Seniors

hands holding each other

What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

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By Bob Roth During the pandemic, we have collectively increased awareness of what the experts in their fields had on their radar all along. The...
From left: Kappa Guild members Wilma Samuelson, Sheila Mentz and Miriam Stern

Kappa Guild is built on lasting friendships

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While social distancing has tested many relationships, the members of Kappa Guild have had many occasions to build and maintain their friendships while staying...
Neal Bendesky running

‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

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By Shannon Levitt By the time Neal Bendesky had his bar mitzvah, he knew that as much as he loved sports, he was better suited...
Cantor Nancy Ginsberg in Oak Crest's sanctuary

At senior living community, Judaica donations enhance sanctuary space

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By Lisa Woolfson When Bonnie Plymack first arrived at Oak Crest about four years ago, the senior living community offered Shabbat dinners but not Shabbat...
Sami Steigmann

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

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By Heather Robinson On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse — the buzzy, audio-based, social-media...

Local grandmother, inspired by grandson’s first word, writes ‘Challah!’

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Inspired by her young grandson’s love of challah, Ellen Kahan Zager was spurred to write, illustrate and self-publish her children’s book, “Challah!” that could...

Fitness is key to healthy aging

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By Jonell Mertens As the saying goes, “Aging isn’t for the faint of heart,” but what can we do to make sure that our heart,...
Joan Yonina Miller

Park Heights resident pens book of lighthearted poetry

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While most are undoubtedly glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, with the pandemic still ongoing and much of the nation still in...
Gigi McKendrick

Gigi McKendric, artist and child of the Holocaust, on a lifetime of creation

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"You can call them ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,’” said artist Gigi McKendric, standing among several sculptures that ranged from completed faces and abstract figures...
Lisa Woolfson with sister and grandfather

Much of my grandfather’s life is classified but the rest is pretty special

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By Lisa Woolfson When my sister and I were little and we visited my grandpa, all we thought he did was play cards and watch...