Elderly Isolation

Elderly Isolation

Elderly Isolation  It’s Bad for Mom But Worse for Dad “We’re so worried about Dad.”  That’s how Karen began her email to me.  “He’s so lonely and my brother and I don’t know what to do.”  Karen’s father, Sid, lived alone in the condo he once shared with his beloved...
Aging Jewishly

Aging Jewishly

The Talmud’s Take on Aging Parents Aging Jewishly – What Our Traditions Teach Us about Growing Old 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...
Eldery Jews and Psychotherapy

Eldery Jews and Psychotherapy

“I’m Getting Help” Eldery Jews and Psychotherapy   “Hilda, you look fabulous,” Gemma remarked as Hilda, her oldest friend, made her way to the table in their favorite restaurant. “No kidding!” Polly agreed as she noticed the positive change in Hilda as well....
Yarmulke Game

Yarmulke Game

The Yarmulke Game Aging Jewishly – What Our Traditions Teach Us about Growing Old   “Jill and Josh – June 21, 1978”  “Chloe’s Bat Mitzvah 2007”  “Mazel Tov Sam and Zach 2016”  “ I just don’t know what to do with these,” said Charna as she lifted a handful of...