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Wednesday 11/30/2016
What matters most at the end of life?
Posted: November 30, 2016

On July 14, 2014, my husband David and I sat down with our children to disseminate and discuss our health care advanced directives. It was David’s 69th birthday; he died about 2 months before his 70th.  

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Wednesday 11/23/2016
JFL introduces loan fund for Parkinson’s and dementia
Posted: November 23, 2016

Jewish Free Loan has announced the establishment of The Wolf Family Parkinson’s and Dementia Loan Fund. This fund will enable those suffering from Parkinson’s or dementia and their families to access interest-free loan funds for services and/or equipment related to the many issues and needs that arise when living with or caring for those with one of these debilitating diseases.

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Rabbi to speak on helping recovering addicts find their way in the world
Posted: November 23, 2016

Author and speaker Rabbi Mark Borovitz, senior rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah, will speak on “Prisoner Re-entry, Drug Recovery, & the Building of a Jewish Halfway House” at a Valley Beit Midrash lecture, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Creating an authentic path
Posted: November 16, 2016

Have you ever wondered if there is more to life than you are experiencing? We all grow up believing that if we are good people and do the “right things,” that life will be wonderful. As we reflect on the years that have led to this moment in time, we are filled with joy and pride at what we have achieved and experienced.

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
Showing thankfulness for family caregivers
Posted: November 09, 2016

Picture Carol, a woman in her mid-60s, sitting at the kitchen table during early November and instead of planning out her Thanksgiving menu, she is filling a pill organizer for her Mom and plotting her Mom’s doctor’s appointments on a calendar.

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Temple Chai joins The Conversation Project to help discuss end-of-life care
Posted: November 09, 2016

Temple Chai is participating in The Conversation Project, a national program dedicated to helping people talk about end-of-life care.

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Pri-Tal has assumed the position as interim executive director
Posted: November 09, 2016

Effective immediately, Randee Pri-Tal has assumed the position as interim executive director for the Jewish Genetics Center of Greater Phoenix. Jacqui Breger recently resigned the position. A search for a permanent executive director will begin shortly, according to the center.

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Tuesday 10/18/2016
Hadassah continues leading-edge research in breast cancer detection
Posted: October 18, 2016

One of the leaders in the fight against breast cancer is Dr. Tamar Peretz Yablonski, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, whose tenacity and determination to find a cure inspires her and countless others.

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Wednesday 10/12/2016
Wellness briefs 10-14-16
Posted: October 12, 2016

‘Creating Your Authentic Path’ workshop to be held in Sedona: Psychotherapist and life coach Bonnie Barness will lead “Creating Your Authentic Path,” a workshop weekend in Sedona, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The retreat takes place at The Sedona Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona. Cost is $225.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Ben Stiller reveals prostate cancer diagnosis
Posted: October 05, 2016

American actor and comedian Ben Stiller revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Celebrating fall prevention
Posted: September 21, 2016

Join me in celebrating September – not only because it marks the fall season, but because it is Falls Prevention Awareness Month.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Innovation the key to successful aging
Posted: August 31, 2016

We are an aging society and thanks to medical breakthroughs, Americans are living longer. At risk are publicly funded health, long-term care and income-support programs for older adults. The stress on these programs is a direct result of people now living longer, who are facing challenges with illnesses, diseases, cognitive deficits and other physical limitations that are associated with aging.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Therapist offers personal transformation guidance from A to Z
Posted: August 24, 2016

“Creating a better you in 20 minutes a day...” Before you start to say change could never be that easy, Dr. Livia Spitz Steingart suggests personal transformation may be as easy as your ABCs.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Keep cool in ‘dog days’ of summer
Posted: August 10, 2016

Summertime brings many people outdoors to enjoy barbecues, pool time and of course the bright, sunny days.  But as many of us who have lived in Arizona for any length of time know, summers here last typically into the final days of September.   

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Free screening for joint pain
Posted: August 10, 2016

A free orthopedic screening for people with joint pain will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, on the HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center campus at the Cowden Center, 9202 N. Second St., Phoenix. Licensed physical therapists will evaluate patient pain in the neck, back, hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle or foot. For an appointment, call 623-580-5800 or visit HonorHealth.com/events.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Jewish groups put up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
Posted: June 28, 2016

NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg's son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Support for ‘unsung heroes’
Posted: June 22, 2016

The extra daylight of the summer solstice usually feels like an annual bonus. We all know intellectually that it’s the same 24-hour day, yet it’s hard to deny that with extra sunlight comes renewed energy and optimism. Unfortunately, for the family caregivers of Alzheimer patients, the longer days are more challenging and may feel in many respects like, “This was the longest day of my life.” 

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Friday 06/17/2016
People who attend religious services live longer, new study suggests
Posted: June 17, 2016

NEW YORK — All those people urging you to go to synagogue more may have a point.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Technology help for seniors
Posted: April 27, 2016

In 2009 while attending the National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s annual meeting, I had the great privilege to attend a session led by the inspirational former Secretary of State and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, who recalled a time when extended families lived in the same neighborhoods during a time when community members looked after one another.  

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
When is it time to take away car keys?
Posted: March 23, 2016

Take a second to reflect back to the time you became a licensed driver. Who could forget that palpable exhilarating feeling of empowerment? The independence from your parents, siblings or friends, to be in charge of your own destiny.  

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Registration open for Hadassah’s ‘Every Step Counts’
Posted: March 16, 2016

Every Beat Counts: Hadassah’s Heart Program has opened registration for “Every Step Counts: Hadassah’s Walking Program,” a virtual walking route that starts in Jerusalem and ends in Atlanta, which is the site of Hadassah’s 2016 national convention.

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Workshop focuses on creating life balance
Posted: March 16, 2016

 “Creating Balance in Life,” a workshop presented by the JFCS Aleinu Network and the Shalom Center, will be held 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 6, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 

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TBS-EV lecture addresses relationship issues
Posted: March 16, 2016

Dr. Martin Sodomsky will present the last in a series of mental health lectures 1-2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. 

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Lecture to discuss effect of nutrition on mood
Posted: March 16, 2016

“Good Food, Good Mood: How food affects us” is the topic of a lecture to be presented by Cactus ORT at 1 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Israeli hospital develops innovative surgery
Posted: February 24, 2016

Dr. Ziv Gil, chairman of the department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, was recently in Scottsdale to give a presentation about an innovative method for removing skull-based tumors.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Conference to address Jewish views on ‘health, mortality and morality’
Posted: February 03, 2016

“Health, Mortality and Morality: Jewish Perspectives” is the topic of a Judaism, Science & Medicine Group Conference to be presented by the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Feb. 21-22 at Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale, 4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway S., Phoenix.

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Lecture addresses anxiety issues
Posted: February 03, 2016

Dr. Martin E. Sodomsky will present a lecture on social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
JFCS Aleinu presents workshop about aging
Posted: January 20, 2016

“A-Z on Aging: Learn Everything You Didn’t Know About Aging and Resources,” a workshop presented by JFCS Aleinu, will be held 8:30 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 

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Area Agency on Aging starts hoarding therapy group
Posted: January 20, 2016

The Area Agency on Aging, Region One, will offer “Too Many Treasures,” a 14-week therapy group designed to affirm, educate and gently guide individuals who self-identify with hoarding behaviors. The group is open to individuals who are age 60 and older and are able to commit to attending all 14 sessions. Registration is now open; meetings will take place in Central Phoenix and North Glendale beginning in February. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 602-241-5577.

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VOSJCC offers basketball, flag football
Posted: January 20, 2016

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center will hold pickup basketball games every Sunday in February. 

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
'Dr. Anxiety’ presents lecture series
Posted: January 13, 2016

Over the years, Dr. Martin Sodomsky has seen countless patients with anxiety disorders. But many people go undiagnosed and suffer for years without seeking treatment, Sodomsky says. “They don’t realize anxiety disorders are treatable.”

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Wednesday 12/30/2015
TBS-EV to present lecture series on mental health issues
Posted: December 30, 2015

Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley will host a free monthly lecture series on mental health issues, “How to Slay the Worry Monster,” featuring Dr. Martin Sodomsky.

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Men of Emanuel to hold blood drive
Posted: December 30, 2015

The Men of Emanuel will hold a blood drive 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Jan. 10, at Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Register at bloodhero.com using TempleEmanuel as a sponsor code.

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