The 21st Annual Sarnat Symposium
On October 16th the Jewish Home will present the 21st annual Rhoda G. and Bernard G. Sarnat Symposium for Geriatric care. An endowment from the Sarnats (of blessed memory) helps the Home educate the public and senior-care professionals about the unique aspects of geriatric care, advancements in the field, and policy changes affecting its future.
This year Harry Nelson, founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman healthcare specialty law firm, will tell us what's ahead for Medicare and health policy for seniors. Dr. Murali Nair of USC's Roybal Institute of Aging will teach about mindfulness and its effects on longevity. Jennifer Schlesinger of Alzheimer's Los Angeles will focus on how diverse communities view dementia and how this impacts disease-identification, diagnosis, and care. Dr. Connie Corley and Marilyn McLaughlin will lead a hands-on workshop involving drumming and movement. They will explain how rhythm-based activities can enhance engagement, socialization, focus, and self-expression in seniors.
If you are interested in attending the Sarnat Symposium, you may download a brochure and register online at http://www.lajh.org/resources/sarnat-symposium. The price of $100 includes a continental breakfast, lunch, four presentation workshops, handouts, and six CEU credits. The Sarnat Symposium takes place at Valley Beth Shalom at 15739 Ventura Boulevard in Encino.