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Providing Fuel Assistance for Holocaust Survivors
June 21, 2018
“It’s a nice thing to help people who are in need, particularly people who were in a situation like what Holocaust survivors went through,” says Richard Slifka. “It’s a mitzvah.”

Celebrating the Art of Resilience 2018
May 8, 2018
On Sunday, more than 115 people came together at JF&CS Headquarters in Waltham for a community celebration of the JF&CS Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support program.

Care for the Care Partners
April 11, 2018
Forty-five years ago, at the time of their wedding, Richard carried Myra over the threshold of their home. Now, after several years of him fighting an aggressive form of Parkinson's disease, Myra finds herself helping Richard in a similar way.

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.

Creating Connections Through Cell Phone Photography
February 8, 2018
As Program Coordinator for the Aging Well at Home Program in Salem, I am always looking for creative and functional activities that are not only of interest to residents, but also provide the opportunity to facilitate connections. So, I decided to offer a class on cell phone photography.

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.

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