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 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 13, 2022 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Living at home - transportation issues

The instinct for many older people is to stay at home as long as possible. Even if a person at home has visitors, he or she may still be alone most of the time, especially if he or she no longer...

 By Nancy Ludin    Features    May 6, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk When should senior living be considered?

Being a part of a caring community, whether it’s family, friends or an organization, is known to reduce stress. When determining whether it is time for senior living, ask yourself or family member the following questions: • Are you frequently...

 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 29, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: How to choose a home care company

At the Orlando Senior Help Desk of the Jewish Pavilion, we are frequently asked to recommend a home care company. There are a few things to consider such as years of experience. Ideally, the caregiver you hire has worked with other individuals with...

 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 22, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Home health care

Getting extra support at home can be a terrific source of relief. Agencies offer companion care such as CNA’s (certified nurse’s assistants or HHA’s Home health aides.) Normally, these individuals take a brief course on how to care for...

 By Nancy Ludin    Features    April 15, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Palliative care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to...

 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 8, 2022

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk Adult day care programs are available

Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. Programs offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to go to work, handle personal business,...

 By Nancy Ludin    News    March 25, 2022

Pack a hospital bag

Most pregnant mothers are advised to pack a suitcase for their upcoming visit to the hospital. Everyone, but especially seniors, should keep a packed bag at home. It should contain the obvious things like nightclothes, toiletries, an outfit to go...


Gary Becker and Sandi Trainor to be honored at JP Connections 2021

What do you get when you combine a healthy dose of appreciation, a gourmet luncheon with friends, and a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping bazaar? The answer is the Jewish Pavilion's "JP Connections,"...


Join the Jewish Pavilion mask challenge

Jill Goldsmith is a home seamstress who learned to sew as a girl and continues to sew items that bring her joy and comfort. She has a small home-based business making one-of-a-kind handbags. When the... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    April 3, 2020

Virtual help from the children

With school and religious school going virtual, this is a wonderful time for children at home to be helping seniors. The Jewish Pavilion has been in touch with the Jewish schools and requested that... Full story


Jewish holiday meal delivery continues

The Jewish Pavilion loves its seniors and only want the best for them. When another agency was unable to continue holiday meals for seniors, The Jewish Pavilion Board of Directors unanimously voted to take on this very important project. The meals... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    October 11, 2019

Profile of loving siblings at Oakmonte Village

Herb Maneloveg and his sister Phyllis Maneloveg Kasrel grew up in a small home in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, where their father had a store called People's Furniture. There were 20 Jews in the town and... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    August 2, 2019

Bernice Davids-a model life

Dr. Lee Adler recently arranged a photo shoot at Cascade Heights for the Jewish Pavilion. Bernice Davids was one of the models. She had been a very active volunteer for the Jewish Pavilion for many ye... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    June 28, 2019

Grief support through a Jewish lens

Cyndie Ellman lost her husband in July and attended grief counseling with a lovely woman who was unaware of her faith and "just didn't get it." She then tried a secular grief support group run by one of the hospices, and again "they just didn't get... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    June 13, 2014

Pavilion Golf Society raises over $16,000

While the weather outside was cloudy and showers were sporadic, close to 50 golfers happily gathered for the second annual Pavilion Golf Society Tournament on Sunday, June 1, at Alaqua Country Club.... Full story

 By Nancy Ludin    News    May 10, 2013

Pavilion Golf Society outing to help fund Senior Help Desk

Dual residency in London and Heathrow led to the formation of the Pavilion Golf Society here in Orlando. Lloyd Green, an active member of the Jewish community in London, shares a passion for the elderly with Ken Davis, another new member of the... Full story


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