Seniors

‘Fairy Godmother of Bowling’ Survives COVID-19, Resets Pins

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“Someday I am going to hold my head high and proudly say I am a Jewish woman.” That’s what 80-year-old Elaine Brumberg, now known...

A Grandparents Guide to Smartphone Gaming

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BY ERIC SCHUCHT It’s day whatever in these uncertain times and you’re bored. You planned on spending the weekend with the grandkids at the shore...
Gene Hoffman

Gratz Alum Gene Hoffman Pursues Doctorate at 91

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Gene Hoffman’s academic career lends new meaning to the phrase “lifelong learning.”  After earning his master’s in Jewish studies from Gratz College in 2013, the...
Barbara and Bruce Zeiger

Longtime Couples Share Secrets of Sustaining Love

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Don’t go to bed angry. Be good friends. Have a sense of humor. Remember you’re on the same team. We’ve all heard this classic relationship...
Jewish Family and Children’s Service staff prepare food for clients and the Mitzvah Food Pantry with Drew Gold, kitchen manager and educator, in The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center’s Teaching Kitchen.

Jewish Agencies Work to Protect Philly Seniors From Coronavirus

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According to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s 2019 Community Portrait, there are almost 100,000 Jews over 65 in the Greater Philadelphia area, including...
Arlene and Carole Ginsburg peruse the racks

That Special Look Boutique Owner Figures Out the Good Life

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Carole Ginsburg, 62, has figured out the good life. Early this year, she closed That Special Look, a women’s boutique on Montgomery Avenue in Bala...
a stage with a drum set, microphones and lights

Dennis Wilen Reflects on His Career in Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Jon Takiff swears this story about Dennis Wilen is true. Takiff had just started as a writer for the Daily News in 1972, but Wilen,...
Lou Walinksy playing the piano

Pianist Overcomes Carpal Tunnel to Return to Doing What He Loves

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Artists instinctively eschew clichés, but Mt. Airy’s Lou Walinsky, 74, knows it’s really true that sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s...
Scot Ziskind in front of bottles of wine

Scot Ziskind, the Guy Behind the Dead Guys Wine Society

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There’s a disheveled and dusty warehouse in Pennsauken, New Jersey, that goes fairly unnoticed. Its beige-painted brick exterior is bland and unwelcoming. However, looks can...
woman meditating

Distress Tolerance Skills Useful for Crises

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Everyone has times in their life when it seems difficult or impossible to change or manage a situation. What is considered a crisis to...