Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza
The Edward I. & Freda Fleischman Residence/Louis C. & Edith B. Blumberg Plaza provides the finest in assisted living in an environment rich with tradition and culture. Older adults enjoy their own individual, private or shared suites, while offered a full array of daily social and recreational activities that promote engagement and quality of life. The Fleischman Residence, a Licensed Home for the Aged, provides assisted living supports that help older adults safely maintain their independence while enjoying life.
Located on the Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield, the Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza provides easy access to the amenities of the Jewish Community Center, including its art gallery, theatre, pool and recreational facilities. In addition, restaurants, markets, malls and other shopping and entertainment venues are nearby, with regularly scheduled out-trips available through the Fleischman concierge.
People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
- Comfortable suites, many with balconies, designed for comfort and convenience; private double and adjoining suites are available
- Telephone and cable TV access
- Each suite is equipped with 24 hour emergency call switches to ensure personal safety and security
- 3 delicious Kosher meals daily; daily snacks
- 24 hour nursing and personal care attendants; RN supervision of personal care staff
- Medication Administration
- Vital Sign Monitoring
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Supportive Home Health Care available (Medicare certified provider)
- Social work staff and support
- Weekly housekeeping with linen & towel service
- Marvin’s Bistro and Sharon’s Gift Shop
- Beauty and barber shop
- Respite stay and guest rooms available for short term stays
- Social lounges for residents provide recreational and leisure enjoyment
- 24 hour security
- Transportation available
- Music programming
- Art classes
- Group exercise
- Intergenerational programming
- Educational and cultural programming
- Memory boost programs
- Card Club, bingo, mahjong, rummicube and other games
- …and daily affection from our Fleischman Residence dog, Bella!
Whether living in Israel, New York City or Michigan, my family has always been a compass that points me home. I’ve been back in the Detroit area for over 12 years and couldn’t be happier. I am honored to be the Administrator at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza. It is an absolute privilege to work with our residents and families. It is my goal to honor our older adults daily and for my team and I to do everything we can to enhance their quality of life to the fullest. I believe my leadership background and my 20 plus years of Jewish communal work experience help guide and inspire me every day.
Teresa Pierson, RN
Director of Nursing
My name is Teresa Pierson the Director of Nursing. I graduated from Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. I have been a Registered Nurse for 18 years. Prior to that I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CENA) and a Paramedic. I have always loved working with older adults. It gives me such joy to see all the smiling faces here at Fleischman. I have been married for 25 years and have two children, a 22 year-old girl and a 20 year-old boy. My office is always open to the residents and their families to come and talk.
Resident Services Coordinator
I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and taught kindergarten for a few years thereafter. I then decided to continue my education in New York, where I obtained my master’s degree at Yeshiva University. From there, I relocated to Tampa, FL where I practiced social work for 20 years at a women’s hospital, and built my family. I now have two sons, Josh, 20, who is studying at Michigan State University, and Jake, 18, who is studying at the University of Arizona. I am very dedicated to my work, and our residents and am grateful to be part of such a supportive Jewish community.
I am Mary Saggau Blowers, Activities Coordinator at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza. I am lucky to be here – using my energy, enthusiasm and imagination working with, and for, the residents at Fleischman. I attended Michigan State and Washington University in St. Louis and am an audiologist by degree. I worked in that field for many years. While raising my five children, I began volunteering in different capacities with seniors in area retirement facilities and nursing homes. Being of service, hearing their stories and sharing laughs with them were experiences I greatly enjoyed. I began working in a senior community center in Grand Rapids and after moving to the Detroit area, I was fortunate to find a similar position at Jewish Senior Life.
Dining Room Manager
As Fleischman Dining Services Manager, I strive to provide the highest quality service and daily experience for our residents. After spending nearly 15 years in the restaurant industry prior to joining Jewish Senior Life in 2014, I feel my work ethic and knowledge of food quality and service has become a fresh and improved change to daily operations. I enjoy being a part of our residents’ life and their care. Knowing that I can make even a small difference in their comfort by helping provide a quality meal and respect from our dining room staff fills me with pride and satisfaction. We must always remember this is our residents’ home. I hold a BA in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University.
I’ve worked in the realm of health care for 19 years with 16 of those years at Henry Ford Health System. My work experiences range from pediatrics, geriatrics, community health, corporate Human Resources and much more. I graduated from Walsh College of Business and Accountancy with a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Health Services Administration. My goal is to foster positive relationships with residents and families while providing excellent service. My favorite past times are spending time with family and traveling.
I’ve been a JSL employee for nearly two years. Prior to working for Jewish Senior Life, I worked for a Fortune 500 company for over 16 years in the Marketing field. As Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza’s Admission Consultant, I work with the marketing department to ensure prospective residents, family members and agencies have the materials they need to make informed decisions regarding care. I provide personal tours of our building, which allow me the opportunity to connect with potential residents and their families. I look forward to meeting you at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza!
Frank Rydquist, III
My name is Frank Rydquist and I am responsible for environmental services. I have lived in southeast Michigan my whole life. My father was a building contractor and my mother was a public health nurse. I have over 40 years of experience building and maintaining commercial buildings like the Fleischman Residence. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University in Safety Engineering. I currently reside in the Rochester area with my wife of 34 years, two golden retrievers and two cats. My two sons are both engineers working and residing in the area in their respective fields.
Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Apartments & Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.
The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulating implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).
Compliance Coordinator: Michelle Buda 15000 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237 Phone 248-592-1101 TTY# 711
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