Recently, the Jewish community of Denver held its annual day long conference on issues related to Boomers and aging.
About 350 lay and professional people attended. The program included several resource tables and drew people from a large geographic area.
This seems like a program easily replicated. It was co-sponsored by a host of Denver agencies and organizations and was coordinated mainly through the offices of KAVOD Senior Center. The main contact was Sara Shvartzman at Kavod (go to KAVODseniorlife.org). Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav was host and a major participant and contact.
The program ran from 9:30 a.m. (registration, breakfast and resource fair) to about 4 p.m. (closing summary and prayer).
The 10:00-10:45 Keynote was followed by three sets of breakouts that covered everything from spiritual issues (meaning and resilience in aging, to practical issues including Alzheimer’s, Medicaid, Elder law, local transportation options, health issues, mindfulness, technology and addiction). It was a full day.
The lunch program was highlighted by a tribute to Rabbi Ray Zwerin and his reflections on being 80.
Jewish Sacred Aging® was proud to have been involved with this program and we post it to spark some thought in your community to replicate this day.
For more detailed information contact Sara Shvartzmann at KOTR@KAVODseniorlife.org