History of Tamarisk RI Assisted Living

Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island (JCS), a multi-faceted agency providing a variety of services to individuals and families, is the sponsoring organization of The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence. The Tamarisk tree has long been a symbol of hospitality dating back to biblical times in the land of Israel. Consistent with its quest to enrich the quality of life for older adults and their families, Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island, now JCS, chose Tamarisk as the name of its unique assisted living residence. It is in the spirit of this desert tree that Tamarisk is a symbol of Hospitality, making all who come here feel welcomed, comforted and protected.

JCS Mission

The mission of Jewish Collaborative Services is to sustain, nurture and strengthen the well-being of seniors, adults, children, and families and to ensure access to a full continuum of care through the life cycle, within the framework of Jewish tradition and values.

The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk RI Assisted Living Residence Mission

Tamarisk is a place that incorporates and respects Jewish traditions and that provides safety, security and support services so residents may live with maximum independence, dignity and choice. It offers opportunities to celebrate what residents cherish most, life. While Jewish customs and traditions are celebrated at Tamarisk, we welcome and respect seniors of all faiths.