Keyword: seniors
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As a lifelong Rhode Islander who works with seniors, I’m pretty familiar with what the golden years look like around here.  I know, for example, that in Providence, old friends … more
Anyone who gardens is happily familiar with the welcome sense of calm created by its rhythm, wholesomeness and simplicity. In a world of screens and meaningless “likes” on social … more
NEW YORK – It’s a bitterly cold winter morning in Brooklyn, but Brenda, a 101-year-old woman in a Jewish hospice facility suffering from severe short-term memory loss, has a special … more
As Passover approaches, I often get asked how families can best accommodate an aging loved one at the seder table. I’ve learned to read between the lines; different people mean different things … more
This is not my story. A woman told me the following story after a recent meeting. When she finished, I was taken with the very good side of humanity. Jeanette was the activities director at a … more
I believe in “aging up” – that is, seeing aging as an expanded opportunity to explore the things we enjoy and those on our “bucket lists.” Here are my seven steps … more
  Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island (JERI) is a program of the Jewish Seniors Agency that brings Jewish traditions, values and Yiddishkeit to our seniors who live in nursing homes and … more
In my book “Pathfinding,” I write, “Our heritage holds the key to the historical us, but it also helps define the present us and even the future us. Recognizing and understanding … more
Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a multi-part exploration of the fascinating story of mergers, moves, and changes the many Rhode Island synagogues undergo. The RIJHA archives contain … more
As women, we face ever-present challenges, both obvious and hidden. Having a supportive network is a key to survival. A proud mother of three young women, ranging in age from 23 to 33, I position … more
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