Dear Lieberman Residents, Family, and Community Members,
It has been 3 months since I first shared the news that after more than 2 years of intensive study, CJE SeniorLife, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, made the determination that it was in the best interests of our community to find a new owner for the Lieberman Center. Since that time, we at CJE along with the potential new owners have been hard at work completing the necessary due diligence and negotiating the specific terms of the sale. My focus has been, and remains today, on striking a deal that preserves as much as we possibly can those aspects of the Lieberman Center that made it the choice of thousands of older adults and their families since the building opened in 1981. I am pleased to share with you that we have now reached an agreement with Cascade Capital/Legacy Healthcare, and expect to close the sale at the end of July.
Until the sale closes, CJE will continue to own and operate Lieberman, and the staff is there every day caring for you and your loved ones. We are very pleased with the response our staff and residents had to the COVID vaccination. We continue to review COVID-19 public health guidance for re-opening Lieberman for visitation. Families may schedule outdoor visits with residents and we have recently implemented communal dining for vaccinated residents, enabling our residents to interact with one another while enjoying their meal. We are as anxious as you are to return to the time when friends and family could freely visit with our residents. However, we must all remain focused on protecting staff and residents from new cases of COVID-19, and recognize that it remains a very fluid situation with new guidance and changing rules coming from public officials regularly.
I know you have many questions about the future of Lieberman. I remain committed to being as transparent as possible. Now that we have reached an agreement, we will soon hold another Town Hall Meeting, and look forward to the opportunity to introduce you to the leadership team from the buyers. They too are excited to meet all of you and share their exciting vision for this treasured community asset. Continue to watch your email or visit our website for more information as it becomes available.
For more information or with any questions, please contact us at LiebermanUpdate@cje.net.
In service to you,
President & CEO, CJE SeniorLife