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Why Does My Age Matter?

I recently read an article about the popular show Sex in the City, which, as I am sure you recall, was about 4 women...

Connecting to My Immigrant Grandmother

My grandmother was formidable, strong, built to last. After surviving the trauma of Auschwitz, she moved to the United States only to become a...

Making the Best Care Decisions for Parents

While Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” may have said, “There’s no place like home,” the reality today is that our aging parents might...

Age 70 Is No Time to Slow Down

In “As You Like It,” Shakespeare has Jaques recite a famous monologue on the ages of man: a mewling, puking infant, whining schoolboy, amorous...

What Retirement Meant in Ancient Times

Sooner or later in life, nearly everyone needs to stop working for a salary. Yet retirement is a trauma for many. There is still much...

Living Life Fully — Even If You Don’t Make It to 120

The world is getting older — not just the cosmos, but the people in it. In the West, at least, younger people are reproducing less...

Changing Countries and Careers After 50

When Paul Serkin, now 59, made aliyah from Brooklyn in 2009, he hoped to continue his career as an IT health care expert. Serkin, who...

How Good Is a 60th Birthday?

Soon I will celebrate a milestone birthday and turn 60. For some reason, I seem to be obsessed with this birthday unlike any other...

The Oy of Turning 50

It is happening to me, and IF you are blessed to live long enough, it will happen to you, too. What is this blessing, you...

Celebrating the Wisdom of the Aged

When Sky Bergman began filming her 99-year-old Italian grandmother, Evelyn Riciutti, in 2012, she didn’t plan to make a documentary. She simply wanted to...

What Wisdom Do We Gain With Age?

Our society preaches that youth is something to be glorified. Just look at the advertisements we are flooded with. Ever see a middle-aged person...

As We Grow Older, Randomness Increases

This is a difficult time. Again we seem to be challenged by events that we didn’t plan for or expect. We have been dealt cards that...

DNA May Unlock Secrets of ‘SuperAgers’

Editor’s Note: Irving Kahn died at the age of 109. It helps that Irving Kahn is wealthy enough to have full-time attendants. Also, perhaps, that...

Why and How Elderly Are Our Obligation

In the Jewish tradition, there is a mitzvah from the Torah to honor the elderly. Rashi writes that this mitzvah applies not only to wise...

A Guide to Dating After 50

Paired-off couples aren’t hard to spot — you see them in airports, restaurants, museums and shops. If you are single and over 50, maybe...

Getting Care for Elderly Requires Planning Now

There’s nothing quite like confronting your mortality with some stark truths about aging, and that was Eldercare Consulting Group founder Justin Levi’s plan when...

Aging and the Meaning of Life

A friend of my ex-husband’s was in town for the holidays. She was someone I’d always liked, and my husband and I didn’t “divide...

Rabbi Finds His Calling as Hospital Chaplain

Rabbi Avi Navah will never forget his first day on the job as a chaplain at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, when he had to...

An Attitude of Gratitude

I lived my younger years with three anchors: to live in service, in adventure and in love. My service consisted of 60-plus years participating in...

Being Almost 100 Calls for 99 Cents Only Bash

When Cecile Petrak and her family planned her birthday party a few months ago, they thought about organizing a themed party around her age. Naturally,...

Shopping: Everything old is new

1. Bust open your box of vinyl and give the CROSLEY COLLEGIATE TURNTABLE ($149.95) a spin. This three-speed, vintage-style record player comes with a...

A plant-based diet can boost body and mind wellness

Over the decades, the baby boomer generation has found many ways to differentiate itself, from its role in the counterculture to the rise of...

A new generation of simple apps can make life easier at any age

When it comes to technology, some people who did not grow up with an iPhone next to their cribs may be intimidated by the...

Everybody has a tale to tell, and Ellie Kahn wants to hear and hand down as many as possible

Actor Jon Voight walked into Jerry’s Deli in Studio City on a recent afternoon and made a beeline for Ellie Kahn, a sprightly 68-year-old...

What is wise aging? It starts with staying engaged — And sometimes it takes a village

One of my favorite biblical verses is Psalm 118:5, “Min ha metzar Karati Ya; Anani b’merchav ya — From the narrow place I call...

Bubbe Rocky Morton found renewed purpose with the Malibu search & rescue team

In many ways, Roxanna “Rocky” Morton is much like other 60-something Jewish women. The Thousand Oaks resident is a doting grandmother to six grandchildren....

A ‘Not Famous’ life celebrated onstage

“I spent the early part of my life searching for fame, and I found the more meaningful things in life. So, it doesn’t matter that...

13 Jewish grandparent names that are due for a comeback

Media outlets often write about trending Jewish baby names, but what about more retro names that are due to come back in style? Parents-to-be may...

Can cannabis turn back the aging process?

As our brain ages, our cognitive abilities naturally decrease and it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things...

Wisdom of the aged offers hope to Clinton voters

“Estelle L. Schultz, who was born two years before women had the right to vote, marked her absentee ballot for the first female president,...

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