JFCS Announces New Physical Therapy & Rehab to Keep Older Adults Active and Independent
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
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For many older adults decreased mobility, pain, and the risk of falling make daily tasks difficult or even impossible. JFCS has launched Physical Therapy and Rehab to help them remain active and independent. The new service is also available to individuals of all ages who are recuperating from an injury or surgery. Regular sessions with a licensed physical therapist take place at the client’s home or location of choice, and physical therapy is often covered by Medicare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an injury from a fall is the leading cause of injury and death… Read More

Posted by Admin on January 9, 2018
Loneliness stops here. Caring starts with you.
  • Financial Assistance
  • Holocaust
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
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“I want to die with dignity.” Nora is a client of Jewish Family and Children’s Services whose story and strength I find inspiring. She has not only survived the Holocaust, she’s outlived her husband and son. Now, at 93, she’s been diagnosed with cancer. When Nora reached out to JFCS, she tearfully said she hadn’t spoken to anyone in two weeks and that getting around on her own was painful. With no living relatives and only a small fixed income to pay her bills, Nora needs our help. “I want to die with dignity.” “I was 17 years old when… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 8, 2017
Living Life to the Fullest at JFCS’ Shupin Independent Living Community
  • People with Disabilites
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For young adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities creating a full and satisfying life means continuing to do the things they love, while also developing new skills. Having aged out of school programs, they and their families will be asking, “What’s next?” That is where JFCS’ Gary Shupin Independent Living Community and Shupin Social Club come in. JFCS welcomes and envelopes each one. By providing guidance and support they can sculpt the life they want. Whether working full or part-time, volunteering, or heading to vocational school, these young adults are creating lives that are uniquely their own.   Members of… Read More

Posted by Admin on September 5, 2017
“A Call That Changed My Life” – How to Improve Self-Sufficiency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Financial Assistance
  • People with Disabilites
  • Stories & Testimonials
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A few years ago Beverly* knew she was in trouble but didn’t know where to turn. Surgery left her with excruciating stomach and joint pain, making it difficult to walk. Beverly had to leave her part-time job due to her disability and was behind on her rent. One day she returned home to find a notice in her mail: her rent for her Peninsula apartment was going up $200 a month—an astronomical amount on her small fixed income. Feeling despondent, she talked to a friend who said, “Have you ever thought about calling JFCS?” “I never considered myself the type… Read More

Posted by Admin on February 7, 2017
JFCS’ Palliative Care Makes Life Livable for the Chronically Ill and Persons with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilites
  • Seniors
  • Volunteers
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What do you think of when you read the term “palliative care”? If you’re like many people, you might not be familiar with it. But if you’re coping with a serious illness or disability, it’s something you and your loved ones will want to know about. Palliative care can improve your quality of life, keep you comfortably in your home—and research says it may even help you live longer.   Janelle, a JFCS Palliative Care volunteer, visits with Estelle, who recently turned 100. “Palliative care is about relieving suffering at any stage of an illness, whether you’re managing a serious… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 1, 2016
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