Life - The Quarterly Magazine of CJE SeniorLife

Spring is in the air! Finally!
What a rough winter this has been. For some this is a season for spring
cleaning; for others, it is a time to start thinking about what to plant in the
garden, whether that be in the back yard, or in pots on the balcony. On
the Jewish calendar, the beginning of spring means that Passover is not far
behind. For those who celebrate, that can be a stressful time of preparation,
but it is also a time of joy and family togetherness.
Passover is a holiday of generations. The Passover Haggadah focuses our
attention on the act of teaching the lessons of the journey from slavery to
freedom to each successive generation.

This issue of LIFE Magazine is devoted to life enrichment and healthy aging. As the Manager of the Center for Healthy Living (CHL), I am delighted to introduce it because, after all, we’re all about living well!

I am so pleased that this issue of LIFE focuses on the family caregivers in our midst— those men and women who care for elderly parents, spouses or loved ones. Sometimes ignored, underappreciated and overworked, these caregivers are the ones who work so hard—often silently and alone—so that their loved ones receive the care they need. They deserve our help, attention and acknowledgment.

In this issue of LIFE, you will read about a small handful of our volunteers, but there are many more like them. And we can always use more! We encourage people to volunteer for whatever reason is right for them—whether it’s to add a valuable volunteer experience to a resume, to honor the memory of a beloved grandma, to fulfill a school requirement or satisfy a desire to give back to the community. For many young adults, volunteering at CJE can be an important component in becoming a B’nai Mitzvah.