RiverSpring Living, the parent organization of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has welcomed former congressman Eliot Engel to its trustees board.
Jeffrey Mauer, the trustees chair, noted Engel’s support of Israel, and his many years backing the Palisade Avenue facility. Engel, however, noted a much more personal reason why he liked to be involved.
“RiverSpring Living is near and dear to my heart,” Engel said, in a release. “My mother received incredible care at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. I understand and appreciate the life-changing and life-saving work of the organization.”
Engel spent 32 years in Congress representing the northwest Bronx and parts of Westchester County. When he was defeated in a Democratic primary last year by Jamaal Bowman, Engel was chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
RiverSpring Living serves 18,000 older adults of all faiths through “compassionate care and vibrant community engagement.”
“Eliot has been fighting the good fight for over three decades,” Mauer said, in a release. “We are proud to have his insight, integrity and expertise as we continue to enhance and expand our programs and services for New York’s older adults.”
Engel taught in public schools until his first election to the Assembly in 1977.