Shavua Tov: By Executive Director Marla Meyers
The results are in and the agency received an outstanding score from the COA Accreditation Team! The reviewers were thoroughly impressed with JFCS, calling us a ‘premier’ social service agency filled with passionate staff and leaders who are committed to cutting edge programs and service delivery. They had NO formal recommendations to make. Again, I want to personally thank Meredith Cohen, Rena Essrog, Marsha Becker, Jen Weiss and the whole JFCS team for an outstanding effort. Mazel tov to all on this terrific accomplishment which continues to place our agency in the highest esteem!
Adam Felker and Mark Cellini representing SAIL at this past weekend’s Special Olympics USA.
SAILebration is rapidly approaching this Sunday June 22nd from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Cooper River Boat House. The event will feature auction baskets, a delicious buffet, and DJ entertainment. This celebration of 10 years of the SAIL (Supports to Achieve Independent Living) program and JFCS’s supported employment program will offer current and past clients of SAIL an opportunity to kindle new friendships and enjoy a night among family and friends.
JFCS is please to share that we have hired a new graphic designer/web administrator. Anthony Saura joins the JFCS team after working for several outstanding companies. He brings a tremendous amount of creativity and enthusiasm to his new role as well as video experience and we are thrilled to have our first official designer on staff! Tony started last Thursday and is seated in the Creative Suite on the second floor.
Exciting happenings through the Senior Services Department abound. The department continues to offer innovative programs at many senior residential facilities. At Brightview of Greentree in particular recent highlights have included a group on Emotional Health for 40 eager residents. This program was developed in response to a sudden death of a resident and has become an opportunity for residents to process this loss and others in their lives. This month, JFCS will facilitate the final segment of the program and if management there would like us to continue, we surely will.