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True Intergenerational Joy at Passover
March 27, 2018
This past Sunday, the Friendly Visitor Program, a program of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing, hosted 130 people at its 13th annual Friendly Visitor Passover Seder.

Spirited Aging Program Comes to JF&CS Staff: Part II
March 6, 2018
This week, hear from two more participants in the JF&CS staff Spirited Aging group about their experiences in the program.

Spirited Aging Program Comes to JF&CS Staff
February 27, 2018
Every day we are bombarded with messages in the media about aging. Marjie Sokoll decided to fight back against ageist stereotypes and mindsets by starting the JF&CS Spirited Aging program.

Music, Memory and More!
February 1, 2018
It was clear to me that even though Alzheimer’s can steal your memories, it clearly cannot rob people of their ability to feel and express love, friendship, and the joy of music.

Making Sure They Are Not Forgotten
January 26, 2018
Lora Tarlin, Director of Schechter Holocaust Services, toured the International Museum of World War II in Natick, along with 27 survivors, many of whom are also JF&CS clients.

Your Elder Experts: Providing Answers and Assistance
January 23, 2018
Andrew and Jeff know just how daunting the process of caring for a sick loved one can be, but they both agree: pick up the phone and call.

Percolator Memory Café Network Receives $20,000 Award
January 19, 2018
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation awarded the Percolator Memory Café Network a generous grant in the category of Creative Expression.

Taking the Lead: Supporting People Impacted by Dementia
January 18, 2018
A memory café is a social gathering for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Last year, JF&CS helped support the spread of cafés with its introduction of the Massachusetts Memory Café Toolkit.

True Communal Joy for Elders at Chanukkah
December 20, 2017
This past Sunday, we celebrated the 12th Annual Friendly Visitor Chanukkah Celebration sponsored by Claire and Norton Sherman, of blessed memory.

Tremble Clefs Reflection
December 5, 2017
From its cheeky name to the ingenious reworking of classic tunes to incorporate lyrics that make light of their disease, the Tremble Clefs’ approach to music exemplifies their strength and optimism in the face of Parkinson’s.

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