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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-04-09

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SEARCHING FOR A REWARDING VOLUNTEER POSITION?

Jewish Home & Aging Services invites you to attend a VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM.

Volunteers who participate in this training can choose to volunteer for the
JEWISH HOME & AGING SERVICES JEWISH COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM.

The JEWISH COMMUNITY CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM provides religious, cultural and
practical, support to frail Jewish older adults throughout Detroit.

These sessions will train you as a PARACHAPLAIN to serve our frail Jewish older adults
living in care facilities.

Session Topics Include:

• Needs of a Care Facility Resident
• The Impact of Institutionalization
• Coping With Loss
• How to Enhance the Jewish Care Experience:
The Parachaplain's Role

Tuesday, April 20th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held at:

Jimmy Prentis Morris Jewish Community Center

15110 West Ten Mile Road, Oak Park

(located on the Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus)
Register before Monday, April 19, 2004

How &
AGING SERVICES

Shirley Jarcaig, MSW, Chaplaincy Coordinator, 248-661-2999 Ext. 300

The Agencies of dte Jewish Federcuion

JEWISH

The holidays can be crazy—especially when
"decking the halls" means adding a second story
to your 3,000 square foot ranch. Yet, the
Reichenbachs report smooth operations on the
extensive renovations Gittleman performed at their
Livonia home last winter. The New Year would find
them with a fully remodeled kitchen and dining
room, expansive new great room with cathedral
ceiling, a spacious office, additional space in their
master bedroom and a mouthful of praise for
Gittleman.
"They were wonderful to work with...so
accommodating from start to finish," explained
Nancy Reichenbach, whose husband Tom's work
schedule would only permit meeting with the
architects at 6:30 am—weekly—and they were
happy to oblige. Gittleman's crew was so spirited,
in fact, that daily, during the Christmas season, they
would remove the Reichenbachs' outdoor decorative
lights to work on the home's exterior during the day, then restring them at night.
Though subtle from the outside, a world of change has befallen the Reichenbach home. Nancy no
longer runs her home-based income tax business from her son's old bedroom, and they now have
ample space to accommodate him, his fiancée and their daughter's college friends on visits home.
"I wake up every morning and say, 'I love my house," Nancy beamed. And that's Gittleman's job—
to ensure that your dreams don't end when you wake, but that you wake up in your dream home.
Just ask the Reichenbachs.

GITTLEMAN
GC CONSTRUCTION

inc

28580 ORCHARD LAKE RD., SUITE 102
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48334

248.538.5400

www.gittleman.net

CUSTOM

RENOVATIONS

the 1Mi
ATHERWOOD

A Capital Senior Living

Community

248-350-1777

22800 Civic Center Drive

Southfield, Ml 48034

www.capitalsenionconi

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT
OR CARING FOR AN AGING
PARENT?

If you are...you're not alone. Many people

throughout the area have the same concerns

that you have about caring for their aging

parents.

Take our simple test to find out if independent

living is right for your family.

Yes No (check one)

II

Is your older relative forgetting to
take medications or over medicating?

Is getting out for errands,
appointments and shopping

increasingly difficult?

II I I

Is making new friends all but
impossible?

III1

Is preparing healthy, nutritional meals
and snacks a burdensome chore?

I I I

Is being home alone less desirable

than it used to be, but assisted living
is not an option either?

❑ Would being part of a social

environment make life more

meaningful for your older relative?

If you answered "Yes" to 2 or more of
the descriptions above, call
The Heatherwood to schedule a free
82^' 10
lunch and tour.

4/ 9
2004

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