Publications & awards

Find out how to stay up to date with our initiatives and discover how these initiatives have been recognized.

The Foundation publishes Perspective twice a year as a way to acknowledge its incredible donors. The full-colour magazine keeps readers informed about developments within the Foundation and the Centre, maintaining a strong liaison between the Centre and the community at large. 

Geriatric healthcare woman receiving recognition for her dedication.

Perspective

Awards

The Foundation’s many projects have been recognized with awards for its innovation and creativity. Here are some of the awards we have received:

2019

Karen Flam, Director of the Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundations was the recipient of the 2019 Dr. Herbert Shore Award from the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS). This is the top award given by this North American Association. It is presented to the outstanding executive professional who best exemplifies the goals and ideals of AJAS and service to Jewish older adults. Congratulations on this well-deserved honour!

Karen Flam, Director of the Donald Berman Maimonides and Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Foundations was the recipient of the 2019
Smiling elderly woman wearing headphones and enjoying the music program of the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre

2017

Donald Berman Maimonides won the 2017 Innovation Award from Planetree – an international organization focused on resident-centred health care. DBM is being recognized for its innovative iPod program – where iPods are loaded with customized playlists for residents with advanced dementia. This project was inspired by the award-winning documentary Alive Inside. This is the second international award for this innovative program, coming on the heels of being recognized by the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) with its Jewish Programming Award. The initial cost of the iPods was funded through a generous donation by the iconic Montreal restaurant Wilensky’s.

2013

At the 2013 conference of the Association of Jewish Aging Services held in Los Angeles, Donald Berman Maimonides was presented with the AJAS Award for Jewish Programming in recognition of our Yom HaShoah Service.

Donald Berman Maimonides also won one of the top awards from Planetree International. The Centre was awarded the 2013 Spirit of Planetree program award in the category of Architecture-Small Project. The award recognizes the exceptional redesign of our 2nd floor dining room. The award was officially presented at the Planetree conference.

three elderly residents at a table playing cards with on of the healthcare support staff.
Foundation Director Karen Flam was the winner of the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) Professional of the Year Award for 2010.

2010

Foundation Director Karen Flam was the winner of the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) Professional of the Year Award for 2010. The award recognizes an individual who reflects the highest standards of professional knowledge and expertise, shows exceptional leadership, and is highly respected by staff, residents and families.