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[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: April 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Keeping the Spirit Alive Conference for Caregivers is Sunday, May 2 Maya Angelou famously said, “People will forget what you said and they’ll forget what you did, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” When it comes to caregiving, nothing could be truer. Caring for a loved[...]

Caregiver Conference: Q&A with keynote speaker Vic Sandler

One month after Dr. Vic Sandler’s mother died of lung cancer, his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Sandler understood the disease; he had cared for hundreds of patients with dementia during his over 20 years of geriatric medical practice. But in caring for his beloved father, he en[...]