Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen Our Community-Especially Our Workforce

42%–that number represents the percentage that Louisville’s foreign-born population rose between 2009-2014, more than any other city of its size.  In fact, without refugees and immigrants, Louisville’s population would be decreasing.  Many immigrants are attracted to Louisville because of its excellent job market, particularly in manufacturing and logistics; others come because of family ties or for a safer environment than …

February is National Senior Independence Month

February is known as the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day and commemorate Black History, but what you might not know is that February is also National Senior Independence Month. Living an independent lifestyle is important, no matter your age, or where you live. At JFCS one of our goals is helping the seniors in our community maintain their independence through …

JFCS Welcomes New CEO!

JFCS Welcomes Deb Frockt as New CEO Half a lifetime ago, I packed up a little car and moved from Louisville to Seattle to start a new life. A few days ago, my husband and I packed up a big truck and moved from Seattle to Louisville to start a new, new life. We arrived to hear a collective voice …

Team Member Tuesday: Meet Cynthia Brown

Cynthia Brown is the Director of the JFCS Navigate Enterprise Center and has been with JFCS for five years. The Navigate Enterprise Center was founded in 1995, with the core mission of helping entrepreneurs from underserved communities start and expand small businesses. Cynthia and her team provide individuals with the skills, tools, and access to resources to achieve their business …

Retiring: Now What?

For many, it’s hard to believe that the time to retire has finally arrived. Whether you’ve been dreaming of this moment, dreading this moment or the moment snuck up on you, one thing is certain: you need to figure out what comes next. Feeling a sense of loss is common as many people associate their work with their sense of …

Better Communication A New Year’s Resolutions for The Whole Family

Take a glimpse inside many American households and you’ll find busy schedules:  bustling kids, stressed- out parents and a general lack of successful family communication.  Do you find yourself listening to a family member, but focusing more on what you want to say? Alternatively, perhaps you find yourself with divided attention between your family member and a mobile device or tv and …

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

A common lament among caregivers, especially Sandwich Generation caregivers, is that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done. Every so often, caregivers need to remind themselves that they are doing their personal best. If you haven’t been making yourself a priority over the last year, you’re not alone. However, with New Year …