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Jewish Pavilion helps foster diversity


October 11, 2019

Deborah Loe

During a recent conversation with Deborah Loe, director of Lifestyles at Palmetto Landing in Winter Springs, Jewish Pavilion Program Director Susan Bernstein asked what aspect of her work is most rewarding. After 8 ½ years in this position she answered without hesitation saying that 110 percent of her gratification comes from the love of the residents in her care.

Loe shares the desire to learn something new each day and creates a positive perspective on life with her residents. She realizes that lifelong learning is good for the brain and offers many opportunities to stretch the muscle of the brain with a variety of activities. The Jewish Pavilion offers such learning experiences four times a year during the busy holiday season centering on Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover.

Loe stated that diversity is an integral part of her Palmetto Landing community and the Jewish Pavilion programs help foster this goal by inviting the entire population to the celebrations, thus enabling those of other religions to understand and appreciate Jewish customs, history and traditions and aids in furthering their horizons. Loe also stated that it is nice to see an acceptance of others in a world that seems to be more divided than ever before.


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