JGS Lifecare to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Ruth’s House Today

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of its Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence today, Sept. 19, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 780 Converse St., Longmeadow.

Ruth’s House was named after sisters-in-law Ruth Katz and Ruth Webber, who, together with their husbands, David Katz and Ralph Webber, committed a leadership gift in 1998 to make Ruth’s House a reality.

The Katz and Webber families were inspired by the potential of assisted living to enrich lives and the story of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible. In the story, Ruth pledges to care for her mother-in-law and speaks the famous biblical lines, “wherever you go, I will go; wherever you stay, I will stay.”

The story of Ruth is a story about human caring, deep devotion, and the compassion and commitment of a family member and a community to stand by the vulnerable and those in real need. This is also the story of Ruth’s House.

Over the past 25 years, the Katz and Webber families, through Margo Steinberg, Jane Shernow, and Jamie Polep, trustees of the Ruth K. and Ralph G. Webber Family Foundation, have remained steadfast supporters, always answering the call to support critical renovations. The Ruth’s House community is grateful for their ongoing commitment and support.

A program at 4 p.m. will include a dedication, candle lighting, and remarks about the future. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mary-Anne Schelb at mschelb@jgslifecare.org or (413) 935-1791.