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Reflections on Aging

Common Challenges Faced by Family Caregivers Caring for Loved Ones Living with Dementia

Editor’s Note: This guest post was provided by Deborah S. Adler, Director of Member Relations, LeadingAge Maryland, a community of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients through continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, [Read more…]

Cornelia Biddle, left, and her ancestor, Nicholas Biddle, about whom she is writing a novel.
Radio Show

Author and historian Cornelia Biddle, guest for the hour on 11/29/16 Boomer Generation Radio

On the November 29, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio, the guest is Cornelia Biddle, author and descendant of Francis Martin Drexel, grandfather of Saint Katharine Drexel. She is currently writing about her ancestor Nicholas Biddle, president [Read more…]

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Blog

No Thanksgiving for “Premium Support”—Add Economics of Aging

I hope your Thanksgiving was quiet and filled with joy. It was not so quiet on the “economics of aging” front. Perhaps due to the fact that many were otherwise occupied, two news articles quietly [Read more…]

Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill -- Photographed July 24, 2011 by Shelly Lubetkin. Used by Permission.
D'vrei Torah

Chayei Sara: The Dignity of The “Zakein”

As this portion begins in Genesis 23, Sara dies. The Midrash is filled with explanations for her death coming immediately after the passage on the sacrifice/binding of Isaac. A broken heart perhaps? The negotiations regarding [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Getting to Be the Author of Your Life – Rabbi Thomas M. Alpert, Temple Etz Chaim, Franklin, MA

Yom Kippur Morning Sermon, September 23, 2015; 10 Tishrei 5776 Rabbi Thomas Alpert’s bio Little Aaron and his father were entering the synagogue to pray on Yom Kippur.  It was an old, large Temple, the [Read more…]

Pat Tadel, MSN, RN, left, and Andee Hochman are the guests on the 11/22/16 Boomer Generation Radio show.
Radio Show

Writer Anndee Hochman and Clinical Ethicist Pat Tadell on Boomer Generation Radio 11/22/16

Anndee Hochman, writer, teacher, and educator, is the first guest on the November 22, 2016 edition of Boomer Generation Radio. Pat Tadel, MSN, RN, a clinical ethicist from Gundersen Health in LaCrosse, WI, visits during [Read more…]

Blog

The “Caring” Conversation

It has been a busy few weeks. Two teaching weekends at congregations provided us with a lot of energy and great conversation. Many thanks to Isaiah in Fulton, MD and Sinai in Brookline, MA along [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rabbi Mark Howard Levin, author of “Praying the Bible” on the JSA Podcast

Rabbi Mark Howard Levin, founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, KS, is the guest on the November 18 Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast. Rabbi Levin is the author of Praying the Bible: Finding [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Va’yera: The Fear of The “Other”

One of the amazing realities of Torah is how many times a passage in a portion relates to the “here and now”. We come this week to one of the most powerful of our portions, [Read more…]

Radio Show

Traveling Historic Music Programs and National Forum on Spirituality and Aging – Boomer Generation Radio 11/15/16

The guests on the November 15, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio program are Dennis and Judy Cook, residents of the Kendal community in Oberlin, OH, who produce a traveling historical music program focusing on Civil War [Read more…]