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An older man video chatting on a smartphone.
January 20, 2021
The Your Elder Experts team has put together five tips for helping older adults stay socially engaged and active.

Jamie Grossman
January 14, 2021
A conversation with past Board President and veteran volunteer Jamie Grossman.

Ben Boverman, a JF&CS Friendly Visitor volunteer.
January 11, 2021
As a Friendly Visitor volunteer, Ben Boverman gained a treasured friendship with an older adult….and an unexpected connection to his past.

An outdoor food distribution at Family Table.
December 16, 2020
As we observe the eight nights of Chanukkah, we want to share eight “bright lights” from the past year.

Karen with her mother and children.
October 15, 2020
When you’re caring for a parent living with dementia, it’s easy to spiral into self-criticism. Feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and helplessness are all too common.

A sukkah at night.
October 5, 2020
The Jewish festival of Sukkot challenges us to be welcoming to those in need. In this era of social distancing, what can we do to welcome isolated survivors of domestic abuse?

A collage of Family Table volunteers.
September 15, 2020
Each year, the Simone Lottor Exceptional Service Award honors a volunteer who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to JF&CS and those we serve. This year, the Lottor Award Committee voted to honor all of our 1,000+ Family Table volunteers!

A smiling mother holding her infant son.
September 1, 2020
Our Lauren & Mark Rubin Visiting Moms program has partnered with the Epiphany Early Learning Center to expand our services in Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.

Mark's Moving & Storage truck.
August 17, 2020
At the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support, we often work with parents who are in the process of moving from a homeless shelter or unsafe housing into a new apartment. These parents hope to set up a warm and comfortable home for their children, but they often lack the resources to pay for movers.

A boy remote learning on his laptop at home.
August 16, 2020
“Parents are facing a lot of uncertainly right now,” said Sara Freedman, the Director of Disability Services at JF&CS. “Everyone wants to know what school will look like this fall, but plans are constantly shifting and evolving.”

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