Los Angeles Jewish Home's Blog

Reaching Out

We just came across an interesting blog.

In Long Term Living, executive editor Sandra Hoban wrote about how an assisted living facility in New Jersey was reaching out to the "Sandwich Generation" (aka Baby Boomers), educating them on the options they have to help their aging parents.

This past April, Heritage Pointe of Teaneck in New Jersey, extended its hand to support and show these caretakers how to access services, select an appropriate long-term care setting and help their parents transition to new caregivers, services, technologies and environments. Saundra Pomerantz, CALA, Heritage Pointe’s Director of Communications, joined by realtor Maria, and geriatric psychoanalyst Mosse Burns, LCSW, MSW, met with 10 adult children of aging parents to address their problems and educate them on the options available for providing for their parents.

Coincidentally, the Jewish Home is reaching out and offering our expertise in senior care to the broader community. Perhaps you read our eNews update introducing our four-event Community Education Series.

Just like Heritage Pointe in New Jersey, we recognized that many in Los Angeles want information regarding the best options available for aging loved ones. To better serve that need, the Jewish Home is hosting seminars on the various aspects and options surrounding aging and eldercare.

They are all free of charge.

The second event in our series is coming up the Tuesday after Memorial Day. It will cover common physical and cognitive issues associated with aging, how to recognize when help is needed, and the community resources available to you. The event features two experts in geriatric medicine, Dr. Edward Schneider and Dr. Esiquio Casillas. If you or a loved one are interested in issues regarding aging and care options, this is an hour you won't want to miss.

For more information on the Jewish Home's Community Education Series, click here or on the picture of the event postcard.

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