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Music and the Older Adult Mind

Music and the Older Adult Mind

Most of us go about our days having a song stuck in our head or immediately associate a given memory to a tune we knew as a child.  It could be a brief moment of recognition or passing thought that makes us smile and long for a past that we’ve misplaced.  It could be...

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New Year Message: Opportunities Upcoming in 5782

New Year Message: Opportunities Upcoming in 5782

What Opportunities Do I See in the Upcoming 5782 New Year? Harley Tabak, President & CEO My daughter, Abra, is an actor/comedienne in New York. She has a gift for finding humor in just about anything, and oftentimes at my expense. As the pandemic took over, I...

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Senior Hydration Tips for Summer Months

Senior Hydration Tips for Summer Months

What are some tips to keep our senior community hydrated in the summer months? Summertime in Atlanta, Georgia can be hot hot hot, but it’s also a great time for our residents to get out and enjoy the sunshine and outdoor activities in our communities. From exercise...

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Aging In Atlanta

Harley Tabak, President & CEO, Jewish HomeLife In 2017, the Atlanta Regional Commission projected that the 60 and overpopulation would double by 2030. In a related story, the Atlanta Business Chronicle pointed out that Atlanta was named as the number six city in...

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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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