Expert presenters and more than 20 support service organizations and venues will offer information and conversation at a fair for those planning for their own or a family members’ aging needs from 1 to 4 p.m. May 21 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood.
Presented by the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland and the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, “Preparing to age in Jewish Cleveland: What’s out there and what’s needed” will explore current and future resources, how to talk about aging with parents and legal issues surrounding it.
Featured speakers are Jacob Cramer, a junior at Orange High School and founder of the nonprofit Love for the Elderly; Steve Raichilson, principal at Raichilson & Associates Senior Living and Nonprofit Operations; Heather Greene, an independent clinical counselor at The Life Care Planning Law Offices of Bradley L. Greene; and Rachel Kabb-Effron, an elder law attorney who owns the Kabb Law Firm.
Cindy Glazer, fair co-chair with Cyndy Fellenbaum, said the event was inspired by an interest in providing sometimes difficult to find information and resources.
“We are all aware of the difficultly of finding things now and with the baby boomers coming to that point in their lives we know that the need is going to be much greater,” she said.
Both Glazer and Paul Singerman, president of the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation, said they hope attendees will gain insight that can help them make decisions either now or down the road.
“We hope that baby boomers that are dealing with aging parents get information and resources that will help them make decisions, and help them make decisions both for themselves and with their aging parents,” Singerman said.
Glazer said she is especially excited to see Jacob speak and that the event allows area Jewish organizations to come together for a common cause.
“I kind of like the idea that we are working with other agencies on this, because we should all be working together on everything we do,” Glazer said.