JFS Perspectives

Thank You to This Year's JFS Senior Solutions Interns!

Friday, May 13, 2011
 

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JFS Friendly Visitors Receive Volunteer Awards!

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Healthy Aging: A Symposium

Monday, October 18, 2010


Jennie Creasey, Lindee Burns, Jason Polk, and Becca Lobel

Four members of the Jewish Family Service Senior Solutions Department recently attended the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work’s kick off for their year long celebration of their 80th anniversary – a day-long symposium titled Healthy Aging: National and Local Perspectives.

Jennie Creasey, MSW (’97), LCSW was invited by the school to be on the planning committee for the day’s event. Also in attendance were Becca Lobel, Senior Solutions volunteer outreach coordinator, Lindee Burns, Senior Solutions MSW intern from Colorado State University, and Jason Polk, Senior Solutions MSW intern from Newman University.

The morning of the symposium focused on national perspectives. Dr. Corinne Rieder, executive director of the John A. Hartford Foundation, spoke on America’s Aging Society: Social Work’s Unique Contribution. Then, Dr. Nancy Morrow-Howell, faculty member of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, spoke on Maximizing the Productive Engagement of an Aging Society.

The afternoon breakout sessions led by local professionals addressed some of the most cutting-edge issues facing practitioners and students today in the field of aging. Some of the topics included: ethical issues, aging at home, exercise, and spirituality.

Jennie shared, “Being part of the planning committee and attending the event were opportunities that enable us to experience the work we do on a daily basis set into a broader context. The informative content of the day both affirmed the invaluable work of Jewish Family Service’s Senior Solutions department and inspired us to carry on!”

-Alaina Green and Kari Alpen, JFS Marketing Department
 

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Living Well in Edgewater

Friday, September 24, 2010
Alison and Claire 

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