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I attended one of your caregiver workshops, and the information I received has been invaluable. Not only that, but it was wonderful to talk with others who are also caring for an aging parent.

— "Caring for Those You Care About" Workshop Participant

Upcoming Events 

Aging with Style - San Francisco

Vitamin D, Calcium, and the Fountain of Youth 

Join JFCS' Seniors At Home for our Fall Aging with Style program in San Francisco. In this seminar, Dr. Harris of UCSF will present Vitamin D, Calcium, and the Fountain of Youth.

Get the myth-busting facts about vitamins and aging, and find answers to your questions about hormones and Osteoporosis.

When: Tue., Oct. 18, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Jewish Family and Children's Services, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco

Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own bag lunch. 

Space is limited - please RSVP in advance. Register Online or call 415-449-3777 

 

Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying- Oakland

Part of IDEO's Re:Imagine | End of Life week 

Join us for an evening with Judith Redwing Keyssar as she engages us in conversations about facing the mirror of mortality. She will offer poignant excerpts from her recent book Last Acts of Kindness - Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying and will examine the junction between our relationship to living fully and our understanding of impermanence. J. Redwing Keyssar, RN is the Director of Seniors At Home's Palliative Care Program as well as an author, educator, national presenter, and frequent contributor to the public debate about palliative care.

When: Wed., Oct. 26, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Where: At the home of Lisa Wade in the Oakland Hills (address given on registration)

Cost is $25 and includes a signed copy of “Last Acts of Kindness-Lessons for the Living from the Bedsides of the Dying” by Judith Redwing Keyssar

Get tickets at redwing.brownpapertickets.com

 

Dying to Know - Foster City

Join us for an afternoon devoted to compassionate consideration of end of life concerns for ourselves and our loved ones. We are proud to be presenting this unique event in partnership with the PJCC and Mission Hospice and Home Care.

When: Sun., Oct. 30, 12:30pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is required. To register call the PJCC at 650-378-2703 or RSVP Online 

   

Grief Support Group - San Francisco

This group is suitable for anyone who has suffered a loss, regardless of age, faith, or relation to your loved one.

Explore the emotional, spiritual, and psychological aspects of the grieving process in a safe and supportive environment. This eight-week series is facilitated by professional grief counselors.

When: Consecutive Mons., beginning Oct. 31 - Dec. 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: JFCS, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco
Cost: $100 fee is suggested, scholarships are available for those in need. Parking is also available.

To learn more or to register please call: 415-449-3777 or email: info@SeniorsAtHome.org

Preregistration and an interview are required for participation.  

 

Retirement Support Group - Santa Rosa

Are you nearing retirement, or have you recently retired? Are you thinking, “What comes next?”

Life transitions of any kind can present challenges …. as well as opportunities! Join us for a new four-week discussion group geared to men and women exploring their post-retirement options.

When: Mondays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, & 21; 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: JFCS Sonoma County office, 1360 North Dutton Avenue, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
With: Marsha Jacobs, MFT, facilitator

Fee: $80.00 (fee subsidy available)

Space is limited.

Get more information and RSVP online or call 707-303-1500

 

Dementia Awareness: A Path for Families

A diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming for families as they search for information, resources, and support. Please join us for this enlightening panel discussion that will give you the knowledge and help you need to navigate the path as you move forward.

An esteemed panel of Bay Area experts will address: how to recognize the signs of dementia, understanding symptoms and behaviors, and accessing resources and support for caregivers.

When: Wed., Nov. 2, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: At the law offices of Conner, Lawrence & Rodney, 829 Sonoma Ave, Ste. 1, Santa Rosa
Cost: Free

RSVP to 707-523-0480 (Conner, Lawrence & Rodney)

Space is limited. Please RSVP in advance

 

 Palliative Care Volunteer Training Program

As a palliative care volunteer, you would play a vital role in the lives of people of all ages with serious illness, as well as those who are at the end of life.

Through our 30-hour training program, which takes place over seven dates in November, you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual support to our clients and their families.

Each volunteer in our program receives in-depth training and on-going support from professionals and a community of peers.

When: November 1-17
Where: Jewish Family and Children's Services, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco

There is a fee for participation. An application and interview are required in order to take part. No prior healthcare experience is necessary.

More information or to apply >

 

The Mitzvah of Palliative Care

Palliative care is designed to help relieve suffering and improve quality of life for individuals with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. It addresses the medical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family. Palliative care can be provided at any time during the course of a serious illness, starting from the day of diagnosis, as well as at the end of life.

Redwing Keyssar, RN, Director of Seniors At Home's Palliative Care Program, will present and answer your questions about palliative care and share her own captivating experiences and stories.

When: Wed., Nov. 30, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Dr, Tiburon
Cost: Free

With any questions about this presentation, call Kol Shofar: 415-388-1818