Community Briefs: Suzanne F. Scott Dies, State Rep. Solomon Helps With Vaccines, More

Suzanne F. Scott | Courtesy of the Scott family

Education Consultant Suzanne F. Scott Dies at 95
Suzanne F. Scott of Lafayette Hill, who established Academic Advisory Service and worked as an independent educational consultant for 30 years, died Feb. 20. She was 95.

Prior to founding her business, she worked for 11 years as director of admissions and staff psychologist at Wordsworth Academy. She also was a founding member of the Independent Education Consultant Association.

Scott was editor of the “Easy Does It Cookbook” published in 1963 by the National Council of Jewish Women’s Philadelphia section.

In her later years at The Hill at Whitemarsh, she helped create a thrift shop, where residents donated items to raise scholarship money for Hill staffers.

KleinLife Awarded $211K from Jewish Federation
KleinLife received a $210,775 grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Maimonides Fund for health and human service relief.

Jewish Federation Executive Vice President Melissa Greenberg said the money was a part of an overall grant program benefiting 13 local organizations and agencies throughout the area.

Jewish Federation raised $1 million that was matched with $500,000 from the Jewish Federations of North America. The money was disbursed to serve the most vulnerable members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community.

“We are truly grateful for the generosity of the donors to the Maimonides Fund who stepped up to ensure that individuals of all ages who have been deeply affected by the pandemic are receiving the assistance they need,” said Holly Nelson, who chairs Jewish Federation’s Emergency Response Committee.

Money granted through the Maimonides Fund will help deliver essential services to the vulnerable seniors KleinLife serves, including its home delivered meals program, virtual educational and cultural programs, social services and recreational programing.

March 8 vaccine clinic | Courtesy of state Rep. Jared Solomon

State Rep. Solomon Lines Up 250 Vaccines
State Rep. Jared Solomon connected more than 200 eligible individuals in Northeast Philadelphia with the COVID-19 vaccine on March 8.

Solomon said he worked with SunRay Drugs to secure 250 doses of the vaccine, which was then provided at Kinder Academy to people who qualified for Phase 1A or 1B of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 distribution plan, including seniors 75 or older.

“From frontline workers to our most vulnerable populations, like our seniors, the vaccine is a critical step in building real immunity to COVID-19, reopening the economy safely and moving us closer to the way life was before this health crisis,” Solomon said.


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