The Jewish baby boomer generation represents a significant demographic that enjoys a number of benefits, including relative longevity, financial security, career and lifestyle choices, and educational achievement.
As many retire, they are faced with a new challenge of how to maintain a level of activity and engagement that is both healthy and satisfying.
In this regard, studies have shown that maintaining high levels of social and mental engagement is associated with avoiding the deleterious symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The workplace is no longer available as an outlet for expressing and satisfying this need. A substitute venue and challenging program is required, which can provide for active personal engagement socially, intellectually and spiritually.
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