Molly Forrest Honored with “Pioneer Women Award” by Los Angeles Commission on the Status Of Women

Posted on March 27, 2015

RESEDA – Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has been honored with the “Pioneer Women Award” by the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women.

The Commission’s mandate is to advance the general welfare of women and girls in the Los Angeles community and ensure all women have full and equal participation in City government.

Nominated by Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Ms. Forrest was selected as one of 17 recipients of this prestigious award.  Award ceremonies were held at Los Angeles City Hall on March 27, 2015.

“This award is bestowed on women throughout the City of Los Angeles who play vital roles in advancing gender equality, and Molly certainly meets that criteria,” Councilmember Blumenfield said.  “Considering all her accomplishments as CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, this is a well-deserved honor.”

Added Ms. Forrest, “I am honored the Commission has recognized me for this important award.  I gratefully accept and share it with the Home’s dedicated board members, donors and staff.  It is through their combined efforts that the Los Angeles Jewish Home is a leader today.  The Home provides seniors with cutting-edge healthcare and housing on our campuses and in private homes across Los Angeles.  As an employer and through our Annenberg School of Nursing we serve to train nursing students for careers in healthcare and hope many of our graduates will choose to join the wonderful staff of our Home.  The Jewish Home provides a wonderful place for men and women to work together, help others and build the strength of our community.”

Founded in 1912, the non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home is among the largest providers of senior healthcare services in Los Angeles.  Each year, more than 5,000 seniors benefit from the Home’s community-based and in-residence programs.  Community-based programs include: Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), Skirball Hospice, Jewish Home Care Services, Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine, community clinics, the Ida Kayne Transitional Care for short-term rehabilitation and acute psychiatric care in the Auerbach Geriatric Psychiatry Unit.  Our Reseda campuses serve seniors with options for independent-living, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.  The Home recently announced plans to build the Gonda Healthy Aging Westside Campus in Playa Vista, CA.  Further information regarding the Jewish Home can be found online at www.lajh.org or by calling (818) 757-4407.

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