The Hidden Health Risk of Quarantine: Social Isolation
  • Center for Children and Youth
  • Parenting
  • Seniors
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With Bay Area residents sheltering in place, social isolation is putting thousands at risk while trying to keep them safe. Even before a statewide Shelter-in-Place was mandated, social isolation was known as America’s quietest health risk—afflicting everyone from children to seniors, and from stay-at-home parents to CEOs. Even under normal conditions, thousands in our community suffer in silence from the physical and mental health issues related to isolation and loneliness.Research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks of many physical and mental conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive… Read More

Posted by Admin on April 14, 2020
JFCS Provides Critical Services to Combat Isolation and Loneliness
  • Center for Children and Youth
  • Seniors
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Known as America’s quietest health risk, social isolation and loneliness affects people indiscriminately. From tweens to seniors and from stay-at-home parents to CEOs, many suffer in silence from the physical and mental health issues related to isolation and loneliness. Through the efforts of JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth (CCY) and Seniors At Home (SAH), JFCS is combating isolation by providing critical services and resources for those afflicted.In a time when there are so many ways to stay connected (email, text, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), why are so many of our youth feeling isolated and lonely? The percent… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 5, 2019
JFCS’ New and Expanding Social Clubs Help Older Adults Stay Connected
  • Seniors
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Aging is happy and healthy when we are part of a warm and welcoming community. That’s why JFCS is providing a growing range of social clubs that create meaningful connection and exciting programming specifically for older adults.Connections and Culture at San Francisco’s New Plaza Social Club Each week, members of the Plaza Social Club meet at JFCS and Rhoda Goldman Plaza’s beautiful campus in Lower Pacific Heights.  Members enjoy inspiring lectures, current events and art discussions, Jewish learning, films, music, and more. Locally sourced, homemade lunches are provided, as well as access to comprehensive services by experts from Seniors… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 18, 2019
Domestic Violence: JFCS Provides the Bay Area’s Most Comprehensive Services to Victims of All Ages
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Parenting
  • Seniors
  • YouthFirst
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Our lives can feel upside down or even unlivable if someone seeks to harm us through bullying or deliberate behaviors to maintain a pattern of power and control—the definition of domestic violence. That’s why every day JFCS’ programs work to prevent cycles of abuse so that children, teens, adults, and seniors have the support they need to make healthy choices, leave abuse behind, and live their best lives. For Domestic Violence Survivors, Leaving Is Just the Beginning JFCS’ Dream Program changes the cycle of abuse by providing critically needed support to women and their children so they can rebuild their… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 8, 2018
JFCS Supports Families with the Emotional Toll of Dementia Care
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Seniors
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Four years ago Joan became one of the every six Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. The 69 year-old’s symptoms progressed quickly and her husband of over three decades, Brian, retired early from his job in order to care for her while their adult daughter lives with them in their Foster City home for added support. But living on a fixed income while coping with the challenges of caring for their loved one with dementia proved more taxing than the family had imagined. As Joan’s dementia advanced, it became more difficult for her family to connect with her, taking… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 6, 2018
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