Council for Jewish Elderly Incorporate Art and Jewish Values into Positive Aging

CEO Mark D. Weiner reflects on his involvement with the Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE) and is now in his 10th year as CEO and President of the organization. Throughout his years working with Jewish older adults Mr. Weiner has incorporated many art activities into the programs run by CJE. During CJE Adult Day Services on Howard Street, Chicago, he saw the rejuvenating power that arts has with older adults with Alzheimer’s and other diseases and the joy that came from the socialization and creation of their own works. A participant summed up the feelings that other participants had. “Here I am an artist, not just a person with Parkinson’s”.
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