The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community series presents "Share our Wisdom/ Harvest our Lives," a group facilitation about aging, with Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' social worker Susan Dawdy.
Susan Dawdy will conduct a group facilitation exploring options for aging, eldering, and facing mortality. Participants will have the opportunity to share from their own experiences and review what is being contemplated and written about the subject of aging. Dawdy identifies these as some of the key questions to ask:
- What is wanted and/or needed in this situation right now?
- What is missing?
- What do I have to offer?
- What is wanting/trying to happen?
- What is here to be learned?
- What is possible?
In her years as a licensed clinical social worker, Susan Dawdy MSW, LICSW, has worked on, supervised, and initiated programs supporting family members of all ages. Using the ground of mindfulness, she uses numerous different modalities to help people integrate life experiences, and accept and live in current time. Starting this winter, Dawdy's services are being contracted by the Federation on behalf of the Berkshire Jewish community through Jewish Family service of Western MA in Springfield.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.