27th Annual “Ministering to the Elderly” Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2023
Mindfully Navigating the Caregiving Journey: Caring for Others as We Care for Ourselves
The Ministering to the Elderly Conference is a practical forum for caring professionals, community and spiritual leaders, and all those concerned with enriching the lives of seniors.
Caregiving can be a bridge to a meaningful relationship with another person and may also prove to be an emotional and psychological challenge. How do we care for others while at the same time care for ourselves? In addition, we will frame the act of caregiving as a sacred act and a pathway to the creation of a more compassionate and interdependent society.
Nancy Kriseman, LCSW, Keynote Speaker
Nancy L. Kriseman, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in working with older adults and their families, in addition to presenting workshops on caregiving and dementia across the country. She has taught two courses: Aging and the Family, and Death and Dying at Kennesaw State University for over 14 years. She has written three books in eldercare, including The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey (2015).
Helene Berger, Presenter
Helene Berger has held major positions of Jewish leadership both locally and nationally. Her book Choosing Joy: Alzheimer’s: A Book of Hope was inspired by the unanticipated, positive results that her late husband Ady achieved after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. It is a rare book of hope, providing practical strategies and emotional support for both the caregiver and the patient. And all the while, it is a love story, and an honest retelling of a lifetime journey.
Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) has been approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to sponsor 3.5 continuing education credits for mental health professionals. Also, The South Florida Guardianship Association has been approved by the Florida Statewide Public Guardianship for 4 CEUs for guardians. Continuing education credit will also be available for nurses.