Chair’s Message


I have been involved with the Simkin Center for the past 18 years.

I started out singing in our High Holiday Choir at the Sharon Home on Magnus Avenue and will happily continue to do so.

When my mother started living here in 2010, I was asked to be a committee member of the Quality Initiative Committee and said yes.  Over time, my father lived here as well, (my parents shared one of the 6 adjoining rooms) and I became a member of the Board in 2012.

When visiting my parents almost daily, I attended many of the daily programs and was a frequent Friday, Shabbat participant on Simkin 1 where my dad was “in charge” of the CD player.

Because I was around so much, I really have a connection to the place and also to many of the staff here.

I moved into the Board Chair position this past October then initiated the task to find a new CEO.  We struck a Search Committee and are pleased to welcome Laurie Cerqueti on January 14, 2019 who will lead us into a new chapter.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Irwin Corobow for his 5 years of dedication to the Simkin Centre.  I have learned so much from him and wish him and his wife, Rosalie, all the best in their new chapter.

Happy, Healthy 2019 to all,

Selma Gilfix, Chair
Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre