Caregiver Conference Free and Open to the Public
JFS is partnering with JFCS to host Keeping the Spirit Alive, a conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia that will be offered on Sunday, May 2 from 9AM to 2:45PM.
This bi-annual conference is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s conference will be virtual, featuring keynote speaker Jackie Wiechman. Jackie will share her personal journey in caring for her dad, Alan – diagnosed at age 71 with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease – all while raising a young family of her own.
JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, along with Judi Levin Marshall, End of Life Doula with Sholom Hospice, will present Comfort and Support at End of Life at 1:35PM.
Learn how care for physical and emotional needs and spiritual care through chaplaincy can bring both support and care to patients and their families at the end of life.
JFS Aging & Disability Services Director Jill Grover, MSW, LISW, will join presenter Laine Bermansohn, Program Supervisor for Senior Services and Mental Health Support Services for JFCS, for What to Expect from Care Coordination and Coaching at 11AM. This presentation will highlight Caregiver Coaching, Care Planning Consultations, Coordination Services for Seniors, and Individualized Supports for the health and wellbeing of caregivers.
Register for the conference here.