Welcome to Rabbi Dayle Friedman's Growing Older BlogHow can we grow and deepen as we age? The Growing Older Blog is an exploration of
the many dimensions of this key question. I am delighted to share posts inspired
by my work as a pastoral caregiver, spiritual director and medical ethics
consultant. I would love for this blog to be an invitation for dialogue. I hope
you will share your comments and suggestions!
It is Election Day in the Obama field office in my neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. Volunteers are sprawled in every corner of the chaotic office. They are perched on tables, huddled on cell phones on the floor, milling around waiting for driving...
Evelyn, a nursing home resident, complained bitterly and regularly about her children. They had “dumped” her in this place; they didn’t invite her to live with them; they didn’t care about her. Kathy, a visitor, tried to interest Evelyn in other topics of...