Aging in Place

Fall 2017 Aging in Place Programs

Tuesday, September 26, 12:00 noon, in Bleecker Hall: What is a Patient Advocate? presented by Ilene Corina, patient safety advocate for twenty years, trained at American Hospital Association/National Patient Safety Foundation
Leadership Institute, will address these questions and more.
Tuesday October 31, 12:00 noon, in Bleecker Hall: Health Care Myths and Care for the Aging Family, presented by Sarah Pollach, Nurse Practitioner.
Tuesday December 5, 12:00 noon: Advent Pause for Reflection led by the Rev. Jesse Lebus.

St. John’s Aging in Place group, formed in 2011, presents an annual series of lunchtime programs in Bleecker Hall for parishioners and community members. Topics are issues of concern to those growing old in our area and/or those caring for relatives or friends. Clergy and other experts make presentations and lead discussions. Programs are generally scheduled on a Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. (“bring your own sandwich”) and spaced approximately 6 – 8 weeks apart during fall, winter and spring. Check the Church Calendar for events.

Recent sessions have included Conversations Across Generations, Nuts & Bolts of Health-Care Decision-Making, Music – How it can rewire your brain, It Takes a Village, Legal Issues, Getting Last Rites-Right, Balance – Physical and Spiritual, and Family Systems, Generation to Generation. Useful booklets, forms or other information is usually available at the meetings.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Join other parishioners in planning and arranging sessions. Provide refreshments for sessions.

Contact Us:

Those interested in attending sessions, and learning about them in advance, should contact Trudy Calabrese or Lucy Stackler. Aging in Place programs are publicized in At St. John’s and in the weekly bulletin.