Virtual “Lunch n Learn” Educational Workshops

Two times each month we offer lectures and presentations on a variety of topics related to issues of aging and the care-giving of the aging. Speakers include medical professionals and other agency and service providers in the local area.

Come join us – knowledge is power!

The upcoming schedule is as follows:

 

 

Monday, June 7th @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by the Chester Public Library

“Poison Prevention: Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons!”

Presented by:

Claire Caruana

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom 

 

Claire Caruana will be presenting various issues that lead to poisonings, how to be safer in your home, consequences of poisonings, and what to do in case of emergency.
Claire has been a Pharmacist since 1980, when she graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy (now known as Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University).  She has practiced in Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Consulting, Long-term Care Pharmacy, and Infusion Pharmacy.  She currently works as a per diem Pharmacist for Matheny Medical Center and at Robinson Drug & Compounding Pharmacy in Mendham.
Poison Prevention has always been a very important topic for her.  She has done programs for schools when her children were young, lectured for Ford Retirees, community groups, and written articles for national pharmacy publications and local newspapers on this topic.

 

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

 

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Chester Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent.

 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

 

 

Monday, June 21st @ 12 pm 

co-hosted by the Washington Township Public Library

“Poison Prevention: Children Act Fast, So Do Poisons!”

Presented by:

Claire Caruana

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom 

 

Claire Caruana will be presenting various issues that lead to poisonings, how to be safer in your home, consequences of poisonings, and what to do in case of emergency.
Claire has been a Pharmacist since 1980, when she graduated from Rutgers College of Pharmacy (now known as Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University).  She has practiced in Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Consulting, Long-term Care Pharmacy, and Infusion Pharmacy.  She currently works as a per diem Pharmacist for Matheny Medical Center and at Robinson Drug & Compounding Pharmacy in Mendham.
Poison Prevention has always been a very important topic for her.  She has done programs for schools when her children were young, lectured for Ford Retirees, community groups, and written articles for national pharmacy publications and local newspapers on this topic.

 

Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all.

 

This session will be held live over Zoom.  Please register with the Washington Township (click here) so we can send you a link to attend.  PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or IPAD. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

 

Monday, July 5th @ 12 pm

co-hosted by the Chester Library

“Declutter and Sell Your Home Fast”

Presented by:

Tom Hollerbach

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Tom Hollerbach, owner and licensed real estate broker, has dedicated the past 17 years to assisting seniors in transition from their homes to senior living. In this insightful and informative presentation, Tom will review:

  • Developing a free transition action plan to clearly define the goals, fees and timelines
  • Reviewing the most effective methods to sort and reduce clutter
  • Updating seniors on how the Internet has changed the way buyers are finding homes

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Chester Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

 

 

Monday, July 26th @ 12 pm

co-hosted by the Washington Township Library

“Declutter and Sell Your Home Fast”

Presented by:

Tom Hollerbach

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Tom Hollerbach, owner and licensed real estate broker, has dedicated the past 17 years to assisting seniors in transition from their homes to senior living. In this insightful and informative presentation, Tom will review:

  • Developing a free transition action plan to clearly define the goals, fees and timelines
  • Reviewing the most effective methods to sort and reduce clutter
  • Updating seniors on how the Internet has changed the way buyers are finding homes

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Washington Township Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

 

Monday, August 2nd @ 12 pm

co-hosted by the Chester Library

“Dementia: What It Is and What It Is Not”

Presented by:

Amy E. Matthews

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

While we have come a long way in increasing awareness of dementia there is very little understanding of what that actually means. Dementia is often used interchangeable with diseases like Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia however, there are other conditions that can cause the symptoms of dementia that with proper diagnosis and treatment may be managed and even reversed. This program will discuss the meaning of the term dementia as well as the causes. We will identify the steps to getting an accurate diagnosis as well as things we can do to promote healthy aging.

Amy has worked exclusively in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders for the past 30 years. Her experience ranges from Adult Day Care and Home Health to working as the original Activity Director in the very first dementia specific assisted living in the country and later as Executive Director opening a building in West Orange NJ. Ms. Matthews also worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter for 14 years providing both professional and community education and training. Amy currently specializes in professional training and community education. She also provides consulting with professionals and families on best practices and helping them create a plan of care for the future. Amy was also a caregiver for her Grandmother who had Vascular Dementia and considers this her greatest experience in terms of understanding how these diseases affect families and how families reach out and interact with professionals.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Chester Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

Monday, August 23rd @ 12 pm

co-hosted by the Washington Township Library

“Dementia: What It Is and What It Is Not”

Presented by:

Amy E. Matthews

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

While we have come a long way in increasing awareness of dementia there is very little understanding of what that actually means. Dementia is often used interchangeable with diseases like Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia however, there are other conditions that can cause the symptoms of dementia that with proper diagnosis and treatment may be managed and even reversed. This program will discuss the meaning of the term dementia as well as the causes. We will identify the steps to getting an accurate diagnosis as well as things we can do to promote healthy aging.

Amy has worked exclusively in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders for the past 30 years. Her experience ranges from Adult Day Care and Home Health to working as the original Activity Director in the very first dementia specific assisted living in the country and later as Executive Director opening a building in West Orange NJ. Ms. Matthews also worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter for 14 years providing both professional and community education and training. Amy currently specializes in professional training and community education. She also provides consulting with professionals and families on best practices and helping them create a plan of care for the future. Amy was also a caregiver for her Grandmother who had Vascular Dementia and considers this her greatest experience in terms of understanding how these diseases affect families and how families reach out and interact with professionals.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Washington Township Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test

 

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