JFS Mental Health Experts Discuss Isolation & Aging at MN Jewish Theatre

JFS Experts Discuss Isolation and Aging

JFS Lead Counselor and Project Coordinator Avi Zadaka, LGSW, and Therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, will be part of a panel of local experts discussing isolation and aging after the February 27, 7:30 p.m. performance of “Significant Other” at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Co.

Avi delivers the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) intervention to older adults and caregivers. He earned a master’s degree in social work. Beth is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with all ages in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience working with grief and loss, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, domestic abuse, stress management and midlife concerns. Beth will lead the panel and audience through insights into the aging process and loneliness.

The discussion group following the performance is part of the Doorways Program designed to facilitate greater understanding and enjoyment of the plays the Theatre presents and to give deeper insights into the subjects and issues they address. These post-performance discussions feature esteemed professionals in the community who join the Theatre to provide further information on topics in the production and foster stimulating conversation with those in attendance.

Click here to learn more about the play. Click here to learn more about PEARLS and here to learn more about counseling at JFS.