JFS Perspectives

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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Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Barbara Garrett: A Volunteer So Nice, She’s Doing It Twice!

Barbara Garrett has been volunteering with Boulder JFS for the past year and a half, ever since she retired from her position as a tax advocate. She was looking for a meaningful way to volunteer and help others, and Boulder JFS offered precisely the opportunity she was looking for. “Volunteering with JFS was always in the back of my mind,” says Barbara. “When the time came, I knew who to call.” 

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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: Reduce Your Risk of Isolation

Friday, March 24, 2017
Seniors Matter: Reduce Your Risk of Isolation

Isolation can happen faster than you think, and the risk factors involved can impact one’s goal to age in place. Fortunately, isolation is also avoidable and reversible, and the activities involved can be tailored to any lifestyle or interest. Taking short walks, volunteering at a school or animal shelter, or learning something new can improve an individual’s well-being. People who engage in active lifestyles:  

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Kosher Meal Program Request for Proposal!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Volunteers of America, JEWISHcolorado, and Jewish Family Service are accepting competitive proposals for a food service provider to provide nutrition services for the Kosher Community Nutrition and Maintenance Program. Download the request for proposal and addendum below.

Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum Kosher Meal RFP and Addendum (52 KB)

 

 

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Dan Stratton—Gay, Gray, and Thriving in Edgewater

Friday, October 07, 2016
Dan Stratton—Gay, Gray, and Thriving in Edgewater

Dan Stratton, 68, lives comfortably at the Edgewater Plaza Apartments. The apartment complex in the heart of Edgewater offers subsidized housing for 86 low-income older adults. It’s also the headquarters for JFS’s Colorado Senior Connections, a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), which provides vital services to seniors where they live. 

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Wheat Ridge Seniors Learn about Alternative Health Options

Friday, April 01, 2016

On March 15, more than 40 seniors attended an Alternative Health and Wellness Fair hosted by Colorado Senior Connections–Wheat Ridge (CSC-WR). Six professionals from many local businesses dedicated their time and energy to share their knowledge and expertise to those in attendance, including Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Human Harmonies, Transforming Arts, Adio Chiropractic, Saanti Massage Studio, and Good Needles. Students from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver and Red Rocks Holistic Health also came to share their knowledge and skills.  

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Social Isolation or Contentment?

Friday, March 04, 2016

  

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5th Annual JFS Friendly Visitor Lunch 'N' Learn

Friday, February 26, 2016
"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer."  

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Tips for Staying Active During the Winter Months

Friday, January 22, 2016

  

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