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Aging - Preparing and Support

  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • 11:45 AM
  • The Harbert Center

Lauren Schwartz and

Nancy Hastings Hornsby

Aging - Prepare and Support

Lauren Schwartz is Executive Director of Collat Jewish Family Services, a 26-year-old non-profit that provides services to sustain independence and improve quality of life for older adults, regardless of religion, race or ability to pay. A Memphis native, 

Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. Under Lauren’s leadership, CJFS refined its strategic mission to focus on providing services for the growing elderly population. In January, 2015, CJFS launched CARES, a memory care and respite program that now is operating four days per week.

Nancy Hastings Hornsby studied vocal music with Rachel Mathes at Birmingham-Southern College, and she continued her studies in Dusseldorf, Germany. After 10 years as a performer, Nancy entered seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where she combined her gifts in music with her passion for worship and spirituality. She has served four churches in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church as an ordained Elder. Presently she teaches in the Conservatory of the Arts at Vestavia Hills UMC. 

Nancy also volunteers regularly at the Collat Jewish Family Services CARES program for persons with dementia. At CARES, Nancy developed a vital music therapy program which she continues to lead. 

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