Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …

Three Purposeful Parenting Tips

July is purposeful parenting month. This month we have several tips for parents who work long and hard to keep their kids safe and loved. Tip 1: Parenting with a Purpose One of the most important and exciting decisions you can make as a parent is to define success goals for your child. Choosing, communicating and pursuing clear and age-appropriate …

Jewish Family and Career Services Receives Funds for Groundbreaking Holocaust Survivor Care

Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) is proud to announce it was selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. When combined with matching funds, this award will enable $42,708.00 in new programming for Survivors. The Jewish Federations of North America launched the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor …

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 …

JFCS Mentors Social Work Students

Did you know JFCS counselors have been mentoring social work graduate students for over 40 years? Social work students who do their practicum at JFCS have a unique experience that many other agencies cannot offer.  Students are invited to experience other disciplines and departments at JFCS. “Mentoring students is essential, because practicum and intern students need both clinical experiences and …

Family, career services open to all

Judy Freundlich, Guest Contributor This article was originally published by the Courier-Journal on March 8, 2017 online and in the print edition on March 13, 2017. It’s no surprise that with the baby boomer generation now reaching retirement age and older, the senior population in this country is quickly expanding, impacting the workforce, the senior services industry and more. It is …

Ten Tips for Thriving During the Holidays

1. Learn to Say NO. Give yourself permission to decline invitations or added responsibilities that you don’t want. Remember this is your holiday! 2.  Change Things Up. Families change over time, and traditions can be updated to reflect the current needs and desires of family members. 3. Join Festivities in Moderation. Decide how long you want to stay at a …

JFCS-Senior Services

SOLUTIONS TO SENIOR HUNGER | FREE WORKSHOP

May 11, 2016 – May 11, 2016 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: SOLUTIONS TO SENIOR HUNGER | FREE WORKSHOP For Adults 50 and Older provided by JFCS Klein Older Adult Services Are you 50 or older and struggling with food insecurity or questioning whether you’d qualify for food stamps? Jewish Family and Career services will be …

Group Workshop: Mothers and Daughters

February 8, 2016 – February 29, 2016 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: When: Monday Evenings, February 8 – February 29 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Jewish Family & Career Services, 2921 Klempner Way, 40205 Would you like to have some meaningful conversations, shared experiences, and downright FUN between mother and daughter?  Do you want to …

Group Workshop: Coping With Anxiety

February 8, 2016 – February 20, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: When: Monday Evenings, February 8 – February 29 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Jewish Family & Career Services, 2921 Klempner Way, 40205 Do you live your life often feeling ‘on edge’, worried, or wound up? Do you have racing thoughts that interfere with a good …