March 21, 2023

For Senior Nutrition, Every Bite Counts

Spring is planting season, so it’s fitting that March is dedicated to healthy eating. Fifty years ago, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designated this month as National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign invites everyone to explore how they can make informed food choices, develop healthful eating habits, and incorporate more physical activity into their … Read More

February 28, 2023

What Makes a Good Professional Caregiver?

February celebrates professional home health and hospice workers with National Caregivers Day. Each year, on the third Friday in February, we recognize the individuals who selflessly devote time, energy, and compassion to ensure our loved ones are comfortable, safe, and happy. At some point, most of us will need someone to help care for us. … Read More

February 28, 2023

Celebrating Centenarians at the Mary Schwartz Summit

This month at the Mary Schwartz Summit, we celebrated our residents who are 100, or turning 100, in 2023. We are blessed to have 8 residents over 100 years old living at the Mary Schwartz Summit. Here is some wisdom they had to share: How much has the world changed in the last 100 years? … Read More

February 10, 2023

Planned Giving at Kline Galland

Did you know that this organization exists because of an estate gift? Our founder, Caroline Kline Galland, was a true visionary who devoted much of her passion, energy, and considerable wealth to serving the most vulnerable in Seattle throughout her life. Before she passed away in 1905, Ms. Kline Galland included a provision in her … Read More

January 31, 2023

Mary Schwartz Summit residents celebrate 70 years of marriage

Note: This post includes information from The Seattle Times reporter Karen Ducey’s article: Celebrating the blessings of 70 years together Victor and Regina Amira met each other through friends at the movies. Victor, a local Seattleite, grew up in Seattle’s Central District – which was a Jewish neighborhood at the time. Regina, on the other … Read More

January 31, 2023

Exciting New Gifting Opportunity With a Lifetime of Financial Benefits

With the signing of the “Consolidated Appropriations Act” an exciting new provision of the Legacy IRA Act has officially gone into effect, allowing a donor to fund a charitable gift annuity with a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA. What does this mean for you? If you’re over 70 ½, you are now allowed to … Read More

January 31, 2023

Art Series Available at the Kline Galland Home

Acclaimed Seattle Jewish artist Nancy Current is the graphic artist behind “When a Poor Man…” hanging at the Kline Galland Home. The piece is part of the Charity series, consisting of six mixed media works. Nancy has saved the five remaining Tzedakah prints for the Kline Galland Home From the Artist: The Charity Series features … Read More

December 19, 2022

Thank you for helping turn a difficult year into a brilliant one

It’s been a challenging year for senior care facilities across the country. The entire industry is experiencing an historic era of workforce scarcity, forcing many skilled nursing units to lower their bed availabilities. However, that storyline is trending a lot more positive at Kline Galland, and it’s all thanks to our people. I am humbled … Read More

December 19, 2022

Try your hand at making rugelach!

The rugelach is a small, crescent-rolled pastry that is commonly filled with treats like nuts, chocolate, or jam. ‘Rugelach’ is a Yiddish word that translates to “little twists,” and the pastry’s origins are believed to trace back to 1683, around the same time the croissant was invented. Since then, it has become a favorite wherever … Read More