Engaging with Aging: A national conference about seniors Sept. 18-20

The broad session topics and themes include community care, homecare, elder abuse, memory loss and mental health.

Engaging with Aging is a conference presented by Jewish Federations of Canada — UIA in collaboration with the Cummings Centre, that aims to enhance the quality of life of older adults by gathering professionals, experts and community leaders working with seniors.

The program will cultivate leadership, advance knowledge and strengthen the skills of professionals and others working with and on behalf of older adults. The broad session topics and themes include community care, homecare, elder abuse, memory loss and mental health. Keynote Speakers are:

David Cravit: The VP of ZoomerMedia Limited has worked in leading advertising firms across both Canada and USA for over 30 years. He is the author of The New Old, which details how baby boomers are reinventing the process of aging and the effects this will have on companies, government and society.

David Elcott and Stuart Himmelfarb: Both fellows at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and founders of B3/The Jewish Boomer Platform, a non-profit initiative dedicated to engaging Baby Boomers in Jewish life.

Myra Giberovitch: A Genocidal Trauma Specialist, Giberovitch is an educator, author and speaker whose work focuses on recovery for survivors of genocidal trauma. She began a community based social service program for Holocaust survivors.

Greg Schneider: Executive Vice-President of the Claims Conference, will address the conference on: Continuing to Fight for a Measure of Justice: The Future of the Claims Conference in the Lives of Survivors.

Dan Levitt: Executive Director, Tabor Village, shepherds the enhancement of social, spiritual and care needs for nearly 300 seniors and leads a team of over 400 employees and volunteers.

The conference runs September 18 to 20 at the Gelber Conference Centre, 2 Cummings Square, in Montreal. For more information and to register visit www.jewishcanada.org/ewa or email info@jfcuia.org

— AB

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