Five Books to Read Before College

There is nothing more freeing than the last day of school each June, when months of laziness, long sunny days and lack of responsibility abound. Perhaps, sports, work and other commitments increasingly encroach upon the sacred institution of summer vacation, but nonetheless, the end of the school year evokes joy among students and educators alike. We’ve asked Erin Heakin, our Career …

Should your child take a gap year?

Here’s what curious high school seniors and their perplexed parents need to know about taking a year off before starting college. There is a growing trend for students to take a year off between their high school graduation and the start of their college career, which has been termed a “gap year.” Gap years are commonplace especially in Europe and …

Caregiver Travel: 5 Tips for Summer Road Trips with an Aging Loved One

Now that that spring has finally arrived in Kentuckiana, many families are beginning to prepare for summer vacation. If you are a caregiver, traveling with the person, you care for can cause increased anxiety. Even if you are only planning a short distance trip, the logistics and safety concerns caregivers can make travel seem impossible. What can you do to …

Meet a past MOSIAC Awards honoree: Paul Diaz

Paul Diaz is a first generation Cuban-American was honored in 2013 for his outstanding achievements in the Healthcare and the community. He grew up in Miami, where he spent many hours at the hospital where his mother worked to support his family as an office worker. His grandfather was a surgeon in Cuba. He believes he inherited traits from both …

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Goldberg, Linda Goodman, Melanie Fadel, Dara Cohen and Patsy O’Brien

The JFCS Food Pantry is a vital resource available for JFCS clients. Thanks to the generosity of people throughout the community, our volunteers process more than 80 thousand pounds of food per year, which helps to feed more than 150 people each month. This service would be impossible without volunteers like Carole Goldberg, Melanie Fadel, Linda Goodman, Dara Cohen and …