Jewish Journal

  • Is It Smart to Teach Old Brains New Tricks?

    by Beth Baker

    January 22, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Throw all the money you like at computer brainteasers. Just don’t bet the popular games will protect your gray matter any better than a host of other...

  • Active living is the key to successful aging

    By Judy Gruen

    December 18, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Dr. Roger Landry wishes senior citizens would stop acting their age. Landry, president of Masterpiece Living, LLC, a consulting firm for senior...
  • Autism groups focus on needs of grandparents

    By Debbie L. Sklar

    December 18, 2008 | 2:34 am

    When Louise Beckman mentioned Chanukah to her toddler granddaughter two years ago, the child's repeated response was: "No presents."

    Beckman felt...

  • Searching for the soul

    By Gary Wexler

    October 22, 2008 | 10:17 pm

    On a recent Friday night, during one of her rare articulate moments, I asked my 88-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s if she could feel her soul.

    “Yes, I...

  • Financial mistakes can haunt estate executors

    By Julian Block

    October 16, 2008 | 7:19 pm

    Two chores that most people will gladly put off are writing a will and keeping it up to date to reflect changed circumstances. However, when you do get...

  • Over 65 group could decide who wins this year’s presidential election

    By Stanley Mieses

    October 15, 2008 | 7:23 pm

    Many millions of dollars are being spent in both current presidential campaigns emphasizing personal qualities over clarifying the candidates’ stands on...

  • Deferred dream comes true for actress Nan Tepper

    by Tom Tugend

    August 7, 2008 | 1:09 am

    "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" African American poet Langston Hughes asked.

    Not always. Take the case of Nan...

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