JFCS 07/09/10 News

Jewish Family & Career Services For Every Season Of Your Life
Louis & Lee Roth Family Center
2821 Klempner Way
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 452-6341, (502) 452-6718 fax

What’s New

Helping Your Child Leave Home – July 26
JFCS will host “Helping Your Child Leave Home” on Monday, July 26, at 7 p.m. This free program is offered to parents of students who are going off to college. Topics discussed will be the emotional and maturity issues involved for new college students, how parents can cope with the departure of the student and the effects at home, and practical concerns the students and their families have regarding adjusting to college life. For more information or to register call JFCS 452-6341.

JFCS Employer Spotlight Series – Spotlight Guest: Louisville Metro Government
Please join JFCS on Thursday, July 15, from 3:30-5 p.m. for this free event to learn the hiring process and what it’s like to work for the Louisville Metro Government. An HR Representative from Louisville Metro Government will be presenting and answering your questions. For more information, contact Jamie Goodpaster at ext. 313 or jgoodpaster@jfcslouisville.org.

Save The Date – August 8
The second annual JFCS “All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast” will be held on Sunday, August 8, from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s at Ormsby Station. Tickets are on sale at the front desk at JFCS for $5 each. Sponsored and organized by the JFCS Food Pantry Committee.
All proceeds benefit the JFCS Food Pantry.

Save The Date – August 29
The next Family Mitzvah event will be on Sunday, August 29, from 1:30–4 p.m. at Four Courts. Help the Family Mitzvah committee provide a fun afternoon for the residents by offering a “Carnival” atmosphere filled with lots of activities and fun. To volunteer, please call Shelley Kahn at 452-6341 or email her at skahn@jfcslouisville.org. This is a great activity for families.

Career Services Offers Employment Information Session
An Employment Information Session will be held at JFCS the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is July 7 from 12-1 p.m. Topics will include career development, job search and job placement. Bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, contact Jamie Goodpaster, job development and placement specialist, ext. 313 or jgoodpaster@jfcslouisville.org.

Farmers Market & Multicultural Bazaar Is Open on Sundays
Every Sunday through October, from 12:30-4:30 p.m., the JFCS campus will be the location of a Farmers Market & Multicultural Bazaar, featuring produce, farm goods, flowers and herbs as well as handmade or imported crafts from around the world. This market is unique because it acts as an “incubator” for local multicultural artisans who are participating in the JFCS microenterprise program to help build their assets and expand their businesses. In addition, different immigrant cultures will periodically feature events and entertainment. Future Heritage Sundays will feature:

July 11        Iraqi Community of Louisville
July 25        Somalia Community of Ashraf

911 Personal Health Record and Property Documentation Cards
In a medical emergency, the 911 Medical ID Card documents all of your medical information, including doctor’s contact information, prescriptions, allergies, insurance and more. The 911 My Property eSafe Card documents all of your household possessions, protecting your family from financial disaster in case of fire, theft and natural disasters. The USB cards are the size of a credit card and cost only $40 per card, with $16.99 coming back to JFCS. Help us and yourself at the same time.

Mitzvah Opportunities

JFCS Food Pantry Needs Food
Food Pantry items needed for July are peanut butter and jelly, jams, canned sardines, tuna and chicken.

Volunteer Opportunities

For more information, or to offer your time, please contact Shelley at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

Job Coaches Needed
Work closely with individuals providing job readiness coaching, but not limited to: interview preparation and follow-up, resume review, soft skill orientation, proper attire hints, and possibly provide transportation to Dress For Success or First Impressions. Average hours per month: 1-5. Training will be provided by JFCS staff member.

PALS Drivers Needed
Make a huge difference in the life of a senior. Drive “one ride” a month with the PALS program. JFCS will work with your schedule.

Children’s Therapy Play Room Manager and Committee
JFCS is looking for people to assist the counseling staff in creating a vision for the therapeutic playroom and help maintain it on a regular basis. If you are organized and enjoy shopping, please contact us.

Basket of Blessings Coordinators
One Champion needed at each synagogue to promote the use of these centerpieces for events. Rental fees benefit the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry.

College Researcher
Investigate Internet sites that deal with college search and financial aid/scholarship information. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity to do from home. Training will be provided by JFCS staff.

Volunteer Painters
A great group project! The outdoor benches need a new coat of wood sealer. All products will be provided. Staff will be available for supervision.

Help mentor Multicultural clients who are ready to open a new microenterprise business.  Commitment: 1-5 hours.

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Highlighted Services

Options for the Mature Worker
JFCS provides free career counseling for adults 60 and over who are contemplating changing careers, exploring post-retirement careers or need help with basic job search skills. To make an appointment or for more information, contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225.

Senior Concierge Service
Through this program, a care manager works with older adults and family members to provide the needed support to maintain safety, comfort and peace of mind. Services include personal care and grooming, meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, socialization and activity and respite. JFCS Older Adult Counselors evaluate and monitor the plan for care and communicate with the family. Whether it’s 24/7 care or just a few hours a week, JFCS’ dedicated caregivers provide the quality of service you deserve. Contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250 for an appointment.

Affordable Homecare for Seniors
The JFCS Homecare Opportunities Program (HOP), funded by a grant from the Weinberg Foundation, can provide non-medical homecare aides for seniors at a reduced cost. To see if you qualify, contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250 or Helen Hord at ext. 226.

Affordable Transportation for Senior Adults
Passport Around Louisville Service (PALS) assists senior adults in need of transportation or help with general errands. To schedule a driver, contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103.

Anonymous Help Phone Line
The Klempner Center provides preventative educational programs for children and teens and community educational seminars and workshops on topics related to addictions. An anonymous phone line has been established for the Jewish community that is answered by a Jewish person in a 12-step recovery program. This person will direct you to a program that provides help. Call 727-9287 and leave a message. Your phone call will be returned quickly, and you can get help for yourself or a loved one. Jews in the community do have problems with alcoholism, drug abuse, overeating, gambling and other addictions. Jews in the community also are members of 12-step recovery programs. To get help, call the number above.

Support Groups and Workshops

Learn Job Search Skills – Job Seekers Resource Group
The Job Seekers Resource Group will meet Fridays, June 25-July 30, from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants can learn basic job search skills from an experienced career advisor. There is a $10 one-time materials fee. For more information, contact Jamie Goodpaster ext. 313.

A.C.T. Preparation Workshop – Summer
A.C.T. Preparation Workshop classes will meet at JFCS on Mondays and Tuesdays, July 12–August 3 (eight sessions) from 7-9 p.m. The workshop fee is $160 and includes two textbooks. For more information and to register, call Janet at 452-6341, ext. 222.

Caregiver Support Groups
Caregiver support groups help adult children of aging parents learn about community resources and ways to balance their needs with those of aging relatives. One group meets at JFCS every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Contact Mauri Malka at ext. 250.

Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Resource Groups
A support group for anyone raising grandchildren or other relatives meets at Cochran Elementary, 500 W. Gaulbert St., every fourth Thursday for a meal at 5:30 p.m., followed by a group meeting at 6 p.m. Childcare is available. Call Jo Ann Kalb at ext. 335 to RSVP for childcare and meal.

Another support group for anyone raising grandchildren or other relatives meets at JFCS, every third Monday at 2 p.m. Call Jo Ann Kalb at ext. 335 to RSVP or if you need further information.

Diabetes Support Group
Individuals with diabetes can talk about living with this chronic condition and share the ways they cope. The Diabetes Support Group meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Contact Jenny Schinke ext. 307.

Emergency Financial Needs

General Help
Food Pantry – providing perishable and non-perishable foods and Kroger gift cards, funded in part by the Sonny and Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund.

One-time emergency financial assistance (limited availability).
JFCS counselors will meet with you to explore resources that may be of help.
Help with payments for non-medical home care, prescriptions, assistive devices, transportation or medically required foods for seniors.

Unemployment Help at JFCS
If you have concerns about your job or are unemployed, contact JFCS and join the Job Seekers Resource group or drop in to the KentuckianaWorks One-Stop Job Resource Center that is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at JFCS. For more information about the One-Stop, call Tiffany Roberts at 322-1937.

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