Message from Adam Berman, CEO of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare

July 13, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I have exciting news to share about our organization. In recent years we have grown geographically and, as a result, we have determined the need for a regional presence on each of our campuses. This will benefit not only our organization of today but our organization of tomorrow.

That being said, I am thrilled to announce that Megin Hemmerling has been appointed North Shore Regional President. Many of you know Megin already as she has been the Senior Director of Assisted Living Services and has played an integral role in our organization for many years. I have no doubt that you will greatly enjoy her warm manner, skillful leadership, attention to detail, and hands-on approach.

You can read more about Megin and her impressive background in this newsletter. She is looking forward to spending time with each and every one of you.

Enjoy the glorious summer weather with friends and family.


Adam Berman
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare

Get to Know Megin Hemmerling, North Shore Regional President of CJL

July 14, 2022

Dear Residents and Families,

I am honored to be writing this letter as the new North Shore Regional President of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. Having been part of the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare organization for almost 20 years, I am excited about this opportunity and, most especially, the chance to further get to know all of you. In my new role, my goal will be to lead thoughtfully and strategically, but above all, with heart.

In July of 2003 I started at the Jewish Rehabilitation Center/Aviv Centers for Living in Swampscott as an Occupational Therapist. I joined the rehab team there as the Assistant Director of Rehab Services and soon after was promoted to the Director of Rehab Services. In 2012 the campus relocated to Peabody, and a short time later, I was promoted to Executive Director of what is now Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates Assisted Living. In 2019, I took on the role of Senior Director of Assisted Living Services.

I hold a BS from the University of New Hampshire in Occupational Therapy and a MS from the University of Massachusetts in Gerontology and Management of Aging Services. I recently completed a two-year management program with the Higher Ambition Leadership Institute as well as an executive education program through the Women’s Leadership Program at Yale School of Management.

My plan is to do routine walk rounds to check in with residents and introduce myself to visitors and families. I will be very accessible to all of you—by whatever means is most convenient and meaningful. Although the Executive Directors will continue to be your primary contacts, I will be available as well. Some of the most meaningful conversations happen spontaneously! I enjoy hearing stories from all of you. Feedback is critical to making the Peabody Campus a wonderful place to live and receive services.

Thank you for your support. I am very much looking forward to the future and to establishing even stronger bonds with you. In many ways, I feel like I am “coming back home.” It is truly a wonderful feeling.

All the best,

See What Our Residents are Saying About Us!

July 13, 2022

Resident feedback is the most important way we can measure the satisfaction level of our residents. From the looks of it, we are succeeding! Below are some of the comments we’ve received this month. They are a valuable tool for our staff and we sincerely thank everyone for their input.

“This place is amazing! I have no complaints at all. It is way better then where I was before.”

“Excellent nurses and the aides are super.”

“The rehab staff are the most amazing people you’d ever want to meet.”

“The food here is delicious. Everything is so tasty. I’ve been cleaning my plate!”

“The staff are all so nice and take good care of me.”

“Everything is excellent. Guess that’s why I keep coming back!”

Summertime Magic

July 11, 2022

This month, we are celebrating our residents with a bevy of photos, including some that show our residents savoring the many ice cream treats we serve each week. Not surprisingly, July is designated as National Ice Cream Month! This fun tradition was started by former US president Ronald Reagan, who issued a proclamation in honor of the “nutritious and wholesome food” in 1984. The decree urges Americans to mark the month, with appropriate ceremonies and activities. We totally agree. Ice cream desserts and snacks are on the menu quite often.

July is also a time to relax and indulge in picnics, family reunions, BBQ’s, gardening, and basking in the warm weather. Summertime – and the living is easy. Enjoy!