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By Jo Strausz Rosen
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was approaching his 60th birthday. The realization came to him that he was getting old, and he felt alone and vulnerable and feared becoming “a geriatric case who follows the predictable pattern of retirement, painful physical diminishment, a rocking chair existence in a nursing home, and the eventual dark and inevitable end to life.” He wrote a book, “From Age-ing to Sage-ing” and shared some heartwarming experiences and wisdom as he sought to learn about aging in a secluded cabin with the help of Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers, and Native-American shamans. He was leaving an old phase of life that he had outgrown. He asked himself, “If I had to die now, what would I most regret not having done? What remains incomplete in my life?”
Coville residents Lenore Salomon, Harriet Semp, Marvin Delidow, and volunteer Carol Goldstein Oppenheim expressed their Purim creativity by decorating wreaths and masks!
Honor our fabulous Eight Over Eighty honorees by becoming a sponsor or purchasing an ad in our beautiful ad journal! All artwork must be submitted by May 6th. Find all sponsorship, ad, and event information at the link below.
For questions, contact Amanda Martlock at 248-592-5098 amartlock@jslmi.org
Volunteers are an essential part of what makes our JSL community so great. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to see how you can make a difference in the lives of our seniors.

Interested? Contact Leslie Katz at lkatz@jslmi.org or 248-592-5062 to get started.
Know someone 95 years or older in 2022? We will honor them safely at home during the 20th Annual Oldest Jewish Americans Celebration on May 27th, 2022!

Fill out form online or download at jslmi.org/oab

Invitations will be mailed in April.

For more info, contact Leslie Katz
Email: lkatz@jslmi.org
Phone: 248-592-5062
Fax: 248-661-1628
Come see the JSL Difference!
Contact Janet Antin
248-967-4240 jantin@jslmi.org
We have a new staff member! Lisa McCauley, JSL’s new Registered Dietician recently moved to a home in Washington Township from West Bend, Wisconsin. She agreed to assume this important role because of the wide variety of responsibilities including teaching and counseling people and helping clear confusion about nutrition. Her own interest in improving longevity through nutrition and physical activity will be motivating to our residents and to all the JSL staff. She suggests we should get outside as much as possible and enjoy nature.

Lisa has two children, Faith, 28, and Gray, 14. She says her 4-year-old granddaughter, Daisy, is her favorite along with three special dogs in her life, Mavis, Buddy and Bailey and she also mentioned “a special guy” named Steve.

Lisa loves Greek food and eating berries. Spring has been pleasurable, and she enjoys the sounds of the birds while she rides her bike. She loves her family and hiking, running, walking, cooking, and reading. She has taken on the challenge of running a half marathon this July, and we wish her much success! Lisa hopes she will make a positive impact on the residents at JSL, and she appreciates the enthusiasm she has received from everyone.

Welcome to our neck of the woods, Lisa. You’re already inspiring us!
JSL's Social Media Reporter, Ned Specktor, speaks with our fabulous new Dietician, Lisa McCauley!
Support the Ukraine Emergency Fund
Salmon Cakes

1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked
2 eggs, beaten
1 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1) Pick through the salmon and remove any bones. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the diced onion, salmon and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
2) Shape into 2 ounce patties; about 7 or 8 patties. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Fry each patty for 5 minutes on each side or until crispy and golden brown.

This recipe from allrecipes.com
Entertaining physical therapists, Bob and Brad, show you simple daily exercises that are essential for seniors.
Rabbi Dovid S. Polter, Community Chaplain
Peace of Mind

Rabbi, please help me. I cannot find peace in my life,” implored a senior resident. “I am obsessed with the Hebrew word, Mashgiach. It continuously preoccupies my mind. My psychiatrist promised it would subside, but I am still struggling.”

I asked him, “Do you know the meaning of this word that disturbs you? It refers to a Rabbi who is appointed to oversee and supervise a kosher food operation.”

I continued, “In his book of Psalms, King David writes, ‘From His dwelling place G-d oversees (Mashgiach) all the inhabitants of the earth’ (Psalms 33:13). Thus, G-d is the ultimate Mashgiach and supervisor of our world. Whenever this word burdens you, think G-d and G-d alone for He is the Mashgiach Who oversees every detail of every created being.”

“Rabbi, you mean I am to simply put it into G-d’s Hands?”

“Yes,” I replied. “This will bring you ultimate comfort and relief.”

Three weeks later the resident reported, “No longer do I feel tormented. My obsession was finally put to rest.”

It is now fifteen years after this story occurred and I derive tremendous strength from it. Whether good or not, cast your lot onto G-d for He will sustain you. Whether you are experiencing negative feelings, turbulent thoughts, unusual anxiety, or overwhelming fears, know that challenges serve as our daily tests to discern as how real G-d is in our lives. Realize the Benevolent One loves you and for that reason challenges you to reach your greatest potential by overcoming life’s many tests. 
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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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