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 …

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 …

Hannukah Helpers Family Mitzvah Party by Robin Ungar

It’s that time of year again for the Menorahs, candles, spinning dreidels, gelt, potato latkes, jelly donuts, and of course, presents, because what would Hanukkah be without all of these things? Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. during the Maccabean revolt against oppressive Greek rulers.           On December …

Merry Monday Updates

Next week is Thanksgivukkah! Are you getting excited? As you prepare your holiday menu, we hope you’ll remember to join us for the Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah on Sunday, November 24. Your family can help us prepare the gifts received through the Chanukah Helpers program. For details, contact Kim Toebbe at 452-6341, ext. 103. Don’t forget that November is National …

Frightful Friday Updates

Well, it seems that the scariest thing this Halloween was the weather, so don’t be surprised by ghouls and goblins — or princesses and pirates — knocking at your door tonight or tomorrow (depending on where you live). Regardless of the extended Halloween weekend … it is November now, and we have plenty of wonderful programs lined up for you this month! November is National …

Sweet New Year Family Mitzvah Party

On Sunday, September 8, Signature Healthcare and JFCS Family Mitzvah committee collaborated to hold a lovely “Sweet New Year Tea Party.” Several families joined with us to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with residents at Signature Healthcare. Residents and visitors enjoyed apples, honey, tea and honey cake while they listened to spirited storyteller Marsha B. Roth. We were delighted with Marsha’s reading …

Faintly Floral Friday Updates

Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and Passover is in full effect; that’s where you find us this week, here at JFCS. -Take note, the agency is closed next week, April 1& 2 (Monday & Tuesday) in observance of Passover, so please plan accordingly. –Invitations for MOSAIC are running through the printer now, but you don’t have to wait …

Flowering Friday Updates

Another week whips by! Wednesday brought us into official springtime here in Kentuckiana, and things are starting to bud out despite the chilly temps. Winter cant hold us back at JFCS 🙂 -However, springtime also means that JFCS will be closed in observance of Passover, March 26 & 27, and April 1 & 2. Please plan accordingly. -The Family Mitzvah Passover …

Flustered Friday Updates!

There’s so much coming up, here at JFCS, that the Marketing Department is a little bit swamped getting ready for all of it. Phew! Here’s the scoop: -We may be busy busy busy, but you don’t have to stress. Chill out with a new series of workshops called Controlling Worry.  Learn new ways to manage your anxiety, beginning on April 8 …

Finally Sunshine Friday Updates!

It’s been gloomy outside this week at JFCS, but that doesn’t slow us down very much. Well, except for the time change this weekend – that throws everybody off a little bit. Don’t forget to put your clocks ahead an hour this Sunday! -We have a time correction on our upcoming Family Mitzvah Passover event. We’re still on for Sunday, March …