Treating him like a rock star, the crowd mobbed 70-something Eshaghian, seeking an autograph or photo op during the May 20 launch party for his Persian-language memoir, \"A Follower of Culture.\"
After his wife died, the worker still came but less often, until global economic pressure forced the JDC to scale back operations for the \"least needy\" in the former Soviet Union. Six months ago, Zheleznyak began having to fend for himself.
Young Iranian American Jewish professionals discuss their involvement with a new mentoring program for teenagers in the community.
Four years after Shirley T.\'s husband died, the anniversary of his death was more painful than she could have anticipated. She spent the day before cooking the foods he loved and somehow navigated emotionally through the anniversary itself.
The connection between menopause and osteoporosis is well-documented. At the onset of menopause, following the decrease of estrogen in the body, the bone undergoes a yearly decline of bone mass density (BMD) of 2 percent to 3 percent a year in the first seven years following menopause. This leads to the development of osteoporosis, which affects 50 percent of postmenopausal women today.
But how does one find a new mission at age 50 or 60 or 80? A growing array of books, courses, programs and now Web sites exist to provide suggestions, and many of them offer valuable detailed guidance, worksheets and resources. Working your way through them all can be a chore. Here are five tools.
For most of his 92 years, artist Sam Fink has been obsessed with the pursuit of freedom and the beauty of language. Even though he is a painter, he calls language \"the highest form of art, higher even than painting and music.\"
Steve Kaplan had just finished sitting shiva for his mother when he was dealt another blow: He had been written out of her will.
An Israeli treatment that could alleviate discomfort for a quarter of women over 60 years old is currently undergoing clinical trials. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the hammock of muscles in the pelvic floor, caused by childbirth or simply due to aging. Endogun, a young high-tech start-up in Israel has identified the need, pinpointed the problem, and is providing a solution.
Kirk Douglas is not done yet, not by a long shot. Just out is his ninth book, \"Let\'s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning.\" It is a mix of reminiscences, anecdotes, tributes to Hollywood luminaries now faded or gone, a critique of America\'s present leadership and somber thoughts on the drug-induced suicide of Eric, the youngest of his four sons.
Two Israeli companies working on treatments for Parkinson\'s disease have been awarded grants by the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The first fashion show by the Shayna Punims, a Red Hat Society chapter based at Jewish Home for the Aging\'s (JHA) Eisenberg Village campus, gave former models an excuse to come out of retirement and provided nervous novices an opportunity to shine among their peers.
Even at 86 years old, Joe Weider gives you the sense he might have once been one of those Olympians. As he approaches the head of the table inside this wood-paneled room, Weider appears dapper and powerful, his muscular torso still filling out the gray pinstriped suit he wears with a starched white shirt and red power tie.
The elders in these scenarios do not have dementia. Most courts would find them competent. How then are they bamboozled into losing what has taken a lifetime to accumulate? These examples of financial abuse (a form of elder abuse) occurred because of an insidious process called undue influence.
\"My goal is to be able to support the community I live in and support the organizations that are working to protect the Copper River.... It supports wildlife and a human food resource, and it\'s something that I want to see preserved for generations into the future,\" Padawer said.
Although the voice at the other end of the phone is always that of a young person, the driving force behind Teen Line is Elaine Leader, a 79-year-old great-grandmother with a British accent and a propensity for hats and oversized costume jewelry.
Galia Albin is one grandmother who isn\'t spending afternoons knitting booties, baking cookies or changing diapers. Instead, she\'s running to television studios for tapings, representing Israel at international business forums and wielding influence on Israeli policymakers. She is one of the country\'s powerful women, and her mission is to influence and empower other women throughout the world.
Regardless of age or physical condition, intellectually curious seniors have many opportunities in the Los Angeles area to participate in an educational program that fits their needs in an enriching, stimulating and affordable environment.
Harry Schwartzbart proselytizes as hard as any Christian clergyman in this country. He makes about 2,000 phone calls a year. He speaks two or three...
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