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PAGE 2A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 27, 2018 Nancy Ludin helps callers navigate the many choices elders age. By Lisa Levine When Gloria Danvers was preparing to move her morn to Central Florida to live with her, she had a lot of questions she needed answered in order to make the transition suc- cessful. Her morn, Ann, was a smart and active woman who Was still working at her medi- cal transcriptionist business at the age of 82, but she had been having health problems to Orlando Senior Help Desk families must make as their and it was clear that changes needed to be made. Danvers, a Winter Park hypnotherapist who also has a St. Augustine office, knew she needed good advice. "I had to start getting resources to make sure that my mom is happy and taken care of all the time and that she has in interest in life and there are things to do," she said. Fortunately for Danvers, her business networking had brought her into contact with Nancy Ludin, executive director of The Jewish Pavilion and the Orlando Senior Help Desk. Although Danvers is not Jewish, she was aware through Ludin that the Orlando Senior Help D esk offers free advice for anyone who calls, regardless of religious affiliation. One of the things Danvers sought advice about was what to do when switching banks to take advantage of concierge services that her mother's bank did not offer and that would make life easier as she dealt with mobility con- straints. When she called the Orlando Senior Help Desk and spoke with Ludin, "she gave me fan- tastic information," Danvers said. "Not only to say, 'this is whatthe banks can do; butshe also had Penny in her office to say, 'these are the things that you don't want to do, and let me tell you why. She gave me information I needed that I didn't even know I needed." Penny Goldstein D'Agostino is chief financial officer and managing director for The Jewish Pavilion and Orlando Senior Help Desk. She is also a partner with her husband, a power of attorney if that "I have somebody in place David, in Infinity Financial comes to be required. Also, that can come and keep her Group, anAltamonte Springs the parent can give the child company and play cards with financial advising and tax accesstotheaccountthrough her. And knowing that this preparationbusiness, andshe the Internet so he or she can person is vetted by Nancy contributesawealthofknowl- beofassistancewithmonitor- and the Orlando Senior edge in personal finances as ing inflow, outflow, and bill Help Desk gives me a lot of an Orlando Senior Help Desk paying. Another important confidence," said Danvers. counselor, arrangement to make with "Nancy is just a goldmine D'Agostino said she gave the bank is to enter the child of information." Danvers the same advice as beneficiary of the account Better still is the peace of she frequently gives others after the parent dies, which mind that comes from know- regardingbanking.Ifchildren many banks term as theing that any further help want to help parents manage account being "payable on Danvers may need is just a their financial lives, "often death." This no-cost arrange- phone call away. "I really feel the banks will say to a parent mentavoidstheaccountbeing that I can reach out and ask 'have them come in and we'll tied up in probate. Orlando Senior Help Desk, add them to your account,' Ifsomethinghappens, the and I really appreciate the she said. "That is absolutely child can immediately access services that they offer," said thewrongthingtodo, because the funds with nothing more Danvers. itmeansthatmoney, whichis than a death certificate," Callers to the Orlando the parent's money, can be at- D'Agostino said. Senior Help Desk hotline are tachable in case the child has Another issue Danvers offered guidance on choosing a financial emergency. Once sought help for is securing a senior living options, home the child puts their name as trustworthy companion for health services, elder law, a signatory on the bank ac- her mother on the days when hospice, adult daycare, finan- count, that means the money Danversworks fromher office cial arrangements and more. is considered legally theirs." in St. Augustine. Ludin was For more information, go to Instead, D'Agostinoadvises ready with a recommenda- OrlandoSeniorHelpDesk,org. that parents consult with tion, which was a great relief Toaccessthis freeservice, call a lawyer to give the child for Danvers. 407-678-9363. Temple Israel will be tem- porarily transformed into a comedy club on Saturday, Aug. 25, as Orlando's famous SAK Come@ Lab entertains the crowdwithapersonalized, one-hOur show. Start the night off with des- sert, coffee, and schmoozing in the social hall at 8 p.m followed by a brief but beau- tiful Havdalah service led by Rabbi Neely in the sanctuary. Stay in the sanctuary after the service, and grab a seat for the comedy show from 9 to 10 p.m complete with an MC and music. The show is $10 per person and appropriate for children 10 and up. Free babysitting is avail- able for younger children, making this an easy and unique date night featur- ing some of Orlando's funniest folks. Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 20 at sak-comedy-lab-event/. EWISH EWS Publication Date: August 3, 2018 Advertising Deadline: July 27, 2018 Zorig Congregation Beth Sholom of Leesburg invites the com- munity to avery special warm, joyous, and festive Shabbat service on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. This uplifting service of music and song, led by Rabbi The Jewish Pavilion strives to include the family members of seniors in its local facilities so that they can engage in Jewish Pavilion life with their loved ones. We always wish to invite family members to our programs, as they are won- derful opportunities to bring children and grandchildren together with their elders and continue celebrating our meaningful and rich tradi- tions, together. If you have any elderly family members in a living community here in Central Florida Please reach out to us at The Jewish Pavilion so that we may include you in our pro- grams. HIPPA Privacy Laws prohibit our organization from obtaining family contact information via the facility. It is our goal to practice "L'dor v'dor" and to continue to con- nect family and generations through learning and love. --Judy Appleton, program director of The Jewish Pavilion Zinger and Cantor Karen Allen, who will be playing her keyboard, features world-class violinist Zoriy Zinger. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orches- tra before reaching fame in America. Rabbi Allen and Susie and Mark Stone, with Zinger have collaborated in numerous venues, including several concerts. Beth Sholom's Kabbalat Shabbat takes the form of the usual Friday night ser- vice, enhanced with musical instruments and additional songs. This will be a wonderf u! celebration of the Jewish spirit in music from Reform, Con- servative, and Orthodoxtradi- tions, inspiring congregants to leave humming or singing tunes learned as a child, along with new versions of prayers. An Oneg Shabbat with refreshments will follow the service. The synagogue is located at 315 North 13th Street in Leesburg, with the entrance on Center Street. For more information see our website at www.bethsholomflorida. org or call 352-315-0309. his mother, Sylvia Stone.