Category: Live Forward

Assisted living, what is it and why do I need it?
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Assisted living, what is it and why do I need it?

By: Kristin A. Morris, LMSW   As a social worker, with over 10 years’ experience working with seniors, I have found one of the most popular topics of discussion is senior housing. Many people don’t consider where they will live as they age or as their needs start to change. If you are too independent...

Volunteer Appreciation Month
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Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month! We are grateful all year long for our outstanding Volunteers and their generous contributions, and during the month of April, we join with organizations nationally to thank them. Last year, 307 volunteers aged 14-95 donated more than 40 thousand hours to serving our residents, their families and the staff of...

GIVING THANKS IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY
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GIVING THANKS IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful to have had the opportunity to learn from the extraordinary people of the City of Pittsburgh who have shown our nation and the world what it looks like to come together to fight darkness with light. In the Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh where I recently spoke, there is a...

SHOW UP THIS SATURDAY
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SHOW UP THIS SATURDAY

The tragedy last Saturday in Pittsburgh was horrific and heartbreaking. And while many of us feel helpless in how, when and where to fight hatred and anti-Semitism, there is something we can all do this Saturday – #Show Up For Shabbat. The American Jewish Committee has launched a global effort to send a message that...

More Than Our Age
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More Than Our Age

By: Symone Weston, Hebrew Home Summer Intern I have visited many nursing homes so when I decided to work at one I did not expect much. Arriving at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale my expectations were immediately surpassed I realized the Hebrew Home is an exciting place because there is always something for the residents...