Monday, July 25, 2016 Tammuz 19, 5776
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Companies are relying on the baby boomer generation to sell products to their peers through print ads and commercials.
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Lynn B. Edelman and Paige Guber, Jewish Federation Feature
Never underestimate the power of a pet to bring friendship and unconditional love to its owner. Numerous studies have documented the positive impact of pet ownership on the health of older adults. So it should come as no surprise that GenPhilly — a project of the Phil­adelphia Corporation for Aging that encourages young professionals to connect with older adults and...
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Relax, technophobes. That computer you’re shying away from doesn’t have a self-destruct button. So go ahead and start hitting keys. “That’s the initial huge hump they have to get over,” says computer consultant Beth White. “Every time I say, ‘No, there isn’t one button you can push that will kill your computer.’ ” White, who owns computer-training company Access-Ability, has...
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It was just a few days before Tisha B'Av, the traditional fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem, as well as other Jewish tragedies. Rabbi Jeff Sultar told a group of seniors who are adjusting to the recent closing of the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia that the occasion is also about...
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Or not so small: Getting some assistance to pay for heat or medicine is crucial for seniors
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Marilyn Kaplan had shed weight precipitously in the months following her cancer diagnosis and needed to take in more calories in order to have the strength to withstand months of chemotherapy. The problem: Pricey nutritional supplements that help with weight gain typically aren't covered by insurance. "They're very expensive, and I couldn't afford it," said the 76-year-old resident of Northeast...
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