Seniors

woman sitting in a chair on the beach with her hair blowing in the wind

How to Keep That Summer Feeling

Summer is a magic time for people of all ages: It brings back memories of freedom from homework and cold weather. It is a time...
A young LGBTQ woman comes out to her grandmother over cups of tea

How Elders Can Help Young LGBTQIA People

Grandparents and seniors are important role models in the lives of young people. They may share family traditions or memories of the past, teach life...
A graduate at commencement with grandparents

How to Help New Graduates Tackle the Challenges of Commencement

Every year, usually in May and June, young men and women participate in commencement exercises. The graduates are beginning a new chapter in their lives....
Bryn Mawr Hospital

Elderly Jewish Woman’s Death Shines Light on Elder Abuse, Neglect

Update (June 19): Alessandro Giribaldi of Giribaldi & Manaras P.C. is now named as representing Ellyn Gottlieb in her criminal docket. Original story: A criminal case...
An employee of the Jewish Federation’s Northeast NORC assists a Holocaust survivor in her kitchen

New Kavod Initiative Provides Emergency Funds for Holocaust Survivors

An estimated one of every three Holocaust survivors in the United States today lives at or near the poverty line. In Philadelphia, they will now...
Silhouette of elderly man walking with a walker near a window

Report Lists Several Underperforming Nursing Homes in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey

The nursing home industry was rocked June 3 when Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey released a previously unpublicized federal list of...

Ways to Make Happiness Your No. 1 Goal

It is not always easy to be happy — even though we live in a world where we are often told the contrary. Life has...
An old black and white photo of 8-year-old Ronnie Breslow and her mom

M.S. St. Louis Survivor Ronnie Breslow Is Still Fighting Anti-Semitism

  Holocaust survivor Ronnie Breslow, a Jewish woman who fled Germany as a child, is still fighting anti-Semitism and educating young people and the community...
Itka Zygmuntowicz looks at her memoir

Survivor Itka Zygmuntowicz Preserves Her Life Through Poetry

When Itka Zygmuntowicz reflects on her life — her imprisonment in Auschwitz-Birkenau, her postwar life in Sweden, her flourishing in the United States —...
Pam Rogow sits in her shop surrounded by typewriters

Pam Rogow Goes Retro with Mt. Airy Typewriter Shop

It seems that just about everyone who wanders into Pam Rogow’s shop has some sort of typewriter tale. The room, filled with 50 manual and...