Weekly News & Updates
Caring for Older Adults Since 1907
1st & 4th full month FREE if lease is effective by 4/30/22
Contact Jackie Rosender
248-444-2430 jrosender@jslmi.org
By Jo Strausz Rosen
The ability to travel around town, going wherever we want - whenever we want, is a freedom that most of us enjoy. We take for granted that we can slip behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive off without giving it much thought. But for a portion of the sage-ing population, once routine outings like shopping, going to the grocery store, the library, social gatherings, or doctor’s appointments have become a monumental challenge. As we age, health conditions may impact driving and we must find other methods for getting to and from our daily activities. Age-related vision changes and eye disease, medications, hearing loss, limited mobility, reduced strength, and longer reaction time are just a few reasons why we might no longer drive. But fear not. Residents at JSL can schedule their drives and ride in style with our live saving drivers. 
Fleischman resident - Sanford Pearlman turned 100 this week! He says, "the key to living is finding happiness and staying fit with exercise." Sandy celebrated with his favorite treat, carrot cake.
Sophie Klisman, 92, remembers her early life in Poland as the youngest of 4. Her memory of beautiful Friday nights with delicious food on the white tablecloth adorned by candlesticks stays with her. Saturdays the whole family would walk to Synagogue. She felt great love from her parents. She went to school up through the 4th grade, but then at the age of 10 in 1939, Nazi Germany occupied Poland and forced her family to move into the Lodz ghetto. Food became scarce and Sophie had to work in a knitting shop where the tablecloths, bedspreads, hats, scarves, and gloves she learned to make were shipped to German soldiers. Sophie was devastated by the loss of members of her family and with strength, fortitude, endurance, and luck, she and her sister survived living in three Nazi concentration camps before immigrating to America. It’s Sophie's incredible story, documented in the book by her daughter, Lori Klisman Ellis, 4456 Miles: A Survivor’s Search for Closure: Awakening Her Daughter’s Search For Understanding the Holocaust. Our interview with her is one of the Eight Over Eighty Tikkun Olam stories with a very happy ending. We are proud to introduce you to her at our 29th Annual event on May 22, virtually, at noon.  

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May 15 - 22, 2022
Shop The Sale at Laurel Park Place

A community service project. Proceeds benefit education and literacy programs.

Opening Day - Sunday, May 15
Pre-sale: 8:15-11am Admission $20
Regular Hours: Admission FREE
Monday-Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sundays: 11am-6pm

Choose from thousands of gently used items inside the mall, or shop a great sampling of bookstock in the tent outside!

Teacher Appreciation Tuesday, May 17 & Wednesday May 18 2-7pm
50% Discount For Teachers With A Valid I.D.

Final Day of Sale Sunday, May 22 11am-6pm
All Books and Media 1/2 OFF
3rd full month rent FREE if lease is effective by 4/30/22
(Assisted Living Only)
Contact Jill Bengle
248-661-2999 jbengle@jslmi.org
Say YES to the Address!
Sunday, May 1 12-3PM

Take a tour of our West Bloomfield communities, enjoy entertainment, attend a presentation on resources for older adults given by Area Agency on Aging 1-B, visit our boutiques, and take a delicious treat home baked by our chef!

RSVP to Tracey: tproghovnick@jslmi.org or

Attend the Open House to learn how to save up to $500 on moving costs!
Director of Residential Marketing and Community Relations, Tracey Proghovnick, was on Fox 2 Detroit this week to share what seniors need to know before beginning a new walking routine.
Director of the Program for Holocaust Survivors & Families, Dr. Charles Silow, led wonderful and meaningful Yom HaShoah programs this week in our residences to honor the millions lost and survivors of the Holocaust. Here he is pictured with survivors and residents at Meer Apartments' program this week.
Residents and staff in Oak Park celebrated Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers last week by wearing their favorite gear, eating hotdogs fresh off the grill, and watching the game on the big screen.
Volunteer at JSL and learn why giving=getting! Volunteers are an essential part of exciting programs for our residents. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you too can make a difference.

Interested? Contact Leslie Katz at lkatz@jslmi.org or 248-592-5062 to get started.
Crispy Coated BBQ Cauliflower Poppers

1 head of cauliflower, cleaned and broken into pieces
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup of bbq sauce
2 cups corn flake crumbs

1. In a medium size bowl combine mayonnaise and bbq sauce
2. Coat cauliflower pieces into mayonnaise bbq sauce mixture
3. Dip cauliflower pieces in corn flake crumbs.
4. Line corn flake coated cauliflower pieces on a lightly greased baking sheet (I like to use parchment paper for easy cleanup) and bake on 450 for about 20 to 25 minutes until outside is slightly crispy. (I like a crunchy coating with slightly burnt edges)

This recipe is from kosherinthekitch.com
Over time as people age, they lose strength and muscle in their lower body. It's important to exercise regularly in order to maintain strong legs and to prevent falls. Watch this video for leg strength exercises designed for seniors!
Rabbi Dovid S. Polter, Community Chaplain
Count Your Blessings
The past two years has undoubtedly taught us to count our blessings.
The expression, “Count your blessings” may be rooted in something more sublime, namely, in the Torah (Bible) of our Creator. It is not merely a simple human expression but rather bears deeper spiritual meaning.
Let's uncover its origin in the sacred Torah:
During King David's reign, there was a widespread epidemic that took the lives of many people. As an antidote, King David established a new ritual to be incorporated in daily life. He advised that each individual recite 100 blessings daily. His message spread and the epidemic came to an end.
Fast forward to the present. As we come out of the Covid pandemic, it is important to increase our daily (outgoing) blessings to G-d, to our fellow man and to be sure to "count our blessings” that they reach 100. We each can offer blessings to one another and count those as our eternal measure of safety and protection.

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Rabbi Dovid S. Polter Jewish Community Chaplaincy Program Jewish Senior Life
248-592-5039 • dpolter@jslmi.org
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Shabbat Shalom
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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