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Shining a Light on Senior Mental Health

by Alesa Silver

Caring for a senior can be a difficult and complex task.  It is also an important and meaningful task.  The Beth Ahm Tikkun Olam Social Action Team understands this task and recently hosted a lunch and learn focused on how seniors, their families, and friends are mentally affected by a variety of age-related issues.
Tracey Proghovnick from Jewish Senior Life, Abby Segal a geriatric counseling specialist, and Shari Smith from the Area Agency on Aging spoke about the topics below and shared helpful resources.
  •  Coping with physical pain and illness
  •  Dealing with diminished mental capacity
  •  Managing the loss of independence and freedom
  •  Handling the death of contemporaries and little or no socialization
  •  Foiling financial frustration and fear
Click here to view the resources provided which include contact information for agencies that can provide assistance when caring for a senior.
Tue, July 14 2020 22 Tammuz 5780