23
NOV
2018

Spiritual Reflections: How To Find Your Zen Zone, Purpose and Access Your Inner Wisdom

Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons, whologwhy. As we age, many Boomers are seeking a spiritual way of being that moves beyond religious practices. This may include everything from integrating eastern and western philosophies and meditation, to journal writing, bodywork, yoga, tai...
22
OCT
2018

15 Lessons I Learned From Holocaust Survivors About Living Your Best Life

Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons, Peter Miller. Holocaust survivors overcame the most severe form of persecution and went on to become productive members of the communities in which they settled. They have exhibited an extraordinary resilience and love of family and community....
21
SEP
2018

Lessons I Learned From My Concussion – Resilience, Vulnerability and Acceptance

Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons, Joseph B. In November 2016, at age 69, my life changed in a split second and my world turned upside down after I suffered a fall that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. On my road to recovery, I tapped into my resilience and learned important...
28
AUG
2018

Changing the Conversation: 5 Ways To Shift Negative Attitudes About Aging

Dr. Robert Butler, first director of the National Institute on Aging, coined the term “ageism” in 1989. It refers to stereotypes of and discrimination against older people. Ageism can lead to myths about older people and the aging process. I often ask students at the beginning of...
25
OCT
2016

October 20-22, 2016: Stories of Marginalization and Resilience: Perspectives from Social Work

Myra will co-present with her McGill University colleagues at a symposium at the 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada’s premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. Their...
26
SEP
2016

Sept 18 – 20, 2016: Engaging with Aging

Myra is proud to be one of five keynote speakers at the “Engaging with Aging” conference being organized by Jewish Federations of Canada. It will be held in Montreal on September 18-20, 2016. She will address the needs of Holocaust Survivors and the challenges they...
18
SEP
2016

Sept 13 and 14, 2016: Trauma-Informed Care with Aging Holocaust Survivors

Myra will be conducting two professional staff development workshops and a community-wide program at Jewish Community Services (JCS)  in Baltimore, Maryland on September 13 and 14, 2016. The title of this program is: “Trauma-Informed Care with Aging Holocaust Survivors”....