JGS Lifecare to Hold Annual Meeting on Oct. 10

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will hold its 2023 annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Leavitt Family Jewish Home, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. in Michael’s Café, and the annual meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m. in the Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium. The community is encouraged to participate.

The meeting will include a presentation of the Chair’s Service Award to Rudy D’Agostino, longtime volunteer and treasurer at JGS Lifecare.

“It is a great pleasure to pay tribute to Rudy,” said Dr. Stuart Anfang, JGS board chair. “For more than a decade, Rudy has provided outstanding leadership, serving on countless committees and as the JGS Lifecare treasurer. I am delighted to recognize Rudy for his exceptional dedication and commitment to the organization’s mission and the people we serve by presenting him with the 2023 Chair’s Service Award.”

Margaret Calkins, president of Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society, will be the featured guest speaker. Calkins, the recipient of the 2022 Changemaker Award from the Center for Health Design, will share her expertise on the therapeutic potential of environments for frail and impaired older adults. Her insights will shed light on how plans at JGS Lifecare will enhance the quality of life for residents, as well as make a positive impact on staff.

“We are excited to have Dr. Calkins join us for our annual meeting,” said Robert Whitten, JGS Lifecare president. “Her extensive knowledge and experience in designing environments that promote well-being align perfectly with our commitment to provide exceptional care and support for our residents. We look forward to gaining valuable insights that will shape our future initiatives.”

Adam Berman, CEO of JGS Lifecare, will offer a community update and preview of upcoming plans at JGS Lifecare, and Whitten will offer remarks as well.

Register to attend by contacting Susan Halpern at shalpern@jgslifecare.org or (413) 567-3949, ext. 3533, or visit jgslifecare.org/annualmeeting to be directed to the online registration form.