THIS LIFE COUNTS – Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program – April 5th

April 13- Right In Our Backyard – Addiction Awareness Program in Collingswood

Free Family Law Legal Consultations May 18

Free Financial Consultations May 15

S.O.A.P. Camden County – Human Trafficking Awareness Event

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JFCS News & Calendar

JFCS Calendar & News 2017

March 2017

Seeing It Through Together – Vision Loss Support Group

March 17 @ 10:00 am  11:00 am  JFCS Main Offices, 1301 Springdale Road, Ste. 150 
Cherry Hill , NJ 08003 United States + Google Map

Seeing It Through Together—A Low Vision Educational and Support Group will help provide resources, guidance, practical solutions for everyday living, doctor presentations on the latest care and treatments, and a supportive environment for those coping with this life change. The Low Vision Educational and Support Group, facilitated by JFCS Senior Services Counselor Hilary Gould will help to target many of the concerns that affect those with AMD and other eye diseases. The group starts on March 17, at JFCS.  Find out more »

 

Stepping Out with JFCS Annual Fundraiser

March 18 @ 8:30 pm at Congregation Beth El, 8000 Main Street 
Voorhees, NJ 08043 United States + Google Map

March 18th at 8:30 PM at Congregation Beth El, with entertainment the B-Street Band! Stepping Out with JFCS never disappoints, and this year will be no exception!  Attendees will enjoy fantastic music, an all-night open bar, delicious dairy desserts, and  AMAZING auctions! You can also become an agency sponsor with a minimum donation of $500, and sponsorships include two tickets to Stepping Out.  Find out more »

 

JFCS Food Collection to Support the Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantries

March 20 @ 10:00 am  12:00 pm, JFCS Rt 70 Offices,

 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 + Google Map

Community-Wide Purim Food Drive Please help us to keep food on the shelves of the JFCS food pantries. Please drop-off food items on MARCH 20th  to: JFCS FAMILY ASSISTANCE OFFICE 1309 West Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ Between 10 AM and 12 Noon.   Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregiver Support Group at Arden Courts

March 21 @ 2:00 pm  3:00 pm

Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West 
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Support group for those who are caring for someone with dementia. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173, or email Snadler@jfedsnj.org   Find out more »

 

APRIL 2017

This Life Counts – Suicide Prevention Program

April 5 @ 7:00 pm  9:00 pm, Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road 
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 United States + Google Map

The JFCS and the Cherry Hill Police present the This Life Counts Suicide Prevention Program at Katz JCC at 7:00 PM, with a panel of community members to help guide parents and teens. Registration is free, but required by March 29th.   Visit here to register.

 

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

April 13 @ 10:00 am  12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on April 13, at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A  lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day. To register, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333. Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

April 25 @ 2:00 pm  3:00 pm Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West 
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Support group for those who are caring for someone with dementia. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173.  Find out more »

APRIL 2017

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk 4 Family and Friends With Cancer

April 30 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Voorhees Middle School, 1000 Holly Oak Drive + Google Map

9th Annual 5K Run/Walk 4 Family and Friends with Cancer Sunday, April 30th, 8:30 Start Time (Check-in Begins at 7:30 AM) Voorhees Middle School, Voorhees, NJ 08043  Proceeds will benefit two non-profit organizations:   The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) Financial Assistance for Cancer Patients Program which provides financial assistance for local families affected by cancer.  More information can be found here:   http://www.walk4ff.org/home

MAY 2017

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on May 11 at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A discounted lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day. To register, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333. 

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73rd Annual Meeting & Recognition of Board, Staff & Volunteers

May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 United States + Google Map

73rd Annual Meeting & Recognition of Board, Staff & Volunteers Sponsored by the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017, 7:30 PM  Katz Jewish Community Center Kresson & Springdale Roads Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003 Registration for this event is free, but required, just visit here!  Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Support group for those who are caring for someone with dementia. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173.  Find out more »

JUNE 2017

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

June 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on June 8 at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A discounted lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day.  Call Reva Farenback Bratman at 856-424-1333 to register.   Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

June 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Dementia caregivers support group at Arden Courts. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173, or email Snadler@jfedsnj.org   Find out more »

 

JULY 2017

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

July 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on July 13 at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day. Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

July 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Dementia caregivers support group at Arden Courts. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173, or email Snadler@jfedsnj.org   Find out more »

AUGUST 2017

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

August 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on August 10 at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A discounted lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day. To register, contact Reva Farenback-Brateman at 856-424-1333  Find out more »

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

August 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Arden Courts, 2700 Chapel Avenue West
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 + Google Map

Dementia caregivers support group at Arden Courts. Attendees will experience an open and compassionate group where you can discuss concerns, stressors, and topics only caregivers understand.  Respite care provided for your loved one while you attend. For more information or to register, contact Sharon Nadler, LSW at 856-424-1333, xt 1173, or email Snadler@jfedsnj.org  Find out more »

Cafe’ Connection – A Memory Cafe’

September 14 @ 10:00 am  12:00 pm

Cafe’ Connection – a  Memory Cafe’ is a social gathering for anyone affected with memory challenges an their care partners.  Please join us on September 14th at 10 AM – Noon to enjoy coffee, conversation, a creative experience with a guest artist, and learn about community resources. A  lunch and passes to the Movement and Motivation wellness class at Katz JCC will also be offered to attendees for later that day.  Find out more »

 

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IN OTHER NEWS….

Patient Partners Program is Accepting Volunteers and Clients!

This amazing program offers patient advocates to assist during doctor or medical appointments, helping to ease worry and assist in understanding of treatments, procedures and medical terminology.   Click here for more information! Or email Patient Partners Program Coordinator Suzi Abrams, RN at sabrams@jfedsnj.org  Program funding provided by Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation, Community Foundation of South Jersey Aging Innovation Fund,  Area VII Physicians Review Organization, Inc./HQSI, and Prime Homecare. 

 LIFE & LEGACY

JFCS is an organization selected to participate in the LIFE & LEGACY™ program. This program enables members of the JFCS community to remember JFCS in their estate plans, and is brought to our community though a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and The Jewish Community Foundation.    So far, 27 JFCS supporters have signed a letter of intent.  By making this commitment, they will help the agency to build endowment funds that will provide essential annual funding for generations into the future.  To see a list of all of our planned givers,  please visit HERE.  For more information on how you can become a LIFE & LEGACY donor, call Beth Wynne at 856-424-1333, xt. 1179 or email bwynne@jfedsnj.org.

Thank You to Our Sponsors…

As always, JFCS is thankful to all those who help support the agency mission to bring help and hope to our community. Visit our agency sponsors by clicking  HERE.

 

Affordable Healthcare Enrollment Assistance April 25th

Cherry Hill Brith Sholom Lodge 966 To Hold Comedy Show to Benefit JFCS

Little Hands Make a Difference- Intergenerational Volunteer Experience

JFCS “Helpers in a Hurry” Looking for Team Members

 

Can you be a Helper in a Hurry for JFCS?  From time to time, JFCS needs last-minute volunteers to help with different projects in the Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantries. Helpers are needed to help with the sorting and shelving of food, picking up food from local organizations, or packing food bags for our clients. JFCS also needs individuals to deliver pantry items to recipients.

Currently, the agency is putting together an email list of volunteers whom it can contact on short notice to help out.  If you have some free time or flexibility in your schedule, want to make a difference in our community, and have a willingness to help others, please email JFCS Director of Volunteers Andi Loew at Aloew@jfedsnj.org or call 856-424-1333, EXT. 1180 to be on the JFCS team of Helpers in a Hurry!

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