Taking Care of Our Own

Introducing a new place for musicians and all entertainers to recorver after illness or surgery

Volume 118, No. 7July, 2018

The new Shubert Pavilion is part of the Actors Fund Home, which provides assisted living and other care for entertainers. Photos: Don Pearse Photographers, Inc.

There was palpable excitement at the Actors Fund Home last October when more than 100 guests celebrated the opening of their new wing: the Shubert Pavilion, which houses the Home’s subacute rehabilitation center for people recovering from illness or surgery. The Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey already includes a skilled nursing facility (an extended care wing for residents who are no longer able to live independently) and the assisted living community (for senior residents who may still be active but need daily special assistance). With the opening of the Shubert Pavilion, the Home can now meet the vital needs of even more members of the performing arts and entertainment communities – including Local 802 members.

The Shubert Pavilion’s spacious halls contain many floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a lovely patio garden area where residents and their guests can relax and enjoy the outdoors. The center houses 25 beds for people who are recovering from illness or surgery and 14 assisted living beds, all just steps away from a spacious dining room and lounges with a TV, books, puzzles and more activities to help entertain residents as they heal.

To provide the best recovery care, the facility includes a rehabilitation center with a fully equipped gym for physical, occupational and speech therapies. To prepare residents for a safe return to their private homes, this center contains a full kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities to help them get reacquainted with everyday household tasks.

“We salute Jordan Strohl, the Actors Fund Home’s administrator, and the outstanding staff in Englewood who offer loving care every day to our friends and colleagues in residence,” said Shubert Organization President Robert E. Wankel. The three-story Shubert Pavilion was made possible by a lead gift from the Shubert Organization, with major additional support from the Walt Disney Company and the Mackintosh Foundation.

In the months ahead, the Actors Fund Home will continue to grow with the construction of the Friedman Building. This will house a 20-bed memory care unit with seven assisted living beds, plus a memory care garden – thus adding even more specialized care options to the long-established memory care facilities that are currently available to residents at the Home. The Friedman Building will also contain a new medical suite, an arts studio and an additional dining room.

In 1902, the Actors Fund opened its first retirement home in Staten Island, New York; this then moved to Englewood, where it continues to expand its ability to care for performing arts and entertainment professionals. The Home is a gold standard for senior care and a recipient of both U.S. News and World Report’s coveted “Best Nursing Homes in America” designation as well as the highest rating of five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Located at 155-175 West Hudson Avenue in Englewood, the Home is conveniently located just a car, bus or train ride away from New York City. Learn more about The Shubert Pavilion and how it can help you or a family member – and take a virtual tour – by visiting, or calling (201) 871-8882.

To learn more about all that is offered at the Actors Fund Home plus resident eligibility, visit Spouses, domestic partners, parents, children and siblings are also eligible for admission based on the employment history of an eligible family member. The Home accepts Medicare for short-term rehabilitation, as well as Medicaid and private pay options for long-term care.