March 7, 2015 |
Empathy - the kind where you try to think your way into understanding how others feel - only gets you so far. The leaders of the Watermark at Logan Square, a senior-living high-rise in Philadelphia, recently helped the children of two residents take their empathy to a new level. After just a few minutes of being "garbed" with some low-tech handicapping devices, Richard Abraham, 59, a stock trader who lives in Havertown, and Becky Jones, 53, a Widener University political science professor who lives near the Art Museum, developed a new appreciation for what it's like to be old and have dementia.
April 23, 2009 |
Jack H. Weinstein, 84, formerly of Merion, a retired psychiatrist, died of a stroke April 11 at the Watermark at Logan Square in Philadelphia. For more than 42 years, Dr. Weinstein treated patients at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, a former facility for the mentally ill in West Philadelphia. He served on institute committees, supervised medical residents, and headed the physicians staff for several years. A specialist in bipolar disorder, he was a pioneer in the use of medications to treat psychiatric disorders and lectured other physicians on the subject, his family said.
July 31, 2014 |
Ethel Invernizzi, 93, of Center City, a longtime kindergarten teacher, died Wednesday, July 23, of complications from a stroke at her home in the Watermark at Logan Square. Miss Invernizzi was born in Arlington, Mass. Not long afterward, her family moved to Philadelphia, where her father, an Italian immigrant, had landed a job as a printer at Curtis Publishing Co. She graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1938 and from Temple University in 1943. She was the first of her family to go to college.
November 9, 2012 |
Alfred Rizzio, 95, who styled the hair of Hollywood stars including Joan Crawford and Rita Hayworth, and later adapted his artistic touch to gardening and floral arranging, died Sunday, Nov. 4, at Hahnemann University Hospital. Mr. Rizzio also was the hairstylist for Elsa Lanchester, Eve Arden, Frances Langford, and other entertainers over three decades, said his relatives. "Joan Crawford and Dorothy McGuire were his two most gracious customers," said his cousin Sandy Marrone. She said Mr. Rizzio told her, "They were exceptionally enjoyable to work with.
March 25, 2010 |
Helen Satinsky Splaver, a retired financial adviser, writer, and artist, died March 12 at the Watermark at Logan Square, three weeks before her 101st birthday. For more than a decade, until retiring in the mid-1970s, Mrs. Splaver was a top sales agent for Renyx Field & Co., a securities dealer specializing in mutual funds. She was dismayed when she found out that despite her success, men in the office were paid more, said a daughter, Meg Groff. Besides confronting sexism at work, Mrs. Splaver taught courses for the American Jewish Congress on how to respond to bigots, and cochaired a defense committee for a black union organizer jailed on false charges in Georgia.
November 10, 2007 |
William S. Weil Jr., 93, a founder of Allens Lane Art Center in Mount Airy, died of heart failure Oct. 19 at Watermark at Logan Square, a retirement community in Philadelphia. Mr. Weil was an engineer and, during his lifetime, owned two businesses - one for television repairs, the other an electronics manufacturing company. While raising a family in Germantown, Mr. Weil became active with a group of parents, his daughter Cindy Brandt said, who were seeking ways to improve relations in the increasingly diverse community.
June 30, 2013 |
Herbert Ginensky, 94, a World War II veteran and devoted husband for nearly seven decades, died Thursday, June 27, at the Watermark senior community in Center City. Mr. Ginensky died of heart failure, said his daughter, Amy Ginensky. His wife, Evelyn, who was 91, died in November. They married on July 6, 1944. During the war, he met his future wife through a cousin who was dating one of Evelyn's sisters. "My father thought she was too young-looking," but on a second date, he reconsidered, his daughter said.
December 25, 2009 |
Doris Grossman is not one of those fluttery white-haired women who shy away from life's harsher truths. "I don't know if it's empathy or anger because we're involved in two wars," she says, "but I feel this is the right thing to do. " For the last two years, around Christmas, Grossman has been knitting socks for war amputees. Yesterday, the 82-year-old former assistant manager for a senior-citizen complex in Ventnor, N.J., was working on an oatmeal-tweed one, her 12th in the latest batch destined for the Philadelphia veterans hospital.
July 13, 2010
Melvin D. Katin, 86, formerly of Havertown and Delray Beach, Fla., a retired stockbroker, died of prostate cancer Saturday, July 10, at the Watermark at Logan Square. Mr. Katin graduated from Northeast High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force. He attended aviation cadet school at North Carolina State University and was stationed in Indiana. After his discharge, he earned a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University. While in college, he spent a summer as a volunteer repairing damage from wartime bombings in London.
August 28, 2016
Name: Collage - The London Picture Archive, collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk What it does: Offers more than 250,000 images of London from the collections at London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery. What's hot: Travelers can hunt for photos of that special pub they caroused in, or browse historical photos from London's past. There are several ways to search, so don't feel as though you must use only the London Picture Map or the search bar. You can browse a variety of topics: royal or political events, viaducts, mythology, markets, street sellers, artists, and many more.