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‘Baby boomerangers’ head back to Israel

by Dave Bender

1 week ago

Sar-El participants engage in volunteer duties during three-week programs in Israel. Hospitals and army bases are among the locations where first-time visitors and returnees may work. Photo courtesy of Sar-El

As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche... read full article

  • 15 amazing discounts for seniors in Los Angeles

    by Cora Markowitz

    2 weeks ago

    What’s the best part about getting older? Discounts! It’s like being a kid again — no adult prices to hold you back from having a good time. With savings on everything from museums to restaurants to movie theaters, it’s easy to go out on the town and take advantage of the perks of...

  • Discussing death: Advanced directives, living wills and more

    by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff

    2 weeks ago

    Nobody likes to contemplate — let alone talk about — one’s own death or that of a loved one. However, now that medicine has advanced to the point that it can keep people alive, with or without consciousness, long past the stage that they themselves would have wanted to live in that...

  • Boomers looking forward to what’s next in life

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    2 weeks ago

    The stages of a life are measured differently now from the days of Pirke Avot, a classical Jewish text from the second century. But in some sense, the work of those of us who have reached a mature age remains the same as it was back then: How do you apply the wisdom you have...

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  • A new aging narrative for boomers from Milken Institute

    by Cyndi Bemel

    2 weeks ago

    When it comes to aging and retirement, the issues are big, the stakes are high, and the solutions are complex. This was the impetus for a recent gathering of innovative leaders exploring a new narrative of retirement at the inaugural Milken Institute Successful Aging Innovation...

  • Boomer-era movies reflect 50 years of change

    By Pat Sierchio

    2 weeks ago

    Movies have long been a mirror of our culture, reflecting the attitudes, morals and fashions of the times. That’s as true for films made during the baby boomer era as any other time. But when Hollywood set its sights on this new demographic of box-office boosters, they were aiming...

  • Gifts for a retiring boomer

    By Julie Bien

    2 weeks ago

    For many baby boomers, retirement is just around the corner. Why not celebrate their hard work and this golden milestone with a retirement gift? Whether they plan to spend the next phase of life jet-setting or pursuing more domestic interests, they deserve something special to mark...

  • Iranian-Jewish doctor spreads Holocaust truth in Farsi

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 7, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    As Jews worldwide remembered and honored the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in recent weeks, Dr. Ari Babaknia, a renowned Newport Beach Iranian-Jewish obstetrician and gynecologist, was crisscrossing the country — touring Southern California and New York City — and...

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