Four-Part  ‘Challenges of Aging’ Series at Maris Stella

Sep 28, 2016

In October, the Maris Stella Retreat and Conference Center in Harvey Cedars is hosting a four-part series titled “Challenges of Aging.” Free and open to the public, the programs will be held on Mondays, Oct. 3, 17, 24 and 31, beginning at 1 p.m. Event coordinator Margaret McNally said the sessions would end between 2 and 2:30.

“I decided to do this because many of my friends are facing the challenges of aging,” said McNally. “I’m sure many people in the community are facing these issues, so we hope they can take advantage of these programs. There will be a time for question and answers after each talk.”

The opening date will feature welcoming remarks from Sister Mary Morley, Maris Stella administrator, as well as a series overview from McNally, a retired nurse from the Hospital School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

McNally said the Oct. 17 session will cover residential options and financing.

“I’ll be speaking about issues involving whether to be able to stay at home or move to an assisted living center,” she said.

The second speaker, Susan Michel McGlory, will discuss financing options. McGlory is founder/CEO of Glen Eagle Advisors, Princeton.

McNally said the Oct. 24 program will deal with medical issues. Margaret Van Antwerp, geriatric nurse practitioner, will look at the physical issues while Constance Carino, retired psychiatric nurse from the University of Pennsylvania school of nursing, will discuss psychological aspects.

McNally said the final session will focus on spirituality. Guest speaker is Sister Anita Constance, director of pastoral care at St. Anne Villa in Convent Station.

For more information, call McNally at 609-494-0573. —E.E.

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