No Matter What, Don’t Put Me In One of Those Places!

I remember my mom looking at me with earnest eyes and telling me, in no uncertain terms, that in case something bad happened to her as she aged, she did not want to go in [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayigash: Children and Parents and Relationships

We come this coming Shabbat to one of the most powerful passages in our Torah. Genesis 45:3. The famine continues. Joseph’s brothers are brought before Joseph. After the trials and tests of the previous Torah [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

Light One Candle?

Shalom. This week, as many of us know–and as most children know–begins Hannukah. The spinning dreidels and the latkes help set the tone for the candle lighting. As you know, we add candles every night. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Mi-Keitz: A Famine…But Where?

The Torah portion this week, Mi-keitz, discusses the dream interpretation ability of Joseph that allows for his rise to a position of power in Egypt. We also confront a reunion of sorts (the great revelation [Read more…]

Guests on the December 9, 2014 Boomer Generation Radio show are, clockwise from lower left, Rev. Eric Hill of the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network; Janet Davis, and Linda Hnatow, regional directors of the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative
Radio Show

BGR 12/9/2014: Healthcare chaplaincy and the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative

On the December 9, 2014 BGR episode, Rabbi Address chats with Rev. Eric Hall, president and CEO of Healthcare Chaplaincy Network in New York. In the second half of the program, he speaks with Janet [Read more…]


If You’re Happy And You Know It………

The current issue of the Atlantic monthly (December 2014) has a fascinating article on mid life that has great bearing on Boomers. The article, by Jonathan Rauch, is called “The Real Roots of Midlife Crises”. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayeshev: Who or What Are You Seeking?

The Torah portion for this week contains the very famous story of Joseph and his many colored coat. Perhaps some of you saw the play! The text itself, however, contains a wealth of complex issues. [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 12/2/2014: End of life issues and palliative care discussed

On the December 2, 2014 Boomer Generation Radio program, Rabbi Address interviews Debra Dunn, a registered nurse who works as a volunteer with Compassion and Choices. Compassion & Choices is a nonprofit organization committed to [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

More aging boomers, but fewer doctors to care for them

By Jonathan Flacker, Emory University and Rebecca L Dillard, Emory University By 2030, the last of the Baby Boomer generation will have turned 65 years old, putting the population of “senior boomers” in the United [Read more…]