Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world. Together with Yom Kippur, it is one of the two High Holy Days in the Jewish religion. According to tradition, God judges all creatures during the 10 Days of Awe. During this period, he decides whether they will live or die in the coming year.
Jewish teachings say that on Rosh Hashanah, God pens the names of the righteous in the book of life, while sentencing the wicked to death. Those who fall between the categories of life and death have until Yom Kippur to repent. It’s why observant Jews consider the days surrounding Rosh Hashanah to be a time to reflect on past mistakes, make amends and perform good deeds, and pray.
Every year the holiday begins on the first day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which occurs during September or October. In 2021, Rosh Hashanah starts on the evening of Monday, September 6, and ends on the evening of September 8.
If you will be spending time together with a senior loved one during the 10 Days of Awe, you may notice changes in them or their house that you haven’t before. It can lead families to wonder if an elder is safe living alone. These tips may be helpful if you find yourself in this situation.
A few red flags that can indicate an older adult might need a helping hand or benefit from senior tech products include:
If your family elder is struggling with any of these issues, it might be time to explore home care agencies or invest in an emergency mobile alert unit. Both can help an older adult stay safe in their own house longer.