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Joy of Downsizing

Joy of Downsizing

October 25 @ 1:30 pm3:00 pm

Theresa Giddings - Joy of Downsizing

Everyone has a lot of stuff. Often we are so overwhelmed by the prospect of dealing with our stuff, that we postpone decisions about moving – even when moving is in our best interest. Join Theresa Giddings of Soft landings to hear practical ideas about how to deal with all those things you’ve accumulated over the years, and to learn why the time to start doing this is NOW.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Caring for People with Dementia

Sunday, November 8, 1:30-3pmMichelle-Meierottob

Caring for People with Dementia

With Michele Meierotto, Serenity Hospice

When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them – including their caregivers, friends and family – need to do everything they can to help them retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth. This presentation will lay the foundation for better understanding of effective approach and interactions.

Michelle Meierotto is a Hospice Consultant with Serenity Hospice. She has had direct experience with dementia through both her grandmother’s and father’s diseases. She considers it an honor to help guide patients and families through the difficulty of coping with dementia. Michelle earned a degree in Health Education from Oregon State University. She feels this was the knowledge foundation that has helped her adapt to many communication styles and personal and emotional perspectives that frequently surface due to the delicate nature of hospice care.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

You are invited: Caregiver Support Group

Cedar Sinai Park, in collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service and Sinai In-Home Care, invite you to a family support group:

“It Takes a Village: Supporting Families Caring for Elders”

Caring for a family member – whether in your home, their home or in another care setting – can be very stressful.  Even if you do not provide hands-on care, you may struggle with a lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, feelings of anger, guilt or depression, or an overwhelming sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of your loved one.

We are here to tell you that you are not alone.

Please note that the group will now meet on the third Tuesday of each month.  The group will be facilitated by David Molko, Senior Outreach Clinician for Jewish Family & Child Service. Participants have the opportunity to share their concerns, explore solutions to problems, and suggest topics for future meetings.

Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

May Living Room at Rose Schnitzer Manor

6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland

Please contact Irit Mandelsberg at 503.535.4212 or at to reserve your place today.

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CSP is looking for our next Chief Operating Officer

With the retirement of David Fuks and Sandra Simon having become CSP’s Chief Executive Officer, we are now in need of a new Chief Operating Officer.


The ideal candidate for this position is a seasoned non-profit or for-profit executive with a sound background in healthcare and a commitment to quality elder care. You should be a confident and energetic leader, with a balance of creativity, strategic thought, compassion and strong operational and financial acumen. You will be respectful of and steeped in the elements of Jewish faith.

A minimum of 10 years in a senior management position in a healthcare organization multi-site a plus, foundation, or government agency is required. Experience in a non-profit environment is preferred.

The entire job description can be found here. Chief Operating Officer

Retirement Celebration for David Fuks

Come join us to celebrate the accomplishments and retirement of David Fuks!


david-and-fish-4Thursday, October 8, 2015
from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland,OR 97219


There will be refreshments, music, dancing & fun. Put on your dancing shoes!


RSVP to Teri Patapoff at 503.535.4360 or We welcome memories & well wishes for David along with your RSVP.


This event is made possible in part by the generous support of the Living Room Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Fund (OJCF).


Playback Theater

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Sunday, September 27th

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Portland Playback Theater is an ensemble company made up of professional actors, dancers, musicians, and writers. They are members of the international Playback Theater Network and the Portland Area Theater Alliance.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email