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A recent Washington Post article reported that, for some Jews, the Pandemic and accompanying slowing down of life has prompted a greater spirituality.
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Published On 5/4/2020
Rabbi Laura Geller explains her five steps toward birthday fulfillment, even during a pandemic.
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Published On 4/30/2020
Everything is affected by this pandemic and life is changing around us; everyone is affected - including the "active older adult" population.
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Published On 4/8/2020
Jewish Journal article explains that ChaiVillageLA, the first synagogue village in the country, was created for just this moment
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Published On 4/1/2020
Lessons From the Pandemic: HBR Senior Editor Scott Berinato interviews David Kessler, expert on grief, who shares his thoughts on why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it.
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Published On 3/31/2020
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Jew It At Home is just one collaborative online community that has helped Jews connect and engage now that all communal gatherings have been banned.
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Published On 3/25/2020
Rabbi Laura Geller on the most important lessons of the pandemic
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Aging Better

Published On 1/23/2020
Rabbi Geller and Richard Siegel (z"l)'s book "Getting Good at Getting Older" is featured in this article about baby boomers' important role in synagogues and beyond.
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Published On 12/18/2019
ChaiVillageLA is included in this prestigious list of 7 innovative Jewish program for, and by, seniors.
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Published On 11/15/2019
The Jewish Journal's Jonathan Kirsch gives a rave review to "Getting Good at Getting Older."
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Published On 11/14/2019
Gerontologists and social workers discuss how senior cohousing is an antidote to the loneliness epidemic.
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Published On 11/14/2019
The Caring Collaborative brings older women together to help one another when short-term illness or disability strikes, addressing an all-too-often unmet need.
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Published On 11/12/2019
NY Times columnist talks about the physical and mental toll that loneliness can take and discusses new approaches to combat the problem.
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Rabbi Laura Geller writes a Davar Acher for ReformJudaism.org on this week's parsha, Nitzavim.
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Published On 7/17/2019
The Jewish Journal: ChaiVillageLA Member Dorothy Salkin describes her involvement with the Village through her program, "Discussion and Dessert."
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Published On 4/22/2019
The author says his wife, Susie's, concern that hearing aids might signify decline and diminished capacity had to be balanced against the prospect of better hearing.
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Published On 2/7/2019
There is a huge and growing societal problem that cuts across all religious denominations and political affiliations that almost no one is talking about – family caregiving to an older adult relative, chronically ill spouse or dependent adult children with disabilities.
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Published On 1/8/2019
Member Barbara Meltzer's experience with Improv
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Published On 12/4/2018
Communities of faith are adjusting to keep up with the needs of aging members and caregivers
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Published On 8/24/2018
There is a folk saying in the Talmud, "Tzedakah saves one from death."

Read the beautiful reflections of Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
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Published On 8/12/2018
Sherri Moor's involvement in ChaiVillageLA came about because of a walk.
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Published On 7/20/2018
Aging well takes planning. This excellent article includes mentions of ChaiVillageLA.
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Published On 2/6/2018
Social Psychologist Susan Pinker discusses the importance of social connections.
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Published On 11/27/2017
Understanding the spiritual needs of Baby Boomers
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Published On 11/15/2017
Food, exercise, and other influences on aging well
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Published On 11/1/2017
A terrific article that explains the benefits of joining a Village.
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Published On 8/15/2017
Rabbi Laura Geller's words on Wise Aging inspires the writer of this article on poker-playing.
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Published On 7/28/2017
Wise Aging starts with staying engaged...and sometimes it takes a village.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 6/21/2017
New York Times Personal Health writer Jane E. Brody appreciates the value of making and maintaining social connections.
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Published On 6/21/2017
Many faith leaders are uncertain of when aggressive treatments should be traded for hospice care and confused about palliative treatments.
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Published On 2/27/2017
A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.
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Published On 2/21/2017
At NextAvenue.org Rabbi Laura Geller explains how members of two synagogues help each other in ChaiVillageLA.
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Published On 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."
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Published On 7/25/2016
Scientists study how exercise changes the brain's structure.
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Published On 7/25/2016
Virtual villages are popping up all over the country--providing services, referrals and friendship.
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Published On 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."
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Published On 7/15/2016
Faith communities are uniquely positioned to help people sort out their lives after retirement.
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Published On 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.
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Published On 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---
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ChaiVillageLA News

Published On 10/11/2018
The Jewish Journal explores what is special about ChaiVillageLA. Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and other members are interviewed
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Published On 6/22/2016
Interview with Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, one of the rabbinical founders of ChaiVillageLA.
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