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Carole's Corner

Memories Revisited – For My Father

My father, Herbert Lee Axel, died on May 4, 2005. He was 88 years old. The last 8 years of his life were robbed by Alzheimer’s and he did not recognize me when I visited. [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

The Pr$ce of the Quality of Life?

I met an old lady with a gracious disposition and a lovely smile Who, sadly, lives inside her head Because she has no memory of anything Other than being born in Ireland and milking cows. [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Tissues in the Passover Aisle

  by Sharon A. Siegel My local food store was quiet. I purposely went there at an odd hour that I knew doesn’t attract throngs of shoppers. I took a deep cleansing breath, as my [Read more…]

Adam Greene 18 years old, grandson; Marvin Greene 38 years old, grandfather; Mike Greene 22 years old, grandson. Marvin died in 1962. Adam and Mike were Photoshopped into the picture in 2008, 46 years after Marvin died!
Baby Boomer Bubbe

Honoring My Parents on Their Yahrtzeit

My parents died when they were 38 years old. In a car accident. A drunk driver hit us head-on. I lived. I was 16. I have always been plagued about why I survived. It’s not [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging
Reflections on Aging

Guest Post from Rabbi John Rosove: As My Mother Disappears Before My Eyes

Editor’s Note: This blog post by Rabbi John Rosove is reposted from his blog with his permission. As my mother nears her 98th birthday in June, the dementia that has consumed her brain is taking [Read more…]

Radio Show

Nancy Alterman, Rowan University geriatric social worker, is guest on Boomer Generation Radio 7/30/2013

Nancy Alterman, LCSW, a geriatric social worker on the staff of the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan University, is this week’s guest on Rabbi Address’ “Boomer Generation Radio” program. Nancy is a [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

The World Shrinks

There are certain “set pieces,” or repetitive scripts that become a part of every Rabbi’s life. This comes under the heading of REALLY telling tales out of school. Each of us clergy-people brings a certain [Read more…]