Coping through Challenging Times: An evening with Dr. Ruth on Oct. 17

by Lisa Thomson

(Calgary, AB) – Always entertaining and informative, JFSC presents Dr. Ruth Westheimer, moderated by Dave Kelly, in a virtual discussion on Sunday October 17, 2021 at 6pm. The third speaker in JFSC’s “Making a Difference” Online Speaker Series and Annual Fundraiser, Dr. Ruth will provide her sage advice for coping through challenging times. Tickets are $18 at

Dr. Ruth Westheimer may be best known for talking explicitly about sex on radio and television, but that is only a small part of her rich and diversified life. From Holocaust survivor, to sniper, to Behavioral Therapist, Sexpert and Alzheimer’s Caregiving Authority, Dr. Ruth will speak about her lived experiences and provide strategies for coping through challenging times.

“Dr. Ruth’s experience and expertise is so timely in our current world,” says Roxanne Droppo, JFSC Executive Director. “As we all cope with our personal Covid situations, many of us have also been thrown into caregiving roles that have added an extra element of stress in our lives.  Whether we are caring for children, family, parents or friends, it is so important to be aware of our situations and develop strong coping mechanisms.”

With JFSC’s new Memory Care and Caregiver Programs, we are excited to hear Dr. Ruth’s health-guided advice and coping strategies for caregivers looking after loved ones with dementia, in this growing social service area.

JFSC is a non-denominational accredited Calgary social service agency dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening communities since 1961. We provide accessible and inclusive social services to individuals and families across their life spans, based on the values of compassion, social justice and improving the world.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Peta at, 403-692-6389 or purchase tickets through our website at


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