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At Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary the community’s safety is of paramount concern. We will be following the guidelines set forth by the Government with regards to social gatherings. Currently, Hamilton County has limited in-door gatherings to 25 people, who are masked and practice safe social-distancing protocols.  We are adhering to this policy.

Additionally, some clergy have indicated they will officiate at graveside services only, and limit attendance to immediate family.    We will update you with the  most current information we have at the arrangement conference, as this is a rapidly changing situation. 

We offer streaming services, at no additional charge, so that all extended family, friends and colleagues may share in this special memorial of your loved one.

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Coming Soon: Hooverwood Living is expanding its services to include hospice care! 

The Aaron-Ruben-Nelson (ARN) Hospice at Hooverwood is expected to open February 2022.

Hooverwood is a well-regarded, not-for-profit skilled nursing facility in Indianapolis, specializing in rehabilitation, dementia care, and adult day services. While upholding the values of Judaism, it welcomes residents and families of all faiths and backgrounds. Hooverwood is committed to building premier services for seniors on their campus and in the greater Indianapolis community.

“We are so thrilled to be able to launch this much-needed service to our community while partnering with Jennifer Nelson Williams to name this organization in honor of her family,” states Evan Lubline, CEO of Hooverwood Living.

Both Aaron-Ruben Nelson and Hooverwood Nursing Home have served the greater Indianapolis community with care, compassion, and the highest professional standard for decades. 

Jennifer Nelson Williams, President of Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home Inc. (a funeral home and cremation service that has been serving central Indiana since 1935) was delighted to get involved because her family has been an integral part of Hooverwood’s history for almost a century. 

Hooverwood was originally established as the Jewish Shelter House in 1902 and was the first licensed skilled nursing facility in Indiana. In 1929, Anna and Joseph Borinstein (Jennifer Nelson William’s great-great-grandparents) donated their family home to create the predecessor to Hooverwood, the Borinstein Home.

Hooverwood was later established at its present location in 1970 and soon after Jennifer Nelson William’s grandmother, Lucille Borinstein Cohen, founded the Hooverwood Guild. The Hooverwood Guild sets Hooverwood apart from other facilities because it fosters volunteerism and involvement. The current 700+ Guild members are integral in fundraising and also work in the gift shop and library, offer educational programs and help with games, activities and monthly birthday celebrations, among other things. 

Jennifer Nelson Williams has been involved with Hooverwood personally as a Board Member since 1993 and has previously served as Hooverwood Guild President. This naming opportunity arose as Jennifer commemorates the 2-year anniversary of her father, Max Nelson’s death. 

Max Nelson was the child of immigrant parents. From an early age he spent many long hours working in their family market, which helped shape his dream for a better life. In 1964, after ten years of apprenticeship and employment, Max was able to fulfill his dream and purchase the Aaron-Ruben funeral home, which was renamed the Aaron-Ruben-Nelson funeral home. In his 65 years as a funeral professional, Max touched the lives of thousands. Families will forever remember him as a kind, loving and compassionate man.

Jennifer stated, “My dad would be proud and honored to know that our company’s name is being linked with Hooverwood, a care center we know upholds itself to the same gold standard we do at the funeral home.”

“The board of directors saw the vision we were developing here at Hooverwood and decided it was time to bring this much-needed [hospice] service to the community. We can now help those within the walls of Hooverwood and the greater community at the most important time in someone’s life. We will support and stand by the family whenever they need us.” said Evan Lubline.

Hooverwood’s rich history, traditions, community involvement and commitment to person-centered care have led them to expand from skilled nursing to assisted living and now hospice care. Their commitment to serving Central Indiana by expanding services while maintaining the highest level of care is the same legacy Max Nelson hoped to inspire in his children and grandchildren, who inherited his values of kindness, love, and community. 

The Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Hospice at Hooverwood Living is a testament to the positive change and care we can grow in our communities when generations build upon each other’s dream of a better Indiana.

Coming Soon: Hooverwood Living is expanding its services to include hospice care! 

The Aaron-Ruben-Nelson (ARN) Hospice at Hooverwood is expected to open February 2022.

Hooverwood is a well-regarded, not-for-profit skilled nursing facility in Indianapolis, specializing in rehabilitation, dementia care, and adult day services. While upholding the values of Judaism, it welcomes residents and families of all faiths and backgrounds. Hooverwood is committed to building premier services for seniors on their campus and in the greater Indianapolis community.

“We are so thrilled to be able to launch this much-needed service to our community while partnering with Jennifer Nelson Williams to name this organization in honor of her family,” states Evan Lubline, CEO of Hooverwood Living.

Both Aaron-Ruben Nelson and Hooverwood Nursing Home have served the greater Indianapolis community with care, compassion, and the highest professional standard for decades. 

Jennifer Nelson Williams, President of Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home Inc. (a funeral home and cremation service that has been serving central Indiana since 1935) was delighted to get involved because her family has been an integral part of Hooverwood’s history for almost a century. 

Hooverwood was originally established as the Jewish Shelter House in 1902 and was the first licensed skilled nursing facility in Indiana. In 1929, Anna and Joseph Borinstein (Jennifer Nelson William’s great-great-grandparents) donated their family home to create the predecessor to Hooverwood, the Borinstein Home.

Hooverwood was later established at its present location in 1970 and soon after Jennifer Nelson William’s grandmother, Lucille Borinstein Cohen, founded the Hooverwood Guild. The Hooverwood Guild sets Hooverwood apart from other facilities because it fosters volunteerism and involvement. The current 700+ Guild members are integral in fundraising and also work in the gift shop and library, offer educational programs and help with games, activities and monthly birthday celebrations, among other things. 

Jennifer Nelson Williams has been involved with Hooverwood personally as a Board Member since 1993 and has previously served as Hooverwood Guild President. This naming opportunity arose as Jennifer commemorates the 2-year anniversary of her father, Max Nelson’s death. 

Max Nelson was the child of immigrant parents. From an early age he spent many long hours working in their family market, which helped shape his dream for a better life. In 1964, after ten years of apprenticeship and employment, Max was able to fulfill his dream and purchase the Aaron-Ruben funeral home, which was renamed the Aaron-Ruben-Nelson funeral home. In his 65 years as a funeral professional, Max touched the lives of thousands. Families will forever remember him as a kind, loving and compassionate man.

Jennifer stated, “My dad would be proud and honored to know that our company’s name is being linked with Hooverwood, a care center we know upholds itself to the same gold standard we do at the funeral home.”

“The board of directors saw the vision we were developing here at Hooverwood and decided it was time to bring this much-needed [hospice] service to the community. We can now help those within the walls of Hooverwood and the greater community at the most important time in someone’s life. We will support and stand by the family whenever they need us.” said Evan Lubline.

Hooverwood’s rich history, traditions, community involvement and commitment to person-centered care have led them to expand from skilled nursing to assisted living and now hospice care. Their commitment to serving Central Indiana by expanding services while maintaining the highest level of care is the same legacy Max Nelson hoped to inspire in his children and grandchildren, who inherited his values of kindness, love, and community. 

The Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Hospice at Hooverwood Living is a testament to the positive change and care we can grow in our communities when generations build upon each other’s dream of a better Indiana.


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