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EVENTS

NJ Sharing Network: Saving Lives through Organ and Tissue Donation ZOOM Lecture

Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Did you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives and one tissue donor typically enhances the lives of more than seventy-five people? Join Melanie Mostrowski, hospital services manager, NJ Sharing Network; Jan Hines, professional partnerships manager, NJ Sharing Network; and E. Denise Peoples, hospital and community service coordinator, NJ Sharing Network, to learn how they partner with hospitals throughout New Jersey to save lives through organ and tissue donation, how they support donor families, and what you can do to join the effort.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Living with Alzheimer’s — for early-stage partners
Monday, April 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Join Artis Senior Living for a three-part series that answers the many questions about what an early stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s means. How do you plan for the future? What resources are available to help? Hear from other care partners and individuals living with Alzheimer’s and learn tips and strategies to help you support a person living with the disease.

Call 609.454.3360 for more information.

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Advance Care Planning: How to Ensure Your Wishes Are Known and Honored
Wednesday, April 16, 2021, noon
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ), New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well (NJAAW), and New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute’s (NJHCQI) Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program are hosting a FREE virtual town hall meeting on April 16 led by experts in advance care planning.

The purpose of this event is to provide information and tools for the public to encourage thoughtful conversations about their wishes with family, friends, and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with New Jersey state laws. Open to all New Jersey residents including individuals living with serious illness, their families, and caregivers, and anyone seeking more information about advance care planning.

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Spring Pantry Purge
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Join Artis Senior Living in purging your pantry while donating to the Rise Community Food Bank in East Windsor. The first twenty to register will receive a set of canisters. This is a drive-through event. Partner with Artis in the common goal of cleaning and refreshing our homes in a most organized manner.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Overview ZOOM Lecture
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common yet chronic condition that affects the large intestine with symptoms that include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea or constipation, or both. For a discussion of IBS symptoms, compounding factors, and options for management, join Lisa Costello, a licensed advanced practice nurse and board certified family nurse practitioner from Capital Health – Gastroenterology Specialists. Lisa has significant experience treating patients with IBS and related gastrointestinal conditions.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Changing Your Dusk To Dawn: Finding the Steps Forward with a New Cancer Diagnosis ZOOM Lecture
Monday, April 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Facing a new cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for you and your loved ones, but you don’t have to make the journey alone. Experts from Capital Health Cancer Center are here to help. Join Christian Hong, oncology social worker, to learn how you can navigate common fears and foster collaboration between your doctors and loved ones. Allison Lubina, oncology financial navigator, will also be on hand to help you unlock the health insurance labyrinth and guide you from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Understanding Gout and Other Forms of Microcrystalline Inflammatory Arthritis ZOOM Lecture
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Microcrystals of various compounds cause some of the most common yet complex diseases of the joints, causing intense pain and inflammation. Join Dr. William Torelli from Capital Health – Rheumatology Specialists for a discussion of the diagnosis and management of microcrystalline inflammatory arthritis and an overview of related conditions such as gout, pseudogout, and basic calcium phosphate deposition disease.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Top 10 Mistakes When Planning for Incapacity, Crisis, and Long Term Care (Ethics)
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
What are the biggest mistakes made when planning for long-term care? The seminar will focus on three main categories: Financial, Legal, and Social/Care.

At the end of the seminar participants will be able to:

  • Identify when long-term care supports and services are needed;
  • List options to protect assets for a healthy spouse or legacy for children;
  • Recognize the importance of quality legal documents for surrogate decision making.

Jerold E. Rothkoff, Esq., a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, where he dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of elder law, life care planning, asset protection, estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. rothkofflaw.com

This CEU seminar is hosted by Rothkoff Law Group and sponsored by Akin Care Senior Services and Princeton Senior Resource Center. CEUs are awarded by NASW-NJ.

NASW-NJ has approved this seminar for social workers. Rothkoff Law Group will give you a certificate of attendance at the end of this seminar. However, your CEU credit certificate will come directly from NASW-NJ via email. Please ensure that we have your current email on file so you may receive your certificate.
1 CE credit offered for social workers, nursing home administrators, assisted living administrators, case managers, RN’s, HR Professionals SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP
*Please provide your professional license ID# in order to receive your CE certificate

Contact Sharon Hurley at shurley@princetonsenior.org or 609.751.9699 for more information.

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Community Education Department: Maintaining Your Active Lifestyle: Fitness and Joint Replacement Surgery via ZOOM
Monday, May 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Arthritis can slow you down if you let it, but there are ways to stay active as you age. Join Dr. Arjun Saxena, director of the Marjorie G. Ernest Center for Joint Replacement and a fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeon from Rothman Orthopaedics Institute, to discuss how exercise can help and learn about the latest joint replacement surgery options that are available to help you maintain your active lifestyle.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Moments of Joy
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Online webinar presented by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, owner and CEO of Positive Approach to Care®, and nationally renowned dementia care expert

This session is designed to help caregivers recognize and appreciate their role in creating days that are filled with moments of joy and meaningful activities when caring for someone with dementia. We will focus on helping you become more aware of how important your attitude and behavior are in determining the reactions and behaviors of the person you are caring for. Self-awareness and self-assessment will be used to help caregivers acknowledge their own status and emotional state. We will also discuss the importance of recognizing “burn out” and stress to help you determine if you are able to find or create moments of joy or if you may need assistance with respite care and time away to rest and re-establish relationships that allow joy to be part of the day.

Please Register By Sunday, May 9.

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Community Education Department: The Shoulder: Diagnosis and Treatment via ZOOM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Many people experience shoulder pain, but it can be caused by a wide range of conditions. Dr. Joshua Hornstein, a board certified sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship trained sports medicine physician at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, will lead a discussion on the anatomy of the shoulder, common problems and injuries, and the latest treatment options.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Community Education Department: Welcome to Medicare via ZOOM
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Are you a new retiree? Join us to learn what you need to know about your Medicare benefits for 2021 and how to compare health and drug plans to find the best coverage. The speaker, Mary McGeary, is the director of NJ State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a Medicare information program sponsored by the NJ Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Community Education Department: Breast Health: More than a Mammogram via ZOOM
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to learn about important information to help you understand your risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, screening guidelines, and prevention strategies. Join the experts from Capital Health’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Care, Director, Dr. Lisa Allen and Breast Nurse Navigators, Aileen Diccion and Trish Tatrai, who will provide an explanation of comprehensive breast care, an overview of the latest options for breast cancer treatment, and a discussion of the support services that are available at Capital Health.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Community Education Department: Trends in Prostate Cancer lecture via ZOOM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Men, take charge of your health! Come join us for a discussion on prostate cancer screening guidelines as well as the latest treatment options available. Dr. Eric Mayer, a board certified urologist and director of Urologic Robotic Surgery at Capital Health, will discuss everything you need to know.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Community Education Department: Back to Normal: What Your Back Pain is telling You and When to Take Action lecture via ZOOM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Back pain can be the sign of any number of conditions that affect your spine. Join Dr. Lee Buono, board certified neurosurgeon and director of Neurosurgery at Capital Health and director of the Center for Spinal Disorders (part of our Capital Institute for Neurosciences), for a discussion about what your back pain may be telling you, when to take action, and when surgery is right for you.

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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Free Memory Screening
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Are you concerned about memory problems?
Take advantage of a free, confidential memory screening and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving, and successful aging.

Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions could cause memory problems. A memory screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness and does not replace consultation with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

Event will be held rain or shine! Registration is required by Friday, May 28.

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Community Education Department: Is Your Bladder Controlling Your Life? Understanding Overactive Bladder lecture via ZOOM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Are you (or is someone you know) living with urinary frequency or urgency, with or without urine leakage? Overactive Bladder (OAB) can happen to people at any age, so join Kathie Olson, an advanced practice nurse and clinical coordinator of the Capital Health Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Health, to learn about the causes of OAB, changes you can make to improve it, and the many effective treatment options that are available. Don’t let your bladder run your life—by becoming informed, you become empowered!

This event will be taking place virtually using Zoom. A call-in option is available for those without video access. Meeting details will be provided via email 2–3 days before the program date. Call 609.394.4153 for more information.

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