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THE CRISIS THAT WASN’T

THE CRISIS THAT WASN’T. By Jo Strausz Rosen Fleischman Residence and Hechtman Staff got creative quickly when we received the 

CPR CERTIFIED

CPR CERTIFIED By Jo Strausz Rosen Imagine you’re at a family dinner and one of your relatives suddenly stops breathing. 

HARVESTING ELDERHOOD

HARVESTING ELDERHOOD By Jo Strausz Rosen Richard Alpert aka Ram Dass, born in 1931, was a beloved spiritual author and 

7 Ways Senior Communities Promote Health & Wellness

7 Ways Senior Communities Promote Health & Wellness As people age, their mental and physical performance and capabilities tend to 

THE MESSENGERS

THE MESSENGERS By Jo Strausz Rosen The Hebrew word for angel is Malach, meaning messenger: one who is sent. When 

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES By Jo Strausz Rosen When I was a child, I used to spend rainy days sitting on the 

TELL YOUR STORIES

TELL YOUR STORIES By Jo Strausz Rosen As we approach the close of 2022, our thoughts turn to our parents, 

KVELLING

KVELLING By Jo Strausz Rosen It’s time to Kvell about JSL! There are many 80+ year old menschen in our 

The Benefits of Lifelong Learning in Older Adults

The Benefits of Lifelong Learning in Older Adults Seniors occasionally need help learning new things. The National Institute On Aging’s 

Be The Light

Be The Light By Jo Strausz Rosen As December 2022 draws to a close, we are so grateful to each 

TWO JSL Features In This Week’s Jewish News

This Week’s Jewish News Features TWO JSL Stories: Lives Well Lived Fashion Show and Janet Antin: A Life In Service 

Philanthropy, Extra Foam: New JSL Coffee House

Philanthropy, Extra Foam: New JSL Coffee House By Jo Strausz Rosen Jewish Senior Life celebrated the grand opening of the 

Hanukkah Gift Ideas

Hanukkah Gift Ideas Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day Jewish celebration. It marks the miraculous victory of the Maccabees, Jewish 

As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets By Jo Strausz Rosen I want to take a moment this week to give a 

Gifts For Grandchildren: Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Grandchildren: Holiday Gift Guide Holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate special occasions with our loved ones, and 

Count Your Chickens

Count Your Chickens By Jo Strausz Rosen One of my favorite stories is about Sarah, an aging, newly widowed mother, 

Heart Healthy Foods For Seniors

Heart Healthy Foods For Seniors According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease kills more people 

The Brown Center Arts Programs

The Brown Center Arts Programs By Jo Strausz Rosen Weekly art classes at The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish Community 

The Magic of Friendly Visits

The Magic of Friendly Visits By Jo Strausz Rosen Recently on a particularly gorgeous fall day, I took a walk 

Raising Awareness About Aging And Ageism

Raising Awareness About Aging And Ageism By Jo Strausz Rosen I just reread, This Chair Rocks – A Manifesto Against 

Blessings

Blessings By Jo Strausz Rosen Sometimes my brain gets overwhelmed by thinking big and overloads with all the “stuff” of 

Kitchen Table Wisdom

Kitchen Table Wisdom By Jo Strausz Rosen Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is a clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine 

The Bustling Brown Center

The Bustling Brown Center By Jo Strausz Rosen Activities during the Jewish Holidays at The Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish 

Be Extraordinary

Be Extraordinary By Jo Strausz Rosen At 101, Fashionista, Iris Apfel has lived her life out loud. She maintains unique 

Sukkot 5783

SUKKOT 5783 By Jo Strausz Rosen Modern readers will find very few pages on Sukkot in The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. 

Yom Kippur 5783

Yom Kippur 5783 By Jo Strausz Rosen Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, is considered the most important holiday of 

Shanah Tovah Umetukah!

Shanah Tovah Umetukah! By Jo Strausz Rosen As the Days of Awe approach, I find myself reminiscing, as I do 

The Brown Memory Care Pavilion

The Brown Memory Care Pavilion By Jo Strausz Rosen Located on the third floor of the Fleischman Residence, the Dorothy 

Why I Love This Place

Why I Love This Place By Beth Robinson   It was a busy day. They’re all busy at JSL, which 

Preparing For The Holiday

  Preparing For The Holiday By Jo Strausz Rosen In preparation for the New Year, 5783, I wish to reaffirm 

Living With Dementia

  Living With Dementia By Jo Strausz Rosen Are you or a family member living with dementia? What can the 

Flashback Friday – Here’s to Life

Here’s to Life This Flashback Friday is from a June 2017 JN feature on our CEO, Nancy Heinrich. by Vivian 

Signals

Signals By Jo Strausz Rosen John Stewart, singer, and songwriter with the famed Kingston Trio, once told Roseanne Cash, “We’re 

11 Signs It Might Be Time For Assisted Living

11 Signs It Might Be Time For Assisted Living For many, a discussion about transitioning a loved one to an 

At The Hop

At The Hop By Jo Strausz Rosen Thanks to a special donation from Andrew Mac of AMAC Pharmacy Services, the 

Social Isolation

Social Isolation By Jo Strausz Rosen A recent study led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego points 

What Drives You?

WHAT DRIVES YOU? By Jo Strausz Rosen Do you ever reminisce about childhood road trips with your family? My life 

Intuition

Intuition By Jo Strausz Rosen Sometimes, people choose a new and better path by following their intuition. Maybe you follow 

Make The Plan

Make The Plan By Jo Strausz Rosen I’m staying focused in the present but find myself thinking about the future. 

Inhale… Exhale…

Inhale… Exhale… By Jo Strausz Rosen We teach our residents at Jewish Senior Life that when our mind is elsewhere 

Happily, Ever After

  Happily, Ever After By Jo Strausz Rosen Sometimes when I remember my father, I think about how he painstakingly 

Independence Day

Independence Day By Jo Strausz Rosen When I was growing up, the 4th of July meant Summer was in full 

The Mensch in the Pink Stetson

The Mensch in the Pink Stetson By Jo Strausz Rosen Today is bittersweet because we say “Adios” to one of 

Sorting Through Confusion

Sorting Through Confusion By Jo Strausz Rosen How many times have we said aloud, “Oh no, not again,” as we 

The Gift of Your Story

The Gift of Your Story By Jo Strausz Rosen I’ve been thinking about the different ways in which we can 

Comfort

Comfort By Jo Strausz Rosen Another horrible day in the life of America captured repeatedly in the news. We are 

Bubbies and Zaidies

Bubbies and Zaidies By Jo Strausz Rosen   GRANDMOTHER by Kate Duignan When I was five you taught me how 

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Paraskevidekatriaphobia By Jo Strausz Rosen On Friday the 13th some people find themselves worrying. They avoid flying, crossing paths with a 

Happiness

Happiness By Jo Strausz Rosen Dr. Betsy Stone, PhD, felt waves of joy and pleasure being with people in a 

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy By Jo Strausz Rosen The ability to travel around town, going wherever we want – whenever we 

Small Kindness

Small Kindness By Jo Strausz Rosen In his book, The Path to Kindness, James Crews, also editor of How to 

Mah Nishtanah

Mah Nishtanah By Jo Strausz Rosen Why is this night of Passover different from last year’s? For those of us 

Rituals

  Rituals By Jo Strausz Rosen What are the rituals we create to commemorate the important milestones in our lives? 

Eldering… Becoming The Sage

Eldering… Becoming The Sage By Jo Strausz Rosen Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomie taught, “When we refer to someone as a “senior” 

Age-ing and Sage-ing

Age-ing and Sage-ing By Jo Strausz Rosen Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was approaching his 60th birthday.  The realization came to him 

Powerful Purim

Coville residents Natalie and Marvin with their decorated Purim masks!   Powerful Purim By Jo Strausz Rosen Thursday, all the 

How We Heal

How We Heal By Jo Strausz Rosen In the 4th installment in a series on trauma, Dr. Betsy Stone reveals 

The JSL Difference

The JSL Difference By Jo Strausz Rosen Our sister agency 2Life Communities in Boston shares the following and we couldn’t 

Life Force

Life Force By Jo Strausz Rosen How many of us feel motivated to make changes after we read life affirming 

Concerns About Aging

  Concerns About Aging As 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, the demographics of America are changing. This expanding 

Honoree & Student Introductions

Honoree & Student Introductions – Eight Over Eighty 2022 By Jo Strausz Rosen Yesterday JSL introduced the eight over eighty 

Post Traumatic Growth

Post Traumatic Growth By Jo Strausz Rosen This week JSL staff attended Therapy Session #2 with Betsy Stone, PhD. She 

Grandparents In Waiting

  Grandparents In Waiting By Jo Strausz Rosen For those of us whose grandparents are no longer here, missing them, 

Trauma, Peace and Jewish Spirituality

Trauma, Peace and Jewish Spirituality By Jo Strausz Rosen This week JSL staff participated in the first of a 3-part 

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention By Jo Strausz Rosen Every second of every day an older adult falls. Tracey Proghovnick, Director of Residential 

Family Memories

Family Memories By Jo Strausz Rosen Gather your loved ones around and consider exchanging answers to questions that define who 

Eat To Live In 2022

By Jo Strausz Rosen We can make some important changes during these COVID years to flush out depression, anger, and 

Tech Helping Residents Stay Connected

Tech Helping Residents Stay Connected Residents at Fleischman Residence, Memory Care and Coville Assisted Living can access entertainment with the 

JSL – Live, With Us.

  Since 1907, Jewish Senior Life has been fostering vibrant communities for our residents. No matter which of our many 

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