Seniors

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Ask the Matchmaker

We asked some single seniors for questions they would like to ask Karen Stein of MyTopMatchmaker. Here are those questions and her responses. Is it realistic to expect chemistry on a first date? While it isn’t unrealistic, we still should manage our expectations. We establish words like “chemistry,” “spark,” “connection” or whatever word you use…

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Senior Caregiver/Provider Directory

Andara Senior Lifestyle Community 11415 N. 114th St., Scottsdale 480-451-1800 • seniorlifestyle.com/Andara Caregiver’s name: Bharti Mehta Bharti Mehta is poised and compassionate. She is a proactive decision maker who always considers the unique needs of our residents and the best long-term outcome. Most of all, Bharti is endeared by the Andara residents she cares for –…

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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 mid-October. Creative Aging (creativeaging.org) 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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Mahjong: good for the mind and spirit

Mahjong instructor Vicki Errigo Hunt has been playing the tile game for about 30 years. Six years ago she began teaching at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale. She teaches all levels of the game from beginners to intermediates – some people even take the same class twice. “Back when I…

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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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