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A Lasting Legacy for a Loved One Love of laughter and jokes, family, friends; an avid traveller who explored his curiosity in language, cuisine and religion; a respected lawyer and community leader: these are just of a few ways Neil Ornstein will be remembered. In tribute to...

The Gift of Laughter For the past 19 years, every Friday Binny and Herb Goldman visit Louis Brier to honour and support our residents. While Herb maintains the In Memoriam board for residents who have passed away, Binny helps prepare for the Erev Shabbat service in the...

The Garden of David You may meet Louis Brier resident David Pearlman navigating the Brier’s corridors on his scooter, mailing letters to key influencers across Canada or tending his vegetables in the Shalom Garden. While mysterious about his age, claiming, “I’ve lost a girl over sharing my...

At Home with Louis Brier Resident and Holocaust Survivor Hyman Gutman “I am 99 years old. I am not getting any younger,” Mr. Gutman says. “I was born on March 31, 1920. Today, I can walk. I can talk. I can listen, and I can remember....

The Special Care Unit Garden Transformed  Sometimes called the ‘secret garden’, the outdoor area in Louis Brier’s Special Care Unit provides a space for 17 of our most vulnerable residents living with dementia. Spearheaded by former Master Gardener Lisa Ford who visits Louis Brier at least...

Meet our New Executive Director As a newcomer to the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation, I have been so very pleased to meet the staff, caregivers, volunteers and, of course, residents of Louis Brier and the Weinberg Residence. In the short time I have been here, I have...

Thinking Yourself Younger People who feel younger than their age are more likely to score higher in memory tests, consider their health to be better and suffer fewer symptoms of depression. People perceive aging differently. How one perceives oneself is a predictor of later-life health. A...

Studies have shown that the types of experiences that make people happy change as they get older. Younger people get excited by experiences. Going new places, eating new foods and getting hold of new technology make young people very happy. As we age, the pleasures of extraordinary experiences are usually...

A MESSAGE FROM DR. DAVID KESELMAN, CEO Happy Purim and post Valentines, I hope that as I write this piece, and by the time the newsletter is out, we will have weathered the snowfall of mid-February, and will not have to experience it again, unless it is through...