Pets and Seniors

Pets and Seniors

The Impact of Pet Ownership for Seniors Their names are Scruffy, Ruffy, Midnight and Puddin’Pie. Then there’s Tuvia, Tova, Sheina and Butch.  These are the names of dogs and cats – pets whose owners I’ve come to know and love over the years that I served as...
Bullies in Senior Living Communities

Bullies in Senior Living Communities

What Happens When Bullies Grow Up and Move to Senior Living  “I haven’t seen you in the dining room for ages,” Selma said as she rushed to greet her neighbor, Betty who lived on the on the same floor in their senior living complex. Betty wrung her hands and said,...
Married Priests

Married Priests

Could Married Priests and Women Priests Revive the Catholic Church? “I remember when I lived in Brooklyn, my best girlfriend was Catholic, says Helen C., now in her 90’s.  “When we walked to school we’d pass her church, St. Lucy’s. Sometimes we’d stop to say...
Aging Parents

Aging Parents

The Talmud’s Take on Aging Parents When I was about ten years old I knew enough Italian from my immigrant parents to understand the particulars of a heated argument.  That day my father, who was about 50 years old at the time, was having “words” with his father,...
Aging Holocaust Survivors

Aging Holocaust Survivors

As Holocaust Survivors Age – What We All Need To Know Sergio Della Pergola, child of the Holocaust, was born in Trieste, Italy in 1942.  He survived to become the leading demographic authority in the study of the Jewish population worldwide. An international...