JFS Leader to Speak at Bi-Annual Caregiver Conference

JFS, in partnership with JFCS, will offer Keeping the Spirit Alive, the bi-annual conference for caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia on Sunday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park. The conference is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. It provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, through a Jewish lens. The conference also provides information about available community resources.

JFS Senior Services Supervisor Bonnie Jaffe, RN, will present “The Search for Quality Care” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. Participants will hear thought-provoking questions that can determine how they seek quality care, recommendations, and resources. What quality care is to one may be different from another and needs to consider the well-being of the caregivers and care receivers. Taking into consideration the needs and concerns of the client/family and ever-changing diagnosis, you can discover the “right fit” for your situation.

In her role at JFS, Bonnie provides caregiver coaching, family consultations, and leads the JFS grief and caregiver support groups. She is also a certified instructor for Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Reach Community for Caregivers, and Dementia Friends presenter. Bonnie is trained by Honoring Choices of MN to assist people in completing advance care directives.

For information and registration, visit https://jfcsmpls.org/event/caregivers-conference/