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Caring for Older Adults Since 1907
By: Jo Strausz Rosen

Excited that you called, emailed and texted your delight after viewing last Sunday’s Eight Over Eighty virtual event. Thank you so much for your support. The film will live on our website, YouTube and Facebook page for you to enjoy for years to come.
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Coincidentally, today is NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY. In August of 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day. Somewhere between then and now, we have stopped referring to our Older Adults as Senior Citizens. In fact, the entire month of May is devoted to celebrating Older Adults, which, of course, we love to do daily!

According to the website, “On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but they understand firsthand the benefits and the drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today. Our older adults are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. The day encourages supporting older adults to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible.” 

If you cannot spend time with the older adults you know, let them know they are appreciated and loved.
  • Call and share some musical sing alongs, poetry or prose
  • Text them jokes, trivia or puzzles
  • Zoom or Facetime from wherever you are and share beautiful surroundings on a nature walk, or even exercise together!
  • Send greeting cards or flowers
  • Begin an oral history project with questions about the past
  • There’s always the drive-by parades you can organize for your loved ones, just because!

“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.”
~ George Burns
By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz

As a teenager in Long Island, New York, in the 1930s, Bob Mettauer ran deliveries for a local butcher, totaling 50 miles on his bike most Saturdays. 

When the World War II Navy veteran retired from his job at a telephone company in California in 1991, he got back on a bike. He set a goal of reaching 100,000 miles. On Tuesday, around 28 years after he set out on his mission, the now 95-year-old "Bicycle Bob" crossed his finish line and dozens of his Santa Maria neighbors lined the streets to cheer him on. 

"I used to go out and ride 20 miles a day when I was younger. It just kept adding up, so I set 100,000 as my goal," Mettauer told Insider on Friday. "Recently, I was doing nine miles a day in the morning." 
By Madeline R. Vann, MPH

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet has been consistently ranked by US News & World Report as a top diet for heart health and weight loss, and it’s no surprise why. Unlike fad diets that call for extreme calorie or food-group restrictions without scientific evidence that supports their efficacy, the DASH diet involves making manageable dietary changes that are flexible and rooted in proven nutritional advice.

This has made the eating plan popular among doctors, dietitians, and other health professionals in the United States, where heart disease remains the No. 1 killer among men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). High blood pressure (hypertension) is a big contributing factor to heart disease and affects 1 in 3 American adults, per the CDC. It’s not just an American problem, though: Heart disease is also the leading cause of death around the world, according to the American Heart Association.
By Caitlin O'kane from CBS NEWS

Switzerland is known for many things — including its chocolate — but one town got an extra dose of its signature sweet treat on Friday following a malfunction at a Lindt chocolate factory. 

The factory in the Swiss town of Olten experienced a minor problem with its cooling ventilation, which ended up sending cocoa powder spewing into the air, the company, Lindt & Sprüngli, said in a statement to CBS News. Strong winds that morning helped spread the chocolate dust through town, the statement continued. 

Strong winds that morning helped spread the chocolate dust through town, the statement continued. 

A photo posted on Twitter showing a car in Olten dusted with cocoa powder has gone viral, with many marveling at the "chocolate snow." The company said the chocolate particles were completely harmless to humans and the environment.

Lindt & Sprüngli said in its statement that the company worked quickly to "remedy this defect" and that that production was able to continue as normal.
Kveller.com presents a meaningful way to begin to think about the New Year and connect with your family right now:
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Family Holiday Art Project
Enhance the upcoming High Holidays for our residents and consider creating and sending greeting cards to mark the occasion with meaning – a delightful project for your entire family. Once completed, label it "Attn: Activities" and drop off (or mail to) Hechtman Apartments, 6690 W. Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, 48322.

Shop for JSL Oak Park Residents
While out grocery shopping for yourself, please consider this mitzvah opportunity and assist our isolated residents in Oak Park by shopping for them. 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.
Why did Fleischman residents dye their hair in bold pinks and lavenders? Girls just wanna have fun!! Pictured are Fleischman residents Anita and Martha, who shared their new looks for the New Year!

Read this story and more by visiting "Keeping Our Community Connected: Stories From Residents, Staff and Volunteers" on our website.
Salmon Garbanzo Salad

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 2 inches wide)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 (8-ounce) bag chopped Romaine lettuce (or 1 head)
  • 4 ounces string beans, halved
  • 8 ounces Gefen Organic Chickpeas
  • 1 (8-ounce) can yellow corn
  • 1 (8-ounce) can black beans

  • 3 tablespoons Gefen Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Kedem White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Gefen Honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Prepare the Salmon
  1. Place salmon fillets in a small baking dish. In a small bowl, combine oil, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Pour over fish. Top with garlic. Let marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place salmon (with marinade) in oven and bake for 15 minutes, then broil for three to five minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Prepare the Dressing
  1. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. I recommend using an immersion blender for a smoother, creamier consistency. Set aside.

To Serve
  1. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, string beans, chickpeas, corn, and black beans. Toss with dressing.
  2. Flake salmon and add it on top of the salad. Serve immediately.

This recipe is from kosher.com
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Shabbat Shalom from our Fleischman residents!
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
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