Residents of Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles, Hebrew SeniorLife’s continuing care retirement community in Dedham, MA, recently shared their hopes for 2016 with Boston Globe reporter Kathy McCabe.
As part of a New Year’s feature that also included the hopes and aspirations of Massachusetts third graders and recent immigrants, assisted living resident Ralph Berkowitz shared wise words:
“You have to be positive,” said Berkowitz, a retired high school chemistry teacher and Army Veteran of World War II. “Look at all that’s happening with science. Look at medicine. I think it’s unbelievable what’s happening every day, not just what will be happening 10 years from now.”
He is inspired by the compassion and curiosity of the students at The Rashi School, a kindergarten through Grade 8 Jewish day school on the NewBridge campus.
“I spent an hour there at a carnival,” Berkowitz said. “If you want to be reassured about the future of this country, or our world, just spend some time with them. They’re so kind, bright and energetic.”
The story ran on December 27, 2015 in all three Boston Globe regional sections. Read the article in its entirety here.