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May 24, 2022

The Magic of Music and Memory

The Magic of Music and Memory

Through curated and personalized music playlists, the Music and Memory program at JF&CS is helping those in the community struggling from memory loss remember who they are, and is bringing joy to their lives with the power of music. Read More

May 09, 2022

Celebrating One Good Deed Friendships : 96-Year-Old Ellie and Her Two Matches

Celebrating One Good Deed Friendships : 96-Year-Old Ellie and Her Two Matches

96-year-old Ellie says of her two One Good Deed matches, Helene and Michal: "They are my angels on Earth." Read More

May 02, 2022

Brain Health Bootcamp at JF&CS Strengthens Minds and Mental Health

Brain Health Bootcamp at JF&CS Strengthens Minds and Mental Health

JF&CS offers two brain health support programs: Brain Health Bootcamp, and Music and Memory. Each program is unique, and uses techniques that are both fun and scientific to help manage and maintain memories and brain health. Read More

April 26, 2022

Lila’s Story: JF&CS Secures Crucial Homecare After Near-Death Experience

Lila’s Story: JF&CS Secures Crucial Homecare After Near-Death Experience

Lila, a Holocaust Survivor from Ukraine, found herself in an extremely dangerous medical situation, and doctors were unsure if she would even survive. Despite all odds, she survived, but needed more assistance to be safe alone at home. JF&CS stepped… Read More

April 26, 2022

Adeliya’s Story: A Lifeline from the Georgia Heat

Adeliya’s Story: A Lifeline from the Georgia Heat

Holocaust Survivor Adeliya moved to Atlanta in 1976, and encountered some financial struggles. When her A/C broke in the middle of the sweltering Georgia summer, and it seemed like there was nowhere she could turn for financial help to repair it,… Read More

April 26, 2022

Boris’ Story: Connection and Care Where He Needed It

Boris’ Story: Connection and Care Where He Needed It

Boris, a Holocaust Survivor, moved to the United States four years ago, and faced a myriad of physical health problems. He also felt very lonely and isolated socially. JF&CS helped ensure his mental and physical health was taken care of. Read More

April 06, 2022

JF&CS Implements New Wellness Care Specialist Model at OneStreet Residential

JF&CS Implements New Wellness Care Specialist Model at OneStreet Residential

Partnership Enhances Overall Wellness of Aging Adults at active retirement communities in Atlanta. Read More

March 17, 2022

The ‘Atlanta Gravestone Project’: Behind the push to mark every Jewish grave - Atlanta Journal Constitution

The ‘Atlanta Gravestone Project’: Behind the push to mark every Jewish grave - Atlanta Journal Constitution

The ‘Atlanta Gravestone Project’: Behind the push to mark every Jewish grave - from the Atlanta Journal Constitution Read More

March 15, 2022

Miriam’s Journey: Creating a Safe Home After Beating Cancer

Miriam’s Journey: Creating a Safe Home After Beating Cancer

The Holocaust Survivor Services at JF&CS stepped up for Miriam, a Holocaust Survivor who beat cancer, when she encountered unexpected circumstances and needed help. Read More

March 10, 2022

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Has Jewish Atlanta’s Attention

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Has Jewish Atlanta’s Attention

Many Atlanta Jews who can trace their family history to Ukraine are paying extra attention to Russia’s military invasion. Read More

March 10, 2022

For Atlanta Jews, Invasion of Ukraine Hits Home

For Atlanta Jews, Invasion of Ukraine Hits Home

As one Jewish Atlantan said, “Their blood is in my veins and my heart is hurting for the Ukrainian people.” Read More

March 02, 2022

JF&CS Supports Ukrainian Holocaust Survivors

JF&CS Supports Ukrainian Holocaust Survivors

As we all try to absorb the barrage of heartbreaking news coming out of Ukraine, there is one group that has been deeply impacted. JF&CS provides support for Holocaust Survivors in Atlanta, and 10 states in the Southeast region. We talked to our… Read More

February 15, 2022

A Match Made in Heaven

A Match Made in Heaven

After being matched through One Good Deed, our friendly visitor program from Aviv Older Adult Services, Miriam and Sophia became good friends and discovered they share a world of incredible coincidences and connections. Read More

January 31, 2022

Four Tips When Looking for a Place to Rent

Four Tips When Looking for a Place to Rent

Our HomeShareATL Program experts share four of the best tips to follow when looking for a new living space. Read More

January 18, 2022

JF&CS’ Brain Health Bootcamp Keep Seniors Sharp and Social

JF&CS’ Brain Health Bootcamp Keep Seniors Sharp and Social

Brain Health Bootcamp is helping seniors keep their minds sharp through fun and sociable activities led by professionals. Read More

December 15, 2021

ElliQ: Offering At-Home Health, Companionship, and Empowerment to Older Adults

ElliQ: Offering At-Home Health, Companionship, and Empowerment to Older Adults

A special at-home robot care companion is changing the lives of seniors by offering companionship, comfort, and fun, and empowering older citizens to take more hand-on control of their health. Read More

November 30, 2021

Eight Tzedakah Ideas for Hanukkah Time

Eight Tzedakah Ideas for Hanukkah Time

Hanukkah is now a time of giving. Many families continue the tradition of giving tips, presents and gelt, but also a tradition of giving tzedakah. So, in honor of our eight days of Hanukkah, JF&CS would like to present eight ways our community can… Read More

August 02, 2021

New Local Home Sharing Service “HomeShare ATL”  Connects Seniors with Housemates

New Local Home Sharing Service “HomeShare ATL” Connects Seniors with Housemates

ATLANTA (August 2, 2021) – Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) of Atlanta launched HomeShare ATL, a matching service for older adults and home sharers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties.   Read More

July 30, 2021

Atlanta One of 32 Cities to Receive Emergency Services for Holocaust Survivors Thanks to National Matching Initiative

Atlanta One of 32 Cities to Receive Emergency Services for Holocaust Survivors Thanks to National Matching Initiative

ATLANTA –July 2021 – As the pandemic passes its year mark, Holocaust survivors across the U.S. continue to face new and renewed daily struggles. Covid-19 has only further exacerbated and enhanced the challenges that this vulnerable population faces.… Read More

July 29, 2021

When is it Time to Find a Geriatric Care Manager for Your Older Adult Parent?

When is it Time to Find a Geriatric Care Manager for Your Older Adult Parent?

How do you know when it's time to look for Geriatric Care Management Assistance for older adults? If any of the following scenarios sound like your situation, consider calling 1-866-AGE-WELL to learn more about Geriatric Care Management. Read More