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Have a good laugh! Research shows that laughter can boost your immune system, ease pain, relax your body, and reduce stress. Every time we laugh, our brains release dopamine, a chemical that makes us feel happy. Try watching a new comedy series or calling that friend that never fails to make you laugh.

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Changing the Face of Senior Communities

Before the Jewish Pavilion started serving seniors in 2001, there was no Jewish presence in senior communities across Central Florida. Since we began partnering with local senior communities, we have awakened the world of senior living. Today, at least 50 senior communities around Orlando have large Hanukkah displays, helping Jewish residents feel seen and recognized in their communities.

Here is a lovely example from the Mayflower in Winter Park of the Hanukkah display they created in 2021: