LONGMEADOW — The monthly Lunch and Learn program at Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence at JGS Lifecare has gone virtual and is announcing its Aug. 21 and Sept. 23 topics. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch and join the conversation on Zoom. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to a local restaurant. A virtual tour of the Ruth’s House independent and memory-care neighborhoods will be offered.
On Friday, Aug. 21, Dr. Stuart Anfang, medical director of the Memory Disorder Program at Baystate Medical Center, vice chair of Psychiatry at Baystate Health, and associate professor of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School, will talk about aging and depression, and understanding the differences between normal ‘blues’ and clinical depression. His presentation will include symptoms to watch for and various treatment options, as well as suggestions on coping with the specific challenges of life under COVID-19.
“Beyond the Blues: Aging & Depression” will begin at noon. RSVP to Christina Tuohey at (413) 567-3949, ext. 3105, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation and Zoom invite will be e-mailed prior to the meeting.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Rabbi Devorah Jacobson, chaplain and director of Spiritual Life at JGS Lifecare, will talk about finding meaning and purpose as we age, as well as explore how spirituality practice has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
“Spirituality and Aging: Finding Meaning and Purpose as We Age” will begin at noon. RSVP to Christina Tuohey at (413) 567-3949, ext. 3105, or email@example.com. A confirmation and Zoom invite will be e-mailed prior to the meeting.