JFS Perspectives

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

From the CEO: Senior Focus

Jewish Family Service has a long tradition of advocating and caring for older adults in our community. From care management services, to nutritious food, to homemaker services and companionship, we are helping seniors remain active, socially connected, and living as independently as possible.

As Baby Boomers continue to age and live longer, we are seeing a population explosion of older adults who will need vital services to keep them functioning at their full potential. Support for seniors is a priority for JFS, and we plan to significantly expand programming for seniors in the coming years.

This issue of Family Matters is focused on the life-changing services that JFS is providing to seniors in need.You’ll read about Sara, a Holocaust survivor who is benefiting from a variety of services and advocacy. You’ll read about our specialized senior counseling services that are helping seniors manage the challenges and loss that come with aging. And you’ll read about one of our Friendly Visitor volunteers who is doing double duty, taking on two isolated seniors at once, and making a big impact on their lives.

Impact is the focus of our efforts at JFS. The programs we offer give people the tools they need to overcome personal challenges and reach their highest potential. I’m proud of our staff, volunteers, and supporters who make this transformational work possible every day.

I hope you’ll join us at the upcoming JFS Executive Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. We are welcoming Barbara Corcoran from ABC’s Shark Tank, who will offer her insights on business and philanthropy.

With warm regards,

Shepard NevelShepard Nevel
President & CEO