Seniors

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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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Advice from the past: Relax

A high school teacher for 38 years, David Greene taught kids that history is a series of slices of time lived by people – not just a series of dates, events and leaders. As the author of He Could Make Words Sing, he shares the stories of his father-in-law, Harry Greissman, and his journey through…

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Cedar Sinai Park celebrates all things new

PHOTO: Rose Schnitzer Manor residents and friends toast the 20th anniversary celebration of Cedar Sinai Park’s assisted living complex last month. During the “Homecoming” celebration in May, visitors will be able to explore the refurbished RSM, as well as the recently completed Harold Schnitzer Center for Living and renovated Robison Health & Rehabilitation Center.  …

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Octogenarian’s art reflects colorful life

PHOTO: Boris Uan-Zo-li, his wife, Sventlana, and his son, Alexander, around their kitchen table in front of a wall full of paintings by Boris. Photo by Polina Olsen   Boris Uan-Zo-li’s artwork reflects his fascinating life. Big, bold, varied and colorful, his paintings cover the walls of his Beaverton split-level home. The work is abstract,…

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Planning for death is part of living

PHOTO: Filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin “This film chose me,” says filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin of her surprisingly uplifting 45-minute documentary “Living While Dying.” When the film premiered last November, she handed out a questionnaire and asked people to share three words that came to mind about the film. The words repeated most often were beautiful, honest, loving,…

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Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.” Classroomlaw.org   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…

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