The Norma Jean and Edward Meer Apartments in West Bloomfield, Michigan, located on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus, consist of 198 one and two bedroom Independent Living apartments. For those who choose Meer, residents find more than a spacious and well-appointed apartment; they find a home and a community, where old friendships are rekindled and new friendships are made.
When you step into the entrance of the newly renovated Meer Apartments, you are embraced by the luxurious design that brings a sense of comfort and overall quality of living. Meer’s caring and professional staff provide a warm and safe environment, enriched by Jewish Senior Life’s signature programming that is second to none.
5 delicious Kosher dinners are served weekly in the magnificent Meer Dining Room by dedicated wait staff. Residents are able to choose from a wide variety of dinner menu options. The Krolik Café is also available for lunch. Residents can also enjoy the fabulous Meer Boutique and a full-service hair salon for men and women.
People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
Spacious, open floor plans; one and two bedrooms available
Private balconies and patios overlooking woodlands and ponds
5 Nutritious Kosher dinners weekly, with wait staff service
Medical Alert System with 24/7 monitoring
Resident Service Coordinators
Library with computers and WiFi internet access
Jcare personal in-home support services available, for additional fee
Supportive Home Health Care available (Medicare certified provider)
Wide variety of recreational, educational and social programs
Wellness Programs and Fitness Center at the new Farber Wellness Center, conveniently located on the 2nd floor
Boutique and Cafe
Transportation for shopping and social events
Guest Suite available for rent for your out-of-town guests
A pet-friendly community
Music and performing arts programming
Men’s woodworking group
Educational lectures and cultural programming
Card games, Bingo, Bridge, Mahjong, Rummikub and other games
Meer Choir and Readers’ Theatre
Marcia Mittelman, MA, LNHA Administrator
I have been an administrator in senior communities for the past 30 years. During my career, I served as Director of Education for the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter and lectured at conferences and universities. My passion for older adults began at the young age of 16 and that love for older adults continues to this day. My team and I take great pride in providing a warm and caring home-like environment for our residents.
Nancy Kaufman, COS, TCS
After teaching Special Education in inner-city Baltimore and San Diego, I returned home to Michigan to raise my children before joining the JSL team in 2012. My position as Assistant Administrator is rewarding and gratifying. The highlight of my day is meeting with residents and learning about them. I love the family atmosphere at Meer and feel privileged to be a part of their home.
Amanda Polk, LMSW
Resident Service Coordinator
I received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. I completed an internship at Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza and at Jewish Family Service Geriatric Case Management department. I love working with older adults and listening to the residents’ life experiences and accomplishments.
Leslie Richardson, LBSW
Resident Service Coordinator
I received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University. It was while I was working as the Director of Social Work in a skilled nursing facility that I realized how much I loved working with older adults. My work experience also includes hospice care, home care and community mental health. I volunteered as a support group facilitator and speaker’s bureau member for the Alzheimer’s Association. I joined the JSL family in 2015.
Prior to working with older adults, I was an elementary school teacher. Volunteering at Meer was the spark that ignited my interest in pursuing a career working with older adults. I worked part-time as an Activity Assistant at Fleischman Residence and then accepted the full-time Program Coordinator position at Meer. I love working with the residents and providing programs that enhance their quality of life.
Dining Service Manager
For the past 24 years, I have worked at various restaurants. My interest in working with older adults began six years ago. I was a cook and server at an assisted living and memory care facility. Four years ago I joined the JSL team. My heart and passion is food, service and older adults. I get a tremendous amount of joy talking to the residents, learning about the culture and cooking Kosher food.
For the past 30 years I did maintenance at various senior communities. I began working at the Prentis Apartments and was then promoted to Building Supervisor at Meer. In addition to maintaining a clean and well-run building, I also run a weekly men’s group. The Men’s Club enjoys doing woodworking, gardening and other special projects. They take great pride in their accomplishments.
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
If you are disabled and wish to request a reasonable accommodation or if you have difficulty understanding English, please request our assistance and we will ensure that you are provided with meaningful access based on your individual needs.
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