Fifth Annual Interfaith Workshop for Chaplains and Other Clergy
Cultural and Religious Sensitivity in Dementia
Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President, Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association,
New York City Chapter will help chaplains understand the symptoms and progression of dementia
within the continuum of the disease, and provide information about the resources and programs
available to assist those individuals and their families.
Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle, therapist, teacher and author of Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows:
A Couple’s Journey through Alzheimer’s will share her experiences and lessons learned caring
for her husband Hob. Ms. Hoblitzelle’s teaching and writing are inspired by more than thirty years of
practice in psychology, Buddhist meditation, and the wisdom traditions.
The Reverend Gregory L. Johnson, MDiv; SMM; BDiv; BM; BA will lead a discussion about meeting
the spiritual needs of family caregivers. Greg is an ordained Interfaith Minister for Family Caregiving
serving at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, and the founder of the New York City
Family Caregiver Coalition. Greg serves as the Director/Creator of the EmblemHealth Care for the
Family Caregiver Initiative in New York City.
Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter
360 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(A continental breakfast and
lunch will be provided.)
There is no fee for participating in this workshop, which was made
possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Helen Matchett DeMario Foundation, Inc.