Aging Jewishly – Rabbi Barbara’s New Book

Aging Jewishly – Rabbi Barbara’s New Book

What our traditions tell us about growing old In 2009 I began a Jewish journey that led me to not only serve as rabbi to men and women in a Jewish retirement community but to live among the residents as well.  I viewed my apartment in the Independent Living wing of...
When Divorced Parents Age

When Divorced Parents Age

“When the telephone rang at 2:00 am I knew it had to be bad news… and it was,” says Kyle who, along with his older sister, shares the responsibility for caring for their aging parents. “My sister was out of town so I raced to the hospital to be with Mom. She lives...
Restaurants Getting Louder

Restaurants Getting Louder

Is It Me Or Are Restaurants Getting Louder? “No I don’t want to go there. And not there either! How about we forget the restaurant and just eat at home!”  Elaine just looked at her husband and shook her head. “Lenny, what’s wrong. Eating out was something we...
Destination Celebration Tips

Destination Celebration Tips

A Wedding in Europe – A Bar Mitzvah in the Caribbean Tips for Seniors on the Destination Family Simcha “Well I never thought I’d see the day,” exclaimed Eva to her senior living buddy, Gladys. “When did this happen? When did you start using a cane.?”  “That’s...