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Free, May 16 Community-Wide Resource Fair & Bone Marrow Donor Identification Drive

“Whoever saves a single life, it is as if he had saved the whole world.”-- The Talmud

Please help get this information out to your friends and colleagues. With 19 outstanding presenters and 35+ great exhibitors, it would be heartbreaking if individuals and families who need this information miss out because they didn’t know the event was going on.

A Day of Empowerment, Solutions & Support for Individuals with Acute or Chronic Illness or Disability and their Friends & Family

Sunday May 16, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 9:45)

Venue Pearl, 323 NW 13th Avenue, Portland (between Everett & Flanders)

Learn about:■ Navigating the health care system ■ Hiring care providers ■ Self-care for caregivers ■ Effective strategies for managing stress ■ Caring for a seriously ill child ■ Special needs trust & estate planning ■ Living well with chronic illness ■ Making your home functional for a family member with special needs ■ Grocery, errand, meal & transportation services ■ Developing an end-of-life support team ■ Naturopathic & chiropractic support ■ Creating art as part of the healing journey ■ Volunteer opportunities ■ Counseling & support groups


From 10 to 11 a.m. “Brain Health: Three Natural & Effective Approaches for Managing Stress” - Greg Nigh, ND “Advanced Medical Directives: Making your End-of-Life Wishes Known” - Rabbi Daniel Isaak “Discovering our Voice Through Images” -Maria Pfifer, My Life Works Today! Lupus Living Network “Answers to Your Questions About Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer” -Dr Dana Kostiner Simpson, M.D.

From 11 am to 12 noon “Navigating the Health-Care System” - Jason McNichol PhD., Health Advocacy Solutions “Caring for a Seriously Ill Child” (interactive discussion) – Bonnie Davis, parent “End-of-Life Issues: a Jewish Spiritual Perspective” –Rabbi Ariel Stone “How to Make your Home Safe & Suitable for a Family Member with Special Needs” – Bill Puckett, CAPS certified contractor “Reflexology for Relaxation & Healing” – Debra MacDougall, Certified Reflexologist

From 12 noon to 1 p.m. “Caring for the Caregiver” - Vicki Schmall, author of The Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for Caregiving “Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” – Erica Goldman, Florence Melton Adult School “Crossing the Bridge: Pathways to End-of-Life Care”” – Jaimie Harper LCSW “Incorporating Self-Care Practices into your Daily Life” – Dr. Shani Fox “Living Well as a Family when there is a Chronic Illness or Disability” - Sherry Fishman, LPC

From 1 to 2 p.m. “Ins & Outs of Hiring Care Providers” – Maria Sampson. MSW, MBA, Stay at Home America “Mindfulness & Healing” – Yael Schnitzer, LCSW, BC-DMT “Finding Strength & Solace in the Psalms” -Rabbi Michael Cahana “Trusts & Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs Children” – Melanie Marmion, J.D., Fitzwater Meyer LLP “For Men Only: How to Take Care of Yourself to be a Better Caregiver” – Howard Shapiro, Men’s Caregiver Support Group

Exhibitors include: Fitzwater Meyer LLP, Quest Center for Integrative Health, Health Advocacy Solutions, VIP*SENIORS, Sinai Family Home Services, Store to Door, National Tay Sachs & Allied Diseases Association, AARP Oregon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Talking Books & Braille Services, Oregon Psychological Association, Crohn’s & Collitis Foundation, Ride Connection, Bryan Basinger DC & the Clearwater Clinic, CODA Inc, Debra MacDougall,Friderike Heuer, My Life Works Today! Lupus Living Network, Independent Living Resources, Judy Brodkey/Coaching for Results, JFCS’ TASK & Tikvah programs, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Improve Your Balance, Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland Hadassah, Stay at Home America, Dinner at Your Door, Legacy Caregiver Services, Portland Mindfulness Therapy, IRCO Senior Services, Lisa Lieberman, Portland Hevra Kadisha, Laura Rosencrantz/Inpower, P’Nai Or of Portland, Nature Cures Clinic and Jewish Family & Child Service.

You Could Save a Life! JFCS will be conducting a Bone Marrow Donor Identification Drive

We have a seriously ill client with leukemia who is hoping to find a match. Donors must be between the ages of 18-60 and in general good health. The donor registration process is a simple cheek swab (no blood!) and some paperwork. According to Gift of Life (our partner in the Drive), they have not had a Portland drive in over 6 years, so many people are not in the registry. Please encourage everyone you know to come be swabbed and maybe save our client’s life—or the life of someone else who has been praying for a match!

To learn more: Contact Chana Andler, Director of JFCS Marketing & Development at 503-226-7079 x116 or [email protected]

Visit us on the web at www.jfcs-portland.org