlists, delivered through iPods, a key element in the individual’s plan of care.

Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying Active is Important as You Age

Staying connected to the community and participating in life enrichment activities is important at any age, but being active can improve the quality of life for seniors. We offer many programs and initiatives at The Jewish Home! Our most recent initiative includes an art program which will showcase some beautiful art created by our memory care residents. Making art can…

Getting Advice For Elderly Care

Getting Advice For Elderly Care

According to a recent report by the US census bureau, the proportion of the global population aged 65 and over is set to outnumber children under five for the first time. The report shows that over the next 30 years the number of over-65s is expected to double from 506 million to 1.3 billion. That will bring new burdens on…

Medical Assistance for the Elderly

Medical Assistance for the Elderly

If you need to take care of someone who is old enough in your family, you must equip yourself with the proper knowledge that will help you in providing the best possible care to them. Once you have decided upon the care that you need to give to them, if it is medical, you must focus on finding the right…

Count me in as a big fan and supporter of the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. I have been familiar with its work and service to the community since I was Mayor of Scranton.

Jim Connors, former Mayor of Scranton

Words cannot express my heartfelt appreciation for the unwavering care provided for my mother during her residency at The Jewish Home. 

Donna Mendicino

After touring several nursing homes in the New York area where I live, I made the decision to place my mother in the Jewish Home in Scranton where I was raised.

Wendy Barker, Armonk, NY

I thank Rabbi Sandhaus and the entire staff at the Jewish Home for the excellent care that they provided my mother, Marie Kerrigan, during her stay prior to her passing.

Thomas P. Kerrigan

It is impossible to say thank you for all the love and caring compassion you showed to our mother, Dorothy Bouselli.

Roseann and Vince Arnone

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