January 11, 2013

Aviv Donates JRC Items to Swampscott Police and Fire

For many years, the Swampscott police and fire departments responded to public safety and medical emergencies at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center (JRC) in Swampscott. When the facility closed in September and the residents moved to the new Waldfogel Health Center on the Aviv campus in Peabody, it was a natural to offer items from the building to the police and fire departments that had served them so well.
“They have given us great service over the years,” said Marcos Stadler, director of environmental services for Aviv Centers for Living campus.
So far, the police have accepted the donation of a large screen and projector system they plan to use in the emergency operations center of the new police station when it opens this spring.
“This is equipment we need for the new station and we certainly appreciate the donation and the longstanding positive relationship over the years,” said Police Chief Ronald Madigan.
Stadler said the projector system, which was in the Rudolph-Shapiro Adult Day Health Center at the JRC, can be to be used with Powerpoint and other presentations, video games or for music.
Fire Chief Kevin Breen said they accepted the donation of some kitchen equipment including water filter systems and  coffee makers as well as some equipment to use in training situations such as white boards and office items. They identified other things such as files cabinets and furniture that they might take as well.
“We are thankful and we are going to miss Aviv. They were always great to work with,” Breen said.