Eldercare II, Achiezer’s long-awaited eldercare conference, was a runaway success. From all walks of life they came: middle-aged children, doctors, rabbanim, spouses; residents of New York City, Williamsburg, Monsey, Connecticut, Clifton, and Lakewood. All with one goal in mind: to provide the best possible care for the seniors in their lives.
“Even if I had left half an hour into the first session, it would have been 110% worth coming,” reported one enthusiastic participant.
The sessions surpassed all expectations. People were turned away at the doors of several sessions, as the wall-to-wall crowd took up every available inch of space.
The concurrent sessions included:
All of the sessions offered Q&A at the end, culled from questions penned by listeners during the sessions.
The evening was topped off by the keynote session, presented by Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro and Rabbi Yaakov Bender, whose words of chizuk left the crowd inspired and empowered to continue in their difficult but potentially uplifting role as caregivers.
Over 30 vendors manned booths offering every product and service available in the field of eldercare, from Shabbos ramps to home health aides; pharmaceutical products to nursing homes; life insurance to estate planning; and much more. An expansive sushi and dinner buffet, compliments of Gourmet Glatt and Simply Sushi, kept the attendees sated and energetic throughout the jam-packed evening.
The overwhelming feedback and enthusiastic response has energized Achiezer to already begin planning ahead to next year’s conference, which promises to be even more comprehensive. Nowhere else in the world can you find a society more concerned about caring for our elderly population in the very best way possible.
Achiezer offers its appreciation to Caring Professionals, the primary corporate sponsor of Eldercare II. Audio recordings of the concurrent sessions as well as video footage of the keynote address will be available at www.achiezer.org in the coming days, or by contacting the Achiezer office at 516-791-4444. All questions, comments, and feedback are welcome via phone or online contact.