How Technology Helps Seniors Build Crucial Connections

Technology plays a vital role in every aspect of society. Thanks to technology, people tend to enjoy longer, healthier, more prosperous lives than ever before. From lowering the cost of goods by increasing productivity, to fostering future innovations, technology is a powerful influence on our lives. It follows that technology can also play a vital Read more about How Technology Helps Seniors Build Crucial Connections[…]

How To Eliminate Home Hazards

Many homes are filled with love, happiness, and great memories. Unfortunately, many homes also house dangers that could hurt senior citizens and others. Ensuring safety and good health should always take top priority. What follows are some suggestions that could help reduce or eliminate hazards. Before making any changes, however, first consider the specifics of Read more about How To Eliminate Home Hazards[…]

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[…]