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Love and Struggle: The Family Caregiving Crisis – An Evening with Dr. Jessica Zitter
November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Sponsored by Jewish Community Services and LifeBridge Health’s Bridging Life and Living Well @ The J
Join us for a special screening of the short documentary “Caregiver: A Love Story,” an award-winning, intimate look at one couple’s experiences and challenges during end-of-life care at home.
Following the screening, the film’s executive producer and director, Jessica Nutik Zitter, M.D., M.P.H., will present “Conquering the Caregiving Crisis.” She will speak about the rising public health crisis of family caregiver burden, presenting a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by family caregivers as they navigate medical, financial and personal obstacles in their roles as caregivers.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Gain a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by family caregivers as they navigate the many medical, financial and personal obstacles confronting them.
- Increase awareness of the plight of family caregivers, the broader issue of family caregiver burden, and strategies within healthcare systems to support clients and community members in caregiving roles.
- Have a first-hand, unprecedented look at a person’s final weeks to raise awareness of the growing crisis of family caregivers in our country and how we, as clinicians, human service professionals, and community members can address.
Free and open to the community.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
1.5 Category I CEUs
The program will be held in the climate controlled outdoor tent near the sports fields.
Admission begins at 6:30 pm; program starts promptly at 7:00 pm.
Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors).
Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.