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Healthcare Discussion Guide

Download the latest version of the Jewish Sacred Aging Healthcare Discussion Guide here. This document will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back occasionally. Health Care Discussion Guide (Last updated 2017-06-23) – PDF [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Faith Groups Are Spreading the Word About Social Security

  By J. Jioni Palmer, Associate Commissioner for External Affairs, Social Security Administration August 2 kicked off Social Security Faith Week of Action. During this special week, faith-based organizations around the country held events, distributed [Read more…]

Bloomberg writer Bryan Gruley, left, and Dr. Jessica Israel are guests on this week's Boomer Generation Radio.
Radio Show

BGR 7/7/2015: David Friedman and Dr. Jessica Israel discuss Medicare costs, Bloomberg reporter Bryan Gruley on senior sexuality

On the July 7 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, Dr. Jessica Israel, a gerontologist with Barnabas Health’s Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ joins David Friedman, who served as marketing director and CEO of [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Nation’s sickest seniors reshape health care – Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press reported last week that the nation’s sickest seniors “account for more than 41% of the $324 billion spent on traditional Medicare.” This is having an important influence on how healthcare is [Read more…]

Charles Ornstein with his mother Harriet Ornstein on his wedding day, weeks after she was mugged in a parking lot and knocked to the pavement with a broken nose. (Randall Stewart, Photo courtesy of Charles Ornstein)
Care-Giving Concerns

How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Feb. 28, 2013, 8:59 a.m. This story was co-published with The Washington Post. My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Finally: A Breakthrough On Funding For Alzheimer’s Research

There may be good news on the horizon for present and future Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The United States government has taken the first step toward the provision of more federal research money with [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Important New York Times article about long-term care planning

A hat-tip to Rabbi Jennifer Gertman for pointing out this New York Times article, “Ignore Long-Term Care Planning at Your Peril,” by Ron Lieber. The costs of long-term care can be frightening, and insurance bought [Read more…]