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Help Introduce Your Community to Memory Cafés
August 7, 2018
A new, one-minute public service announcement (PSA) video in English and Spanish is available from the JF&CS Percolator Memory Café Network.

Singing to the Back Row
August 2, 2018
When Jeanne Andersen and Christine Pizer responded to a notice looking for volunteer singers last summer, they had no idea what a positive effect the experience would have on their own lives.

Bringing Dementia Friends to High School
July 19, 2018
We talked with a very special Dementhia Friends Champion, rising high school junior Maggie Chiffer in Topsfield.

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.

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