Leading Senior Health Community Celebrates the High Holidays with Virtual Celebrations and Meals-on-Wheels Deliveries to Vulnerable Seniors
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, MorseLife Health System welcomed the new year with a virtual celebration and meal distribution to the community’s most vulnerable seniors.
In the days leading up to Rosh Hashana, 50 of MorseLife’s dedicated staff prepared, packaged, and delivered meals to seniors in need throughout the Palm Beach community. MorseLife staff, residents and their families also welcomed the New Year with a virtual ceremony of traditional songs and prayers, led by Rabbi Alan Sherman.
“I cannot remember a time when the world needed healing more than it does now,” said Keith Myers, CEO & President of MorseLife Health System. “As we reflect on ourselves, our community and the world, I am very proud of our staff who have stepped in to prepare, assemble and deliver gifts of food when we were unable to welcome volunteers to our campus due to the pandemic.”
Over 1,000 seniors in need received traditional meals of honey garlic chicken, sweet & sour meatballs, homemade matzoh ball soup, an apple and honey, a large challah, a bottle of wine, and freshly made honey cake for dessert. Also included with the meals were special Rosh Hashanah cards created by preschoolers at Temple Beth David and Meyer Academy in collaboration with PJ Library Greater Palm Beaches and the Jewish Volunteer Center.
“We have so much to be thankful for, even amidst the uncertainty we continue to face due to the pandemic,” added Myers. “MorseLife has continued to keep seniors safe in our care and connected to loved ones through technology and innovative programming, while also providing additional meals and care to the many homebound seniors who depend on our support.”
MorseLife’s Homebound Mitzvah Program for Passover and the High Holidays is made possible through generous donations to the MorseLife Foundation and assistance from the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
MorseLife will celebrate Yom Kippur during a Facebook Live celebration on September 27th at 6 p.m. with Cantor Glenn Sherman, which can be viewed here, https://morselife.org/ml-yom-kippur-2020/.