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  • Here at Last ... A Decade Later

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It seemed like a good idea on paper: affordable housing for 300 Jewish senior citizens in the heart of Santa Monica.

    But the surrounding businesses didn't see it that way, and what resulted was a decade-long odyssey -- which included city and state intervention and a business-action...

  • Budget Worries

    By Mike Levy

    January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Gov. Gray Davis' proposed state budget for 2002-2003 has local Jewish organizations worried.

    With the state's approximately $12 billion deficit (in a proposed $98 billion budget) covered by program cuts, along with loans and spending deferrals, local agencies such as Jewish Family...

  • Grand Marshal,  Grand Lady

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting in her seat at the Max Factor Family Foundation Recreation Center of the Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA), 103-year-old Sylvia Harmatz cannot recall the first state to give women the right to vote. But, she remembers very clearly the first day she voted, in 1936.

    "I wasn't a...

  • The Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "How do you spell fare?" my father asked.

    For a man who had spent a lifetime in business, I was taken aback, but I spelled it for him. He was writing a check for my plane fare to Los Angeles, something he generously undertakes whenever I visit Florida. Today, he looked at his...

  • Not Your Grandchild’s Gym

    By Mike Levy

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When Medicare coverage ran out for Sally Galante's physical therapy, she had two choices. She could pay more than $100 per session to continue her weekly post-surgery therapy at the hospital, or she could go to the Eichenbaum Health Center, a free exercise program for seniors at...

  • The New ‘Old’ Codger

    By Tom Tugend

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The trouble with old folks is that nowadays they no longer know their place.

    Used to be that when an alert and productive chap of 64 turned 65, he was instantly transformed into an old codger, lovable, to be sure, but kind of eccentric and not all there upstairs, if you know what I...

  • A Sit-up a Day…

    By Charles Downey

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Back when Bernie G. was only 78, he suffered a minor stroke. Then his loving wife of many decades died. The double blows caused Bernie's family to put him into a nursing home because he seemingly could no longer care for himself. Bernie became apathetic about life and mostly just...

  • JCC Board Approves Major Reform

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders of the area's Jewish Community Centers proposed a series of reforms this week that they hope will reinvigorate center services and help the organization meet the demands of a far-flung and diverse Jewish population.

    The changes approved by the Jewish Community Centers of...

  • Hollywood Mecca

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Lewis Sluskin must have been an imposing man at one time; tall and broad shouldered, with a clear, no-nonsense manner that one often finds in those who work behind rather than in front of the camera - in his case, as a property master for more than 45 years. He is still a man of...

  • Working Through the Golden Years

    By Ellie Kahn

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Seniors are fast becoming the largest segment of our population. The image of old is changing, but maybe not enough. Too often, senior citizens are seen - and see themselves - as useless and past the time of having much pleasure. What an awful feeling that must be.

    An 85-year-old man...

  • Keeping Their Promise: JHA Launches Huge Capital Campaign

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Citing the growing elderly population in Los Angeles, representatives of the Jewish Home for the Aging announced plans this week for a new capital campaign, titled "Keeping the Promise," to raise $72 million to expand and renovate the Home's facilities.

    Much of the fundraising effort...

  • Changing Places

    By Ellie Kahn

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    "I want to move back to Cleveland."

    It's my mother, calling from North Carolina.

    "I miss my friends," she says, tearfully. "I just can't stay here."

    "Here" is a cottage next to my sister's house, surrounded by trees, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. A creek cascades by her door....

  • Adding Zeal to the Golden Years, Simply

    By Jane E. Brody

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Americans are now living about three decades longer than they did at the start of the last century. But for far too many older Americans, the so-called Golden Years are tarnished by diseases that seriously undermine the quality of those extra decades -- diseases that with tools now...
  • Russia’s Elderly

    By John R. Fishel

    September 11, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In Samara, a city of 1.2 million in the Volgaregion of Russia, 87-year-old Anna sits in a 100-square-foot spacethat is her reality. One of perhaps 8,000 elderly Jews in town, shespends her lonely days confined to her room, blind and her legs tooweak to support her. A sagging bed...

  • Not in My Back Yard

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Despite objections from some local homeowners, the city of Los Angeles' Planning and Land Use Committee this week unanimously approved a density bonus for a proposed senior housing development in Sherman Oaks. The issue is slated to go before the City Council on Oct. 21.


  • JFS Opens New Center for Seniors

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    September 24, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Seniors in the San Fernando Valley will have greater access to mental-health and day-care services, thanks to a generous donor and the newly expanded facilities of the Jewish Family Services' Valley Storefront in North Hollywood.
  • JDC’s Priority:

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union are in a desperate situation as a result of the transition from Communism to capitalism, said Michael Schneider, executive director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

    Schneider, in Los Angeles last week to talk with top...

  • Adat Ari El Senior Club

    September 10, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Adat Ari El Senior Club meets for trips, entertainment, bingo and a light lunch, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 12020 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. A theater trip is planned for late Sept. For information, call (818) 765-7963 or (818) 764-4532.

    Adat Shalom Seniors, 3030 Westwood...

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