November is National Caregiver Month! Caregivers play an important role in the lives of people across all walks of life. Here are our top 5 tips for caregivers.
Thank you to all who attended the Joint Agency Annual Meeting where we honored our award winners and installed our new board members. We welcome our new board members and look forward to their ideas and expertise as we work to maintain and improve our services to the community. You can learn a little bit more about our new board members below:
Dr. Dara Bourassa, LSW, is an Associate Professor and director of the gerontology program in the Department of Social Work and Gerontology at Shippensburg University, in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
Jordan Klein is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physician who has roots in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After attending the Silver Academy, Jordan was recruited to Emory University to play on the intramural dodgeball team and study chemistry. He continued his studies at Tel Aviv University where he met his future wife, Ortal. Following a residency at University of Miami, Jordan returned home to Harrisburg where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, Guy Judah and Mila Jolie.
Sanford A. Krevsky, Esq. started in private practice in 1976 in Harrisburg, PA. He is senior partner at Krevsky & Rosen. Since 2005 he has served as a Custody Conciliator for Dauphin County. For the past twenty years, Mr. Krevsky has also served as Senior Hearing Examiner for Dauphin County Children & Youth and Juvenile Probation. He is happily married to his wife Sandra, with whom he has five children.
Your end-of-life wishes can change as your circumstances change. I was reminded of this fact when I recently saw my doctor for a physical exam and he asked me if I had completed a health care proxy with advanced directives. “Yes indeed,” I answered without hesitation. “But I have no idea where it is. Regardless,” I went on, “perhaps the time has come for me to rethink my own end-of-life outlook.”
Jewish Family Service is pleased to announce a generous gift by Edward S. Finkelstein in support of the Kosher Meals on Wheels program, which will infuse KMOW with funds on an annual basis. In recognition of Mr. Finkelstein’s generosity, as well as a previous gift by Edward Cohen, the program is being renamed as the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels Program.
“No one would ever say that someone with a broken arm or a broken leg is less than a whole person, but people say that or imply that all the time about people with mental illness.” Elyn R. Saks