When Caring for an Aging Parent, Start Discussions Early, Treat Them with Respect

Taking care of an aging parent can be a positive and rewarding experience. However, if you live out of town, have a demanding job, or care for a busy family, it can be overwhelming. Whether you organize paperwork and pay bills, make a weekly phone call to check in, or provide 24-hour hands-on care; in Read more about When Caring for an Aging Parent, Start Discussions Early, Treat Them with Respect[…]

Social Wellness Critical to Older Adults’ Mental, Physical Health

Engaging socially with other people is important to a person’s health, no matter their age. It is critical to people’s physical and psychological health to make genuine connections with those around them. It’s often called social wellness. If older adults are engaged in their surroundings and have an active social circle, they often believe that Read more about Social Wellness Critical to Older Adults’ Mental, Physical Health[…]

Aging 2.0 Developing Strategy ‘Not Just For Today’ but For Future of Jewish Cincinnati

How will we meet the needs of older adults in Jewish Cincinnati now and in the future? That is the “big question” being asked by the Aging 2.0 Task Force, made up of professional and volunteer leaders from all the local Jewish agencies that serve older adults in the Jewish community of Cincinnati. The task Read more about Aging 2.0 Developing Strategy ‘Not Just For Today’ but For Future of Jewish Cincinnati[…]

Six More Weeks of Winter? Oy! Cold Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Already this winter, we’ve seen many winter weather advisories throughout Greater Cincinnati. In the first week of January alone, bitter cold temperatures and wind chills caused the temperature to fall from 0 to 10 below zero. Fortunately, Cincinnati missed the onslaught of snow that fell during the bomb cyclone hitting the East Coast, but even Read more about Six More Weeks of Winter? Oy! Cold Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults[…]

Save the Date! Mayerson JCC, AARP Free Tax Prep Registration Opens Jan. 8

As we begin a new year, it’s time to think about filing your taxes. This can be a confusing and time-consuming, not to mention expensive, task. The Mayerson JCC, however, can help those 50 and better file their 2017 tax returns. The J offers free Federal and State of Ohio tax assistance from American Association Read more about Save the Date! Mayerson JCC, AARP Free Tax Prep Registration Opens Jan. 8[…]

For Older Adults, ‘Planning Ahead’ Eases Move to New Home

Helping your parent or loved one decide if and when it’s time to leave their home can be difficult and complicated. While sometimes the need for a move is obvious, other times the answer is not so clear. What to Look For The holiday season is a good time to observe loved ones and notice Read more about For Older Adults, ‘Planning Ahead’ Eases Move to New Home[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many people visit their aging parents, perhaps for the first time in several months. Ann Sutton Burke, Jewish Family Service Director of Aging and Caregiving Services, wrote a guest column for the Council on Aging’s e-newsletter, addressing what changes you should look for and be concerned about. If you see some of Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]