55 years after US President Lyndon B, Johnson established each February as American Heart Month—one in every seven deaths in the US remains attributable to heart disease. However, while trends across populations can clearly be discouraging, nothing will ever change the power individuals have to improve their own lives.
Evidence shows that when it comes balancing the full-time work with the challenges of caring for an aging loved one, frank and honest discussions, between an employee and employer, can often go a long way toward easing tensions by reaching accommodations that are reasonable and mutually beneficial.
It is well known that millions of older adults are financially exploited each year. In fact, reports from Bloomberg indicate that those over 60 in the US are losing $37 billion a year to fraud—and that is just what is reported. However, the impact goes far beyond the pocket book and affects the physical and emotional health of victims. Unfortunately, in approximately 60 percent of financial exploitations of older adults, the perpetrator is a family member.
Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Cincinnati has joined an initiative with 12 other JFS agencies across seven states to alleviate food insecurity among low-income senior adults and ensure they receive nutrition assistance help through the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The initiative, Solutions to Senior HungerTM, is sponsored by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in partnership with the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and is...