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Planning Ahead: Transportation Options for When One No Longer Drives

One of the most challenging things for older adults is to give up their car keys. They are not just losing their ability to drive. They can feel as if they are losing their ability to be an active member of the community, see their friends when and if they want to, go shopping when they need to and schedule appointments with their doctors when they have to. Many of you may have dealt with their angst at needing to let go of that sense of freedom and independence and have felt their anguish. They experience a deep sense of [&hellip
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Posted on 3, July 2018

in Category Senior Choice

Traditional and New Ways to Pay for Long Term Care

When discussing long term care, we typically refer to the help and care that people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other such variants, including dementia, require over an extended period of time. In addition, employer-based health coverage generally does not pay for daily or extended care services. Medicare can cover a short stay in a nursing home (for rehabilitation) and some at-home care, also for a limited amount of time, and Medicaid only serves those who meet specific income requirements. So the question begs… what are one’s options for paying for long term care? Paying out-of-pocket is certainly an option. [&hellip
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Posted on 25, April 2018

in Category Senior Choice

Centenarian Celebration at Jewish Senior Services

Centenarian Celebration at Jewish Senior Services On Sunday, March 25, 2018, 15 Centenarians and their families gathered to celebrate their 100 – 105 years of life. Jewish Senior Services is proud to host this annual event. Harpist Rebecca Swett of Fairfield, CT entertained over 100 attendees at the luncheon. The event was also attended by Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, Senator Tony Hwang, Senator Marilyn Moore and First Selectwoman of Trumbull Vicki Tesoro. Photo credit: Regina Madwed, Capitol PhotoInteractive Photo caption: The 15 Centenarians; front row left to right- Hilda Schwartz, Helen Norko, Debra Herman, Mary Kupinse, Gertrude Nelson, Ann Hornstein; [&hellip
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Posted on 9, April 2018

in Category Featured

Siggy Flicker featured at Jewish Senior Services Spring Luncheon

Guest Speaker Siggy Flicker featured at Jewish Senior Services Spring Luncheon BRIDGEPORT, Conn., February 28, 2018 – Siggy Flicker, will be the featured guest at Jewish Senior Services Women’s Auxiliary Annual Spring Luncheon and Boutique on May 7 at The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut. Flicker is a relationship expert, motivational speaker, tv personality and author. The event is co-chaired by Sarah Brown Goldstein of New York City and Martha Zuckman of Southport. Siggy Flicker, known for her straightforward and outspoken style, has always been the friend who others turn to for no-nonsense yet nurturing relationship advice. She turned her natural [&hellip
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Posted on 12, March 2018

in Category Featured