The Clare & Jerry Rotenberg Institute on Aging at Jewish Home to Host Rightsizing Symposium

(March 23, 2023 – ROCHESTER, NY) On Wednesday, March 29, The Clare & Jerry Rotenberg Institute on Aging at Jewish Senior Life will host a symposium at Irondequoit Country Club from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The topic for this symposium, “What to do with the Dining Room Table,” is rightsizing, and aims to help people with the physical and mental health considerations when planning a move, such as: deciding what belongings to bring when they want to relocate, reducing clutter, or simply optimizing their space.

The topic was prompted from the Rotenbergs’ recent move and a desire to share the valuable lessons they learned along the way—as well as the support they received from surprising places—within the Greater Rochester community. The panel discussion will feature Dr. Daniel Mendelson, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services at Jewish Home, Jennifer Pickett, Co-Executive Director, National Association of Senior & Specialty Move Managers, and Don Alhart, 13 WHAM Anchor, who will share his own personal rightsizing experience.

“People get attached to their belongings—particularly items that have been passed down for generations—and moving can be very stressful. We wanted to provide an opportunity to hear firsthand accounts and coping strategies from experts,” says Courtney Porray, Director of The Clare & Jerry Rotenberg Institute on Aging. She continues, “The goal is to not only make these life transitions easier, but perhaps even shift the mindset to something more positive by letting go of items that one no longer needs.”

The Clare and Jerry Rotenberg Institute on Aging was established in 2022 to connect people with innovative programs, knowledgeable experts, and resources to promote positive aging and enhance quality of life. The event is presently full with a waitlist. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Irondequoit Country Club is located at 4045 East Avenue in Rochester.

About Jewish Senior Life:

Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Home is Rochester’s only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place, Jewish Home offers all levels of care on a single campus, from independent living to skilled nursing care, along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus.

Jewish Home has CARF International accreditation for high quality and customer satisfaction, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® since 2020. Its affiliate, the Jewish Home, has been recognized as a Newsweek Best Nursing Homes 2023 and U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for Long Term Care and Short-Term Rehabilitation 2022-2023. For more information, visit www.jewishhomeroc.org or www.facebook.com/jewishseniorlife.




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