JFS Perspectives

DuLaine Carmichael: Reengaged and Active at 71

Monday, May 14, 2018

DuLaine Carmichael has lived in the Edgewater Plaza Apartments for the past seven years. The building offers HUD-assisted housing for seniors, many of whom participate JFS’s Colorado Senior Connections program. DuLaine has always been an active participant in the many programs offered and built many meaningful relationships with other residents and the JFS staff.  

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Older Adults and Employment: Staying Active and Engaged

Friday, May 11, 2018

Working a career for several years and then arriving at a decision to retire has its pros and cons. It may mean more time to try new things and be adventurous, or added time spoiling the grandchildren. In spite of the joys of retiring, it is also a period of transition and a time when questions may arise as to how to maintain passions and connections with others.  

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JFS: Serving People of All Faiths, Races, Ages, Incomes, and Abilities

Thursday, May 03, 2018
JFS: Serving People of All Faiths, Races, Ages, Incomes, and Abilities

Dawn CollinsDawn Collins
Senior Solutions
   

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Our Volunteers Make It Possible

Friday, April 13, 2018
Our Volunteers Make It Possible

In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, we celebrate and thank our volunteers. Their impact is immeasurable, not only for the agency, but for the community as a whole. Volunteers truly are at the heart of everything we do.  

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Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Seniors Matter: Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter

During the winter, many of us want to stay indoors, relax, and enjoy some comfort food that is sure to put us on the couch for a long nap. However, it is important to keep in mind the importance of staying healthy during the winter months.  

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From the CEO: Senior Focus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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. 

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Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sara: From Surviving to Thriving

Sara Moses had never seen a flower until she was seven years old. She had never experienced the delight of ice cream. She had never heard music before or even seen her own reflection in a mirror. Sara had just turned seven when she was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 10, 1945. Suffering and hardship were all she knew. It’s a miracle that she survived. She was so ill and emaciated that the soldiers who liberated her thought she was an infant. In fact, Sara was one of the youngest children to make it out of the camps alive.  

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Seniors Matter: Heavy Hearts During the Holidays

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Seniors Matter: Heavy Hearts During the Holidays

The holidays present themselves as an opportune time to cherish and celebrate life and love with family and friends. It is a time of excess decorations, sacred rituals, and reflection on the prior year. As the holidays bring feelings of happiness, joy, and community to many, others are greeted with heavy hearts as they face changed traditions forced onto them by the year’s losses. 

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Boulder Volunteer Baker is the Apple of Our Eye

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

For the past several years, baker extraordinaire Lisa Hainline has added some extra sweetness to the High Holy Day services Boulder JFS brings to local retirement communities. As a cherished behind-the-scenes volunteer, Lisa bakes as many apple cakes as our Boulder staff asks her to—this year it’s six! While the residents enjoy the traditional apples and honey that is served at most Rosh Hashanah celebrations, they are thrilled to see Lisa’s homemade cakes on the tables. 

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Seniors Matter: Serving a Growing Demographic

Monday, August 21, 2017
Seniors Matter: Serving a Growing Demographic

I have spent my career dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. For me, there is nothing more important than honoring our elders by ensuring they have dignity, respect, choice, and autonomy as they age. As I entered my role at Jewish Family Service nearly a year ago, I did so with great excitement—knowing that the array of services we offer to older adults improves their quality of life. 

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