Community As Family
Having caring family nearby can be an invaluable practical and emotional support for older people, especially those living alone.
Temple Members of all ages without close family, or who may be anticipating “aging solo,” are invited to Community as Family, a cordial group which empowers our later years by developing diverse meaningful relationships, knowing how to access important resources, and thinking strategically about the future. Participation is open to temple members only.
What Matters: The Most Important Conversation of Your Life
by Rabbi Amy Ehrlich
I want to invite you to have the most important conversation of your life — that is, a conversation about the end of life. Don’t stop reading now! This is important. You might think it would be hard or uncomfortable but it starts with a simple question: What matters to you? Whether you are asking the question or answering it, share because you care… >>
How My Congregation Acts as a Family for Older Members without Relatives
by Wendl Kornfeld, Temple Member
As older Americans stay fit and engaged in active lives, a great number of them nevertheless count on a measure of companionship and support to be provided by family members – usually their adult children. (Full article published on the URJ “Inside Leadership” blog—6/08/17.) >>
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