Seniors

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Creative Aging Expands Offerings

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a new and expanded session of Creative Aging classes for the fall, beginning Sept. 5. Creative Aging is a national initiative based on studies showing that older adults live longer and better if they are actively involved in the Arts. The movement is aimed at fostering an understanding…

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Roberta Elliott: Embrace the refugee

As the daughter of a Jewish refugee, Roberta Elliott knows “the heart and soul of a stranger better than most.” Her father, Franz Engel, left Vienna at age 29 – five months after Hitler’s invasion in 1938. He went into hiding then spent two years in a French alien camp. He ended up working for…

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The Greenberg Gals are a “Committee of Two”

Two songbirds turned snowbirds have given new meaning to the term, “make it a double.”  Joyce Stern Greenberg, and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Greenberg; part-time residents of Sun City Grand and the Chicago area, performed “Committee of Two,” last winter in Arizona. A lighthearted musical, with script and song lyrics by Joyce, the cabaret features two…

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Adaptability key to moving on

Three years ago, my father-in-law, now 96, traded his bicycle for a recumbent trike. Freed from the fear of falling and breaking a hip or shoulder as he had seen friends do, he continued his cycling adventures. But the heavier cycle and different muscles needed to pedal made climbing hills a slow, tiring process. Concerned…

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Parkinson’s PWR!Moves at the JCC

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale has always offered exercise classes, but people might not know that they also offer a special program for those battling Parkinson’s disease. PWR!Moves and PWR!Circuit were introduced at the JCC in January 2016 by Lynn Staub, a certified personal trainer. PWR stands for Parkinson’s Wellness…

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Test your hearing health

May is Better Hearing Month and according to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. One in three people over the age of 60 has hearing loss and that statistic increases to one in two…

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Senior Directory

Andara Senior Lifestyle Community 11415 N. 114th St., Scottsdale 480-451-1800 • seniorlifestyle.com/andara A beautifully appointed independent and assisted living community that offers an active lifestyle, upgraded one and two bedroom apartments and great food. Our community is designed with residents’ needs in mind and is dedicated to providing the best quality amenities and services. Barton…

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