Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776
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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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M.J. Fine, Special Secetions Feature
If you’re of a certain generation, you might have caught Kal Rudman breaking hits on the radio or predicting the next big thing on The Merv Griffin Show, just two of the many roles he’s played over the years, both in front of a microphone and behind the scenes. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know...
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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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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
First comes love. Then comes re-marriage. However, somewhere in between, the revitalized lovebirds have to figure out a delicate way to tell their respective children about their intentions and its possible effects on the entire family’s future. Though Macy’s wedding registry cannot provide all of the essentials for a combined household, Scott Browning, psychologist and professor of psychology at Chestnut...
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Better Prospects for Alzheimer’s, Diabetes Patients?
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Dr. Todd H. Goldberg, Special Sections Feature
Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are two of the most familiar and feared diseases mainly affecting seniors — and justifiably so, as they are the fifth and sixth leading causes of death, respectively, in this country. But advances in research and treatment are making both conditions more manageable and the outlook more hopeful. Alzheimer’s disease, a well- known cause of memory...
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