About the Auxiliary

Founded in 1927, The Cedars Auxiliary is a group of dynamic women and men dedicated to the residents of  The Skilled Care Center and The Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center at The Cedars.

Our first members collected a nickel a week to build The Jewish Home for Aged on Portland’s Munjoy Hill. Today, Auxiliary fundraising and volunteer efforts support therapeutic and recreational programs in skilled nursing care and in our rehabilitation center that allow our elders to live as independently as possible while receiving the highest standard of care.

Our fundraising efforts directly support:

  • Equipment for the Hoffman Center and the Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center
    The Auxiliary has raised funds to purchase new beds, a state-of-the-art transportation van, an ultrasound bladder scanner for the Hoffman Center, and various gym equipment for the Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center. These are items that are needed but fall outside the regular budget.
  • Capital Campaign Funding
    The Auxiliary always supports The Cedars’ various campaigns, most recently for the Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center.
  • Religious Programming
    Auxiliary funds celebrate holidays of all faiths with joyous, meaningful services facilitated by local clergy and volunteers.
  • Holiday Party
    Auxiliary efforts bring warmth and cheer to this festive afternoon. We shop for gifts, decorate the dining room and deliver presents.
  • Mother’s Day Tea
    Our most popular event for residents honors the mothers in The Cedars care. We serve tea and scrumptious desserts and make a special memento for each resident.
  • Father’s Day Party
    We celebrate fathers at The Cedars by serving pizza, helping to make ice cream sundaes and presenting each lucky father with a special gift.

Funds for these wonderful activities are raised through events and fundraisers.