NYC Church Offers Programs for Elders, Caregivers

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NEW YORK — St. Francis of Assisi Church here is sponsoring two programs for elders and caregivers next month.

On Nov. 16, from 1 to 2:45 p.m., Sr. Mary Petrosky, FMM, spiritual director of the Center for Franciscan Spirituality and Spiritual Direction, will facilitate a group discussion titled “Can I Give Permission to my Loved One at the End of Life? A Spiritual Perspective.” The program, part of the parish’s monthly Family Caregiver Group, is for family caregivers and will be held at St. Francis House, 135 West 31st St. A $10 donation is requested. Attendees should pre-register by Nov. 11.

A free financial planning lecture takes place on Nov. 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Attorney Clifford Meirowitz will discuss “How to Preserve and Protect Your Assets: Medicaid Planning.” The presentation will include discussion on transfer of assets, eligibility of basic community Medicaid, and nursing home admissions. The lecture will be held in St. Francis Center, 139 West 31st St. Pre-registration should be done by Nov. 11. 

For questions or to register, contact Marie Harrington, St. Francis director of outreach programs, at 212-736-8500, ext. 354.

The Manhattan parish is also offering courses as part of its extensive adult education program as well as several special holiday events including “Advent: A Season of light” and “Blue Christmas: Space to Bring our Sadness to God.”