Assisted Living: Can You Afford It?


Many seniors struggle with the idea of moving from their homes of (typically) decades and all that it entails emotionally, as well as the financials associated with a move. “Sticker shock” is probabl...


Having the Conversation: Talking to Your Parent about Assisted Living


As we get older, many of us are cast in the role of a caretaker to a parent or other aging loved one.  Whether they need a little or a lot of help, there may come a time that moving to an Assiste...


Four Tips to Keep Allergies in Check This Summer


Ah, the weather is finally warming up and summer is just around the corner!  Although we are all ready for the sunshine, for many, this beautiful weather – and new blooming foliage – comes with ...


Modifying Holiday Celebrations for Loved Ones with Dementia


Picture-perfect parties, over-the-top decorations, loud and crowded family gatherings and the biggest and best gifts –Hollywood’s depiction of the holidays sets the bar high for celebrations, and can ...


Coronavirus Reflections

Rabbi Uri Lesser

by Rabbi Uri Lesser Over the past number of weeks, many different thoughts have come to my mind.  These thoughts and reflections have changed from time to time as the days and weeks pass by. ...


The Flu Shot is Nothing to Sneeze At!

Flu season is here — time to get your vaccination!  The flu, or influenza virus, can be a serious disease that has the potential to lead to hospitalization, especially in the very young, pr...


Six Tips for Creating a Memorable Holiday for Loved Ones with Dementia

by Kathleen Biggs, CTRS Assistant Director, Therapeutic Recreation Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center The holidays are a time of celebration for many, but when a loved one is struggl...


Resolutions for a Better You: Resolve to Reduce Your Stress

By Dawn Lettau, CTRSDirector of Therapeutic Recreation It’s April – four months into the new year.  Did you resolve to take better care of yourself? Are you making strides in achieving a healt...


What’s in Your Back Pocket? A Question During Social Work Month

By Dorian Froelich, LMSWChief Social Work Officer, Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center As Social Work month comes to a close, my question to you is “What’s in your back pocket?” We...


Celebrating the Passover Seder

by Marjie Nesenoff, RD CDN Pesach, in English called Passover, lasts for eight days in America and has both agricultural and historical significance. It represents the beginning of  the harves...


When to Worry About a Wound

By Johanna Graham, RN, NCC, WCC Bumps, cuts and bruises are an inevitable part of everyday living, and no cause for great concern when we are young. For those over 60, however, minor skin tears can...


Want to Feel Like a Million Bucks? Volunteer!

By Kathleen Donnelly, Director of Volunteer Services A great deal of recent news coverage has focused on some very big lottery jackpots… and the dreams and wishes of the millions who bought a t...