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JCC Global Hub: Aging with Grace
Second cohort

in partnership with Jewish Care, UK

What:

The Dr. Mark Ramer JCC Global Hubs are cohort-based online courses focusing on human resource development and capacity building.

Following a meaningful first cohort of this hub, in its second cohort, this Hub will delve into successful and innovative global models for senior care, aiming to enhance engagement and service provision for the elderly. More focus will be given on fostering meaningful connections between JCCs in order to improve the overall support for the senior population.

For the second time, JCC Global is partnering with Jewish Care, UK- a JCC Global long-time ally that is the largest health and social care organization serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. 

Why:

It is well known that as a society, individuals are living much longer thanks to improved living conditions and health care. While being able to reach old age is something to be thankful for, in many ways, there are several challenges facing the elderly, which we all need to pay more attention to. In today’s reality, many seniors continue to work while others are looking for meaning and relevance. In addition, there are challenges of physical and mental health for the individual, the family, and the society.

Goals:

  1. Develop a global network among JCC staff and lay leaders dedicated to working with seniors worldwide, emphasizing the exchange of ideas and experiences.

  2. Study best practices from around the world in senior care as a source of knowledge and inspiration.

  3. Create a secure and collaborative environment for sharing insights, fostering relationships between JCCs, and elevating the field through collective learning and innovation

Target Audience: JCC Executive Directors, JCC professionals and lay leaders who work with seniors. New and returning participants are invited to participate in this second cohort. 

When:

A series of 6 bi-weekly webinars, each one 1.5 hours long.

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. NY time/ 5:00 p.m. Israel time.

First session: May 8, 2024

Second session: May 22, 2024

Third session: June 5, 2024

Fourth session: June 19, 2024

Fifth session: July 10, 2024

Sixth session: July 17, 2024

Cost: $150 per person or $300 per JCC sending up to 3 participants
For communities in need, subsidies will be available upon request.

Language: English, simultaneous translation upon request for a minimum of 3 people.

 

Topics for the virtual meetings:

  1. Wedneday, May 8, 2024
    "Navigating Challenges: The Impact of the War in Israel and Addressing Anti-Semitism"
    An exploration of the current situation in Israel and its effects on community members, volunteers, and strategies to combat the rise of Anti-Semitism.

  2. Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
    Building Strong Teams and Fostering Positive Culture in the Senior Adult Department:
     Strategies for cultivating a supportive work environment, motivating teams to engage with seniors, and effectively managing a dispersed staff team.

  3. Wednesday, June 5, 2024.
    Resource Maximization and the Vital Role of Volunteers - Jewish Care as a Case Study
    . 
    Exploring effective resource management practices and the integral role of volunteers in enriching JCC services.

  4. Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
    Caring for someone with D
    ementia: a continuation of Jewish Care UK presenting of services for individuals with dementia.

  5. Wednesday, July 10, 2024.
    "Inclusive Strategies: Digital Inclusion, Overcoming Stigma, and Innovative Programming"
    Delving into the realms of digital inclusion, strategies to combat stigma, and the development of innovative programming for seniors.

  6. Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
    "Shifting Horizons: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Elderly Care Services"
    Exploring the evolving challenges and opportunities in providing care for the elderly, with additional focus on Holocaust survivors services as their numbers declined.

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