Special Senior Edition

June 18, 2020

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Today’s ‘seniors’ are some of the most active people I know.

Whether concentrating at work or relaxing in retirement, ‘busy’ and ‘engaged’ are more than buzz words for the over 55-year-old set. And, the articles in this section prove the point.

Lisa Richmon spoke with Alan Bartel and Gloria Siegel, two very involved members of Tidewater’s Jewish, art, medical, and fun communities. While you’re reading about these two very inspiring people on page 11, consider if you could keep up with them!

When the Simon Family JCC reopened its doors for fitness activities earlier this month, among all of the members, seniors were signing up fast to take classes, swim, and work out. The opening has been so popular, in fact, that classes and hours have been added each week. Page 9.

Just before COVID-19 shut down the immediate world in March, Beth Sholom Village completed its latest renovation. While celebrations had to be put on hold, moving into and using the newly appointed spaces took place without fanfare, but with much appreciation. The article on page 14 offers a quick look at the facility utilized by rehab patients, as well as long-term residents.

Sandy Tabachnick moved to Tidewater in 1987 and, among other things, immersed herself in the Jewish community. Now, she’s a LIFE & LEGACY® donor. Ronnie Jacobs Cohen’s profile of this caring senior is on page 16.

In February, famed Israeli wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum visited Virginia Beach to speak at the Virginia Festival of Jewish Film after the showing of the film about him, Picture of His Life. At age 65, he’s back at it, going for another dip into freezing water. Page 18.

In addition to the articles in this section, our advertisers have plenty to offer for any age. Please keep them in mind when you’re looking for their expertise or product.

Stay safe and healthy!

~ Terri Denison, Editor

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