ElderLink St. Louis plans events on aging

ElderLink St. Louis, a program providing coordinated resources for Jewish senior adults, is planning four upcoming workshops and discussion events, all focusing on issues facing senior adults and their families.

Marcia Mermelstein, a social worker and ElderLink St. Louis senior adult information and resource specialist, will lead a workshop, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Temple Emanuel, and from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at Temple Israel. Through discussion and guided exercises, workshop participants will consider the decision-making process revolving around the distribution of cherished family personal items. Mermelstein will offer a pie-baking demonstration, with samples following the program. The workshops are free and open to the public.

An event planned for the B’nai Amoona, BSKI and Shaare Zedek Synagogue 60+groups at B’nai Amoona on Dec. 16 has been canceled.

Following Shabbat services on Friday, Dec. 17, at Kol Am, Mermelstein will offer a presentation on ElderLink St. Louis’ program of providing resources and referrals for facing the challenges of aging. This event is free and open to the community.

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ElderLink St. Louis is a project of the Senior Service Integration Commission of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and administered by Jewish Family & Children’s Service. The program is sponsored by the Lubin-Green Foundation and BJC Health Care.

Contact ElderLink St. Louis at 314-812-9300, [email protected], or visit www.elderlinkstlouis.com.