Baltimore, MD -- CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, announced today that it will oversee the management and operation of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, beginning July 1.

This arrangement, approved by Myerberg’s Board of Directors, will enable CHAI to bring its extensive expertise in working with Northwest Baltimore’s aging population to the management of the Myerberg. CHAI currently owns and operates 16 Weinberg Senior Living facilities including Weinberg Woods, an active senior living community connected to Myerberg through a breezeway.

CHAI also offers programs that support aging-in-community, such as Northwest Neighbors Connecting, a self-sustaining village of members and volunteers that provide everything from transportation to social activities and a Senior Home Repair and Benefit Coordination programs.

“As our population ages, it’s essential to create strategic relationships to support older adults at every stage,” says Mitch Posner, executive director of CHAI. “Integrating the senior-focused, content-rich program at Myerberg with CHAI enhances the range of services for our community, in particular adults 55+.”

“Taking care of our growing senior population is one of the priorities for The Associated,” says Marc B. Terrill, president of The Associated, “and we are excited to stand behind CHAI’s commitment to taking over the operations of The Myerberg.”

Myerberg was established in 1976 in a storefront on Reisterstown Road. Twenty-five years ago it moved to its current location at 3101 Falstaff Road. The Myerberg offers wellness, art and humanities programs, classes and activities and features a state-of-the-art fitness center.  It currently boasts close to 1,200 members.

“We see this as an opportunity to broaden our scope of services,” says Gail Zuskin, executive director of Myerberg. “It will allow us to continue to offer the high-quality programming important to our community.” 

“We are looking forward to finding synergies among our programs that will enhance the opportunities for Northwest Baltimore’s older adults,” says Jeff Rosen, chair of the board of CHAI.

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Founded in 1983, Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI) engages in neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by effecting community development, enhancing and developing housing, and supporting aging-in-community.  CHAI invests in schools, homes and supportive services to make Northwest Baltimore a strong community for life. As an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, CHAI’s success has been supported by collaborations with other agencies of The Associated. CHAI also works closely with many public and private partners to fulfil our mission.