Seniors

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Nancy Kravetz: Not slowing down

“Arizona was a revelation to me,” says New England native Nancy Kravetz, describing her reaction the first time she saw “a palo verde tree, exotic cacti, the desert colors, sunsets and rock formations – the whole visual landscape.” She and her husband, Bob, a semi-retired gastroenterologist, and their three sons have lived in the Valley…

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Debora Bloom: Teaching Tai Chi at Temple

Performing slow, gentle, flowing movements, participants in Debora Bloom’s Tai Chi classes are immersed in an ancient Chinese modality that has been compared to “moving meditation.” Known for enhancing the body, mind and spirit, these weekly hour-and-a-half classes, held at Temple Beth Shalom in Chandler and are open to everyone of any age in the…

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Israeli company unveils revolutionary artificial cornea

By Nicky Blackburn, courtesy Israel21c An early-stage Israeli ophthalmic medical devices startup has developed a revolutionary artificial cornea implant that holds out hope to millions of blind and visually impaired people suffering from diseases of the cornea. The nanotech-based solution by CorNeat Vision of Ra’anana is a synthetic cornea that uses advanced cell technology to integrate…

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The Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale

Those looking for a distinctive design, unparalleled amenities and a superior level of service and friendly atmosphere need look no further than the Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale. Located in North Scottsdale, Maravilla features a sophisticated blend of Arizona comfort and style reflected in warm Spanish Colonial architecture coupled with resort-style services and amenities. Spacious courtyard…

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Holiday help for seniors

The Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Annual Holiday Program not only offers help for families in need, but it also assists seniors in the community. The seniors that will be helped by the program are all receiving services through JFCS. All of the services that JFCS provides seniors – whether it be counseling, case management,…

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Preventing trips, slips and falls

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Older adults who fear falling sometimes limit their activities and social engagements. That limited social engagement could then lead to depression, isolation…

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