Atlanta-based Morrison Living named Tracy Blazer its new national liaison for Jewish communities. Morrison Living told the AJT this is a unique role in senior living contract foodservice.
Blazer will guide, assist and support Morrison Living Jewish community partners across the country to ensure they enhance the Jewish cultural experience for residents involving food. For instance, shifting from being kosher to kosher-style. Jewish culture and its perpetuation has become even more important to residents, Morrison Living reported.
Blazer has been a regional director of operations for Morrison for 21 years. and recently was promoted to regional vice president in the West. She is married to a rabbi and was raised in a kosher home. She was recently promoted to regional vice president in the West division. Beginning her career as a dietitian, Blazer has been with parent company Compass Group for more than 25 years in a variety of roles.
For Passover, Morrison Living offered a 12-page guide that has been used as a teaching tool for team members so they can learn more about the holiday, how to honor it and creatively celebrate it in our communities. Morrison has provided communities with more resources to help support residents in their faith and to celebrate key Jewish holidays.
The new liaison role exemplifies the need to offer faith-based opportunities for seniors to follow their faith in their new home. It shows Morrison’s commitment to bringing cultural responsiveness to Jewish residents and their ability to celebrate heritage, holidays and history, Morrison reported.