The Jewish Community Center (JCC) hosted its first Aging Conference to help educate seniors on various health topics.
The conference, which took place at the Bernikow Jewish Community Center, Sea View, offered various workshops by Staten Island senior professionals, including, Jackie Reiter, Staten Island Home Instead Senior Care Owner and Executive Director. Jackie took part in a collaborative presentation, "My Mind, My Signs, My Care: Alzheimer's Disease Detection," with JCC Director of Social Services Neshama Marcus, and Caring Support Program Manager from the Alzheimer's Association Eve Vaval.
"The purpose of the Aging Conference is it provides an opportunity for older adults and caregivers to receive information on important health issues," said Ruth Lasser, a spokeswoman for the JCC.
Session topics included information on living wills, health proxy and breast cancer awareness.
In addition, various Beatrice Victor Senior Olympics sports were demonstrated, including this year's newest event -- badminton
Nearly two dozen activities are featured at the annual Staten Island event each fall, including ballroom dancing, swimming, volleyball and golf.
"The Senior Olympics is an annual opportunity for older adults to engage in competitive sports and intellectual challenges... and compete against peers for the fun of it," explained Lasser.
Read the article about the Conference published in the Staten Island Advance.