We are all part of a generation that seeks to find answers to healthy living in the hope of extending an active and involved life.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min.
I’m happy to say that the role of religious and spiritual practice in healthy aging is gaining momentum.
A recent article and a new book give more evidence that spirituality really does help us feel better longer.
Just off the red-eye from Seattle, Washington. A beautiful city with wonderful people. I was in Seattle for some of my Union for Reform Judaism work on our project on aging and baby boomers and spent Sunday with the Jewish Family Service speaking at a gathering that explored the “art” of care-giving. Several dozens of people gathered on a 70 degrees sunny day to talk and share issues and stories about their own journeys and how Jewish texts could provide a guide for this experience. It is truly amazing that this session brings out such powerful emotions amongst the attendees. Everyone has a story and each story, while similar, is unique. Read more
Rabbi Edyth Held Mencher, LCSW Associate Director, URJ Department of Jewish Family Concerns
Many people, perhaps all people, are experiencing heightened anxiety, insecurity and doubt as troubling economic events are unfolding. Some of us have already been directly affected as we or a family member has lost a job, others fear they will be next, still more are concerned and confused about pensions, mortgages, investments and diminished resale values of homes. Within our tradition and in models of response to trauma there are particular responses that can help to sustain hope and rebuild confidence. Read more