Written on November 18th, 2016 by Dr. Marie Aydelotte
Don’t wait. Talk to your loved ones about advance care planning.
For many people, it’s hard to start an advance care planning discussion. You’re waiting for the right time, the right place or the right words. Since each person and their individual circumstances are unique, there really isn’t a perfect way to have this discussion. Simply put, the longer you wait, the heavier the potential burden…
Written on May 26th, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Staying fit as you age: Celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Maintaining your fitness as you age is important for living a longer, happier life. Regular exercise can lower your risk of many chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes; it can improve your sleep quality, and give your overall mood and energy level a boost. Our residents are experts on staying fit and fabulous, so…
Written on March 24th, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Celebrating Our ‘Second Half Heroes’
With a growing number of centenarians in the U.S., more people than ever are living longer—bringing new and exciting opportunities to an entire generation of older adults. Lifespan is a local organization and valued partner of Jewish Senior Life that embraces this new face of aging. A member of the American Society on Aging and…
Written on March 21st, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Making Moments With Mary Fazio
“We make moments, not memories,” says Mary Fazio, RN and Director of Marian’s House. Marian’s House is the only adult day program in Rochester that specializes in caring for those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory impairments. Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, with 15.4 million family and friends providing…
Written on March 14th, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Four books to pick up this month: What are you reading?
When was the last time you cracked open a good book? Whether it made you laugh, cry, or wonder— reading has been proven to reduce stress, stimulate the mind, and encourage positive thinking, among other benefits. Every year, the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival Series celebrates these benefits, bringing some of our favorite authors…
Written on February 24th, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Remembering Jackie Gleason and His Gift Of Laughter
The Honeymooners is one of television's best-remembered and most imitated comedies in the history of television. Although the series ran for only one year in prime time (during the 1955—1956 season on CBS), it has done quite well in syndication. Generations of viewers have identified with Jackie Gleason's portrayal of Ralph Kramden, the aggravated bus driver…
Written on February 12th, 2016 by Susan Bussey
Secrets to a Lasting Marriage
Having a bad day? How about a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Days like this can happen to anyone, but hopefully if you’re married to the love of your life, bad days are few and far between. March 20 will be a wonderful day here in Rochester, as legendary author Judith Viorst joins…
Written on January 22nd, 2016 by Susan Bussey
The Art of Downsizing: Less space can mean a fuller life
After living in your beloved home for decades and making many great memories there, it may come to a point where the stairs are too much, or the upkeep of the house and yard are more trouble than they’re worth. At this stage in life—when you want to relax and enjoy yourself, but still want…
Written on December 18th, 2015 by Susan Bussey
Senior living options: What level of care do you need?
Whether it’s because your home and property have become difficult to maintain, you’re relying on family and friends for help with transportation or other daily activities, or you are finding yourself more isolated, you may decide it’s time to look into your senior living options. You’ll soon realize there are several levels and offerings; which…
Written on November 19th, 2015 by Susan Bussey
What is Companion Care?
Few things are more reassuring than having a friend or companion to rely on for help, especially as we age. A caring companion can enrich the daily lives of our elderly loved ones—whether it’s someone to carry the groceries, or check in when it’s time to take medication. Some people may benefit from companion services.…
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