This week: March 31, 2023 - Happy Hour 5pm - Marriott

March 31: Happy Hour 5pm - Marriott

Happy Hour at The Marriott

March 31st

Ken Silverstein – The Mission of Friends Club & Senior Care Options in MoCo

March 24th

Ken Silverstein currently serves as Executive Director of Friends Club located in Bethesda, Maryland. Friends Club is a nonprofit social club serving men with early to mid-stage memory loss. In addition, it provides respite for the caregivers of its members.

Ken has served in a variety of roles in the nonprofit community.  His expertise is in marketing and business development. During his over 40 years of working with nonprofits he became involved with an organization providing volunteers to nursing homes.  This path led Ken to working for a local assisted living group of homes where he worked with families to help navigate the long-term care process.

Ken will speak on the mission of Friends Club and highlighting the many provider services available here in Montgomery County that serve the senior care market.  He serves on the board of directors of the professional organization GROWS (Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors).

Paul Chan – What Informed Citizens Should Know About Climate Change

March 17th

Paul has a PhD and MS in atmospheric science concentrating in climate.  He conducted climate research and was the director of NASA Goddard Earth Science Data Center. He developed an approach for agricultural vulnerability assessment at USDA and was chief information officer for the National Weather Service, where he developed a solution for flood hazard-risk reduction.

He is currently retired.