SevenPonds is excited to announce “Embracing the Journey,” the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco’s third annual End of Life Resource Fair. Presented in conjunction with a number of Bay Area businesses and nonprofits, the event will be held at the Jewish Community Center, located at 3200 California Street in San Francisco, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Nov. 12, 2017.
Presentations will include a two-hour Advance Care Planning Seminar & PREPARE Workshop by Dr. Rebecca Sudore, M.D., a professor of medicine and palliative care physician at the University of California, San Francisco. A concurrent session will feature advice from Dr. Steven Pantilat, M.D., the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice for Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers.”
Other speakers will include Dr. Ron Wolfson, who will explore Jewish customs and traditions around supporting people during times of grief. Also speaking will be Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, who will examine how religion, spirituality and culture impact our ability to accept mortality and remain resilient at the end of life. There will also be a several workshops devoted to estate and financial planning, including a one-hour presentation by attorney Deborah L. Fox, Esq., followed by a discussion by certified financial planner Chris Remedios.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with local businesses and organizations that offer a wide range of end of life services in the Pottruck Family Atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These will include an “Ask the Expert” session with Maggid Jhos Singer and a Death Cafe moderated by marriage and family therapist Diane Wilson. Janie Friend, MFT, will also be available for confidential counseling sessions for those who want to talk about issues related to end of life. And, of course, SevenPonds’ Suzette Sherman will be there too, and looks forward to seeing you there!
Attendance at the Resource Fair is free, and presentations fill up quickly, so it’s a good idea to register in advance. If you’d like more information before signing up, contact Shiva Schultz, MSW, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-292-1260.