JFCS Senior Services excited to launch virtual Memory Café program

By Lindsay Kant, LGSW • Memory Café Coordinator Over the years I’ve worked with people with memory loss and their caregivers, I have seen many struggle with social isolation. Many find they are not able to participate in groups and activities in the same way they used to, and social situati[...]

Giving up the keys doesn’t have to mean giving up your independence

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director After her doctor told her she can no longer drive because of declining vision and slowing reflexes, Sandy called JFCS Senior Services in distress. “Now I feel like a captive in my own home,” she said. “My daughter is amazing and helps so [...]

September is National Falls Prevention Month

Senior Services JFCS Senior Services can help mitigate risk of falling for you or a loved one   By Annette Sandler • Aging Services Director   Falls can drastically change a person’s ability to remain independent and can generate enormous economic and personal costs. A fall for an older adul[...]

Resources from The Conference for Caregivers

The Twin Cities Jewish Community Alzheimer's Task Force presented “Keeping the Spirit Alive”: The Conference for Caregivers and Those Supporting a Loved One with Dementia on April 7 at Beth El Synagogue.   The event featured a keynote speech from Dr. Vic Sandler, MD, as well as 10 bre[...]

Caregiver Conference: Q&A with keynote speaker Vic Sandler

One month after Dr. Vic Sandler’s mother died of lung cancer, his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Sandler understood the disease; he had cared for hundreds of patients with dementia during his over 20 years of geriatric medical practice. But in caring for his beloved father, he en[...]