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 …

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Goldberg, Linda Goodman, Melanie Fadel, Dara Cohen and Patsy O’Brien

The JFCS Food Pantry is a vital resource available for JFCS clients. Thanks to the generosity of people throughout the community, our volunteers process more than 80 thousand pounds of food per year, which helps to feed more than 150 people each month. This service would be impossible without volunteers like Carole Goldberg, Melanie Fadel, Linda Goodman, Dara Cohen and …

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, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Figa

  The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program provides a monthly Shabbat celebration with Jewish seniors living in local assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. Volunteers visit and spend time with the Jewish residents, share holiday memories, and saying the traditional Sabbath prayers. This week as part of Volunteer Appreciation Month we are highlighting one of our …

Making Passover a Community Mitzvah

Written by Amber Fuller, JFCS Engagement and Social Media Intern It’s time to get ready for Passover Louisville! With Passover just a few weeks away, Jewish families are busy getting ready for Seder meals and special Kosher for Passover foods. The Mcmahan Kroger is widely known for having the largest kosher selection in Louisville, but the Prospect, Holiday Manor Krogers …

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 …

Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends program brings the joy of Shabbat to Jewish seniors

Written by Susan Sobel, Shabbos Friends program Volunteer My connection to Shabbos Friends at Treyton Oak Towers (TOT) is personal. My mother, Sybil Parnes, moved from Princeton, NJ, and lived there independently from 2010-2015. On the third Friday of the month, my mother would corral the Jewish residents for the gathering of Shabbos Friends. She was a community builder and …

Young Professional Volunteer Focus Group

January 22, 2017 – January 22, 2017 2821 Klempner Way Map and Directions | Register Description: Calling all young professionals passionate about volunteering and making Louisville’s community stronger! We want to hear from you as we begin to build our young adult volunteer corps! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of this new group dedicated …

Children Channel Chanukah Cheer

This year’s Chanukah Helpers Family Mitzvah was a little bit different. It was actually “Thanksgivukkah Helpers,” because for the first time ever, Chanukah and Thanksgiving occur at the same time. (It won’t happen again for a long time, so some people think this year’s holiday is pretty special.)   Many volunteers and generous donors made both holidays extra special for client families …