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Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 2

Please join us for a 2 part informational session on legal and financial planning regarding caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.  The legal and financial dimensions of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be just as difficult as dealing with the progression of the disease itself.  Attendees will learn:

  • Legal and medical instructions and advance directives, legal declarations (guardianship and conservatorship) and documentation, role of legal advisors and how to access their services
  • Financial instructions, directives, documentation, means of paying for long term care (LTC), and role of financial advisors and how to access their services
  • Ethical issues surrounding decision making for care, including truth in diagnosis, therapeutic goals and aggressive care, legal capacity, personhood and autonomy

Part 2 will focus on financial issues related to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

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Exploring Languages with Pronunciator

In honor of Learn a Foreign Language Month, the NJSL will be offering an informational session on using Pronunciator.  Pronunciator is a language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any of 50 languages.   Whether you want to learn a new language or just familiarize yourself with a few phrases for a trip abroad, Pronunciator can help.  The database includes courses for each language including different types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis, and phrase books.  Customize your courses to learn what you want and how you want.  This class will show you how to get started with Pronunciator and introduce you to the features available at your fingertips.

Please note: In order to use Pronunciator, you must be a New Jersey State Library authorized user (State employee or Thomas Edison State College staff member or student).  To get a New Jersey State Library card, you can apply online.  Contact the Reference Department with any questions.

 

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Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you new to the field of grant seeking?

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.
  • The class will end with hands-on, guided online grant research.

 

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NJSL Presents Career Connections – Top Notch Resumes 2

The New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development has developed a career navigation framework called New Jersey Career Connections consisting of expert insights and actionable guidance, which follows 3 steps: Plan, Prepare and Succeed.  “Top Notch Resumes II” falls under the “Prepare” step of this model.

 

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Coping with Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease

 

In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the NJSL is partnering with Alzheimer’s New Jersey to bring you “Coping with Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease.”  Behavioral changes in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can pose concerns for family caregivers.  As the disease progresses, behavior often becomes the primary way people with the disease communicate their needs.  Learn why people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia experience behavior changes, what those behaviors mean, and how to cope when behaviors are challenging.

 

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Discover the NEW Foundation Directory Online

 

The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO) database has a new look!   While still providing users with access to over 140,000 grant funder profiles and details on 8.5 million previously-awarded grants, the redesigned FDO makes finding prospective funders even easier.  Come and learn about how the changes to Foundation Directory Online can make your search for funding more effective and efficient.  Participants will have time at the end of this program for individual hands-on grant research with the New FDO.  This program is most appropriate for those who have previously used Foundation Directory Online.  For those new to the field of grant seeking, we encourage you to attend our Intro to Finding Grants class on December 6th.

 

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Financial Aid Information Session Program Recap

Thank you to Andre Maglione from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority for an extremely informative presentation on preparing for the financial aspects of higher education.   Paying for college can be overwhelming, especially for parents who are unfamiliar with the process.  Being organized and proactive are keys to ensuring that you do not miss any available financial assistance available.  Completing the CSS Profile and FASFA early and accurately can dramatically alter the cost to you and your child, ensuring you get the maximum need-based aid available.  Andre also covered the details of subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, different federal and NJ State grants, and a variety of loans specifically for parents.  For more helpful information, please visit the links below or contact Andre Maglione via email, amaglione@hesaa.org, or phone, 609-588-3300 x1400.

Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) – www.hesaa.org

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – https://fafsa.ed.gov/

College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile – https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

New Jersey Grants and Scholarships – www.njgrants.org

UNIGO Scholarship Search – https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

Breast Health Lecture Recap

Thank you to Patricia Tatrai for speaking on breast health during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Her talk focused on several different aspects of breast health and cancer including:

  • Risk factors, including hereditary occurrences of caner and certain genetic markers
  • Different types of breast cancer
  • Different types of screenings for breast cancer
  • Ways to reduce the risks of breast cancer including diet, exercise, and preventative mastectomy

Please consult with your doctor about any questions you have about breast cancer, including risks, tests, and treatments.

Acing the Job Interview Recap

Thank you to those that joined us for Career Connections’ Acing the Job Interview.  Topics covered included:

  • The different types of interviews
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Dressing for the interview
  • Stages of the interview
  • SOAR method
  • SHARE method

Please visit Nailing the Interview on the Career Connections website to find out more tips and strategies and visit Glassdoor to search for jobs and view company profiles, including potential interview questions.  Also, check out the following databases provided by the NJSL for researching companies and non-profits:

Hoover Online*

Job and Career Accelerator*

ReferenceUSA*

Foundation Directory Online Free*

*Please access the above databases through the links on the NJSL Databases website

 

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