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 additional …

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 …

PALS is more than just transportation

Written by Aaron Guffey,  Administrative Assistant,  Klein Older Adult Services at JFCS Going out on Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) rides has quickly become one of the highlights of my week. Not only do I get to help people stay independent in their homes but I get to do one of my favorite things, hear people’s stories and share mine …

Things You Might Not Know: JFCS PALS Transportation

You know that JFCS has the division of Klein Older Adult services, offering assessment, in-home care, Caregiver support and training, as well as counseling for older adults and their families. What you may not know is that JFCS also offers another way to help seniors to stay more mobile and independent: meet P.A.L.S. (Passport Around Louisville)! PALS is an easy-to-use, …

Light up Someone's Day with "Candle Power"

Today’s blog written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator When the lights go out due to power outages, don’t you feel anxious?  It causes us to feel “powerless” if you will pardon the pun.  What do we do?  We scramble for candles and once we have lit the first one, we feel a little bit better.  Things are illuminated; we won’t …

JFCS PALS Drivers are Superheroes – Do you have what it takes?

Today’s blog written by Kim Toebbe, Volunteer Coordinator! Do you have a few hours per month to volunteer to drive JFCS clients to appointments? We’re looking for new members of our PALS Super Team! All PALS drivers must have a perfect criminal record check with no speeding tickets or other violations. Drivers must go through special training in order to …

Take the First Step with a Volunteer Orientation!

Our JFCS Volunteer Orientation this month is on Monday, April 16 at 10 AM and 5:30 PM. Here’s who we’re looking for: PALS volunteer drivers- as many as we can get! Friendly Visitors Telephone Reassurance Shabbos Friends to go on the 3rd Friday of each month to long-term-care facilities bringing Shabbat lights, candles, juice and prayers.  Meadowview and Twinbrook need …