Have you planned your aging – for your parents or yourself? Most people haven’t. That’s why The Cleveland Jewish News Foundation and National Council of Jewish Women have partnered to present “Preparing to Age in Jewish Cleveland: What’s Out There and What’s Needed.”
The Sunday, May 21 event at The Temple Tifereth-Israel, 26000 Shaker Blvd., from 1-4 pm will explore issues, programs and services presently available, or planned for the future, to support all people on the aging spectrum – from baby boomers to nonagenarians.
The program features experts in the field to explore issues such as present and future resources, how to talk about aging with parents dealing with emotional issues and decisions, and important legal issues including financial planning, wills, taxes and trusts.
More than 20 support services and venues will be represented at the event for information and conversation both before and after the presentations. “We believe this will be the first event that features representatives from the major service providers in Jewish Cleveland,” said Cindy Glazer, co-chair of the event with Cyndy Fellenbaum. “It’s a Seniors’ Fair for baby boomers and children of seniors, ” added Fellenbaum. A guide of resources will be available to all attendees.
Presenters include the following:
Jacob Cramer, an Orange High School student and critically-acclaimed public speaker whose message of advocacy for changing the way we view our elders and breaking age barriers has been broadcast throughout the world since he founded a global nonprofit called “Love for the Elderly.” He has given two TEDx talks and has been featured in national media such as Parade Magazine, Huffington Post and the HARRY show.
Steve Raichilson, principal, Raichilson & Associates Senior Living and Nonprofit Operations and a veteran of senior living services administration. During his 30-year tenure as CEO of Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Beachwood, the facility has become one of the highest ranked and largest service providers in the country. He earned a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from George Washington University.
Heather Greene is a licensed independent clinical counselor at The Life Care Planning Law Offices of Bradley L. Greene and licensed Profession Clinical Counselor at Ellen F. Casper PhD. & Associates. She earned her master’s degree from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Cleveland State University in education and specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, stress management and adjustment disorders using flexible, client-oriented therapy combining traditional psychotherapy and practical problem-solving as a path to problem resolution.
Rachel Kabb-Effron, certified elder law attorney, and recognized specialist by the State of Ohio Supreme Court, has been representing elderly and disabled clients since 1998. A past president and current board member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, she currently serves on the Jewish Community Housing Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. A frequent national speaker, Rachel was recently honored as a top female entrepreneur by the National Association of Women Business owners. She graduated cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of law.