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Aging Better

Insights Into the Needs and Fears of Baby Boomers
Rabbi Laura Geller writes a Davar Acher for on this week's parsha, Nitzavim.
Combining Discussion and Dessert
Published on: 7/17/2019
The Jewish Journal: ChaiVillageLA Member Dorothy Salkin describes her involvement with the Village through her program, "Discussion and Dessert."
My Wife Had Hearing Loss. So Why Wouldn’t She Get a Hearing Aid?
Published on: 4/22/2019
The author says his wife, Susie's, concern that hearing aids might signify decline and diminished capacity had to be balanced against the prospect of better hearing.
Caregiving – The Big Issue No One is Talking About
Published on: 2/7/2019
There is a huge and growing societal problem that cuts across all religious denominations and political affiliations that almost no one is talking about – family caregiving to an older adult relative, chronically ill spouse or dependent adult children with disabilities.
Improv Can Delight— and Set You Free
Published on: 1/8/2019
Member Barbara Meltzer's experience with Improv
Keeping the Faith with Older Adults
Published on: 12/4/2018
Communities of faith are adjusting to keep up with the needs of aging members and caregivers
On Getting Up from Shloshim
Published on: 8/24/2018
There is a folk saying in the Talmud, "Tzedakah saves one from death."

Read the beautiful reflections of Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
The Jewish Community Should Walk
Published on: 8/12/2018
Sherri Moor's involvement in ChaiVillageLA came about because of a walk.
Successful Aging: I don’t have children, so who will help me as I get older?
Published on: 7/31/2018
Tips regarding "solo aging."
Growing Older Beats Getting Old
Published on: 7/20/2018
Aging well takes planning. This excellent article includes mentions of ChaiVillageLA.
The Secret to Living Longer May Be in Your Social Life
Published on: 2/6/2018
Social Psychologist Susan Pinker discusses the importance of social connections.
Are Religious Leaders Reaching Boomers?
Published on: 11/27/2017
Understanding the spiritual needs of Baby Boomers
How to Age Well
Published on: 11/15/2017
Food, exercise, and other influences on aging well
Neighborly Way to Age in Place
Published on: 11/1/2017
A terrific article that explains the benefits of joining a Village.
Poker Playing Keeps Us Young
Published on: 8/15/2017
Rabbi Laura Geller's words on Wise Aging inspires the writer of this article on poker-playing.
What is Wise Aging?
Published on: 7/28/2017
Wise Aging starts with staying engaged...and sometimes it takes a village.
Are Jewish Boomers a Bust for Community?
Published on: 7/19/2017
Whether or not we Baby Boomers remain in our communities after retirement, and whether we are engaged with the organized Jewish community, will have serious implications for the vibrancy of our institutions.
Many Faither Healers are Unprepared to Help People Make Peace with Death
Published on: 6/21/2017
Many faith leaders are uncertain of when aggressive treatments should be traded for hospice care and confused about palliative treatments.
Social Interaction is Critical for Mental and Physical Health
Published on: 6/21/2017
New York Times Personal Health writer Jane E. Brody appreciates the value of making and maintaining social connections.
Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age - by Mimi Kirk for CityLab
Published on: 2/27/2017
A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.
Starting a Faith-Based Way to Age in Place
Published on: 2/21/2017
At Rabbi Laura Geller explains how members of two synagogues help each other in ChaiVillageLA.
Boomers or Bust For Jewish Community
Published on: 8/17/2016
Per a recent conference on Boomers and Faith-Based Civic Engagement, "...what Laura Geller and Richard Siegel are trying to do with their cutting-edge ChaiVillageLA...could be a role model for synagogues across the country seeking to attract or maintain a boomer population."
ChaiVillageLA: First Jewish Group For Aging in Place
Published on: 7/25/2016
On July 17th over 200 people celebrated the opening of ChaiVillageLA, a ground-breaking collaboration of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah. This first faith-based village will provide supportive services, companionship and health and wellness programs allowing members to "age in place."
Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support
Published on: 7/25/2016
Virtual villages are popping up all over the country--providing services, referrals and friendship.
How Exercise May Help the Brain Grow Stronger
Published on: 7/25/2016
Scientists study how exercise changes the brain's structure.
Why Faith Communities Should Work to Appeal to Young and Old Alike
Published on: 7/15/2016
Faith communities are uniquely positioned to help people sort out their lives after retirement.
Critical Ages and Dates for Your Retirement Planning
Published on: 6/22/2016
You need to pay attention to your age when making retirement decisions. There are deadlines for claiming various types of retirement benefits and avoiding penalties associated with them.
Aging in Place
Published on: 5/4/2016
Throughout the country, communities are being retrofitted to accommodate the tsunami of elders expected to live there as baby boomers age.

---A fascinating New York Times article by Jane E. Brody---

ChaiVillageLA News

It Takes a ChaiVillageLA to Create a Community
Published on: 10/11/2018
The Jewish Journal explores what is special about ChaiVillageLA. Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and other members are interviewed

General Interest

7 Internet Scams Even the Smartest People Fall For
Published on: 11/13/2017
Internet scams and how to avoid them


Rabbi Laura Geller Moves From Senior Rabbi to Study of Aging
Published on: 6/22/2016
Interview with Rabbi Laura Geller of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, one of the rabbinical founders of ChaiVillageLA.