WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Now, she says, he can be as busy as he wants and know that when he comes home at 6:00, he can drop into the din- ing room for a meal. "He didn't identify himself by what sort of home he owned," Raskin says. "My dad made a decision to move based on his own quality of life. He's enjoying his life to the fullest and has a very com- fortable place to live close to his family and friends." Raskin fields questions about elder needs for CJP SeniorDirect, a program sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies and staffed by elder care professionals from Jewish Family & Children's Service. It serves everyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Before giving advice, Raskin says, she listens closely to how seniors are experiencing the aging process. Her father's solution isn't the answer for everyone. For people who are just looking to scale down, Raskin may recom- mend consulting a real estate agent about condos and apartments laid out on a single level and close to public transportation and stores. But for those looking for a more supportive environment, she may suggest they contact a certified geriatric care manager to help sort through their needs and options. The managers often have backgrounds 112 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 P H O T O S B Y D O N H A M E R M A N / C O U R T E S Y O F T H E C O M M O N S I N L I N C O L N Retirement Living

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