Volunteering with seniors may just make your day

Volunteering, Robin Kirsch says, is the favorite part of her week. Once a staff worker in Adult Day Services at Cedar Sinai Park, she switched to volunteering every Tuesday and Thursday. “It’s important to have someone pay attention to the residents,” she says. “As you focus, their whole mindset changes. A lot of them are…


Community comes together to support seniors March 4

While the entertainers will be dueling, supporters will come together to show their “Love, Honor, Respect” for the residents of Cedar Sinai Park. The March 4 benefit for the CSP residents will include hosted cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Entertainment for the evening is The Dueling Pianos of Jim Fischer and Kevin Guitron. The evening’s…


Life mirrors art at ART’s play and exhibit

A 101-year-old artist’s first show and the Northwest premiere of a play about aging will work in concert to explore how art and technology preserve personal identity as memories fade. The parallel presentations will be at Artist Repertory Theatre, Feb. 7-March 5. “It’s About Time” is the title of Estelle Meadoff’s exhibit, which will feature…


Barbur Vista offers seniors kosher kitchen

Observant seniors who want to stay in Portland or move to town to be near relatives have a new option for senior living. In November, Peaks & Valleys opened Barbur Vista Residential Care in Southwest Portland, providing a kosher kitchen certified by Oregon Kosher for up to 16 residents. The facility features 12 bedrooms with…


Exercise and stay “Forever Fit”

Robin Kirsch, 60, has been teaching exercise classes since 1985, when an aerobics instructor invited her to team-teach a class at the Baltimore JCC. For the past eight years she has used her 30+ years of experience to help seniors and others who want to improve their fitness level without high-impact or high-intensity workouts. Two…


Intergenerational friendships

Dor l’ dor, from generation to generation, isn’t just a saying at Cedar Sinai Park. Preschoolers and schoolchildren are frequent visitors to the senior living campus. Maimonides Jewish Day School brought kindergarten and first-grade students to the campus for a pre-Rosh Hashanah program on Sept. 15; pre-Hanukkah and pre-Pesach programs are also planned. Three older…

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