Arleen Peltz has been an active board member and volunteer at Ovation Communities for almost 20 years. Arleen’s passion for helping others accelerated when her husband Walter became a resident of the Jewish Home. She began volunteering by visiting with other residents and sharing her warm, caring spirit and has been a fixture at Ovation Communities ever since.
In 2006, Arleen became chair of Hand in Hand — Ovation’s volunteer arm — and under her leadership the organization has grown to provide $25,000 in underwriting annually for innovative programs and technologies that directly benefit residents. She was also part of
the team that spearheaded a separate $250,000 medical equipment fund within the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.
In 2009, Arleen was elected chair of the Jewish Home, and in 2012 she became chair of the Foundation and oversaw the development of a new grant committee. As part of the Foundation board, she helped approve the development of Ovation’s research department. Today she serves on the boards of both the Jewish Home and Foundation, along with the investment and joint executive committees.
“I have always loved serving on the board, being surrounded by a group of exceptionally caring individuals who all share the same passion for the seniors in our community,” said Arleen. “As long as I have the health and strength to continue to do it, I will. It means a lot to me and is so personal, I can’t imagine walking away.”
In addition to her board work, Arleen continues to volunteer in many capacities across the organization. She is an integral part of several
committees, including resident services, pastoral care, properties/upkeep, research and medical ethics, and just took over buying for the gift shop. She is a member of Caring Partners.
In her spare time, Arleen enjoys reading — everything from heavy history to light romance — and spending time with her wonderful network of friends.