OU Presents Program on “Sandwich Generation” in Teaneck, 2/12
Taking on new responsibilities for aging parents, while caring for their own children and providing proper time management between them, has placed great financial and emotional responsibilities on the so-called “Sandwich Generation.”
Concerned with the difficulties facing “the Sandwich Generation,” the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services | Jewish Community Programs, in conjunction with NYC-based MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care (formerly Metropolitan Jewish Health System), present a communal conference on “The Sandwich Generation and Responsibilities of Kibud Av Va’Em (Honoring Mother and Father).” The program will be held on Saturday night, February 12 at OU-member synagogue Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, 641 West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck, at 8:15 p.m., with free admission for all.
The “Sandwich Generation” refers to those who have simultaneous commitments of raising their children and helping elderly parents as they deal with the issues of later life.
Declared Frank Buchweitz, Director of OU Community Services, “Millions of Americans find themselves caring for elderly parents, with the numbers growing daily. The ‘Sandwich Generation’ is increasingly experiencing a new set of challenges, which previous generations did not face. We will be providing resources that will help prepare to navigate these challenges.”
Keynote speaker will be Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University and Rav of Congregation Ohr HaTorah in Bergenfield, who will discuss “Halachic Responsibility of Kibud Av Va’Em.”
Presentations will also include “Emotional Factors for the Caregiver, Families, and the Patient;” “How to Research Physicians and Health Care Options;” “Available Resources and How They Are Accessed;” “Impact on the Family and Quality of Life;” “What You Can Expect Insurance to Cover;” “How to Access Type of Care Needed;” and “Financial and Legal Aspects of Accessing Care.”
Speakers will include:
• Dr. Harvey Gross, MD F.A.A.F.P – Chief of the Department of Family Practice at Englewood Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center;
• Toby Weiss, MSOD – Director of Cultural Sensitivity and Jewish Programming for the Metropolitan Jewish Health System;
• Batsheva N. Schreiber, RN, BSN, CMC – President/CEO of CareManagers, Inc.;
• Eytan Kobre, Esq. – Eldercare Attorney and Long Term Care Planner.
For further information and resources, contact the Department of Community Services of the Orthodox Union at www.oucommunity.org or 212-613-8188; or contact MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care www.mjhs.org, or 212.649.5585
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