Save the Date- June 6, 2017
NJFA’s 19th Annual Conference for Professionals will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017
More details to follow soon, stay tuned.
Foundation’s 2016 Honoree Event
The New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA) will host its 2016 Honoree Luncheon Event on Sunday, Nov 13th at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank. This annual event is an opportunity to recognize the work of others that enable NJFA to advance its mission-aligned activities. For more details, tickets and sponsorships please click here.
This year’s distinguished honorees include:
Diane Riley, Anti-Hunger Advocate and Aging Insights Guest.
For over a decade, Diane has been a leading voice for the hungry and poor in New Jersey. Joining the Community Food Bank in 2011, Diane led a coalition of stakeholders to raise awareness about hunger, engage in public dialogue, and influence policies that address underlying causes as well as solutions. As a member of numerous organizations and at every opportunity when Diane addresses hunger issues she always calls attention to the plight of seniors who face economic challenges daily.
Eileen Doremus, Advocate for Seniors and Caregivers and Aging Insights Guest
Eileen Doremus has served as a former NJFA Trustee and in her current role as the Executive Director of the Mercer County Office on Aging and throughout her career has championed the issues of aging and caregiver services especially when looking at the needs of families coping with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She is a dedicated advocate and an expert on caregiving and creativity.
Piscataway Community TV Station, Technical Director and Aging Insights Partner
Piscataway Township became one of the first towns in NJ to have its own TV station. Over thirty years later, Piscataway Community TV (PCTV) is still producing local programming, sports coverage and providing local information to the residents of the communities it serves. NJFA partnered with PCTV to initiate the monthly series Aging Insights. PCTV’s knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers produce a stellar program with NJFA staff each month.
The event will feature Jazz pianist Tara Buzach, a Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle.
For more details, tickets and sponsorships please click here.
If you have questions, please contact NJFA’s office at 609-421-0206 or email@example.com
Registration Deadline Extended to Sept. 30th
Please register for NJFA’s Oct. 11th Workshop by Friday Sept. 30th!
Choose Well to Age Well
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
8:30 am to 12 pm
CentraState Hospital Conference Center
901 W. Main St. Freehold
Reducing barriers to Hospice and Palliative Care, Recognizing Ethnic and Cultural Biases
Malvina Williams, Former Director of Home Care & Hospice, VNA of Mercer County
Dr. Vikranta Sharma, Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Care, VNA Health Group.
This session will examine cultural barriers as they relate to hospice and palliative care services especially for families when they are presented with this choice of care. Review possible interventions. Provide information on culturally competent practice. Address population disparities in healthcare, especially as they relate to the choice of hospice and palliative care services.
Boot Camp on Social Security and Medicare
David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration
Mary McGeary, State Coordinator, State Health Insurance Assistance Plans (SHIP)
Social Security benefits can and should play in overall financial planning. This workshop will cover: Setting up a MySSA account and utilizing SSA’s Financial Calculators to gain a better understanding of when and how to apply. The discussion will include retirement, disability, survivors and new Medicare Coverage options, like Hospice Care and programs to help lower Medicare costs.