Windows to Your Health: Eye Exams Do So Much More Than Test Your Vision

In Your Eyes We don’t tend to focus on the link between our eyesight and our overall health, but we should. If we ignore that connection, we do so at our own risk—especially as we age. Remarkably, our eyes can often provide better insights into our health than dedicated screenings or tests. In part, this Read more about Windows to Your Health: Eye Exams Do So Much More Than Test Your Vision[…]

Meeting Aging Trends with Unity and Compassion: Advancing the ‘AgeWell Model’

When compared to all US adults, Jewish adults are disproportionately older. A 2021 Brandeis University study reveals that while 30 percent of Jewish adults are aged 65 or older, only 22 percent of US adults are in that age range. This finding confirms a trend that has been anticipated for years; older adults are a Read more about Meeting Aging Trends with Unity and Compassion: Advancing the ‘AgeWell Model’[…]

Aging Well in Cincinnati: Helping Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest Is a Community Calling

It is difficult to understand the important history of AgeWell Cincinnati without first understanding how the Cincinnati Jewish community determined that severe gaps in the services available to older adults were preventing them from aging gracefully, with dignity and respect. It is also difficult to grasp this history without recognizing that—as a coalition of Jewish Read more about Aging Well in Cincinnati: Helping Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest Is a Community Calling[…]

What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? Older Adults Know Pets Provide Serious Health Benefits

Let’s Make a Deal It has long been known that pets bring us joy, companionship, and love, but the idea that pets can benefit our health—especially as we age—is relatively new. What’s not new is the history of these profound relationships. Roughly 12,000 years ago, humans began encouraging dogs to experience a bold new, interdependent Read more about What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding? Older Adults Know Pets Provide Serious Health Benefits[…]

COVID’s Silver Linings: Creative Initiatives for Older Adults Will Outlive Virus

The tribulations brought on by the worldwide pandemic have been punishing, but they have also inspired countless sparks of ingenuity. When strict controls were put in place to protect older adults from exposure, concerns arose over the potential impact to their mental health. These were soon met with imaginative solutions from across our community, many Read more about COVID’s Silver Linings: Creative Initiatives for Older Adults Will Outlive Virus[…]

In Alan Weiner’s Time of Need, ‘Another Family Stepped In’ to Support and Care for Him

A Strong Coalition of Jewish Organizations Alan Weiner has lived on East Galbraith Road in Amberley Village for more than 25 years—just around the corner from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Mayerson JCC, Jewish Family Service (JFS), StarPoint Home Care, and AgeWell Cincinnati—a coalition of partners overseen by JFS that includes the JCC, JVS Read more about In Alan Weiner’s Time of Need, ‘Another Family Stepped In’ to Support and Care for Him[…]

Two New Support Groups Offer Help and Healing In Trying Times

“If you don’t take care of yourself, then you can’t take care of anyone else,” explained Leslie Brody, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, the Director of Care Management, Counseling & Crisis Intervention at Jewish Family Service. “A lot of people who are good at being helpers are not always comfortable being helped.” That’s why AgeWell Cincinnati is teaming Read more about Two New Support Groups Offer Help and Healing In Trying Times[…]

Three Distinct Treatments; One ‘Core’ Objective: AgeWell Cincinnati’s Guide to Therapies That Work

Differing Therapies, Overlapping Outcomes The human body has been called an incredible machine and with 206 bones, over 600 muscles, and more than 4,000 tendons, it surely is that. But to function effectively, these attributes of the body must operate against a strong central core. And the relative importance of a strong core only increases Read more about Three Distinct Treatments; One ‘Core’ Objective: AgeWell Cincinnati’s Guide to Therapies That Work[…]

Lockdown Paradox: Help Is More Available, But Less Known

While the COVID-19 lockdowns have undoubtedly saved lives, they have also increased social isolation for older adults in our community. In addition, the tightening economy has caused unprecedented hardships for people who have never needed help before. In response, new COVID-19-related services are being offered through local, state, and federal agencies. Yet connecting these services Read more about Lockdown Paradox: Help Is More Available, But Less Known[…]