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[…]

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[…]

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

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind

Every day, across the country, thousands of professionals and volunteers successfully link people in need of assistance to the programs, services, and nonprofit organizations that can best deliver it. These critical links, which are typically free to access and use, are accomplished through a powerful network of interconnected people and agencies, collectively known as the Read more about Information and Referral Day: Honoring Those Who Daily Provide Peace of Mind[…]

Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care

By 2035 there will be 78 million people in the United States over the age of 65, according to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 National Population Projections. That has many implications, including that finding affordable, quality care for older adults will become a necessity for those who have aging loved ones. More and more people Read more about Aging in Place? How to Find Quality Home Care[…]

Lifting Up Voices: Protecting Older Adults from Elder Abuse

As adults get older, they can become more vulnerable to scams and different types of abuse—sometimes from those whom they trust. The statistics show this is a pervasive problem, which is becoming increasingly common. Elder abuse has been recognized as a largely hidden public health problem that affects five million, or one in ten older Read more about Lifting Up Voices: Protecting Older Adults from Elder Abuse[…]

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[…]

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[…]

It’s Not Too Late: Protect Your Family and Loved Ones from the Flu

An important way to age well in Jewish Cincinnati this winter is to prevent illness. The seasonal flu can cause serious complications, in particular for those 65 and older, but can often be prevented by getting a vaccine. December 3-9 is National Influenza VaccineWeek (NIVW), an initiative established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005 to highlight the Read more about It’s Not Too Late: Protect Your Family and Loved Ones from the Flu[…]

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[…]