Seniors

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Dr. Robert Kravetz: A healer and historian

Housed in the hallway right outside the library at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix is a unique collection. The Robert Kravetz, MD Medical Museum consists of 15 cases of medical antiques that are just a part of Dr. Robert Kravetz’s enormous collection that began when he purchased a small toothpaste…

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Moments to remember

We invited a few residents of Sagewood, a senior adult community in Phoenix, to answer the following question: What moment in your history do you most vividly remember? Their responses, compiled by Contributing Editor Leni Reiss, all reflect thoughtful recollections of memorable life experiences. BUDDY STEIN When I was 12 years old and living with…

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Jewish Grandparents Network

  The Jewish Grandparents Network began in August 2017 when co-founders Lee M. Hendler and David Raphael realized the under-recognized role of grandparents and the complex dynamics of today’s “new Jewish family.” Lee serves as president and David as CEO. Lee worked for decades on her family’s charitable foundations and in leadership roles in many…

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Engaging and enriching virtual programs for older adults

  JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT The Center for Senior Enrichment, under the auspices of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, provides weekday free Zoom programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring music, movement, history, art and more during the month of May. For Mother’s Day, T.A. Burrows will be presenting a Mother’s Day…

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All aboard the Adventure Bus

Adventure Bus is Tucson Handmaker’s outreach program providing recreation and socialization for participants with mild to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia while offering respite to caregivers. Starting May 11, day sessions will be held inside once a week on Tuesdays until the fall session. In the fall, we hope to add…

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New JFCS Creative Aging Virtual Classes Start Soon

Creative Aging is a national movement aimed at fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expressions and quality of life for older adults. These participatory, fun classes stimulate the mind and body and provide an outlet for artistic expressions. Classes are offered by  Jewish Family & Children’s Service through Zoom.   Creative Aging…

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Handmaker senior care facility changes ownership

Photo: The Rubin AL Building at Handmaker in Tucson Carmen Duarte for Arizona Daily Star Handmaker, a senior community that offers independent and assisted living and skilled nursing, opened nearly 60 years ago thanks to a husband’s promise to his dying wife. Isador “Murf” Handmaker was one of the founders of the skilled nursing facility,…

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