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[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

AgeWell Cincinnati, the What and the Why: Q&A with Beth Guttman

AgeWell Cincinnati Manager June Ridgway sat down with Beth Guttman, President of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. They discussed the needs of older adults in the Cincinnati Jewish community and why AgeWell Cincinnati was created. The Foundation is an AgeWell Cincinnati funder. June: You have been an active community member in Jewish Cincinnati for many years. Read more about AgeWell Cincinnati, the What and the Why: Q&A with Beth Guttman[…]

Meet June: AgeWell Cincinnati’s Manager and Your Personal Guide

  My name is June Ridgway. I am manager of AgeWell Cincinnati, a new central solution that links older adults, their family members, friends, and caregivers to community resources for aging well in Jewish Cincinnati. I have more than 30 years of experience, including 15 years as a medical social worker at the University Hospital Read more about Meet June: AgeWell Cincinnati’s Manager and Your Personal Guide[…]