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

When it’s Time to Give Up a Pet

Helping our loved ones navigate the realities of aging — such as recognizing when it is time to give up the family pet — can be heart-wrenching. As life revolves full circle, you may find yourself in the position of taking away the dog from the very person who rounded out your childhood experiences by… Read More

Top Medical Issues Facing Seniors Run Gamut

The advent of humans living longer — sometimes into triple digits — has brought on a plethora of health problems that seniors must cope with. While some issues are remnants of past health choices, there are measures that seniors, and soon-to-be seniors, can take to mitigate future health concerns. Dr. Steven Gambert is a professor… Read More

Until 120: A Mixed Blessing?

In Genesis 6:3, after creating people and watching them multiply, God promptly put a limit on humans’ lifespans, setting the maximum number of years at 120. If that’s the number we’re shooting for as a species, we haven’t quite reached our full potential yet. But would we want to? “Depressive disorders are much more common”… Read More

Changing Priorities as You Age

Aging requires resiliency, creativity and adaptability, and it can lead to great self-discovery. Why are we sometimes surprised when someone in their 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s becomes more creative, starts a new meaningful relationship, offers sound advice or begins a new endeavor or interest? Since growing older is an inevitable part of life, why… Read More