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What is Wise Aging?
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7/28/2017
Wise Aging starts with staying engaged...and sometimes it takes a village.
Are Jewish Boomers a Bust for Community?
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7/19/2017
Whether or not we Baby Boomers remain in our communities after retirement, and whether we are engaged with the organized Jewish community, will have serious implications for the vibrancy of our institutions.
Many Faither Healers are Unprepared to Help People Make Peace with Death
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6/21/2017
Many faith leaders are uncertain of when aggressive treatments should be traded for hospice care and confused about palliative treatments.
Social Interaction is Critical for Mental and Physical Health
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6/21/2017
New York Times Personal Health writer Jane E. Brody appreciates the value of making and maintaining social connections.
It Might Soon Be As Easy To Buy Hearing Aids As Headphones
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5/23/2017
Federal legislation is moving quickly through Congress to allow over-the-counter hearing aid purchases.
Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age - by Mimi Kirk for CityLab
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2/27/2017
A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.
Starting a Faith-Based Way to Age in Place
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2/21/2017
At NextAvenue.org Rabbi Laura Geller explains how members of two synagogues help each other in ChaiVillageLA.
Boomers or Bust For Jewish Community
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8/17/2016
Per a recent conference on Boomers and Faith-Based Civic Engagement, "...what Laura Geller and Richard Siegel are trying to do with their cutting-edge ChaiVillageLA...could be a role model for synagogues across the country seeking to attract or maintain a boomer population."
ChaiVillageLA: First Jewish Group For Aging in Place
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7/25/2016
On July 17th over 200 people celebrated the opening of ChaiVillageLA, a ground-breaking collaboration of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah. This first faith-based village will provide supportive services, companionship and health and wellness programs allowing members to "age in place."
Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support
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7/25/2016
Virtual villages are popping up all over the country--providing services, referrals and friendship.
How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger
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7/25/2016
Scientists study how exercise changes the brain's structure.
Why Faith Communities Should Work to Appeal to Young and Old Alike
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7/15/2016
Faith communities are uniquely positioned to help people sort out their lives after retirement.
Rabbi Laura Geller Moves From Senior Rabbi to Study of Aging
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6/22/2016
Interview with Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, one of the rabbinical founders of ChaiVillageLA.
Critical Ages and Dates for Your Retirement Planning
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6/22/2016
You need to pay attention to your age when making retirement decisions. There are deadlines for claiming various types of retirement benefits and avoiding penalties associated with them.
Aging in Place
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5/4/2016
Throughout the country, communities are being retrofitted to accommodate the tsunami of elders expected to live there as baby boomers age.

---A fascinating New York Times article by Jane E. Brody---