Bialystoker Nursing Home Closing; Rally Planned Today

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

The Bialystoker Nursing Home, a fixture of the Lower East Side community for eighty years, is set to close its doors in October.  Some employees are blaming Ira Meister, President of the Board of Directors. They allege that his real estate company recently purchased the empty building that Bialystoker had previously owned.

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[Photo Credit: Julia Manzerova]

Last-ditch efforts are now in the works to try and save the hospice center, including a rally planned for later this afternoon.  Below is all the information you need to know.

From the inbox:

What: After more than 80 years of serving the Lower East Side community, Bialystoker Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation has suddenly decided to close its doors coming this October 2011.  The reason for this Non-For-Profit Skilled Nursing Home closing appears to be misleading. A thorough investigation has been asked to be conducted on the President of the Board, Mr. Ira Meister, and the closure of the Home.  Apprehensive and outraged, the residents of the Home, family members, and community members are staging a coordinated protest rally in the investigation of the abrupt closure and the right to keep Bialystoker from closing and continue their acquisition to provide care for the sick and infirm of lower Manhattan.

Who: Residents of Bialystoker, resident family members, community members, and community leaders will be at the protest rally in favor of Bialystoker.  Media coverage, politicians, and the attorney general have also been contacted.

When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 –1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Bialystoker Nursing Home is located at 228 East Broadway.

The local police department 7th precinct will close part of the street and help to make this protest rally as safe as possible.

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