Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
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West Philadelphia native Harry Azoff recalls exactly where he was on May 15, 1948 -- the day that David Ben-Gurion read Israel's Declaration of Independence, creating the first Jewish state in more than 2,000 years. On that day, the now 83-year-old was nowhere near Tel Aviv; nevertheless, he retains vivid memories of the historic moment -- memories that educators thought...
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Ryan Teitman
Experts seem to be recognizing that the neighborhoods where people live play an increasingly important role in their health and well-being. When it comes to seniors, these factors multiply in relevance. In Philadelphia, for example, the problem is two-fold. Citizens are aging rapidly: Over the next 15 years, the percentage of urban residents over the age of 60 will increase...
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With muggings making headlines, seniors seek safer measures
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Walking from his car to a South Philadelphia senior center, David Welsh, then in his mid- 80s, felt someone grab him from behind. Before he knew it, he was thrown to the ground, and a man was ripping his pants pocket and then stealing his wallet. "I couldn't do anything," said Welsh, now 88, recalling when he was attacked outside...
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Ryan Teitman
Even though many of the residents at Martins Run Senior Residential Community are highly educated -- many hold advanced degrees -- their learning days are far from over. "Our residents, by and large, are very intellectual people," said Linda Sterthous, chief executive officer of Martins Run. She added that residents had been looking for higher-level programs when they realized that...
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Twenty-six years ago, Golden Slipper Club & Charities was called upon to bail out a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia that was in serious financial debt. Golden Slipper, which also runs a senior center, a camp for underprivileged children and a scholarship program out of its headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, accomplished that feat -- and has managed the 240-bed...
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