Seniors

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Spending your retirement

You’ve followed your financial adviser’s advice on how much you need to save and how to invest it, and now you are retiring. The question is, what do you need to be aware of as you shift from saving to spending your investments? “There is a huge psychological shift in retirement,” says Kim Rosenberg, financial…

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Providing dignity for final transition

Judaism requires the utmost respect be given to the deceased. Volunteers at two burial societies (see box) in the Portland area provide the ultimate kindness at the end of life as they perform the traditional ritual of preparing individuals for burial. Chevra kadisha literally translates as “holy society.” “The chevra kadisha is dedicated to holiness,”…

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Senior Calendar

SUNDAYS Havurah Mah Jongg: 1 Sunday/month. losninos6@gmail.com. Mah Jongg: noon at MJCC. MONDAYS Mah Jongg: 12:30 pm at MJCC. Gentle Yoga: 4 pm at MJCC. Gentle Pilates: 11 am at MJCC. TUESDAY Book Club: 2nd Tuesdays, noon, at MJCC. Knit Together: A Crafting Community: 1 pm at MJCC. Mah Jongg: 1 pm at MJCC. Forever…

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CSP’s affordable Housing with Services

National attention is focused on the Housing with Services model that Cedar Sinai Park conceived in 2012 to support seniors in its four downtown affordable housing buildings. The Housing with Services LLC that grew out of that impulse now assists seniors and people with disabilities living in 11 Portland affordable housing buildings. Nine housing, health…

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Walking to end Alzheimer’s

Portlander Bill Cohen is a grand champion fundraiser dedicated to ending the disease that stole his mother’s memory, creativity and, ultimately, her life. Sheila Cohen Springer, z”l, was an artist, teacher and printmaker all her life. When Hurricane Katrina struck, she lost both her house in Biloxi, MS, and her health. “The trauma tipped her…

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Tour first “Green House Home” in Oregon

Oregon’s first long-term care residence created in partnership with the innovative Green House Project  will open in late July at the campus of Cedar Sinai Park in Southwest Portland. It is the first of four 12-resident households, with the rest to be completed early in 2017. CSP is currently scheduling community tours to take place…

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From Iron Dome to Ashland Home

When Emanuel and Connie Ben-David retired, they wanted to move to an affordable place with good climate and a strong Jewish community. They researched the best places to retire in the United States and when Ashland popped up over and over, they decided to fly out here and check it out. It was a long…

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