Educating younger generations about the Holocaust
By Barbara Sherf
Rhonda Fink-Whitman, author of the book “94 Maidens,” is working to raise awareness of the Holocaust among younger generations at a time when many are uninformed about this historic tragedy and when anti-Semitism in the United States is rising at an alarming rate.
Having the retirement you want
By Sally Friedman
“Retirement.” The word inspires dueling emotions, and when it crops up, those emotions can run high. People’s take on retirement can be as varied as how they see themselves, their lives and their natures. Exploring the future can be daunting, but retirement is more than just an abstract concept for many who are at or near what is generally regarded as “retirement age” – which, based on American culture and tradition, seems to hover around 65.
Recent Headlines: September 19, 2018
Recent Headlines: September 12, 2018
Today’s senior community centers promote healthy living, active aging
By Marcia Z. Siegal
With sophisticated fitness centers and wellness programs, computer and Zumba classes, intergenerational collaborations, and a focus on active living, today’s senior community centers are a far cry from the centers previous generations were accustomed to.
National Senior Center Month, observed in September, provides an opportunity to celebrate the vibrant programming featured at senior centers supported by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA), which is engaging members ranging from baby boomers to centenarians.
Benefits of socialization for seniors’ health
The negative effects of loneliness and social isolation have been widely reported in recent years. Loneliness is on par with obesity, lack of exercise and smoking as a risk factor for illness and early death, according to the journal Heart. On the other hand, researchers are increasingly finding that socialization may have positive impacts on health.
An empowered death: Taking control of the end of life
By Constance Garcia-Barrio
Death, like superb wine, claims a starring role at some dinners these days. Death dinners, where people meet over fabulous food to talk about dying, help guests ditch the taboo around discussing life’s final transition. More than 100,000 such dinners have taken place in 30 countries, according to deathoverdinner.org, a website that points out the benefits of having the sometimes-tough conversation.
Recent Headlines: September 5, 2018
- Amtrak discounts for older passengers’ upcoming travel (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
- Connecting generations: Five ways to bridge the gap (Get Old)
- New guidelines for cervical cancer screening (AARP)