A Sister’s Love Stretches 100 Miles, Thanks to Caring Social Worker

In 1985, Miriam Yenkin was nominated president of the Jewish Federation of Columbus (now JewishColumbus) and, upon her acceptance, became the first woman to serve in that role. Before, during, and after her time as president—for 60 years, in fact—Yenkin has been passionate about her community, and over the decades has developed strong and enduring Read more about A Sister’s Love Stretches 100 Miles, Thanks to Caring Social Worker[…]

The Promise of a Continuous Care Retirement Community

Sherry was naturally devasted when her father died. But almost immediately, she was comforted knowing that her mother was surrounded by supportive and loving friends—friends who had known and appreciated her dad because he and Sherry’s mom had moved into a continuous care retirement community two years earlier. Elizabeth Mefford, Director of Marketing and Admissions Read more about The Promise of a Continuous Care Retirement Community[…]

Necessity Wrought by Virus Takes Older Adult Program to Inventive New Heights

When the global pandemic became a local concern, the physical health of our elderly was paramount in the minds of the community. However, the remedy of isolation created problems of its own. Older adults rely heavily on area programming to boost comradery and enhance their emotional well-being. So, the lockdowns that were intended to protect Read more about Necessity Wrought by Virus Takes Older Adult Program to Inventive New Heights[…]

Fewer Visitors Have Experts Concerned Elder Abuse Is Being Underreported

The circumstances around COVID-19 have coincided with fewer reported cases of elder abuse, leading many experts to worry that cases are simply going unreported. June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and a fitting time to reflect on a troubling aspect of elder abuse or neglect: those who directly suffer from it are the least likely Read more about Fewer Visitors Have Experts Concerned Elder Abuse Is Being Underreported[…]

As Massive Job Losses Rattle the Economy, Free Career Services Quell Anxiety

“They canceled my interview when the COVID-19 lockdowns started to happen. Not only that, but they stopped hiring for the position entirely,” recalled James Meranus, a client at JVS Career Services, a local nonprofit offering hands-on, dedicated 1-to-1 career coaching. Meranus is not alone. According to the US Labor Department, before the coronavirus shutdowns began Read more about As Massive Job Losses Rattle the Economy, Free Career Services Quell Anxiety[…]

Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks

“Loneliness can be worse than obesity, alcoholism, or smoking. We consider it our epidemic.” — Ann Sutton Burke   What can older adults and those who love them do, when isolation from COVID-19 and the need for socialization come into conflict? Though we know that socialization plays a role in everyone’s health, no matter the Read more about Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks[…]

A Legacy Interrupted: Where Do You Turn When You Can’t Heal Yourself?

When Barry Strum’s children were little, he didn’t spend much time thinking about his family lineage or his Jewish legacy. However, he does remember one day, in particular, when the strong familial connection from his father, Benjamin Strum, to his son, Benjamin Strum, came through in a profound way. Like any memory, it would come Read more about A Legacy Interrupted: Where Do You Turn When You Can’t Heal Yourself?[…]

Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health

Brain health is something most people tend to take for granted. When brains are functioning as they should, the average person does not think about ways to improve or avoid harming our brains. Yet, when a problem with cognitive skills or memory develops, many wish they had known more about brain health techniques. According to Read more about Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health[…]

Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month

In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the month of February as American Heart Month. In his remarks, he exhorted Americans “to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” Much has changed since Johnson’s stark call-to-action heightened Read more about Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month[…]

Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights

Working adults who find themselves caring for aging parents will likely face heightened workplace stress. Research has found that these employees often don’t have access to options that would allow them the flexibility to do their jobs and provide care for their aging relatives. As a result, they report feeling as though their job security is Read more about Employees Caring for Aging Parents Should Understand Their Rights[…]