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The longevity revolution raises new and exciting challenges for us. There are new and interesting ideas evolving on how we can negotiate the passage
into life’s “third stage”.
In these posts we hope to present some of these new ideas and approaches to our own aging. They represent the thoughts of the writers and we hope that you find these “Thought Pieces” stimulating and personally meaningful.
Rabbi Edyth Held Mencher, LCSW Associate Director, URJ Department of Jewish Family Concerns Many people, perhaps all people, are experiencing heightened anxiety, insecurity
I was speaking with a friend the other day, whose father had died almost 6 months ago. The siblings were getting together this week and beginning the process of dividing
Contributed by Rabbi Peter H. Grumbacher Until the beginning of this year my mother-in-law was in pretty good shape for an 89 year-old woman. She bowled, played bridge and,
As a caregiver to an older adult, we sometimes get so caught up in the daily tasks of care that we forget the emotional ties that ties us to the individual themselves. Many
To be young at an old age, one must dare to begin again, always. (Buber) It is forbidden to be old, forbidden to renounce renewing oneself, to be satisfied with an
President Obama’s inauguration January 20th was a day that I could not have imagined as a young Jewish girl growing up in the Jim Crow New Orleans of the 1950’s. My
Contributed by Howard Silverman, MD MS The last session of the “Aging to Saging” workshop was winding down when I asked whether any participants would be interested in
I live in Southern California, where the seasons match those in the land of Israel. Therefore, my own moods and sense of time are often congruent with the Jewish
“Time heals all wounds” is a misleading phrase. It implies that when we are faced with pain, all we must do is wait and things will get better. These deceptive
By Jessica Strom Federman, CSA, Community Outreach and Education Manager Home Helpers Recently, a 77-year-old gentleman told me, “the golden years are tarnished ones.”
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