When No One Else Can Help, JFCS Is There
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Nutrition Program
  • Seniors
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For most of us a good quality of life means enough healthy food to eat, a safe place to live, a nurturing community of friends and family, and people who care about our physical and mental well-being. But many in the Bay Area do not have even their basic necessities covered. That is why JFCS works as a lifeline for people facing personal crises and challenges, making sure that everyone can live with dignity and respect, even when times get tough. Last year 2,500 Bay Area residents received emergency assistance from JFCS to help them maintain their independence and make… Read More

Posted by Admin on November 9, 2017
Futures Program Gives LGBTQ Seniors Peace of Mind
  • Seniors
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Healthy older adults are living longer in their own homes, but a sudden fall in the shower or an unforeseen diagnosis can thwart a senior’s best-laid plans to age independently. LGBTQ seniors, who often don’t have children or who may be single and living alone, are among those taking advantage of JFCS’ popular Futures Program, which helps seniors plan for their future care needs while they are healthy. Alan and Peter were thrilled to sign up for the Futures Program. As self-described “planners” in all aspects of their lives, the couple approached their care at home no differently. Partners… Read More

Posted by Admin on June 6, 2017
JFCS Partners with Israeli Tech and Lyft for Senior Care
  • Seniors
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Depression, cognitive decline, and long-term illness are just some of the dangers associated with loneliness and social isolation for adults 65 and over. JFCS’ Senior Services Program, Seniors At Home, has collaborated with two innovative technology companies, Intuition Robotics and Lyft, to harness the benefits of technology and make sure that seniors can enhance their quality of life, as well as their independence at home. Digital Companion Offers Connection and Reduces Social Isolation Imagine waking up and being greeted by a friendly digital companion that tells you the weather, sends you photos from your grandkid’s Instagram account, and reminds you… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 9, 2017
Do the Good Thing
  • Financial Assistance
  • Seniors
  • Stories & Testimonials
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Many of us get to know Jewish Family and Children’s Services when a crisis strikes. Whether it’s a child struggling with a disability, job loss, divorce, or a sick parent, one bad thing can really knock you down. JFCS gets us back up. It happened to me when my sister’s dementia rapidly progressed. JFCS brought in trained professionals who knew how to manage her condition; her situation improved, and I was beyond relieved. Rose When I heard about another JFCS client who is suffering from dementia and is all on her own, I was moved to share her story with… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 8, 2017
Keeping Seniors Safe at Home, and Together
  • Holocaust
  • Seniors
  • Stories & Testimonials
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Do the Good Thing—Please Donate to the JFCS Annual Campaign Ida has survived many hardships in life. She survived the Nazi camps as a girl in Poland and breast cancer as a middle-aged woman living in the Bay Area. But the one thing she says she can’t survive is being separated from Saul, her husband of 58 years. Saul’s been frail since his stroke. Ida can’t take care of him on her own, and the couple does not have children. Their fixed income is extremely limited and they can’t afford home care. One bad fall, Ida fears, would mean Saul… Read More

Posted by Admin on December 1, 2016
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