JFCS talks will feature UA experts on aging

Jewish Family & Children’s Services, in collaboration with experts from the University of Arizona Center on Aging, will present the Mel Sherman Institute on Mental Health lecture series this fall, with free talks on Fridays, Sept. 18 and Nov. 13, from 1-3 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center.

At the Sept. 18 workshop, “Helping Seniors Achieve & Maintain Their Best Health As They Age,” Jane Mohler, R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H., Ph.D., will present “Brain Workouts & Get Moving.”

Cynthia A. Thomson, Ph.D, R.D., will speak on “Eating Well.”

“Getting Out & Staying Engaged” presenter Lisa O’Neill, M.P.H., will also be a presenter at the Nov. 13 workshop, “Juggling the Integrated Care Needs of Seniors,” when she will speak on “How to Get the Most Out of Your Health Visit.”

The Nov. 13 event also will include “Managing Common Challenges of Aging” with Mindy Fain, M.D., and “How Community Resources Can Help” with Serani Wijesinghe, M.S.W.

Irving Silverman established a fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona to honor his friend Mel Sherman, who died in August 2014. A longtime Tucson resident, Sherman was a volunteer or supporter of many community organizations including JFCS, Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, Tucson-HABBJACH Dollars for Scholars and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Distributions from Silverman’s fund support JFCS in producing the lecture series.

Continuing education credits may be available. To RSVP, visit jfcstucson.org/aging or call 795-0300, ext. 2222.