Local Wedding Venues Offer Unique Experiences

After, of course, choosing the person to marry, choosing a venue can be one of the most important decisions of a wedding. Luckily, the Baltimore area offers a wide variety of different venues to fit almost any taste. Thinking of a pretty small wedding? Check out The Oregon Grille. The Hunt Valley steakhouse prides itself… Read More

Cool Off, Chill Out, Get Away

As the weather warms and days lengthen, it’s time to take a break. No time for a cross-country trip or an international jaunt? Try some cultural, arts and just plain fun venues in your own backyard. • Have you ventured into Ellicott City lately to see its rebirth from last year’s devastating flood? The Chesapeake… Read More

At Mercy: Cutting-Edge Care, Compassionate Staff

Mercy Medical Center has been at the center of medical care in the heart of Baltimore since six Sisters of Mercy led by Sister Mary Augustine Gwynne arrived in the city to take charge of Baltimore City Hospital in 1874. Since then, the institution has thrived and is now widely acknowledged as a leading health… Read More

No Quick Fix with Mental Health Issues

Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli never forgets the young woman who would routinely visit the labor and delivery triage unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore. At the time, Harrison-Restelli was working in Johns Hopkins’ gynecology and obstetrics residency program. Nurses said the woman, who was pregnant, would visit once a week. They would… Read More

Bake a Cake, Do Some Yoga or … Print a Kidney? Classes Offer Educational Fun

What’s the most surefire way to get out more, meet people, have fun and learn something new? Take a class. And in our vibrant city, there’s no shortage of options. Baltimore Chef Shop Whatever your skill level in the kitchen, Baltimore Chef Shop has a class for you — solo or with a partner. With… Read More

JCS Partners with Hopkins on Innovative Dementia Study

More than 10 years ago, the late philanthropist LeRoy E. Hoffberger sought to improve the lives of people living at home with dementia and the lives of their caregivers. Together, Hoffberger and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, brainstormed on what became the MIND at Home: Memory Care Coordination… Read More

Senior Care Facilities Look to Baby Boomer Future

With the next major senior population, the baby boomers, senior care facilities are finding themselves looking to the future when all those boomers come of age, so to speak. And as of 2016, people aged 60 and older numbered 14 percent of Maryland’s population of 6 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For some,… Read More

No End to Education, Learning Is for Life

Opportunities for senior citizens to continue their education provide valuable platforms to engage with their peers and to hone facets of their intellect and memory. It’s no secret that keeping one’s mind sharp is essential to both mental and physical well-being. That’s exactly the aim of a class offered at Weinberg Village in Owings Mills… Read More

Jewish Healing: Connected to Theology and History

According to rabbinic lore, there was no aging process until Abraham and no disease until Jacob (Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 107b). According to legend, death came instantly through a sneeze, returning to God the “breath of life” breathed in through the nostrils at creation (Genesis 2:7). This is the origin of responding with expressions meaning “To… Read More

Baby Boomers, Undeterred, Plan to Travel Often in 2017

Everyone loves vacation, and, according to data collected by AARP, most baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — said they will take at least one vacation in 2017, and on average, five. The survey was conducted through e-rewards, a website that provides incentives to participate in online surveys, according to Patty David,… Read More