Senior Services programs work to alleviate crisis of loneliness, isolation

Young volunteer with senior By Roni Falck • JFCS Senior Services Program Manager In May, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection in our country. The advisory notes that loneliness, isolation and disconnec[...]

JFCS Senior Services excited to launch virtual Memory Café program

By Lindsay Kant, LGSW • Memory Café Coordinator Over the years I’ve worked with people with memory loss and their caregivers, I have seen many struggle with social isolation. Many find they are not able to participate in groups and activities in the same way they used to, and social situati[...]

Giving up the keys doesn’t have to mean giving up your independence

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director After her doctor told her she can no longer drive because of declining vision and slowing reflexes, Sandy called JFCS Senior Services in distress. “Now I feel like a captive in my own home,” she said. “My daughter is amazing and helps so [...]