AgeSmart Blog

Tree of Life Offers Lessons of Forgiveness

Harley Tabak, President & CEO Jewish HomeLife Over the summer, I had the privilege of visiting the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh with some of my colleagues at Jewish HomeLife, along with other Jewish senior care executives as part of a regional meeting of our...

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It’s Liberating to Embrace Aging

Harley Tabak, President & CEO, Jewish HomeLife I just spent a week in Hawaii with my son and his young family, truly appreciating the adage that the greatest gift in life is having grandchildren. I’m fortunate to work in an organization that doesn’t fear aging but...

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High Holiday Message: On The Day Before Your Death

[Originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times] Rebbe Eliezar famously said in the Talmud to “Repent One Day Before Your Death.” I often think about this idea in my work at Jewish HomeLife (JHLC), where many of the people we serve are nearing the end of their days....

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The London Family AgeSmart Lectures-Medicare 101

With the enrollment period in full swing, it is important to know how to make Medicare work best for you. Whether you are a new enrollee or already familiar and looking to switch things around a bit, our September AgeSmart panel featuring Anita Richards from Piedmont...

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Medicaid: Joint Impact Statement from JHLC and JF&CS

If you don’t think the Medicaid debate impacts you, think again. Many Americans think Medicaid is only for low-income adults and their children — for people who aren’t “like them.” But Medicaid is insurance for many of our mothers and fathers and, eventually, for...

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JHLC Opens Clinic on WBJH Campus

In an effort to help meet the medical needs of patients and residents on our campus, in the neighborhood and throughout the organization, JHLC recently opened a walk-in clinic as part of JHLC Medical Services, LLC, a new service of Jewish HomeLife. Led by Patricia G....

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Surviving & Thriving in a Digital World

RSVP and join us for an eye-opening discussion on how technology has improved getting older; ways to help identify and protect yourself and your loved ones from potential scams; and the latest digital tools that can help you age in place longer and smarter. New &...

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What’s New in Growing Old?

What's New in Growing Old? Atlanta Neurologist Gavin Brown Presents Tips for Every Generation Sunday, September 11th, 2:00pm-4:00pm The William Breman Jewish Home 3150 Howell Mill Road, NW, Atlanta Free and open to the community Please join us at an informal but...

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How to Drop the “Shoulds” On Your Path to Living Well

“Drink more water!” “Stop eating sugar!” “Meditate!” “Exercise more!” “Care for your parents!” Everyone wants to live better and longer, but sometimes the pressure of doing what “they” say “you should” can be an impediment to making the positive changes that are right...

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VA Aid and Attendance

VA Aid and Attendance Benefit for Veterans and Surviving Spouses Who is Eligible? Any War Veteran with 90 days of active duty with at least one day during active War time. A surviving spouse of a War Veteran may be eligible if married at the time of death. The Veteran...

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Turning Patients into People

Walk into a typical skilled nursing facility, and you might hear the occupants referred to as “patients.” But not at The William Breman Jewish Home. Here, there are no patients. The Home’s caregivers and staff consider these men and women “residents” and recently...

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‘Tis Always the Season of Caring

Originally published in the Dunwoody Crier. By Sallie Wolper Boyles for Jewish HomeLife When the first holiday lights appear around town, spirits brighten with the anticipation of celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and any other seasonal traditions. Such...

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It Can Happen to You: Falls Among the Elderly

On Mother’s Day, May 12, the Becker family gathered to celebrate. But little did they know that five days later they would be using checklists to help manage Saul Becker’s care. Upon sunrise on May 17, Saul, who turned 86 that same week, got out of bed and fell to the...

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Berman Commons and The Beauty of the Fifth Commandment

Numerous elements produce a lovely, inviting place to visit and live. Warm and friendly people, of course, set the tone, but the physical surroundings speak volumes about the thought that went into building Berman Commons—the newest assisted living and memory care...

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2012 Election Impact on Long Term Care

By Harley Tabak, President & CEO Jewish HomeLife Many people are wondering what impact the election results will have not solely on health care in general, but long term care in particular. It is a subject with which many American families are familiar, and which...

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