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 in older adults can drastically change a person’s ability to remain independent and can generate enormous economic and personal costs. A fall f[...]

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[...]

Introducing JFCS Community Conference Coordinator Sharon Goldetsky

Two of the largest conferences that JFCS co-sponsors are the Mental Health Education Conference (held each fall) and Conference for Caregivers (held in spring every other year). Sharon Goldetsky, who was recently hired as the JFCS Community Conference Coordinator, is in charge of organizing both the[...]

New Year’s resolutions that lead to aging successfully

By Annette Sandler • Aging Services Director Welcome to 2019 – the time of year when many people are making New Year’s resolutions, and doing their best to keep them. I researched the most common resolutions for seniors and they are as you would anticipate – eat healthy, exercis[...]

Caregiving can be stressful, but help is available

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month/National Family Caregivers Month. Rosalynn Carter once said there are four kinds of people in the world:Those who are caregivers Those who will be caregivers Those[...]

JFCS receives Circle of Excellence Award for Alzheimer’s project

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS) is excited to announce that it is one of six recipients awarded the 2018 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award though the Department of Human Services. JFCS received this award in recognition of our work providing services and edu[...]

Nutrition and your health

By Annette Sandler • JFCS Aging Services Director At any age, good nutrition plays an important role in our overall health. This is increasingly true as we age. JFCS Senior Services can help older adults achieve these goals with programs such as Kosher Meals on Wheels, Shopping Servic[...]