The National Council of Young Israel, Lev Leytzan’s ElderHearts, the Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates will present a program entitled “Humor & Healing” which will focus on caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The program will enable caregivers, professionals, and family members to learn important strategies from experienced professionals.

This special program will take place 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, which is located at 83-10 188th Street in Jamaica.

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., at which time a resource fair will commence and coffee will be available. The resource fair, which will be open throughout the event, will include Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Atria Kew Gardens, Metrostar Home Health Products, Ohel Lifetime Care, Queens Jewish Community Council, Schwartz Brothers Jeffer Memorial Chapel, VIP Health Care Services, Meyer H. Straus, and Financial Planning/Insurance.

The “Humor & Healing” program will feature a presentation called “Maintaining Your Loved One’s Dignity, Even When They Can’t” by Rabbi Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, executive vice president/chief administrative officer and professor of medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre and assistant rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere and Congregation Anshei Chesed. In addition, there will be a lecture entitled “Caring for Loved Ones, Caring for Yourself” by Rachel Pill, LCSW, a therapist in private practice and co-director of Lev Leytzan’s ElderHearts.

A workshop on “When Alzheimer’s and Dementia Get Difficult: Practical Strategies in Humor from the Lev Leytzan ElderHearts” will be presented by Neal C. Goldberg, Ph.D., and Rachel Pill, LCSW, the founders, and co-directors of ElderHearts.

There is no charge to attend the program. Advance registration is requested. For more information, contact NCYI director of programming Rebbetzin Judi Steinig at 212-929-1525, ext. 100 or at Online registration is available at v


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