Seniors

Natalie K. Levant brings the laughs at 88

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By Eric Schucht PHILADELPHIA — She’s the silver vixen of the stand-up — the comedic grandmother audiences wished they had. “They used to say mother,” Natalie...

Love doesn’t self-quarantine for Arlington woman’s 98th birthday

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  By Kayla Steinberg There was no skimping on Erika Robinson’s 98th birthday. Calls poured in from her adoring children, grandchildren and friends as Robinson noshed...

As emergencies grow for Holocaust survivors amid pandemic, helpers try to keep up

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Sponsored Content By Larry Luxnor Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up...

She survived the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and COVID-19

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By Ben Harris After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor...

Social distancing makes seniors vulnerable to abuse, Jewish groups say

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The older woman on the phone was distraught. Cut off from her children by COVID-19, neglected by her husband and without computer access, she was...

Pushing 80, Mike Tabor is still pushing himself and the causes he believes in

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On the crumpled sheet of paper, a grayscale Mike Tabor looks away from the camera with a grimace. Through the graininess of the tiny photograph...

Social justice is in David Fishback’s DNA

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By Selma Khenissi David Fishback has a dream. Everywhere he goes, he carries with him a vision of an America where everyone feels safe. “Only when...

Mollee Kruger’s memoir is the reflection of a 20th-century woman

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By Sonia Owchariw Poet and essayist Mollee Kruger will be celebrating her 91st birthday on March 28. Mollee, named after her Aunt Molly, is known...

What kind of elder will you be?

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By Rabbi Bonnie Koppell When my grandparents retired to Florida full time, they did not join a synagogue. Active and committed Jews for their entire...

LGBT seniors face bias in care homes

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There are a lot of factors seniors take into consideration when looking for a care facility: cost, proximity to family, food, religious services. But...