Author: Beri Kravitz

Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 30, 2023

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Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers The 2023 Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit will build on progress of the previous Summits to review research progress, highlight innovative and promising research, and identify remaining unmet research needs with input from the research …

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A New Year’s Resolution With Lasting Impact – Complete Your Will

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 9, 2023

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Many New Year’s resolutions are made only to be broken after a short time. There is one thing you can do that will have a lasting impact⁠—make (or complete) your will. You may find it uncomfortable to think about, but we all will leave this world at some point. Leaving a will is a gift …

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Building Your Circle of Care – Webinar for Caregivers

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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Surviving dementia care is harder than outsiders realize. Your loved one will receive care, but what about the time before care is required? Preparing for and building your circle of support and assistance are critical for your health. During this webinar, we will discuss how to build that circle for yourself or others. Featuring Guest …

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See Me at the Smithsonian this Winter

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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See Me at the Smithsonian is pleased to announce the following dementia-friendly program dates in January and February: Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00p ET with Access Smithsonian Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00p ET with the National Museum of American History Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00p ET with the National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, February 15th at 2:00p …

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Upcoming Senior Planet Classes

Blog, KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / November 7, 2022

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Senior Planet (from AARP) will be offering many classes this November in several languages. All these classes will enhance and improve your computer proficiency – Chromebook skills, Google productivity tools, enjoying Spotify, choosing a new computer, and more. See the full list and links to register.

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Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) hosts three weekly online discussions

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / November 7, 2022

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The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) hosts three weekly online discussions with different focal points.  All of the DAA discussion groups are open to anyone living with dementia.  People come from all over including Canada and occasionally the UK.  All are welcome! Drop-In with DAA on Tuesdays is an open format with participants discussing matters that interest …

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JCA Names Three Award Winners for 2022

News / By Beri Kravitz / September 29, 2022

During our 49th annual meeting, the Jewish Council for the Aging paid tribute to three very special people who enable our agency to Help All Seniors Thrive. Marianne Miller received the Jacqueline Unger Community Service Award. She has volunteered for more than 10 years with our State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Marianne is a certified …

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Search Results May Link to Scam Sites

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 19, 2022

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From the Washington Post, by Geoffrey A. Fowler Searchers, beware: That Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo ad might be ‘malvertising’ — phishing campaigns and malware hiding behind legit-looking links. Nasty scams and malware are preying on your trust by hiding behind the ads that sit on top of search pages. Google, DuckDuckGo, and Bing are being …

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Webinar: Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving

KC Blog / By Beri Kravitz / September 16, 2022

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Setting Limits in Dementia Caregiving: Avoiding and Preventing Martyr Syndrome Do you decline when others ask how they can help out with your loved one who has dementia? Do you feel like you are the only one who can take care of your loved one the “right way?” This program will help you determine if …

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / September 15, 2022

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Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15 and runs through December 7. While JCA SHIP counsels on all aspects of Medicare, our focus during this time frame is assisting beneficiaries with Part D Prescription Drug Plan analysis. This 5-week time frame is the only time seniors can elect to switch for the best plan to manage …

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