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Sacred Aging

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 organizing future activities. Across the room, I could [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Time as a Healer: The Jewish Calendar as a Spiritual Path: Tevet

  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 calendar and its days of [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Time as a Healer: The Jewish Calendar as a Spiritual Path

“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 words soothe us with the [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Accepting Age, Finding Fulfillment

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.”  I was sad to hear him say that; although growing old [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Life Stages: Choices & Challenges

Contributed by Harriette Lowenstein, MA, LMFT In times past, we measured significant life events by the age most people experienced them.  Graduation, first job, marriage, first child, empty nest, retirement, widowhood and finally death.  All [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Carry That Weight: Helping the Sandwich Generation Lighten the Load

Drive the kids to school.  Head to work for a day full of meetings.  Use your lunch hour to take your mother to the doctor.  Pick your daughter up from field hockey practice, your son [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Some random statistics on caregiving

Thought: In these scenarios of caregiving which are now quite real and last, perhaps, for years…where is the sacred?  How can churches, synagogues, mosques, chaplaincy, religious institutions and communities provide a sense of support, caring, [Read more…]