Seniors

relatives of Fiet Aussen get lifted up by a crane

At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

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AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...
Semyon Reznik

Semyon Reznik’s Novel Battle Against Anti-Semitism

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By Rachel F. Goldberg On April 22, 1823, a 3-year-old boy named Fedor was found mutilated in a field outside the town of Velizh, in...

Inherited Trauma: When Tragedy Is Part of Your Family History

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Growing up, Harry Burstyn of Baltimore heard his father, a Holocaust survivor, scream in his sleep at night. Burstyn, 56, recalled how his grandmother would...
Mollee Kruger

Mollee Kruger: Reflection of a 20th-Century Woman

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Story and photo by Sonia Owchariw Poet and essayist Mollee Kruger’s 91st birthday was March 28. Named after her Aunt Molly, Kruger is known at...
Seniors at Myerberg (David Stuck)

Community Keeps Seniors Safe Amid COVID-19

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To help the most vulnerable members of the community, local organizations advise seniors to stay busy, call loved ones, and watch out for COVID-19...
Wendy Weil Weinberg

Where Are They Now? Jewish Baltimore’s Athletic Legends

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You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to take pride in athletes from the community. Just consider how intensely professional athletes train: They...

Does Meaning in Life Lead to Healthy Aging?

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Myerberg members share how health, purpose, and happiness correlate People who have found meaning in life are relatively happier and healthier — most often those...

Best of Jewish Baltimore, Part 2

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It’s no secret that Baltimore’s Jewish community has always had top-notch businesses, summer camps, education programs — you name it. So it should come...

Issues of Food Insecurity Growing Among Seniors

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A recent study conducted by the non-profit Feeding America, found that 5.5 million older adults are facing food insecurity. This means that they are...

Seniors Seek to Age in Place, Want Amenities, Say Experts

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When it’s time to start looking for a senior living community for your loved one, how can you make sure you’re choosing the right...