Category: Seniors

To Drive or Not to Drive – Seniors and Future Mobility Planning

Author: Senior Services Department Starting this important conversation –and reducing the anxiety often associated with this transitional period – is the impetus behind the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)’s “Staying on the Go!” program. The program underscores the importance of starting this conversation early. JSSA clinical staff hope seniors and their families will allow time […]

Practical and Personal Concerns about Driving

Author: Senior Services Department Most people are aware that the ability to get around our community can be a challenge as we age. In fact, transportation and mobility for seniors is now getting the attention of many of our Montgomery County leaders. Did you know: Montgomery County is the home of 150 providers of transportation […]

JSSA Hospice – Our Community’s Jewish Hospice

Author: Joy Sexton, RN, BSN, JSSA Hospice Director …my wife and I would like to thank you for making the deaths of my father and mother a loving, respectful, caring experience. After my father Sidney died…the hospice Rabbi was there for my mother, family and friends…and she continued to visit my mother and lend support. […]

Helping Yourself and Your Loved Ones: The Basics about Depression and Seniors

Author: Senior Services Department If you or someone you care about has been feeling down for weeks, gaining or losing weight, struggling to concentrate and perhaps growing uninterested in once enjoyable activities, the cause may be depression. Depression is more than just temporary sadness or the blues. It is a serious, yet medically treatable illness. […]

And These Are My Grandchildren

Author: JSSA Senior Services Department The grandparent-grandchild relationship can be a unique gift to both the adult and the child. Grandparents share the fun of seeing a child grow up, usually without daily responsibilities for homework or chores. Children feel cherished, and as they get to know their grandparents, they discover the perspective of a […]

65, Single and Looking: A Practical Guide to Dating After 50

Author: JSSA Senior Services Department Paired-off couples aren’t hard to spot – you see them in airports, restaurants, museums, shops. If you are single and over 50, maybe also widowed or divorced, becoming part of a couple again may be on your mind. Although dating at this point in life may raise a few uncertainties, […]

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