Shabbat study series looks at aging

As the first members of the Baby Boom generation reach retirement age, more attention is being devoted to issues relating to aging. Many Jewish adults now count themselves as part of the sandwich generation, those who are caring for both children and aging parents. To address some of the issues confronting today’s Jewish families, Congregation Kol Am is sponsoring a three-part Shabbat morning study series devoted to the topic of Sacred Aging.

The programs will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 2, 23 and March 1, at Congregation Kol Am, 1023 Chesterfield Parkway East.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served. All sessions are free and open to the community.

At the first session on Saturday, Feb. 2, Roxana Crawley, Director of Social Services for National Healthcare Corporation of Maryland Heights will discuss Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicaid and nursing home care.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Lila Dicker of Beth Olam Cemetery will discuss funeral and burial options for interfaith families. The final session on Saturday, March 1, will be led by Richard Stein, President of Berger Memorial Chapel. He will present “What’s Different about Jewish Funerals,” a discussion of the rituals and requirements for Orthodox, Conservative and Reform funerals as well as the different burial requirements for St. Louis area cemeteries.

For more information or to RSVP for any or all of the programs, contact Congregation Kol Am at 636-519-0082 or [email protected].