Seniors

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What’s Next?

On September 18, 2018, several hours before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, my father died. Surrounded by my mother, my daughter and me, he left this world well-loved, just three months shy of his 100th birthday. I had spoken previously with my kids about the inevitable – that their Grandpa’s death,…

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Risa Mallin: Making her mark

Photo: Caleb Keefer and Risa Mallin on camera filming for “Antiques Roadshow.” Risa Mallin is adding another jewel to her impressive crown of accomplishments. In January, she will appear on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” with a prized possession. But before the reveal, here is Risa’s back story: A Denver native, Risa was a welcome…

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JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is open to all

Did you know that there is a Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Center for Senior Enrichment located inside the newly-remodeled Palazzo, a full-continuing care community, in Central Phoenix? It’s true! Also, the JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is the only Jewish senior center in the Greater Phoenix area. The center offers a variety of programs…

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Senior living in Phoenix and Tucson

Across the United States, the number of seniors is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. With such a fast-growing population, it’s critical for our communities to address the needs and socio-economic conditions of the elderly. And for families trying to…

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Get Gardening!

Gardening is a pleasurable pastime for many. If you have not picked up the shovel in years, or want to start enjoying the great outdoors more, give gardening a try. There are also a host of health benefits associated with playing in the dirt. Boosts brain health.  The process of gardening involves numerous brain functions,…

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Making the most of the encore years

Photo: Mort Dubnow, left, and Mark Cohen New York Times columnist Frank Bruni recently wrote the following: “The hell of aging is limits.” Two longtime Valley physicians are dynamically and dramatically setting no limits to their retirement years. In fact, they are crafting new and challenging outlets for their energy, intellect and creativity. Mark Cohen,…

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Don’t Let Stroke Strike Twice

Not all strokes can be prevented, but making healthy lifestyle choices, like exercising, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure can help reduce your risk of another one. While there are about 7.2 million stroke survivors in the United States, people who have had…

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Local Nonprofit In Need of Volunteers to Help Seniors This Summer

Many isolated elders and homebound adults are without vital services such as transportation to doctor’s appointments and trips to the grocery store this summer. Currently, there are 74 homebound adults waiting to be matched with volunteers through Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. These free-of-charge services include help with grocery shopping, transportation to medical appointments,…

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Aging Advocate

Photo: (L to R) Sheldon (Noodles) Roth, chairman of the Board for Cypress Homecare Solutions; his wife Maddy Roth; his son Bob Roth, managing partner of Cypress Homecare Solutions; Susie Roth, coach of Cypress’ certified pet therapy dog; and Jessica Roth, Bob Roth’s daughter. Bob Roth shares his passionate about making life better for the…

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there is…

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