Abramson Center for Jewish Life Blog

Welcome to the blog for the Abramson Center. Here is where we publish tips and advice on important topics such as caring for your elderly loved one, as well as so much more. We hope you enjoy!

Why Do We Celebrate and Is It Helpful?

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Read Staff Psychologist Marcy Shoemaker's latest column for the Jewish Exponent about why celebrations are an important part of society.

Continuing Education for Seniors

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The blog discusses the importance of engaging in education during your senior years. A number of ways to get involved in continuing education is discussed along with the many benefits

Don't Make A New Year's Resolution

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Many people make New Year's resolutions each year. Consider taking a new approach this year and "Don't Make a New Year's Resolution."

Overview of Parkinson's Disease

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This blog article by guest author Dr. David Gerstman, resident at the Mildred Shor Inn, gives a quick look at Parkinson's Disease.

Food: Blessing or Curse?

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Food is an integral part of life - to providing us with nutrients to being an important component of holiday celebrations - but many seniors face food restrictions. This blog explores how those restrictions impact seniors' lives and offers solutions to make eating fun again.

How Caregivers Can Help Ease Elderly Loneliness

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Lonely seniors can experience a decline in health more quickly than those with strong social connections. Find out how, as a caregiver, you can ensure your older loved one maintains relationships with friends, family and other social groups.

Rehab is an Ongoing Process

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Many patients complete rehab with the expectation that their recovery is over. It is helpful for patients to consider the preocess of rehab as an ongoing process and set both short and long term goals as part of their recovery process.

Do We All Need to Fall Down?

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This blog discusses the occurrence of falls in seniors and suggests ways to avoid and reduce falls.

Silent Heroes

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The blog, "Silent Heroes", discusses the complex role of the caregiver and gives suggestions to help reduce the stress and demands.

Summer Safety for Seniors

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Keep your senior loved one happy and healthy this summer with some tips on how to beat the heat.

When to Call for Hospice Services

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Choosing to hire a hospice provider can bring great comfort and relief to both the patient and their family members. Find out when is the right time to call.