Weekly News & Updates
Caring for Older Adults Since 1907
I know we have been inundating you with advertisements about our annual event. Seems like yesterday (February) we were just interviewing these fine folks. And then COVID-19 happened. Time has flown and JSL has reinvented our biggest fundraiser of the year. And you, our community, have supported us with advice, love and contributions!
This Sunday at noon, you won’t be disappointed when you go to:
Our LIVE/Virtual event is a splendid production courtesy of FLOW VIDEO featuring 2 delightful emcees, the FJA students (they were juniors when we first met them and now they are rising seniors!) and, of course, the big event: our Eight Over Eighty honorees. Lots of surprises I can’t share, but I hope you will join us to watch and be delighted.

Sunday you will have access to our online digital ad journal, featuring honoree bios written by the FJA students, delightful community comments, well wishes, prayers and good thoughts, videos and photos.
The teaser above shows two of our honorees reactions as I presented them with “paper doll” versions of themselves. You can tell from my voice I was pretty excited to deliver these gifts to Warren Tessler and Phoebe Mainster! Plus, it was just great getting out of the house!
See you Sunday! Shabbat Shalom.
Hechtman resident, Shelley Skelton, is a talented artist who's latest piece inspires others to "believe in yourself, stay strong, and never give up!" Beautiful job, Shelley!
By Lauren M. Johnson

Driver's license photos are the worst, but one Tennessee woman is laughing after a clerical error left her with a picture of an empty chair.

Jade Dodd told CNN affiliate WKRN she had recently renewed her license in Hickman County and when it came in the mail on Thursday, she was surprised to find that in place of her picture ID there was a photo of an empty chair. "The lady at the DMV did not really believe me when I was like 'hey, I need my license fixed,'" Dodd said.
By Jessica Migala

Even those of us who eat right, exercise, and take a lot of steps to stay healthy every day will experience body aches and pains from time to time. Things like stress and too much time sitting down will bring them on.

If, for instance, you find yourself more sedentary than usual, your body will actually start to adapt to that behavior, explains Vikash Sharma, a doctor of physical therapy at Perfect Stride Physical Therapy in New York City. “All of the tissues that are responsible for sitting will become better for sitting,” he says — tissues surrounding the joint may shorten, for example, limiting the tissue’s mobility and ushering in aches and pains.

Fortunately, you can get a whole lot of relief with targeted stretches and movements throughout the day. “Your body is meant to move. Movement is the most powerful form of medicine out there,” says Dr. Sharma. Here are nine fixes that can help.
Saturday is not only Shabbos, it is National Relaxation Day, so now you have two great excuses to take it easy. Here’s how science can help you have the most laid-back day of the year.
Calling all fashionistas! Only three days left until our JSL FRIENDS Boutique Super Summer Sidewalk Sale! Join us August 17th for discounts of up to 50% off.

Choose your time slot:
(10 people per shift)
1:00 pm -2:00 pm FILLED
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm -4:00 pm
4:00 pm -5:00 pm

Masks are required.

Call Leslie Katz at 248-321-1437 for location details and to schedule your time.
Great Art Project For Kids
Make a resident's Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur special with a handmade card. This is a fun project for the whole family! Once completed, label it "Attn: Activities" and drop off (or mail to) Hechtman Apartments, 6690 W. Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, 48322.

Shop While Helping Others
While you're out grocery shopping for yourself, help our residents in Oak Park by doing their shopping too. Volunteers will be given a resident’s shopping list and will be reimbursed for these purchases. Once completed, drop the bags off at the front desk and our onsite staff will deliver them to the resident. Contact Leslie Katz at 248-321-1437.

Come Entertain Us!
Do you or someone you know have a talent to share with our residents? Outside performances can be wonderful entertainment for our isolated older adults. Contact Leslie Katz at 248-321-1437 and learn how your talent can become our entertainment!
Fleischman residents enjoyed a rousing game of hallway Bingo this week with chocolate and cash prizes! Residents could be heard shouting “Loteria” in Spanish and in French, “Bingo". Special thank you to the Occupational Therapy students from Macomb Community College for facilitating this activity.
The thoughtful Hechtman Resident Council had two banners made to thank the Hechtman staff for all of their hard work. Hechtman Administrator, Melissa Morton, said, “We are so fortunate to have such terrific residents. They have truly touched our hearts with this kind gesture. It means a lot to all of our staff.”

Read this story and more by visiting "Keeping Our Community Connected: Stories From Residents, Staff and Volunteers" on our website.
Apples & Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Manischewitz Honey (spray the measuring cup with nonstick spray before measuring the honey; it will slide right out!)
  • 1/3 cup Haddar Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayo

  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1-2 green apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces (or 8-10 pieces of whatever you like)
  • Kosher salt, for seasoning the chicken
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, for seasoning the chicken
  • 1-2 cups Gefen Panko Crumbs

Prepare the Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Coat a large Pyrex baking dish or nine- by 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the honey mustard; set aside.
  3. Place sliced onions and half the sliced apples into the pan. Top with chicken pieces. Sprinkle chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Use a spoon to coat all the chicken pieces with the honey mustard. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the honey mustard till the chicken is fully coated.
  5. Place remaining apple slices in the little nooks and crannies all around the chicken.
  6. Spray the breadcrumbs with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil. Bake for one hour and 20 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking until the top is crispy and the chicken is cooked to your taste. Serve hot and enjoy! 

This recipe is from kosher.com
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Rabbi Dovid S. Polter, JSL Community Chaplain

The Melody of Life
The Magical Musical Age of 88

Years ago I spent many quality hours visiting an insightful woman who resided in the Mt. Clemens area. I greatly admired her for her positive attitude on life. She never failed to share her wit and wisdom culled from her many life experiences.
At the age of eighty seven, after she recovered from a brief illness, she felt indebted to G-d for yet another miracle. At the time she shared with me the following, “I told my family that if I should merit to live another year of life, I want to be called ‘Piano’ since a piano has 88 keys!
Her take on life was a musical joyous one. I walked away humming a happy tune.
This newsletter was created by Jo Rosen and Amanda Martlock

We’re human, prone to mistakes, so if we erred in our newsletter, please forgive us!
Shabbat Shalom
Nancy Heinrich, Chief Executive Officer
Jennie Klepinger, Chief Financial Officer
Barbra Giles, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Dianne Azzopardi, Executive Director, Human Resources
Ron Colasanti, Executive Director, Dining Services
Gregg Leshman, Executive Director, Residential Operations
Jo Strausz Rosen, Executive Director, Development
People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
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