JSL In The News

Jewish Senior Life is a dedicated member of our community. Our events, milestones and thought provoking pieces are often highlighted in local and national news. Take a moment to see all that we have done.

Credit: Andrea Hamilton

Credit: Andrea Hamilton

The Upcoming: Silver Tsunami

As the president and the CEO of Jewish Senior Life of Metropolitan Detroit, we applaud the Jewish News for its discussion of some of the statistics identified in the recently released Jewish Population Study spearheaded by the Jewish Federation (“Changing Senior Needs and Preferences,” Nov. 14, page 10). In this op-ed, and in greater depth on our website (JSLMI.org), we continue the conversation.

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Living Your Best Jewish Senior Life

Before Ruth came to live with Jewish Senior Life, she put off learning the card game, Canasta. She was busy and really didn’t think she wanted to devote the time needed to learn this form of Rummy. After Ruth moved in, she changed her mind. She now plays regularly with old friends and new, enjoying not only the camaraderie, but the health benefits. Our JSL Program Directors are second to none and provide daily opportunities for this type of mind sharpening activity and more for the residents we serve.

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Exercise Your Right To A Healthy Mind

Are you excessively sleepy during the day? If so, you may have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published online by the journal Sleep.

BY GRACIE BONDS STAPLES  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Having 'The Talk' With Your Aging Parents

Another year was coming to an end. Betty Tarr's husband had died, and she wasn't the woman she liked remembering.

That woman raised three independent children. She hiked for fun, volunteered in her community, cut her own grass, loaded the debris in her small Ford SUV and hauled it away. But in 2014, Tarr, 82, was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles. 


Re-Imagine Senior Living

JSL is looking toward the future for our residents, the fastest-growing segment of the US population, between the ages of 85 and 94. We have engaged thought leaders, Perkins Eastman, the global architecture firm, to explore the senior living market through fresh eyes and to help us position our communities for the future.


Man Plans, God Laughs

Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” is an old Yiddish adage, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Adults assume the best-laid plans may be unhinged by unexpected changes, which can be either disappointing or exhilarating. Personal setbacks, losses of loved ones, illnesses, accidents or broken hearts are not uncommon. On the other hand, fate can bring unanticipated good fortune. We just don’t know what we will find around the next corner. 


Seniors Definitely Won’t Be Bored With These Board Games

Everyone at JSL loves to play games and at the same time realize major health benefits such as relieving stress and combating memory loss and depression. Studies have shown the risk of dementia was 15 percent lower in board game players than in non-players. Board games can enhance memory formation and help exercise cognitive skills.


A Magnificent Evening

The 16th Annual Benefit to support the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families, a service of Jewish Senior Life, was a night to remember at Congregation Beth Ahm in West Bloomfield on March 10, 2019. Dr. Charles Silow, Program Director, presented awards to honor the Holocaust survivors of Detroit through their survivor organizations.