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Our blogs cover a variety of topics, from interesting events around Hebrew Home to serious issues among older adults and caregivers. On these pages, you can see firsthand what we do every day and what makes our team so passionate about providing a dependable continuum of care for seniors.

On Dan’s Blog, you’ll find tips on geriatric health and living a full life—written by our President and CEO, Daniel Reingold. The Living Well blog features personal stories from various individuals within the Hebrew Home community. Our staff, volunteers and residents have plenty of heartwarming memories to share. Be sure to read the latest posts and check back often for updates.

 


Time Well Spent
By Daniel Reingold - President & CEO
Published: March 10, 2015

At age 67, Lucy Lang was a widow, with grown children living on their own. She contacted the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, thinking she would spend an hour here and there visiting with our residents to keep busy and give back. Twenty-four years later, she is still volunteering at the Hebrew Home, and has shared countless hours with our residents, reading stories, sharing common experiences, and simply listening. What began as a casual drop-in turned into an incredibly rewarding experience of personal fulfillment for Lucy.

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How Music Therapy Can Help with Alzheimer’s Disease
Published: March 18, 2015

Music can have amazing affects on our emotions and wellbeing. It can help us feel calm when we're distressed, happy when we're sad, or peaceful when we're anxious.

And that's just when we're passively listening. Imagine what music can do when used clinically and therapeutically.

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Beating the Burrr: Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults
Published: February 6, 2015

The winter months can bring some nasty weather - frigid temperatures, snow, ice, and wind. While the colder weather can be enjoyable for building snowmen with the kids or cuddling up by the fireplace with a book, it can also be dangerous, especially for our loved ones who are older. Read more...