Am I in the “Sandwich Generation”?

You may have heard the term “Sandwich Generation” over the past few years, and maybe you’ve stopped to wonder “Am I  part of this group of caregivers?” Thanks to modern medical advances and lifestyle changes, people are living longer. Many times, grandparents live to see their grandchildren marry and have children of their own. However, what happens when grandparents are …

The New Age of Caregiving

Carol has enjoyed an independent life while working as an office assistant for an established company. She had many friends, an active social life and enjoyed the company of her parents. Carol’s mother passed away about five years ago, and over time, she has had to take on more responsibility for caring for her elderly father who was diagnosed with …

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 …

Combating Senior Isolation with Solutions to Transportation

  Isolation impacts the health and well-being of nearly half of Louisville’s seniors. JFCS’s Klein Older Adult Services has several programs geared to help seniors age in place through transportation and home care services. In Louisville and across the country, the population of adults ages 65 and older is expected to double by 2050. At a time when more seniors require …

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 …

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 …

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, and the Meeron family

The Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah program hosts fun, inter-generational events scheduled throughout the year around Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Hanukkah. The program is a great way to teach children of all ages about the importance of performing mitzvot. This week, we are highlighting the brilliant efforts of our Family Mitzvah volunteers; Julie Kling, Sophia Goldberg, …

First Ever JFCS Purim Scavenger Hunt- A Smashing Success!

  Written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator at JFCS Many thanks to all those who worked to make the maiden voyage of the JFCS Supermarket Scavenger Hunt at Prospect Kroger a big success. Families, including: The Meerons, The Klings, The Shaikuns and The Yoffes wore their cutest costumes, solved clues and shopped to benefit the food pantry. A Kroger staff …