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Coping with Chronic Illness

05/31/2012

Milwaukee - Jewish Family Services and Congregation Beth Israel are partnering for a special panel discussion, “Coping With Chronic Illness,” on Tuesday, June 5th, at 7:30pm. This free event is open to the community and will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, at 6880 N. Green Bay Road in Glendale.

A chronic illness is defined as any disease that is long-lasting, such as diabetes, heart disease, persistent fatigue and arthritis. Some chronic diseases may last throughout a person’s life. In addition to the demands of physical limitations, according to the American Psychological Association, many victims face challenges to their mental and emotional health as well. Those attending this special presentation will learn how to develop coping mechanisms, recognize caregiver stress and find strength from Jewish tradition. The panel of professionals includes Rabbi Jacob Herber from Congregation Beth Israel, Judy Strauss, LPC, from Jewish Family Services, and Gina Botshtein, MSW, APSW, also from Jewish Family Services.

For more information or to RSVP to “Coping With Chronic Illness,” please contact Debbie Friberg at 414-352-7310 by Monday, June 4th.

Since 1867, Jewish Family Services has provided comprehensive social services to the Milwaukee area Jewish and general community. Its primary objective is to enable clients to reach their maximum potential and lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.