Senior Education series this winter at Temple Beit Tikva and Torah Emet.

senior education

Senior education at local Temples – Beit Tikva, Shaarei Shalom and Torah Emet offer a Winter Program in Boynton Beach. Senior education topics vary but all include information, by experts on the topics discussed.

“Location, Location, Location – Planning Where You Want to Be”

We will explore Jewish Values and ways to manage the challenges of life transitions. Participants will learn about the various options of remaining in their own home safely, Senior Living choices, and ways to pay for your post, post retirement with the quality of life you enjoy.

Dates: Thursdays – December 3, 10 & 17, January 7, 14

Time: 1:30-2:30      Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

Dec. 3, 2015  “Jewish Values; What Matters Most to You?” by Tali Kentof                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A fun way to explore your priorities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tali Kentof is the Jewish Community Liaison for Vitas Healthcare. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing and a master’s in Education.

Dec. 10, 2015  “Creating a Home for Your Lifetime” by Susan Luxenberg                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Learn affordable and stylish ways to modify your home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Susan Luxenberg, C.A.P.S. is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist & Accessibility Designer. She owns and operates HomeSmart LLC

Dec. 17, 2015  “Affording Your Chosen Option” by JD Dinnocenzo & Elizabeth Katz                                                                                                                                                                                                     Learn the TRUTH about Reverse Mortgages, Medicaid and Veteran Benefits.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Elizabeth Katz CMC,CSA is the President and owner of TurningPointe Senior Services LLC. She holds a Master’s degree in Geriatric Care Management and is certified. Liz assists with Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits applications, services and planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JD Dinnocenzo CMP, is a Certified Mortgage Planner, Reverse Mortgage Specialist and works for PMAC Lending. He has an MBA from the University of Texas – Houston and holds licenses in several states. JD is a member of the Board of the South Florida Guardian Association.

Jan. 7, 2016 “ILF, ALD, CCRC- The ABCs of Senior Living Choices” by Nanci Hannan and Louise Petraitis                                                                                                                                           Explore the differences between various types of Retirement options in Senior Living.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nanci Hannan is the Business Development Director – Brookdale Senior Living/Palm Beach County- a leader in Senior Living properties around the country.                                                                     Louise Petraitis is the Business Development Director for LifeSpace Communities – Abbey Delray, Abbey Delray South and Harbourside.

Jan.14, 2016 “Care Partners and Couples Dealing with Transitions” by Jamie Brodarick, PhD.                                                                                                                                                                         Gain practical solutions to the many challenges which accompany life transitions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. Jamie Brodarick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is an adjunct professor and Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Counseling and Training.


“Wellness Forum – Keep Moving and Grooving”

Participants will learn about the power of Movement for our overall well- being. Experts in Movement, Music and Tai Chi will present the mind body connection along with natural solutions to some health concerns and Groove to True Senior Sex Stories— you are welcome to share some of your own!

Dates:  January 21, 28 & February 4, 11.

Time  1:30-2:30    Location:  Temple Beit Tikva

Jan. 21, 2015 “Mind & Body: The Mechanics of Movement by Ed Gray, B.S.

Exercise isn’t a dirty word. Break the monotony and enjoy your way to feeling better.   Ed Gray is a Physical and Occupational Therapist with degrees from Lynn and Barry Universities. He along with his wife Jodi own and operate Florida Movement Therapy Centers, focusing on neurological, movement and balance issues.

Jan. 28, 2015 “Move with Music” by Bree Beynon, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist We all have natural rhythms in our bodies. Connect for improved balance and mood.                                        Bree has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy (concentration in voice) from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.  She is board-certified and also has certification from the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy at Colorado State University.  Bree works as a music therapist in medical settings at PBMTI as well as Managing Partner.

Feb. 4. 2016  Natural Solutions for Arthritis and Back Pain” by Chip Sexton DOM  Find out why we have pain and effective ways to rapidly resolve chronic and acute pain conditions. Explore Nutrition, Acupuncture, and Herbs & Movement – Tai Chi.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Sexton is a certified Postural Alignment Specialist, Sports Medicine Acupuncturist, Clinical Herbalist & Food Therapist and a Board Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Feb. 11, 2016 “Move and Groove: True Sexy Senior Stories by Ann Meyerson, PhD Yes it is true, we are lifelong sexual beings and humor makes it all that much better!                                       Ann Meyerson, PhD is a Transition Counselor & Realtor with Keyes Real Estate – Helping Boomers and seniors to make their next move.

Moderated by Sherry Picker, MSW a native Floridian, is a Social Worker with Paradise Home Health Care. She received her BA at Stern College, Yeshiva University and Master of Social Work from Hunter College in NYC. She works in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 561-672-7170. Or, Alan Schoen 561-282-2636.

Senior Education Programs are free and all are welcome.