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Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents "Aging: A Lifelong Process," with therapist Maggie Bittman at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community series. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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Pittsfield, 4-7 p.m.
To help ease the burdens of an exploding generation of caregivers, the Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, will host their 10th Caregiver Expo at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, in Pittsfield. Admission is free. Representatives from organizations such as home health care, adult day health services, assisted living and long-term care organizations will be present, as will geriatric care social workers and specialists, elder law attorneys, and other service providers. Caregivers are invited to enjoy complimentary mini-spa services, such as chair massage, aroma therapy, and reiki. Light refreshments will be available, and many organizations will raffle off door prizes.

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North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Beacon Recovery Community Center is a program of Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to provide peer support to those seeking, or maintaining, recovery from addiction. BRCC is a peer led effort that provides support groups, connections to networks that can assist anyone seeking recovery, and opportunities to socialize with others. The community center is free and open to all. 10:00 - 11:00 Meet and Mingle (coffee hour) 11:00 - 12:00 All Recovery Meeting 12:00 - 12:30 Refreshments 12:30 - 1:45   Community Meeting and Activity 1:45 - 2:00. Wind down and socialize This week's activity will be Thumb Ball. For additional information, please contact Susan at or call 413-663-7588 ext 29.     
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Lenox, 8 a.m.-noon
Kimball Farms Life Care will host a "Virtual Dementia Tour." Attendance is limited to eight people; RSVP to 413-637-7002. The “tou,” offered by Second Wind Dreams and presented by Kimball Farms, will be led by trained facilitators who will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The tour enables participants to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care and services.

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Lenox, 8-9 a.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host three presentations on “Dementia & Our Community” on February 28, March 27 and April 30 at Kimball Farms’ two campuses in Lenox. The presentations will be held Feb. 28 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave., March 27 at Kimball Farms Life Care, 235 Walker St., and April 30 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave. The talks are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia impacts business clientele in a number of settings, and the presentations will offer helpful strategies for working successfully with customers who have memory impairment. Those interested may RSVP to 413-637-7002.

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Great Barrington, 11 to 5
Intuitive Reiki 2 with Nancy Herzig, includes Reiki Level 2 certificate, at Crystal Wellness Center, 39 Railroad St. Cost is $125 prepaid by April 28, $135 thereafter. Deadline for registration is May 2. Information:
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Great Barrington, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
THE ECO-SPIRITUAL PATH; Saturday, May 18th  2:30 - 5:30 pm $52 Prepaid by May 11th, $57 Thereafter Join James for this new offering designed to harmonize you with the shifting paradigm. Accessing the wisdom of his “Sustain Yourself” Oracle Deck you will see yourself and your life in a new way. Do you Know Your 8 “P’s”':  Place, Plant, Phylum (animal), Personality, & Power   We are our environment. Know the universe from which you are created and live within to have a sustainable life of  Purpose, Passion, and Prosperity.   Using the iconic Voyager Tarot Cards and the green wisdom Sustain Yourself Cards, explore, discover and become who you truly are and meant to be.  * Participants will need to bring a deck of “Voyager Tarot Cards” and  ​ “Sustain Yourself Oracle Cards”.
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