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By Jo Strausz Rosen
A recent study led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego points to the fact that socially isolated individuals may be more likely to become critically ill or worse. Dr. Crystal Wiley Cene, a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chief Administrative Officer for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion said, “Given the prevalence of social disconnectedness across the U.S., the public health impact is quite significant. Socially isolated individuals are 30% more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack and death from either.” These findings are taken from data collected around the world over the past 40 years. Risk factors such as widowhood and retirement add to an individual’s decline. Scientists discovered under-recognized factors in cardiovascular and brain disease that worsen with social isolation. “There is strong evidence linking social isolation and loneliness with increased risk of worsened heart and brain health in general; however, the data on the association with certain outcomes, such as heart failure, dementia and cognitive impairment is sparse,” says Cene. 
Hechtman residents look forward to their twice-monthly painting classes, taught by Resident Service Coordinator, Sarah Pappas. In addition to painting together, they enjoy camaraderie and conversation, and the skills they learn during these creative sessions. People make new friends by way of art. Drawing and painting can enable a profound feeling of self-accomplishment. This is a valuable tool to improve an overall sense of self-appreciation, thereby boosting confidence. These results are evident to all.
Our residents love spending time with the younger generations, imparting their wisdom! Itty Shemtov from The Shul, brought her grandchildren for a visit with Meer residents on the veranda. Pictured are Anita Cywiak and Zita Kirsch.
Enjoy outdoor activities, art-making opportunities and complimentary admission to the DNR’s Outdoor Adventure Center along the Detroit Riverfront. Engage with hands-on workshops and activities designed for children, families and people of all ages. Nourish your body and soul with opportunities to purchase food from local food businesses.
Did you know JSL has a blog? Our topics include Alzheimer's & Memory Care, Caregivers & Families, Financial Planning, Health, Fitness & Wellness, Holidays, Jewish Spirituality, News & Events, Nutrition, Senior Living & Activities, and Trauma & Mental Health. Let us know if there is a topic you'd like us to cover!
We are hiring people for a variety of full time and part time positions. Join our caring team and make a difference in the lives of the older adults who live at Jewish Senior Life.
Have fun while exercising with this low impact dance workout!
Come see the JSL Difference!
Contact Janet Antin
248-967-4240 jantin@jslmi.org
Beth Robinson is our new Director of Friends of Jewish Senior Life. She is a lifelong resident of West Bloomfield and a long-time Jewish professional, having served as Games Director for the JCC Maccabi Youth Games, Administrator at Congregation Beth Achim and Temple Emanu-El, and Director of the Jewish Book Fair and Film Festival.

Beth loves to work with volunteers and is inspired by the opportunity to participate in the vibrant community that is JSL. She is a writer who recently contributed to, edited and published a collection of personal stories written by twenty writers called "The Epiphanies Project: Twenty Personal Revelations". In her spare time, she works with authors to write and publish their books and looks forward to finding a way to capture some of the amazing stories our residents can tell about their lives.

She loves reading, creating artwork, and being outdoors. Camping on Lake Michigan is her favorite vacation, but around here, her favorite outing is the West Bloomfield Nature Trail. She can most frequently be found in her favorite chair, looking out at her woodsy back yard and the deer, raccoons, groundhogs, rabbits, birds, and wild turkeys that have figured out that she leaves food out for them. Inside the house, she has two daughters, three parrots, and a cat.

Welcome to JSL Beth!
FRIENDS of Jewish Senior Life is looking for volunteers to help with some fun and interesting activities. Please take a look and let us know if one of these sounds like it’s up your alley.
Paparazzi – Take pics of JSL Sock Hop Attendees at Meer – Wednesday, August 17 at 3:30pm – Your cell phone camera is all you need. Come dressed as your favorite 1950's icon and join in the fun.

SOUP, SALAD and SANDWICHES – Have fun socializing and serving residents at the Krolik Café on Thursdays from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. 

THE JOY OF YARN – If you’re a knitter who would like to share your skills, we’re looking for a knitting instructor to lead a class of impressive lifelong knitters at Meer.

WHAT’S NEW? – Can you lead a current events discussion in a factual, balanced way for a lively conversation once a week? Help residents understand what’s going on locally and around the world.

FITNESS FANS - Former instructors? Life long exercise buffs? Lead the folks at Meer, Hechtman, Brown Center and Coville in exercise sessions.
Please email or call Beth Robinson at brobinson@jslmi.org / 248-592-5062 for more information or to sign up. Or click the link below to fill out the volunteer form.
Mediterranean Salmon Tacos

3- 4 ounce fillets salmon
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cloves garlic. minced
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano

1/2 cup mayo or plain Greek yogurt
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 cup grated cucumber

9 street taco sized flour tortillas
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 small red pepper, diced
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/4 cup crumbled feta
Lemon slices for garnish

1) Turn oven on broil.
2) Mix the two tablespoons olive oil, two tablespoons lemon juice, two cloves minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoons paprika, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon oregano.
3) Drizzle over the salmon and broil on high until cooked through and the top begins to brown.
4) Mix the tzatziki ingredients and place on the side.
5) Heat a shallow, nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
6) Heat the tortillas until warm and the edges brown.
7) Assemble by placing tortillas on a plate, spread on the tzatziki. Place cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage on top and then 1/3 of a fillet of salmon. Sprinkle with feta and serve with a lemon slice.

This recipe is from kosher.com
Milton Zussman, z"l
2009 Eight Over Eighty Honoree
War Veteran
Avid JSL Newsletter Correspondent
Rabbi Dovid S. Polter, Community Chaplain
Forever 99 Cents
Inflation seems to be affecting the price of just about everything, from candles to mushrooms, from peanuts to pearls. The prices of nearly every item have risen.
You may have seen those tall and colorful Arizona drinks, juices and iced teas sold in Walmart, Target, party stores and gas stations. Their price has never changed. They remain at a fixed price of 99 cents.
The owner makes his statement clear:
“There are some things in life that are so steady, we take them for granted, and Arizona Iced Tea cans, blessedly, will always be 99 cents.
The lesson I learn: In spite of many others increasing their prices on products they sell, the owner of Arizona drinks differs and upholds its original price despite any personal risk or loss he may incur.
Arizona Ice Teas serve as our reminder to keep prices reasonable and show primary loyalty to consumers.

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Nancy Heinrich, Chief Executive Officer
Kara Powers, Chief Financial Officer
Barbra Giles, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Jo Strausz Rosen, Executive Director, Development
Dianne Azzopardi, Executive Director, Human Resources
Ron Colasanti, Executive Director, Dining Services
This newsletter was created by Jo Rosen and Amanda Martlock

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