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.