Seniors

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Israeli scientist working on Alzheimer’s vaccine

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease, affecting some 47 million people worldwide, for now remains an irreversible and fatal brain disorder. Taking a proactive approach, an Israeli brain researcher is developing a vaccine against this devastating disease. Most vaccines work by mounting an immune response toward…

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Golden age for aging

While researching stories for our Actively Senior section, I learned a lot of interesting facts about the aging face of America. It’s all good. Seniors today generally enjoy better physical health, financial comfort and respect. According to AARP, 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, and they can look forward to a healthy life ahead. Men…

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Minimize injuries from falls

PHOTO: Tara Atkinson leads a chair exercise class in one of the Greenhouses at the Harold Schnitzer Center for Living on Cedar Sinai Park Campus. At the  Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Tara leads a full range of classes from yoga sculpt to gentle yoga.   Practice makes perfect. But when you practice how to fall,…

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OJCF’s Endowment Book of Life grows

PHOTO: Group shot of all signers in front of Book of Life installation at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography   Just as the old man in Midrash plants a tree so that his grandchildren might eat its fruit, legacy donors today ensure that the seeds of Jewish programs and institutions grow…

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Online safety for seniors

By Emily Helwig   The internet has revolutionized the way we do just about everything. From buying groceries to talking to friends and family to finding out the latest news, the World Wide Web puts seemingly infinite possibilities right at our fingertips. However, along with all of the stuff we love about the internet, an…

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Author explores fortuitous happenings of life

PHOTO: Leon Gildin still uses the IBM Selectric typewriter he brought home when he closed his law firm in 1996 after practicing for more than 40 years. Author Leon Gildin, 89, enjoys discussing his new book, The Polski Trilogy, which begins with his award-winning fictionalized account of the real Hotel Polski, where many survivors of…

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