Connecting in Friendship: Class for Seniors

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Date(s) - January 24, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) Montrose Road Office

Contact Info:
301.348.3832 [email protected]


To help older adults combat chronic loneliness and develop and maintain relationships, JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency), a non-sectarian community agency, has created an innovative and interactive social skills program, “Connecting in Friendship” that will meet January 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at JSSA’s Montrose office located at 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD.

Led by experienced clinicians, this program focuses on conversing, reaching out and allowing others in, conveying empathy, positive thinking, expressing appreciation, and resolving differences. Over time friends are made in school, via a career, though daily activities and family connections. However, as these external conditions become less and less available to the aging adult, it often becomes a real challenge to meet new people and establish friendships.

Please note: No walk-ins are accepted. Preregistration and screening are required. Contact programs facilitators, Stanley Fagen, Ph.D, Leslie Kessler, LCSW-C and Beth Shapiro, LCSW-C. To learn more and to register, call 301.348.3832 or [email protected]. The cost for this program is $20 per class.