Cherry Blossom PACE Celebrates National PACE Month

 Cherry Blossom PACE – a leading PACE provider in the Northern Virginia community – today recognizes National PACE Month, a time to celebrate the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), an innovative care model that allows seniors with long-term care needs to live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

PACE serves low-income individuals, aged 55 and older, who require a nursing home level of care but want to receive care outside of an institutional setting. Each participant is supported by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals and support staff. Participants also have access to a wide spectrum of integrated services, including personalized medical care, prescription drug assistance, transportation, social activities, and at-home services including nursing care and light housekeeping.

“At a time when older Americans are demanding to age in place while their health and personal care needs are increasing, seniors report high rates of social isolation and loneliness. To combat this national trend, the PACE program is more important than ever for Northern Virginia seniors and their caregivers,” said Racheli Schoenburg, MD, Medical Director, Cherry Blossom PACE.

A recent study of PACE family caregivers found that 97.5% of family caregivers would recommend PACE to someone in a similar situation.

“This National PACE Month, we thank PACE professionals for their dedication to the program and look forward to continuing to provide high-quality, personalized care to ensure all participants can meet their health care needs and continue living in the Northern Virginia community,” Dr. Schoenburg continued.

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The Cherry Orchard at North Coast Repertory Theatre

 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents The Cherry Orchard. Anton Chekhov’s beloved masterwork is a rich tapestry of the human condition woven into a humorous and haunting tale.

David Ellenstein directs Richard Baird,* Ted Barton,* Michael Louis Cusimano,* Amanda Evans,* Jackson Goldberg,* Sofia Jean Gomez,* Katie MacNichol,* Riley Osburn, Michael Raver,* James Thomas Snyder, James Sutorius,* Katie Tang,* John Tessmer, and Bruce Turk.* Christopher M. Williams* is the Stage Manager; Matt Fitzgerald is the Assistant Stage Manager. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Set Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting Design), Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design), Rachel Hengst (Props Design), and Evan Eason (Sound Design).

*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

The Cherry Orchard previews begin Wednesday, March 8. Opening Night on Saturday, March 11, at 8pm. It will play Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm with Sundays at 7pm through April 2. There will be a talkback with the director and actors on Friday, March 31. A performance has just been added on Wednesday, March 22, at 2pm. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews – $57 (including Friday preview at 2pm), Weeknights/Wed. & Sat. Matinees – $63; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $68; Sun Night – $60. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. Call 858-481-1055, or visit our website to purchase tickets.

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Cherry Secures $4M to Scale its Digital Business Network Connecting Dozens of Accounting and Payment Platforms

The digital business network has already automated over 100,000 digital invoice payments for hundreds of healthcare and real estate management companies

Brooklyn, New York – WEBWIRE

“We created Cherry after working in businesses that struggled to manage more than 500 vendor payments monthly that enabled errors, fraud, and scores of precious manual hours wasted. By creating a seamless invoicing and payment digitalized workflow.” – Moshe Teitelbaum Co-Founder and CEO of Cherry

Today Cherry emerged from stealth with $4 million in seed funding led by NFX to scale its digital business network that enables live tracking of invoices and payments while eliminating manual processes. The invisible network works behind the scenes and acts as a centralized clearinghouse that connects and synchronizes dozens of accounting software and payment applications. The funding will enable the startup to scale its team and onboard thousands of customers that are waiting to use its platform.

The Problem: Disconnected Systems and Manual Processes

Businesses today are still inundated with dozens of accounting and payment systems to manually process invoices and payments from vendors and customers. All these systems operate in a silo and require manual qualifiers, data entry, and for accounting teams to reconcile at the end of each month, or risk putting the business in financial and legal trouble

“We created Cherry after working in businesses that struggled to manage more than 500 vendor payments monthly that enabled errors, fraud, and scores of precious manual hours wasted,” explained Moshe Teitelbaum, Cherry’s co-founder and CEO. “By creating a seamless invoicing and payment digitalized workflow.”

Cherry’s Solution: A Network that Automates Payments for all Accounting Systems

Cherry’s solves this by acting as a centralized network that processes payments and automates the transfer of records. Its platform works with all banks and payment types (e.g. checks, ACH, EFT, bank wires, and credit and debit card payments), and is compatible with more than a dozen accounting applications including Quickbooks, Sage Intacct, Yardi, Netsuite, Workday, AppFolio, SAP, Acumatica, RentManeger, and others.

“Cherry’s digital payment platform ensures that no payment ever goes offline, bringing unmatched fraud prevention, control, and transparency on our payables.” Pre-Cherry, we had no way of knowing the status of a transaction without directly communicating with the other party. “With Cherry, we have clear visibility on every transaction, across all our companies, at every step of the way. Everything is always online,” said Naftali, CFO of Curis Services, managers of nearly 100 nursing home facilities.

Since launching in February 2022, the platform has processed more than 100,000 transactions worth $350 million. The company has seen early success with nursing homes, independent healthcare facilities, and real estate management firms due to their complicated management, compliance, and legal structures. Its platform is already being used in roughly 500 nursing homes and has a waitlist of hundreds of management companies representing thousands of healthcare facilities and property units.

“Payment networks are only as strong as the number of people and businesses they are compatible with,” explained James Currier, General Partner at NFX. “By enabling the seamless integration of dozens of different accounting and payment platforms, Cherry is truly creating a network effect that will make all these applications more useful.”

Companies and people interested in learning more about Cherry and its platform can learn more at:

About Cherry

Launched in February 2021, Cherry enables businesses to automate accounting and transaction processes. Its platform works with all major banks and payment types and is compatible with more than a dozen major accounting applications. The company’s network is already being used by hundreds of businesses and processed more than $365M transactions.

About NFX

NFX is a leading seed-stage venture firm based in San Francisco, CA, and Herzlia, Israel. Founded by entrepreneurs who built 10 companies with more than $10 billion in exits across multiple industries and regions, NFX is transforming how true innovators are funded. With expertise in platforms and network effects, NFX partners with the world’s best founders to solve problems – at scale – with the power of technology.


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Author Ruth Cherry Teaches Us To Open Our Hearts

San Luis Obispo, California – WEBWIRE

For those seeking to live a life of greater meaning and fulfillment, Ruth Cherry’s book, “Matters of the Heart,” offers a path to passion and creativity. When Good People are hurt, we say to ourselves, “Be quiet  Make other people comfortable.” When we are angry we say, “Don’t make waves.”  When we are needy, we say “Think of all the folks who really have it bad. Don’t be selfish.”  We have a silencing response for whatever voice arises within us.


An undeniable correlation exists between our choices to ignore aspects of our inner world and our outer world experiences. In her book, “Matters of the Heart,” Ruth states that “healing occurs when conflicts are resolved on an unconscious level.” And then she teaches readers how to know and work with their inner world subpersonalities to heal.


About “Matters of the Heart,” Fr. John Alexis-Vierek, a Psychosynthesis Therapist, a U.N. World Peace Delegate, and the author of “The Integration of the Shadow in the New Age” says: “This is a terrific self-help book! The presentation is practical, experiential, and immediately accessible, yet solidly grounded in gestalt, psychosynthesis and Jungian theory…case studies move readers directly into their own inner experience.”

Readers who are curious about the magic and mystery of their inner world will appreciate “Matters of the Heart.” All of Ruth’s books are available from her website,, from Amazon and from Bookside Press.