Workshop 1: Getting to Know Your Community Programs
Jeraldine Fedoriw, LMSW, Chief Adult Day Officer, Gurwin Adult Day Health Program
– Learn the value of respite, social, and medical adult day programs.
– Identify various community programs available that benefit the client and their caregiver.
Workshop 2: Caregiving When There Are Brain Changes: Symptoms and Strategies Across the Continuum of Cognitive Decline
Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, NNORC Director, Mid-Island Y JCC
– To understand that cognitive changes are the result of physical and biochemical changes in the brain that are beyond the person’s control.
– Overview of “stages” of progression (early stage, moderate stage, and late stage) and strategies to cope.
Workshop 3: When a Loved One Has a Serious Illness (Advance Care Planning)
Lori Hardoon, LCSW, Senior Director, Palliative Care Supportive Services, JASA
Maria Lever, LMSW, Clinical Supervisor, Long Island Center for Dignity and Support, JASAObjectives:
– Identify skills and strategies for both caregivers and professionals to help individuals and their families manage end of life issues.
– To understand advance care planning and explore the importance of having the conversation.
Workshop 4: Caring Through Dementia: No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This
Heidi R. Weiss, LMSW, MHA, Healthcare Social Worker, Jewish Programs at Westchester Jewish Community Services
– Through the lens of the caregiver of a Person With Dementia (PWD), we will identify ways caregiving impacts the health of caregivers and ways caregiving impacts finances.
– Identify several gaps in services and ways to help support caregivers.
Workshop 5: Creative Self-Care for Caregivers and Professional Caregivers
Sheila Felice, LCSW-R, OSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Maribeth McKeever, LCSW-R, ACHPSW, Director of Bereavement Services, Good Shepherd Hospice
– Review current data regarding impact caregiving and increase awareness of the benefits of creative self-care practice on overall wellness.
– Completion of a creative therapeutic activity promoting self-care and resilience.
Social Workers will receive 4 CEUs for this conference. Please bring your license number to receive credit.
United Jewish Appeal – Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (#0289).