Margaret Tietz Center, in conjunction with Samuel Field Y, Queensboro Council for Social Welfare and Psych Associates, is pleased to present “Managing Transitions Late in Life” – a vital symposium for providers and caregivers of individuals dealing with end of life care, including making decisions, having difficult conversations, understanding advanced directives and most importantly, the impact on the family. This event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 164-11 Chapin Pkwy., Jamaica Hills, NY. Doors open at 11:00 am with Registration and Brunch. Keynote Speakers are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dr. Atul Guwand’s article in the New York Times on Oct. 6, 2014 brought to light the difficulties for the medical profession and for families to talk to loved ones about end of life transitions. He wrote that “Medicine has forgotten how vital such matters are to people as they approach life’s end. People want to share memories, pass on wisdoms and keepsakes, connect with loved ones and make some last contributions to the world. These moments are among life’s most important, for both the dying and those left behind.”
A difficult topic, but something all of us confront. This symposium will begin to address some of these issues, and delineate how to start those conversations by opening up discussion among families and providers.
The symposium will feature a distinguished roster of presenters including Dr. Gary Kennedy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Leslie and Roslyn Goldstein Geriatric Fellowship Training Program, Montefiore Medical Center; Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW, Director, CAPE (Community Advisory Program for Elderly), Samuel Field YM & YWHA; Jeanne Devine, PhD, Director of Clinical Training, PsychAssociates; Barabara Gluckin, PsyD, Supervising Psychologist, PsychAssociates; and Joan Serrano Laufer, Executive Director of the Queensboro Council on Social Welfare.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Linda Spiegel at (718) 298-7838. For your convenience, valet parking will be available.