Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture

Learning About Dementia

On Thursday, October 19, 2018, we held a spectacular event to educate our community about Loss Relating to Dementia in partnership with Riverside Community Hospital.

At this event, caregivers, loved ones, and those looking for more information were treated to a wonderful meal provided by Riverside Community Hospital and a presentation by Jill Johnson-Young, CEO of Central Counseling Services. Additionally, our attendees were able to visit various booths to learn more about resources available in our community. It was an incredible and informative night.

A BIG thank you to our partners at Riverside Community Hospital and to our wonderful speaker, Jill Johnson-Young from Central Counseling Services.

As well, thank you to our sponsors: Riverside Medical Clinic, The Gardens of Riverside, Raincross at Riverside, AccentCare Inc., Right at Home, and Home Instead Senior Care. And, thank you to our exhibitors: Riverside County Office On Aging, Riverside Meals On Wheels, Inc., Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, Inland Caregiver Resource Center, and AMR Riverside County

About the Lecture

Named for one of the 19 founding physicians of the Foundation, the Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture is held each fall. Over the past several decades, lecture topics have covered numerous health issues. Lectures are complimentary and open to the public.  

Dr. Joseph’s Biography

Dr. Robert H. Joseph, to whom this lecture is dedicated, was one of 19 physicians who, in 1984, created the Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation and endowed it with ownership of the original clinic building and property at the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Arlington Avenue campus.

 Dr. Joseph was an ophthalmologist whose entire 25 years of practice were served at the Riverside Medical Clinic.  A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Joseph was a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine where he received his medical degree in 1954.  Following two years of medical service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to the University of Michigan Hospitals for his residency in ophthalmology and then joined the Riverside Medical Clinic.

One year after the Foundation was created, Dr. Joseph died of cancer at the young age of 56.  In his will he had established a charitable remainder trust for his wife, which stipulated that the trust assets were to be turned over to the Foundation in the event of her death.  Tragically, Mrs. Joseph passed away just six months following the death of her husband. 

As a permanent tribute to Dr. Joseph, the Foundation established the annual Dr. Robert H. Joseph Memorial Lecture.  RMC Charitable Foundation is very pleased to have the support of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph’s children, Janet Fell, Kathy Patton, Libby Jaehnig and Bob Joseph, Jr., for this yearly lecture.