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Friday, August 21st, 2020: Beyond the Blues – Aging & Depression
Presenter Dr. Stuart Anfang, Medical Director of the Memory Disorder Program at Baystate Medical Center

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020:  Spirituality and Aging – Finding Meaning & Purpose as we Age
Presenter Rabbi Devorah Jacobson, Director of Spiritual Life at JGS Lifecare

LONGMEADOW, Mass. – The monthly Lunch and Learn program at Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence at JGS Lifecare has gone virtual and is announcing its August 21st and September 23rd 2020 topics.  Bring your own lunch and join the conversation on Zoom.   All participants will be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to a local restaurant. A virtual tour of our independent and memory care neighborhoods will be offered.

 

On Friday, August 21st Dr. Stuart Anfang, Medical Director of the Memory Disorder Program at Baystate Medical Center, Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Baystate Health and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School, will talk about aging and depression, and understanding the differences between the normal blues and clinical depression.  His presentation will include symptoms to watch for and various treatment options, as well as suggestions on coping with the specific challenges of life under COVID-19.

Ruth's House Lunch and Learn, August 21st, 2020

 

Virtual Event: Beyond the Blues – Aging & Depression
Understand the difference between the normal blues and clinical depression, including symptoms and treatment as well as coping with the specific challenges of life under COVID-19.
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Timing: 12:00 PM Welcome/Update. 12:15 – 1:15 PM Presentation, Q&A, Raffle & Virtual Tour
RSVP: Christina Tuohey 413-567-3949, ext. 3105 or ctuohey@JGSLifecare.org
ZOOM: RSVP and a confirmation and Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting

Clinical depression is common. That doesn’t mean it’s normal. Late-life depression affects about 6 million Americans ages 65 and older. But only 10% receive treatment.  The likely reason is that the elderly often display depression differently. Depression is also frequently confused with the effects of multiple illnesses and the medicines used to treat them. Dr. Anfang will talk about aging and depression and offer strategies on how to deal with it.  He will also offer suggestions on coping with the specific challenges of life under COVID-19.

 

 

On Wednesday, September 23rd, Rabbi Devorah Jacobson, Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life at JGS Lifecare, will talk about finding meaning and purpose as we age, as well as explore how our spirituality practice has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

Ruth's House Lunch and Learn, September 23, 2020

 

Virtual Event: Spirituality and Aging – Finding Meaning and Purpose as we Age
Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
Timing: 12:00 PM Welcome/Update. 12:15 – 1:15 PM Presentation, Q&A, Raffle & Virtual Tour
RSVP: Christina Tuohey 413-567-3949, ext. 3105 or ctuohey@JGSLifecare.org
ZOOM: RSVP and a confirmation and Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting

Living longer brings its own challenges for each of us, including the ongoing issue of finding meaning and purpose.   What are some spiritual visions that can help us navigate elderhood?  As we grow older, how can we live feeling vibrant, more whole, and affirmed especially in a culture that values individualism and youth? How is our spirituality practice impacted by the COVID virus? Join us as we share and reflect on these questions and more.

 

 

 

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About Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence

Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence is a beautiful, homelike residence for seniors who value their independence, but may need assistance with activities of day-to-day living.  Each resident has access to various levels of care that may include help with bathing, dressing, medication and nutrition management. Private and companion suites are available.  Fees are all-inclusive, determined by the suite style selected and the level of care needed.  Respite stays are also available. Ruth’s House also features The Garden Level, a separate, secure neighborhood specifically designed and staffed to meet the needs of residents with early to mid-stage memory impairments. On-site primary care physician services are available. For more information, call Ruth’s House at 413-567-6212 or visit JGSLifecare.org.

About JGS Lifecare

JGS Lifecare is a leading health care system serving seniors and their families. JGS Lifecare services include nursing home care(The Leavitt Family Jewish Home), rehabilitation services (Sosin Center for Rehabilitation), assisted living (Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence), adult day health care (Wernick Adult Day Health Care), home health, hospice and palliative care(Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care) and independent living (Genesis Lifecare). For more information, call JGS Lifecare at 413-567-6211 or visit JGSLifecare.org.