The Progress Club celebrated the 50 survivors living in Charles E. Smith Life Communities.
Henry Blumenstein was not yet 4, but he remembers the day his father was arrested and taken from their home in Vienna, Austria, to the Dachau labor camp in Germany. His father was among the more than 30,000 Jews arrested Nov. 9, 1938, on Krystalnacht. On that night mobs stormed Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues throughout Germany, which included Austria. Blumenstein’s father spent three months in the slave labor camp before his mother was able to pay for his release, but he had to leave the country immediately. His father went to Cuba and Blumenstein, his mother and grandmother began a journey to escape Nazi capture and join him. The Progress Club Foundation held a brunch Sunday at the Charles E. Smith Life Communities Ring House in …
New senior facility will serve people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory issues.
Friday, October 28, 2011
U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (D-Dist. 8) of Kensington delivered the keynote address at the groundbreaking of the Cohen-Rosen House on Tuesday in Rockville. Located at 1801 East Jefferson St., the Cohen-Rosen House will become part of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities senior living campus in Rockville, which presently includes six buildings offering assisted and independent living for seniors, longterm care and rehabilitation and outpatient medical services. "The Cohen-Rosen House will provide a safe and caring home for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory issues,” Van Hollen said in a news release. “For 100 years, the Charles E. Smith Life Communities has provided outstanding and compassionate care for seniors in…