Reposted from Association of Jewish Aging Services Newsletter Don Shulman is the President/CEO of AJAS, a vital, relevant and forward-thinking organization. Don has been working with elders his entire career. Don is a Registered Dietitian and completed his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in 1979. Prior to leading AJAS, Don spent 23 years in senior dining with Marriott and then Sodexo.
AJAS Communities Speak Out in March for Our Lives Events
Like our nation’s youth, AJAS communities around the country last week publicly expressed their views regarding violence and guns.
At 2:00 PM EDT on March 23, many communities held a moment of silence and recited Kaddish (the Jewish prayer of mourning) in memory of those who lost their lives to gun violence.
Elder demonstrations against gun violence was inspired by Green House Partner, Carol Elliott, CEO at Jewish Home Family, according to Don Shulman, AJAS President and CEO. “Ageism yields thoughts that our elders have little or no voice as they grow old. This is just not true,” Shulman said.
Their voices are powerful and as the age demographics continue to change, the voice of our elders becomes even more plentiful and powerful.