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16 Over 61: Meet Gerald Cohen

  The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, recently announced the 16 Over 61 Awards, which is a new unique partnership between the JCC Manhattan and the Forward, spotlighting the creativity, leadership, and initiative of adults who exemplify our collective values. One of the recipients this year is Gerald Cohen, a leader in the Jewish community in Portland, and in…

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See how well you’re aging with immune-age monitoring

PHOTO: From left, Technion researchers Yishai Pickman, Ayelet Alpert and Prof. Shai Shen-Orr. Photo courtesy of Technion Spokesperson’s Office Israeli-American research team has developed an immune-age clock for assessing older people’s health status. When a carnival huckster tries to guess a person’s age, he looks at outward signs such as firmness of skin and color…

Deciphering Medicare

All seniors should check their Medicare prescription plan (Medicare Part D) and options for Medicare Advantage before the Dec. 7 Medicare Open Enrollment deadline, says Samuel Weiss, who serves as a long-term care ombudsman. As an advocate for residents of senior care facilities, including Robison Jewish Health Center and Rose Schnitzer Manor, Weiss helps seniors…

What’s a boomer to do?

Sandi Scholnick was reduced to tears – again. Her 92-year-old mother, Pauline Lecker, had been living at the Rose Schnitzer Manor at Cedar Sinai Park for 5½ years, and, despite her encroaching Alzheimer’s, the situation had been ideal. Then her mother’s condition began to deteriorate day by day rather than month by month. It was…

Changing Face of Aging

Driven by a commitment to honor elders, a population aging faster than the general U.S. population and seniors who stay healthy and active longer than previous generations, the Jewish community is exploring new ways to serve seniors. Seniors today are living longer, more active lives than earlier generations, notes Cedar Sinai Park CEO David Fuks:…