Keeping an Open Heart in Caregiving: An Interfaith Conversation
April 12th, 7:30 pm
Those of us in caregiving roles strive to act with patience and generosity and provide unconditional love — daunting goals in the best of times but especially during the current pandemic.
As we struggle to sustain ourselves and build resilience to cope with challenges, many of us have found that looking toward our own spiritual practices and perspectives can help.
Join us in an interfaith conversation on caregiving with Karen Frank, Congregational Nurse, at Temple Ner Tamid, Edgar Brisbon, Founder, Certified Senior Advisor and Elder Assistance Consultant, and Father Anthony Randazzo, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church in Westfield.
Karen Frank is a pastoral care nurse at synagogues, Temple Ner Tamid and Congregation Agudath Israel, and for Homewatch Caregivers. Her work integrates spiritual and physical wellness for the patient and their families. She leads support groups and has a private practice to assist people navigate illness and aging.
Father Anthony Randazzo, describes himself as a“happy parish priest.” He is also a theological professor and writer, a member of the leadership council of Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, and yoga practitioner. A native of Lodi, his studies took him from Seton Hall to Belgium and Rome where he earned his License in Sacred Theology.
Edgar A.Brisbon assists individuals and families in navigating the financial, medical and logistical concerns of aging with care and respect. Both through his firm Silver Lining Advantage and through his dialogue and engagement with a variety of community groups, Edgar share his insights into the challenges and rewards of tending to families in need.