The majority of older adults prefer to “age in place” in the homes and communities they have lived in for most of their adult lives. But how do you know if remaining in your home continues to be a safe place? What if family and friends are no longer nearby?
In a virtual world, how do you find a meaningful internship experience? JFCS proudly offered several opportunities this summer and we’re sharing our interns’ experiences, in their words.
JFCS has always prided itself on providing a variety of internship experiences to high school, college and graduate school students. The ability to offer educational opportunities is an important part of our mission. We were particularly committed to continuing this practice during COVID-19. Meet Samantha Goldfarb, one our summer interns, who is supporting our food programs.
Now more than ever, there is a need for people to give back to others and community non-profits. It can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming to start. Here are some great tips to begin a meaningful summer of service.
Sometimes when we experience big emotions like worry, anger, frustration, overwhelm or sadness, we can get stuck in our thoughts and feelings. Calming jars are helpful for children and grown ups alike in providing a mindful, sensory activity.
While teletherapy is not new, recent policy changes due to COVID-19 have reduced previous barriers and promoted access to virtual services. Teletherapy gives you the option to communicate with a therapist on the telephone or video chat; you chose how your therapy works, the goal is to make it agreeable to your needs.
With temperatures rising, seniors can be at greater risk during the summer months. We’re sharing some simply steps on summer heat safety for older adults.
Readjusting to life during a global pandemic was difficult enough, now businesses, dining and entertainments spaces across Mercer County and NJ reopen, moving though the different stages to reopen safely adds new stressors to our lives.
Where remote learning offered new challenges for all students, the upcoming summer, without the expected activities and opportunities to gather, is filled with new obstacles. JFCS is proud to be offering a TEEN SUMMER SERIES including service, engagement and development opportunities for youth and teens. All sessions are open to any youth or teen interested in attending, teens can sign up for all, some or one of the sessions per their needs and preference.