December 23, 2019

One of the best “sermons” I ever heard had to do with joy. It is easy during this time of year to see and feel joy in our hearts, and on the faces of people around us. Why do we only notice this during the holidays? Why do people only show it during the holidays? Well,...

Holidays mean different things to different people. To many, they are about religious observances. To others they are about family. To some they are about the food or the presents.  What holidays mean to different people depends on three things: 1) What they grew up wi...

November 1, 2019

Make a wish

There's a commercial out there that says, “Where there's a wish, there's a way”. I can get behind that.

A few months ago there was a post on Facebook about the Make-a-Wish program. I was speaking with my brother about it, and I asked if he had a “'make-a -wis...

September 27, 2019

Think safe, act safe, be safe!

There comes a time when life throws you a fast ball, and hard decisions are coming your way. Emotions are telling you one thing, your family may be telling you another. There's your doctor's opinions and your financial advisor's opinions a...

There are things we just don't want to know about, talk about, or do. And then we have no choice. I have been helping and Orlando Senior Help Desk caller..

Sometimes, although you don't know when it's going to be, and you hope it won't be for a long time, you know you are going to need the help of a Funeral Director. It's not fun to think about, but for most of us it is inevitable. In Orlando, the man to know is Sammy Gol...

Penny is the CFO and Managing Director of the Jewish Pavilion. Her Father passed almost a year ago on July 28, 2018 and in August 2018, her brother (a Pavilion Program Director, Office Assistant, and Volunteer) was hospitalized and subsequently diagnosed with Stage 4 P...

May 26, 2019

Recently I saw a Netflix documentary that really brought me back. “The Last Resort” focuses on two young Jewish photographers who had grown up in the Jewish retiree heyday of Miami Beach in the 1950s and ’60s and returned after college in the ’70s to capture the spirit...

April 29, 2019

If you’ve ever visited the commons of an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, you know that they can be very quiet places. Lots of comfortable chairs around, and often lots of people sitting in those chairs, or sitting in a wheelchair—but not a lot of conversat...

March 26, 2019

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a sizable number of the senior living facilities in the Orlando area since taking the job of Jewish Pavilion publicity director almost a year ago. Besides the obvious differences such as décor, building layout, or even the population o...

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