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American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) 

Established in 1918 by Albert Einstein, Chaim Weizmann, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber, and other luminaries of the time, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) is Israel’s premier institution of higher learning and a worldwide leader in research and academia. HU faculty and alumni claim eight Nobel Prizes and one Fields Medal. With seven academic faculties and 23,000 students from 90 countries, the university produces over one third of Israel’s civilian research and serves as an international hub for discovery and innovation. American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the Hebrew University with the resources needed to sustain the highest levels of educational excellence and research achievement. Support the university by becoming a member of the Einstein Visionaries Society and making a planned gift. AFHU offers several options that may be right for you.

For more information, please visit www.afhu.org/plannedgiving.

Important Changes Affecting Health Care Planning

By: Angela Siegel, J.D., LL.M.

For many years, purchasing long-term health care insurance was seen as the perfect way to pay for health care needs in one’s later years.  Unfortunately, over the last few years, many companies have stopped offering long-term care insurance, and the premiums on the ones which are being sold are exorbitant.

What is the solution to the foregoing? The creation of an irrevocable medicaid trust is becoming a much more recognized way of protecting your assets in the event you should ever need long-term health care. One must establish the trust at least five (5) years in advance of needing care, so it is important to consider it a necessary planning tool at a young age. Starting the planning between the ages of 65 and 70 is considered ideal. Transferring your residence into a medicaid trust really has few, if any, disadvantages, as one is not giving up much in the way of control. The trust can be drafted to provide you with the right to reside in the property for the rest of your life and to direct the trustees to sell the property and purchase a replacement residence or invest the sales proceeds, paying you all of the income generated on the investment. A medicaid trust can also protect one’s liquid assets, although the control one can retain with respect to liquid assets is more limited. The trust can provide that you  receive all of the income and dividends generated by the assets, but it can not allow you to directly access the principal of the trust.

Angela Siegel, Esq.

Law Office of Angela Siegel

1205 Franklin Avenue, Suite 330, Garden City, New York 11530

P: (516) 741-6100  |  F: (516) 741-3133  |  www.angelasiegel.com

Seven Ways to Live Longer and Be Healthier

From Brookdale Senior Living

Genetics, environment and lifestyle are all variables when studying longevity. And there isn’t any one secret to living a long, happy life. Here are a few things you can start incorporating into your life today:

Stay positive

PATL stands for “Positive Attitude Towards Life” and is a measurement tool used in several studies on longevity. The term encompasses everything from laughter and optimism to relaxed behavior and extroversion and is attributed to a large number of centenarians.

In other words, people with positive attitudes tend to live longer, so kick back and enjoy life.

Exercise often

No, you don’t need to spend hours in the gym or train for marathons. Make sure your routine includes easy-going exercise on a daily basis. You will likely be healthier and, in turn, could live longer.

Playing games can also improve longevity. When you swing that badminton racket, you’re not just working up a sweat — you’re having a good time and making new friends.

Eat right

Stick to these five rules:

• Drink alcohol, but only one to two glasses a day

• Eat until you’re almost full but not tired

• Eat your smallest meal in the evenings

• Eat mostly veggies and beans

• Eat three to four ounces of meat five times a month

Do good

Volunteer. And do it often. Not only will you be exercising, helping others and making new relationships, you’ll inadvertently increase your life expectancy. And if you’re volunteering for purely altruistic reasons, your chances of joining the centenarian club increases significantly.

Join a community

Human connection is imperative to your well-being. Belonging to a community can make you a healthier person who is bound to live a lot longer. Some doctors say that it is the single most important factor when it comes to longevity.

Forget worry

Meditation and prayer are known links to longevity. It’s no surprise that taking time out the day for some deep breaths and reflection can increase life expectancy.

Studies indicate that when high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, are released into the body, it can weaken the immune system and even create heart problems. Stay calm, and practice that “om”.

Enjoy yourself

Though this secret is close to the first one, it encompasses a different set of values. It’s really about treating yourself. It’s okay to get a massage or eat a second cookie. What’s important is to live as though every day is a remarkable one and to approach every experience with an open mind.

There’s not a single secret to this long-life thing. These are just a few ideas to help you get the most out of your life. And if you’re looking for a place where all of these seven secrets are built into your daily routine, stop by one of our communities for a visit.

You can learn more about increasing your longevity and the benefits of a senior living community by visiting Brookdale.com.

Assisted Living and Memory Care at The Chelsea at Greenburgh

The Chelsea at Greenburgh provides a home-like environment for residents who are cared for and cared about. Located just off I-287 and the Sprain Brook Parkway, the Town of Greenburgh offers the perfect balance between the quaint villages of the Rivertowns and the city conveniences of White Plains, 119 and Central Avenue.

The Chelsea offers brand new, upscale apartments with large windows and high ceilings, gourmet meals prepared by our superior chef and served in a restaurant-style dining room, a 24-hour emergency response system and a registered nurse on site daily. Our signature Lifestyle Program has something for everyone on a daily calendar of activities including outings for shopping and entertainment. There are beautiful sitting rooms and common spaces to chat with new friends. Enjoy quiet time with a book or computer in our library. Have coffee or tea in our lobby lounge any time. Our beauatiful new building also has a fitness center, landscaped courtyard, patio, pub and full service beauty salon. The Chelsea at Greenburgh offers the perfect blend of privacy and community involvement. You can take part in as much or as little as you like and feel perfectly at home in your own apartment, decorated with your own treasured possessions.

We have a special program for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, The Country Cottage, that features 24/7 care, a separate dining room and a secure environment, all supervised by a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Of course, families are welcome to visit any time.

As construction completes on our building and we look forward to taking our place in the local community, we’ve already forged partnerships with regional first responders–police, fire and EMS–along with local civic leaders, volunteers and professional colleagues in the senior care industry. We already feel at home here on Dobbs Ferry Road and hope our future residents will feel the same way.

See the full range of services provided by The Chelsea at Greenburgh and other Chelsea Senior Living residences at chelseaseniorliving.com or call us at 914-275-0010. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly (COHME, Inc.)

Concerned Home Managers for the Elderly (COHME, Inc.) is a licensed non-profit home care agency in operation since 1984 providing home health aides to clients in their homes within the five boroughs. Our aides are fully screened and insured and certified by NYS Department of Health and we have extensive experience managing clients with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia disorders. The home health aides can assist with personal care such as bathing and dressing, shopping, meal preparation, laundry, escorting to medical appointments and errands as well as light housekeeping. The nurse puts together an individualized plan of care that the home health aide follows.

COHME was founded in order to promote the mission of providing care with psychosocial support for both the clients and home health aides. COHME is one of the few agencies offering social work services at no additional cost.  In addition to the aides, the staff includes nurses, a full-time social worker dedicated to assisting clients and their families as well as a social work advocate/career specialist dedicated to providing support for the home health aides. All clients receive an in-home assessment in the beginning from our registered nurse and social worker and on-going quarterly visits at no additional cost.    

To refer, please contact Laura Radensky LCSW Executive Director at 212-514-7147 and for more information our website is www.cohme.org.

Dan Hotels

The late great Nat King Cole sang about ‘Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer” and in Israel that is exactly what we are enjoying at the moment.

Dan Hotels Israel provides guests with many opportunities to relax, dine well, get pampered, or work out in state-of-the-art fitness rooms. Golfers can enjoy a full round at the Caesarea Golf Club next door to the magnificent new resort property – a haven of relaxation and happiness. The resort has been refurbished and upgraded to assure each guest enjoys a fresh, up-to-date and memorable experience.

Whatever it is you are looking for in a vacation, can be found in one of our 16 properties situated around the country. If you are thinking of luxurious surroundings, unique vistas and top class service, then you can do no better than booking into the King David, Jerusalem, known worldwide for its excellent hospitality. There are three other properties in Jerusalem – all within easy access to many of the most famous locations in the country.

For beach side vacations, look no further than the popular and appealing Dan Tel Aviv now with renovated Executive Rooms and Dan Accadia, Herzliya, both yards away from the Mediterranean and offering the high level of hospitality synonymous with the Dan name.

FOR INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS: “Call Dan” Reservation center

Email: Incoming@danhotels.com  |  Toll Free: 1-800-223-7773 / 4

DOROT

In 1976, DOROT’s founders, Columbia University students, set out to meet the needs of their senior neighbors who were hungry for both food and social connection. They were pioneers in their approach to serving their older neighbors, with the ultimate goal of alleviating social isolation.

From these beginnings arose a multi-service agency mobilizing thousands of volunteers of all ages and offering numerous services committed to alleviating social isolation among older adults. Our programs, which engage 10,000 seniors and volunteers annually, bring critical resources to vulnerable older adults by offering services specific to their needs and interests. In addition to our hallmark Friendly Visiting program, seniors benefit from home delivered meals; an annual cycle of volunteer visits with special food package deliveries; a Door to Door program to assist frail New Yorkers on medical and other essential appointments; and University Without Walls, a learning and support community linking homebound students throughout the nation via teleconference. This program offers more than 100 classes annually on a variety of cultural, historical and relevant topics enabling seniors to stay connected from their homes.

Forty years later, DOROT’s innovation and expertise continues to improve the lives and health of older adults. DOROT serves older adults in Manhattan from 59th to 125th streets on the West Side and from 14th to 96th streets on the East Side. Additionally, we provide services to seniors in Westchester County.

Join DOROT in making meaningful connections and bringing generations together. To volunteer or to participate visit www.DOROTUSA.org or call 212-769-2850.

Eretz Israel Movement Tours

ERETZ ISRAEL MOVEMENT TOURS has been providing 34 years of exploring ancient and modern Israel from a kosher, Shomer Shabat outlook, with excellent English speaking guides travelling along with you throughout Israel instilling the love of Eretz Yisrael from a biblical, historic & modern perspective.

The 2-week trips are based in Jerusalem with day trips in and around the area including Hevron and Gush Etzion, and with Shabbat spent in Jerusalem. During the spring and summer months, the tour spends 3 nights, 4 days in the north exploring the Golan Heights, Galil and Zfat among other highlights. In the fall/winter the program heads south to Eilat and the Negev.

Join one of our excellent family tours during the summer (they sell out very quickly) or we can create a personalized private Bar & Bat Mitzvah family tour. The tours are well suited to seniors during the fall, winter & spring months, the Yeshiva break for touring and visiting children learning for the year. We can arrange special tours for synagogue groups, schools or special missions as well as private tours for large families. During the off season, we have many programs for active retirees, such as, in the early spring, in May, we usually run a program in connection with one of the many synagogues in Florida.

Please visit our website at www.israelmovement.com  or call our office:  212- 684-7370.

Gurwin

Talking to Your Parent about Assisted Living

As we get older, many of us are cast in the role of caretaker to a parent or other aging loved one. Whether they need a little or a lot of help, there may come a time that moving to an assisted living community is considered. But why is it so difficult to talk about?

Assisted living isn’t the same as a nursing home. These communities offer freedom from daily chores and worries, daily activities, socialization and meals, along with some support if the resident should need it. They include apartment-style living, and at Gurwin’s Assisted Living community, residents enjoy the privacy and independence that having a full apartment brings.

The best course of action is to have the conversation before a time of crisis. This will allow everyone to adjust to the idea and have a more active role in the decision process. Speak in private and listen to your elder. Understanding someone’s feelings can help them to be open to the advantages any change can bring.  Remember to choose your words carefully – and show enthusiasm about helping them move into their new home.

By addressing any misconceptions and fears up front, often the parents are in agreement to making the move and excited about starting a new chapter in their lives. They understand that they are gaining so much and losing very little.

Staci Rosenberg-Simons, Director of Community Relations at Gurwin Jewish Fay J. Lindner Residences.

Gurwin Assisted Living line 631-715-8537

Halstead Riverdale

Think Riverdale…

Riverdale is the perfect place to call home whether you are planning for now or forever. Bordering on the north tip of Manhattan, Riverdale is a community with a cosmopolitan feel in striking distance of NYC, yet providing respite from the urban fray.

Best known for its majestic Hudson River views and abundance of parks, historic mansions, cultural institutions, and schools, Riverdale has a growing food scene with restaurants, gourmet markets, coffee shops, and farmers’ markets sure to delight foodies. In the evening, Riverdale comes alive with outdoor dining and entertainment.

Riverdale has subsections, each with its own vibe and characteristics: Fieldston is rich in history with picturesque homes and estates connected by private tree-lined streets. North Riverdale has single and multi-family homes with a bustling commercial strip. Central Riverdale has an energetic town center surrounded by mid and high-rise residential buildings. Spuyten Duyvil has an enchanting landscape with views of the Hudson River, the Palisades, the NYC skyline, and the Harlem River.

In addition to a vast selection of special private homes and estates, Riverdale offers condos, co-ops, and multifamily homes from the super-affordable to the super-luxurious.

Commuting is easy—only 22 minutes to NYC on MetroNorth, express buses to Manhattan, the #1 subway, the Henry Hudson Pkwy, and the NYS Thruway.

So when the time comes to make your next life move, remember to “Think Riverdale.  We’ve got the home for you.

Lee Moskof, Associate R.E. Broker

Halstead Riverdale 917.817.7158

Nanette Gran, Licensed R.E. Salesperson

Halstead Riverdale 917.604.9954

INSPIR CARNEGIE HILL:

PREMIER LUXURY SENIOR LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) introduce a new concept in senior living with the debut of Inspir Carnegie Hill. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan at 1802 Second Avenue, Inspir reflects the convergence of luxury residences, unparalleled hospitality, and world-class healthcare offered to seniors in urban markets.

Inspir Carnegie Hill is one of the first senior living communities in over a decade to be constructed from the ground up in Manhattan. The Inspir developers carefully selected New York as the premiere location to introduce the brand based on the city’s rich history as a global leader in real estate.

“The Inspir brand strives to elevate senior living in every sense,” said Gregory D. Smith, President & CEO of Inspir, a Maplewood Senior Living brand. “We have taken careful consideration to create an environment that evokes urban luxury, yet caters to the specific needs of an older resident.”

Inspir Carnegie Hill offers residents a lifestyle that meets and exceeds everything they’ve envisioned for their lives. With a variety of care options, including Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Enhanced Care, Inspir Carnegie Hill supports many different needs. An elite clinical team, including some of the very best physicians on-site, and close proximity to world-renowned hospitals such as, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York – Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, ensure residents of Inspir Carnegie Hill will receive exceptional care if and when needed.

The masterful, elegant architecture of the 23-story, 212,000 square-foot LEED certified building features floor-to-ceiling windows, a 17th floor skypark and lounge, open-air 2 terraces and enclosed gardens, sprawling views of the East River, a fully appointed salon and spa, a fitness center, and a luxurious pool. The new community offers worldclass healthcare, farm-to-table dining, innovative wellness experiences, social events, and concierge services.

The concept of Inspir Carnegie Hill, designed by Handel Architects, connects the outdoor environment with the indoor space to draw energy from the surrounding neighborhoods. The design elements are reinforced by nature and make ample use of organic materials, green spaces, and sunlight.

Every detail of Inspir has been carefully considered to create living experiences that cater to every want and need, from the bold design concepts, premier concierge services, and an array of amenities, to the cutting-edge technology outfitted into each residence. Artificial Intelligence assistance such as voice-controlled lighting, fall detection, and a voice-activated menu of services and activities give residents additional support, help increase engagement, and make it easier for families and loved ones to stay connected and involved on a daily basis.

The property also offers access to a wealth of cultural experiences including museums, theaters and some of the finest restaurants, offering residents a lifestyle that meets and exceeds everything they’ve envisioned for their lives.

The Leasing Gallery for Inspir Carnegie Hill located at 1450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 is now open and accepting reservations for residency. For more information, call 646-978-9040 or go to www.inspirseniorliving.com

Karpoff Affiliates

As people retire, they may realize that their living situation needs to change. Your home may become too big to live in and maintain, or you want to move to a retirement community, or wish to spend your retirement near your children. Now you are faced with the stressful undertaking of deciding what to do with all these items, not to mention the task of selling your home and renting/buying a new one.

To address this need, Karpoff Affiliates created its signature service, Moving On NYC.

Through this specialized service, Karpoff Affiliates will work closely with you and/or family members to help manage all the details involved in deciding how to allocate items in the home which could entail moving, storing, donating, or selling. We will create a custom move plan tailored specifically for you and your needs. We oversee packing, arrange for movers, disconnect utilities, arranging storage, and more. As a fully licensed real estate broker, we can list and sell your current home and manage the purchasing of a new home. We handle everything from start to finish and help lessen the stress and emotional burden that a move like this can entail. You deal with one person from beginning to end, we handle all logistics of moving/downsizing. We strive to make the transition as smooth and easy for you as possible.

Please visit our new and improved website, www.karpoffaffiliates.com, to learn more about the unique Moving On NYC service, along with other services provided by Karpoff Affiliates.

Leisure Time Tours

WE ARE CURRENTLY BOOKING 2 MAGNIFICENT EUROPEAN HOTELS FOR SUKKOT. The Mandarin Oriental Prague, and the California Park Hotel located in Forte dei Marmi Italy.

Forte dei Marmi is a magnificent sea town in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany, Italy. We will be offering optional sightseeing tours to Pisa, Florence, Genova, Lucca, Cinqueterre, Viareggio, Livorno will round out a truly unique Sukkot travel experience.

The Mandarin Oriental Prague offers an enticing blend of historic character and contemporary design. A modern retreat with a centuries-old past, the hotel is within walking distance to Prague Castle, the 14th century Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

At both hotels, all our meals are Glatt Kosher under the Supervision of Rabbi G.M. Garelik and Rabbi M. Shaikewitz, The most well-known Hashgacha in Italy.

Call Leisure Time Tours at 718-528-0700. Our website is www.leisuretimetours.com

Welcome on board LOT Polish Airlines!

While celebrating it’s 90th anniversary, LOT has one of the youngest and most modern fleet in Europe. Since 2003, LOT has been a member of the Star Alliance – the largest global airline alliance.

LOT is the only airline in the region to offer non-stop flights from New York, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles to Warsaw, as well as, from Chicago to Krakow, from Newark to Rzeszow, and from New York and Chicago to Budapest.

On June 1st 2019, LOT started a new non-stop connection from Miami to Warsaw.

For the long-haul flights the Dreamliner is the exclusive aircraft, highly valued for increased cabin pressure and humidity levels, enhancing passenger comfort and reducing the effects of jet lag. A three-class LOT’s Dreamliner offers travelers a choice between: LOT Business Class, LOT Premium Economy and LOT Economy Class.  https://www.lot.com/us/en/

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Are you in your 50s, 60s, or beyond, and looking to discover meaningful ways to give back to the community through service? UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Jewish Service Corps at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan empowers baby boomers to contribute their unique skills, talents, and experiences as we create innovative ways to make a difference.

Engage offers group volunteer experiences as well as opportunities for individual volunteers in ongoing roles with many community-based nonprofit organizations throughout New York City. Volunteers address the needs of many populations, including individuals living in poverty, the elderly, children, recent immigrants, and individuals with special needs.

Volunteers also come together in regular community-building gatherings. These feature discussion, reflection, and analysis, providing an opportunity to learn about related societal issues and teachings and facilitating connections between the volunteering, learning, and overall life experiences.

Please join us at our Fall Kickoff Event, on Monday, September 16, from 6–8 pm, at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at West 76th Street.

To register and learn more, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, director of Engage, at bfink@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4408. Visit our website at jccmanhattan.org/engage

Levin Palace: Like Living Aboard
A Luxury Cruise Ship!

MorseLife is transforming how we all think about longevity.  The truth is, we’re in the midst of a social, cultural and demographic sea change. We’re not just living longer. We’re living younger.

MorseLife calls this “Younging.”™ And, it’s the philosophy behind their elegant Levin Palace Independent Living Residences, where every day feels like life aboard a luxury cruise ship. That means being worry-free, experiencing new things, and enjoying life to the max.

Like that luxury cruise ship, the Palace offers white-glove service and resort-style amenities, along with fantastic food, fun, friends, time for family, and the freedom to just do you! It really is a new way to look at your future, and it’s fabulous.

The Palace is ‘docked’ on the beautiful MorseLife campus in the heart of West Palm Beach. From the moment you enter, you notice the difference, in the stunning interiors, exquisite floral arrangements, curated art, and elegantly appointed apartments. 

You’ll have your choice of chic one or two bedrooms apartments designed for a gracious, ultra-comfortable lifestyle, with spacious bedrooms and living rooms, elevated ceilings, contemporary appliances, large windows, and private balconies. 

All-inclusive rent includes 5-star amenities like concierge services, valet parking, 24-hour security, and chauffeured transportation.

You also notice the difference in the vitality and energy, because there’s so much to do. The Palace even has a designated “Fun Captain” who plans all the activities every month!

Gourmet kosher or non-kosher dining, evening Happy Hours with friends, monthly calendars full of fascinating cultural, social and educational programs, and special event are just a few of the things that add excitement to life at the Palace.

But all that fun and food requires fitness, so head to the heated indoor and outdoor pools, spa, or fitness center with its state-of the-art European equipment. Golf and tennis memberships are available. There are even Pickleball Courts!

Palace residents enjoy VIP priority access to MorseLife’s health care services, and to the onsite medical clinic led by a Harvard-trained physician.

For information, call 561.260.5243 because MorseLife is MORE Life!

Morselife Health Systems

Extraordinary Luxury Assisted Living Tradition at MorseLife

MorseLife Health Systems in West Palm Beach, FL is transforming the way we look at longevity.

It’s a fact, we’re not just living longer, we’re living younger.

MorseLife’s perspective – that age no longer matters – represents a paradigm shift from conventional views of aging. Today it’s all about living youthfully and smart. And they’re reshaping life at their Tradition Assisted Living Residences to reflect this new philosophy.

How are they doing it? Picture life aboard a luxury cruise ship where all of your needs and wants are met 24/7.

Life at Tradition feels like that, with more of everything that makes life great: more fabulous food, more fun with friends and family, a more fulfilling future, and best of all, more care when you need it and more freedom when you don’t.

Situated on the beautiful grounds of MorseLife, Tradition’s apartments are large and airy. Overlooking a stunning campus of lakes, fountains, gardens, and sculptures, these spacious, beautifully appointed apartments come with housekeeping services, concierge, valet, and more.

In their kosher or non-kosher gourmet dining rooms, delicious food is beautifully presented and served attentively.

Exceptional events also guarantee more fun! Discover hidden talents in one of their classes, passionately debate current affairs, take a culinary tour of the world at themed dinners, belt it out in an evening sing-a-long, dip into indoor or outdoor pools, even play Pickle Ball!  Remember, age doesn’t matter!

Thanks to their location in the heart of West Palm Beach and complimentary chauffeured transportation, residents always have something exciting to do off-campus. Tradition is a short drive from the nationally acclaimed Norton Museum of Art and the exceptional Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Rent is all-inclusive, so residents needn’t worry about additional fees, regardless of the services they require. And there’s no significant upfront investment.

Notably, Tradition carries a special Extended Congregate Care (ECC) license, because they provide a higher level of care beyond standard Assisted Living. No matter what level of assistance is required Tradition’s resident-focused team always ensures MORE care.

For information, call 561-260-5097.

Marilyn & Stanley M. Katz Campus

4920 Loring Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33417  |  morselife.org

Parker Jewish Institute Holds 2019 Annual Senior Olympics

The event challenges patients and residents to keep up their physical and mental health through planned socialization and friendly competition

New Hyde Park, NY, July 8, 2019 – Parker Jewish Institute hosted the 2019 Annual Senior Olympics for patients and residents on June 18. The event featured an afternoon of spirited activities, followed by a festive summer barbeque.

Each year, the Senior Olympics challenge members of the Parker community to keep up their physical and emotional health through planned socialization and friendly competition. While the older athletes enjoy the chance to follow their youthful interests, most residents have fun helping their teams win.

After the annual lighting of the torch at this year’s games, participants took part in a modified wheelchair race, a beanbag toss and other relays.  Age and disability presented no obstacles.

“The Senior Olympics is one of the highlights of our kickoff to summer themed activities, not only do the residents and patients look forward to it, but the families and staff members do as well,” said Michael N. Rosenblut, Parker’s president and CEO.

The annual games are made possible by Ben Dickstein, the great-grandson of the late Jack Parker.

About Parker Jewish Institute

Since its inception in 1907 as a shelter for 25 indigent men and women, Parker Jewish Institute evolved into a nationally renowned 527-bed, non-profit center for the health care and rehabilitation of older adults, offering a comprehensive network of community health care programs. The Institute is a leading academic campus for the training of health care professionals.  Located at the border of Queens and Nassau counties, Parker’s campus provides a full range of care, including the Queens-Long Island Renal Institute. Offering a helping hand at every stage, Parker is also the majority member of AgeWell New York, a New York State authorized managed long-term care and Medicare Advantage plan, dedicated to delivering the level and scope of services needed to “feel well and live well” at home. Learn more about programs and services by calling 1-877-727-5373 or by visiting parkerinstitute.org.

Riverview Senior Residence:  Where Convenience Meets Community

Riverview is Manhattan’s newest address for active seniors 62+, located in the heart of New York City just steps from Hudson Yards and Broadway at 519 West 49th Street off 10th Avenue. As an all-inclusive living complex, it combines the best that Manhattan has to offer with the added convenience of on-site dining and a full spectrum of recreational activities and amenities.

Riverview is an independent senior living residence whose leadership boasts nearly 20 years of experience serving New Yorkers. Its sister community, Island Shores Senior Residences, is the premier independent living community on Staten Island’s South Shore. Riverview residents benefit from the management and expertise of a well-established organization without sacrificing a personalized experience.

Included in the monthly rate, Riverview residents get a beautiful private studio or one-bedroom residence, either furnished or unfurnished. Residents enjoy three home-cooked meals at Riverview Bistro as well as housekeeping.

All residents have access to Riverview’s rooftop garden and a choice of outdoor spaces to read, relax, or watch the ships go by on the Hudson River. Riverview has an on-site movie theater, game room, library, computer lounge, fitness center, and hosts visiting doctors. The newest amenities are an on-site beauty parlor and guest rooms available for a nightly fee to friends and family who are visiting from out-of-town. Riverview also offers a full calendar of activities and events ranging from lectures and yoga classes to musical entertainment and resident-driven clubs.

Security and pendant monitoring are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week for your peace of mind. And those milestone events won’t go unnoticed, either, as Riverview’s staff plan wine and cheese socials, monthly birthday celebrations, Father’s and Mother’s Day luncheons, and more. In short: Riverview has it all. It’s a place you can call home, at a price you can afford.

To learn more about what Riverview has to offer or to schedule a tour any day of the week, call Riverview at (212) 586-4546 or email Living@RiverviewNYC.org. You can also learn more at RiverviewNYC.org

Sinai Chapels Serves New York’s  Jewish Community

Sinai Chapels, located in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is proud of the trust that four generations of Jewish families have placed in us. Sinai’s commitment starts with compassionate understanding, quality service, and attention to every detail. Our continuous improvements reflect the traditions established by our family over a century ago.

Sinai’s licensed staff helps families through the arrangement process and guides each family through the options that best fit their needs and budgets. Sinai Chapels is the only funeral home in the area that provides a staff Director of Pastoral Counseling. Rabbi Michael Strasberg is available to help families through religious counseling and support.

Sinai’s two chapels accommodate services large and small. Our state-of-the-art broadcasting system can televise the live service in a room adjacent to the Chapel on 50” high-definition televisions.

Sinai now offers a password protected live Internet broadcast of the service, for family unable to travel. In addition, Sinai offers DVD and audio CD reproduction of the service.

Whether Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox, Sinai provides services that are ceremonially correct, appropriate and dignified. Sinai also offers families the choice of traditional or non-traditional services.

Some families choose to have a service at an alternative location such as a gravesite, synagogue, or other place of significance to the family. Since there are so many details to manage in planning a service, most families choose to have Sinai’s staff of trained professionals coordinate such ceremonies.

Making funeral arrangements in advance protects families from unexpected expense and spares them the burden of making complex choices at a most difficult time. Sinai’s staff of experienced pre-planning advisors can meet with you privately at the Chapel or in the comfort of your home, with no cost or obligation. All Sinai pre-plans are FDIC insured.

Sinai Memorials specializes in crafting and customizing monuments to match the needs and wishes of every family. Our staff of specialists, technical and Rabbinic, invest great time and effort to insure that you will receive the finest monument possible.

Sinai Chapels and the Resnick family are proud sponsors of leading Jewish Community Organizations such as: the Queens College Center for Jewish Studies; Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Archives at Queens Community College; and the United Jewish Appeal.

Please visit JewishFunerals.com or call 800-446-0406 for more information.

Taylor Morrison

You’re looking for a home designed for you and your needs, a new home in a community where you feel a sense of belonging and unity, a new home that you can live in for years to come as your haven of comfort and joy.  Whether your new home search is for that perfect place to start the next chapter in your life where you can live an active 55-Plus lifestyle and meet new people, or you’re looking for the next neighborhood to call home for your growing family, Taylor Morrison has the perfect new community for you.

Solivita

When it comes to 55 plus communities in Florida, there are many options. However, there are few like Solivita, an active adult community situated just minutes from downtown Kissimmee, FL and less than 30 miles from Walt Disney World® and Orlando International Airport.

Named one of the nation’s Top 50 master-planned 55 plus communities by Where to Retire magazine three consecutive times, and to ideal-LIVING magazine’s Best of the Best list, Solivita has also earned over 70 awards for design and community planning.  It’s no wonder Solivita has already welcomed over 7,000 residents. With all of the awards and recognition, Solivita is unlike many other 55 plus communities in Florida.

A gem against the backdrop of Mickey and Minnie, Solivita provides community members with the perfect balance of outdoor living, comfort, and luxury. Walk to your favorite shop or bike to your next bbq, Solivita was made with the active adult in mind. Feel secure within your gated community as you make new friends at our spa and fitness center or attending one of over 200 social clubs created by Solivita members!

At Solivita, every part of our 4,300 acres, 150,000-square-feet of amazing amenities and fifteen distinctive home designs was imagined and executed solely with you in mind. Boasting over 150,000-square-feet of amenities within this award-winning 55+ community, Solivita in Florida is the perfect place to call home.

Vitalia

Welcome to Florida’s Treasure Coast and Vitalia at Tradition, the 55+ active adult community in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Inspiration to live life at your pace and the ability to experience your passions comes naturally here on this cherished length of Florida’s shore.  Named to ideal-LIVING magazine’s Best of the Best list, our homeowners enjoy a gated lifestyle in the meticulously designed active adult community nestled within the expansive Tradition master plan.

With bicycles and golf carts as the preferred method of transportation, our active adult residents can join friends within the neighborhood or explore the vast 8,300 acres of Tradition. While the scale may be large, the feel is still small town America with our Town Hall, boutique restaurants, as well as shops, spas, and salons, and the town center, Tradition Square. It’s the lively hub where residents gather for year-round events, entertainment, and concerts.

Amenities within Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida include a putting green, heated pool, tennis courts, and a residents clubhouse, which hosts sporting events, themed nights, and many more community activities.

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Triumph Hotels Define your destination with Triumph Hotels.

Triumph Hotels is a collection of six independent hotels located throughout New York City. Triumph’s historic New York hotels boast a rich heritage, with the oldest continuously operated hotel in New York, an array of famous residents and a collection of hotels dating back nearly a century. Each property carries the feel of its New York City neighborhood and is designed to make guests feel at home – comfortable, relaxed and rejuvenated – with residence-style accommodations and a host of onsite features and amenities.

Visit Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side for classic charm and convenience to the Theater District, the Washington Jefferson Hotel for a location at the center of it all, Hotel Edison for an art deco experience within Times Square, The Iroquois New York for sophisticated luxury near Bryant Park, The Evelyn Hotel for avant-garde glam in NoMad, or The Frederick Hotel with downtown modern décor in Tribeca.

For more information, please visit www.triumphhotels.com

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