Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
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Like many other people with aging parents, Beth Dooneief, 53, is forced to juggle her life and career with caring for her 85-year-old mother. While many in the same situation struggle to find time to work, run errands or even develop a hobby, Dooneief has more time for her husband and a busy career teaching business courses at Drexel University's...
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The length of their experiences may have varied - from just a few months to more than 70 years - but for the more than 70 people gathered in the dining room of Martins Run Senior Life Care Community, they all had one thing in common: They knew how to knit. The women - joined by a couple of men...
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Al Perloff never intended to ask Geri Richman out. But when his previously scheduled date for the evening called to cancel, he turned to the cashier and bookkeeper at his father's Upper Darby meat market as a viable replacement. "I looked at her in the cash box and said, 'Would you like to go out with me?' She was more...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
I'll bet you're not considering the prospect that you might need nursing home or skilled home health care. But the unthinkable can happen. You insure your home against fire and your car against an accident - and never complain if that money is "wasted." Why not insure against one of the most expensive realities of life - long-term care? As...
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Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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