Aviv Older Adult Services

06July

Finding Her Balance

Finding Her Balance

Sometimes things just fall into place, even when it seems like they’re falling apart. When Gloria White walked into JF&CS in January 2015, she was “a wreck, a ball of anxiety.” You wouldn’t know it now.

Gloria had been a carefree college student living on her own, “a millennial going out and having fun all the time.” Then her mom, who had been sick, needed to have a leg amputated. Gloria moved back home.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services, Career Services

06July

Healing the Spirit, Healing the Body

Healing the Spirit, Healing the Body
By July 2015, Amy Fergusson-Williams knew she needed help. Her husband Rodney had been forgetting things and at times was not acting like himself. Before she knew it, Amy had gone from a household partner and wife to a full-time caregiver.

“I was feeling hopeless and overwhelmed, like I couldn’t catch up,” said Amy. “I didn’t know where to go or what to do.”

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services

17June

How To Help Someone’s Golden Years Shine

How To Help Someone’s  Golden Years Shine
“Getting old and living alone is a very difficult assignment for every person of my age,” said Eva Friedlander. “The fact that I can rely on Anat for personal needs and counseling is a tremendously significant thing. She’s somebody who really gives you the feeling that although you are old, your life is worth something.”

Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services

30April

Perform a Mitzvah through Aviv Celebrations

Perform a Mitzvah through Aviv Celebrations

With her Bat Mitzvah coming, Marin Londe, a 6th grader at The Epstein School, wanted to do a service project that would make someone else’s day special. She and a friend had an idea: Visit an independent living community and walk the residents’ dogs. “Not only did I find the experience meaningful,” said Marin, “but the notion of friends helping friends helping others as part of tzedekah was very meaningful to me.”

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services

07November

Aging During the Holidays

How to Enhance the JOY for YOUR Older Adults During Holidays

Aging During the Holidays

With all of the celebrations it brings, the holiday season is the happiest time of year for many people. But it is important to remember that for numerous older adults, the holidays may not bring the same pleasant feelings as they did in the past. This time of year can be quite challenging for older adults and can even be painful. That said, there are a few things you can do this year to help make sure the holidays are pleasurable for everyone in your life.

Written by Mandy Kaufman, Posted in Aviv Older Adult Services

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