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Jewish Senior Life is the recipient
of three awards — locally, statewide
and nationally. JSL, which serves older
adults in Metro Detroit's Jewish com-
munity and beyond, is being lauded
for its Holocaust programming at
the upcoming annual conference
for AJAS, the Association of Jewish
Aging Services, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Leading Age Michigan recognized JSL
employee Moshe Aksenchik with its
Caring Spirit Award; and JSL employee
Myriam Cohen, program coordinator
at Meer Apartments, was honored by
JVS and its Women to Work Program.
The Program for Holocaust Survivors &
Families serves aging Holocaust survi-
vors and their families, under the direc-
tion of Charles Slow and Renee Fein.
Do you frequently...
■ Have trouble recalling people's names?
■ Get frustrated when you can't
Forget where you left your keys?
Wednesday, May 14
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Learn proven memory-building tips and
techniques at the JVS Memory Club.
Join us for a free introductory session!
RSVP to Ronnie Berman, Memory Club
Coordinator, at (248) 233-4247.
Realizing Life's Potential
JVS Memory Club
29699 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI 48076
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In partnership with:
(" Jewish Federation
Generously funded by:
OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT
JEWISH SENIOR LIFE
The Governor's Council on Physical
Fitness, Health and Sports has selected
Dr. Don R. Powell as the recipient of
its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
recognizing landmark contributions
to people in Michigan and throughout
the United States through research,
teaching, professional practice and vol-
unteerism related to health and well-
ness. Powell is the founder, president
and CEO of the American Institute for
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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS
SUPPORTERS AND TO OUR
HONOREE, GEOFF KRETCHMER!
You have made
such a positive difference
in so many young lives.
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a sixth-grader, was
by Jewish Senior
Life as 2014 Youth
Volunteer of the
Mick serves tea
at tea time and helps clean up after-
ward. At Purim, he thought of the
residents and brought Purim parcels,
which he made. He has helped out at
monthly birthday parties; he is also
a Wii-bowling coach and Rummikub
partner for one of the residents.
tific director of
the Henry Ford
Institute at Henry
won the 2014
Distinguished Science Award for
his discovery of the role of a protein
in the treatment of brain injuries
and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr.
Chopp is being honored for develop-
ing a new pharmacological agent that
is also naturally produced in the body
called Thymosin beta-4. Dr. Chopp
will receive the award in October in
Rome, Italy, where he also will pres-
ent a keynote address.