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[…]

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[…]