Residents Share Thoughts on Finding Love Later in Life for Valentine's Day Video
RESEDA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As people the world over prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day with their sweethearts on February 14, the residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home are sharing their thoughts on finding love later in life. Two couples – Dorothy and Harry, and Jeanette and Ira – participated in a video interview where they spoke openly about the importance of romance and intimacy in their golden years. All enjoyed long and happy first marriages and were pleasantly surprised to discover they could fall in love again – and enjoy a healthy sex life – even in their 80s and 90s!
Our couples are available for exclusive interviews. Please contact Bonnie Polishuk at (818) 757-4407, (818) 422-8037 (cell), or Bonnie.Polishuk@jha.org to schedule.
Dorothy and Harry began as tablemates in the dining room, where Harry became good friends with Dorothy's husband. Before he passed away, Dorothy's husband asked Harry to take care of her. Their friendship slowly grew into love, and they've been together for six years.
For Jeanette and Ira, the seeds of love were also planted in the Home's dining room, where Ira, the newcomer, joined Jeanette's table. They found they could talk and laugh together easily. Now, more than a year later, they are still talking and laughing like a couple of teenagers in love.
The benefits of a close and loving relationship are many, for couples of any age. Being in love can boost self-esteem and decrease depression and anxiety. The support of someone special can result in improved coping skills and alleviate feelings of loneliness. Being happy in a committed relationship can actually improve your immune system, leading to fewer colds and visits to the doctor, and can even lower blood pressure.
The environment of the Los Angeles Jewish Home supports the well-being of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The opportunities to meet new friends, or maybe a new love, are many. The Home offers a full menu of activities, both on-campus and off-site, and encourages residents to live life to the fullest.
Click here to view the video, Life Blossoms and Love Blooms. This video will be publicly accessible on Valentine's Day, February 14, but is available now exclusively for the media.
Founded in 1912, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is one of the foremost multi-level senior living communities in the United States and the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles. In total, the Home annually serves more than 1,700 seniors through our extraordinary continuum of services. Each year, more than 1,200 women and men are cared for in-residence on two village campuses, with services including independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitative care, acute psychiatric care, and Alzheimer's disease and dementia care. Another 500 seniors are served through the Home's community-based programs, which includes Skirball Hospice and community clinics. The Home is a nonprofit organization that relies upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue its remarkable work. Further information regarding the Home can be found online at www.jha.org or by calling (818) 757-4407.
SOURCE Los Angeles Jewish Home