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Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice to Host Educational Jewish Aging Workshop

Event Offers Guidance on End-of-Life Care and Celebrates the Journey of Life

Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s Jewish Hospice Advisory Committee, in collaboration with Aleph Home Care, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey, Jewish Senior Housing, Jewish Sacred Aging, Katz JCC, Lions Gate, and the Tri-County Board of Rabbis, presents Embracing the Journey: Meaning, Hope and Caregiving conference on Sunday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Sponsored by Platt Memorial Chapels, the event is free, open to the public, and will feature a series of thought-provoking conversations on end-of-life care from the Jewish perspective.

The program is designed to offer professional guidance from a variety of healthcare professionals on planning ahead for end-of-life care with family members and celebrating the journey of life through the beauty of Jewish teachings and traditions. In addition to presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to tour The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, as well as meet with local senior service professionals. The event will conclude with a spiritual ritual to celebrate life. All attendees will receive a complimentary continental breakfast.

 

WHAT:          Embracing the Journey: Meaning, Hope and Caregiving

Educational Jewish Aging Conference

 

WHEN:          Sunday, April 28, 2019        

Workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – see details below

 

WHERE:       The Samaritan Center at Voorhees

                        265 Route 73 South – adjacent to Virtua Voorhees Hospital Voorhees, NJ 08043

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA:
Exploring the Challenges of Care Giving – presentation by Dr. Stephen Goldfine, Chief Medical Officer, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice – addressing a number of challenges as a caretaker and other considerations of Jewish traditions.

“Asking the right questions” – presentation by Rebecca Rosenau, LCSW, Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service – providing tips on how to advocate for a loved one and navigate the caregiving process.

“Caught in the Middle: Juggling Time, Life, and Family” – presentation by Rabbi

Richard Simon, Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice – offering ways to balance caretaker duties and fulfilling personal responsibilities.

Family Perspective on Caregiving and Planning Ahead

 Panel Discussion: Professionals and Family Caregivers

L’Chaim Concluding Ritual – celebrating the journey of life with Cantor Marlene Taenzer.

 

DETAILS:     Registration for the workshop is required and available onsite the day-of the event, online at www.SamaritanNJ.org or by contacting Christine Corti of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice at 856-552-3258 or ccorti@SamaritanNJ.org.

 

About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees.

Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

In addition to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, Samaritan’s Family of Services also provides nearly $1 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support.  For more information, visit www.SamaritanNJ.org.

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