Press & Testimonials

The Reutlinger is in the news!

Read more about what people are saying about the people and events happening at The Reutlinger.

May 2015:  Carla Adamic joins The Reutlinger as Director of Marketing

April 2015:  Increasing beauty among the elderly

April 2015:  Elders Let Their Inner Artist Shine In Danville Exhibition

March 2015:  New Senior Art Show on Display in Danville

November 2014: Art is Alive and Well for the Residents of the Reutlinger – 14th Annual Exhibit Showcases Residents’ Art

The 14th Annual Exhibition of Art at The Reutlinger, located in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Danville, CA is currently on display. The exhibition reflects the work of the 70-, 80- and 90-year olds who participate in the facility’s award winning art program, which will celebrate its silver anniversary in September.

November 2014: Jay Zimmer Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living

The Board of Directors of The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living is pleased to announce the hiring of Jay Zimmer, MBA as the new CEO of the senior living community. The appointment comes at a time that RCJL will be undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, Renew Reutlinger. The Reutlinger is a five-star rated multi-level, faith-based, nonprofit senior care organization that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds, with an emphasis on Jewish values.

Seniors: Local seniors use sacred chanting to welcome Shabbat, June 2012

“That’s a directive Jeanette Gross has taken to heart, and repeats often, especially on Friday mornings. That’s when the Oakland resident convenes a sacred chant group at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, something she’s been doing for the past 11 years.”

Reutlinger buzzes as Jewish leaders hem and patch, June 2012

“Through the front entrance at Danville’s Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, past the spacious dining room, in a bright recreation room overlooking the front lawn, Claudia Felson is inspecting a pair of worn-out blue socks.”

Commended for caring

Rabbi Judah Dardik, Beth Jacob Congregation, Oakland, California

“I would like to commend (The Ruetlinger) for engaging in the sort of caring kindness and expression of traditional Jewish living that is so badly needed in our world. Over the years I have been deeply impressed with the opportunities offered to members of my congregation and their parents, the support as well as the chance to lead a stimulating life with artistic expression and kosher food, religious services and cultural activities.
But what went over the top was the recent attention paid to helping a religious elderly couple from my synagogue that survived the Holocaust. Janice Corran saw the opportunity for the Jewish community to do the right thing for people whom the world did not, and offer them a place that suited them for the autumn of their lives. Her actions epitomize what the community is all about”

Knowing Mom is well cared for and happy

Alexis M, Danville, California

My grandmother has lived at Reutlinger for over 5 years. She started in Assisted Living and is now in Skilled Nursing.

While I don’t wish a nursing home on anyone, Reutlinger is a great place, filled with loving, caring, attentive caretakers.

The facilities are beautiful and well maintained. It’s one of the few facilities that doesn’t have that horrible nursing home smell. The staff are amazing. We live right across the street so my daughters and I come over often. My daughters are young (4 and 2), so not the quietest of human beings.

The staff all know them by name, say hello to us. Help us set up things so we can eat dinner with GG (great grandma) or just hang out.

Whenever there are health issues, they are on it right away. Luckily, my mother is the one who has to be the decision maker and I get to live in ignorant bliss, but I know she is well cared for. She is happy and she gets to play mahjong!

I love my grandmother dearly. She has always been one of my best friends. Knowing that she is safe and cared for makes me very happy.

Without Worries

Susan A, San Francisco, California

Mom lived here for 3 years. She was 104 when she died. The care she received at this assisted living facility was excellent. There were lots of activities, stimulation and a great caring staff. The nursing care is great. Traditions, the secure care center for people who will wander, is fantastic. My mom could be here and I no longer had to worry as I did when she lived at home.