JFCS News 09/23/11

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


Parenting 2011

Free workshops sponsored by JFCS and the Jewish Community Center.

Each workshop offered twice on each date – 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., held at the JCC. Free babysitting with advance registration.

September 26
Encouraging Cooperation and Sharing (parents of toddlers-preschoolers)

October 3
Helping Children with Fears and Anxieties (parents of preschoolers-elementary)

October 17
Getting Mom and Dad on the Same Page (parents of children of all ages)

October 24
Raising a Mensch – Integrating Jewish Values (parents of children of all ages)

November 14
Encouraging Responsibility and Independence (parents of elementary age students)

To make your reservations or for more information, please contact JFCS today!

Funded in part through a generous donation from Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, via the Louisville Jewish Community Excellence Grants.

Choosing Your Child’s School

Are you curious about which of the various public, private & parochial elementary school programs offered in the Louisville area is right for your child? This presentation will help you make that crucial decision!

Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m.

The Temple Trager Early Childhood Education Center
5101 U.S. Highway 42 
(Brownsboro Road at Lime Kiln Lane)

Admission is free.

Ellen Shapira, M.A. JFCS Educational and Career Counselor will address the issues parents want to consider when selecting the most appropriate school for their children.

Representatives from public, private and parochial schools will be present to meet parents and answer questions about their schools. After the presentation, booklets will be available to families that contain information regarding the various schools’ philosophies and programs.

For more information about this event, please contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225.

Career Services

Career Issues
Contact Bob Tiell@ ext. 230 or btiell@jfsclouisville.org. 

College Selection
Contact Ellen Shapira at ext. 225 or eshapira@jfcslouisville.org. 

Career Options for the 60+ Adult
Contact Andrea Wehrley at ext. 334 or awehrley@jfcslouisville.org.

Diabetes Support Group
This group is available for individuals with diabetes to have the chance to talk about having a chronic condition and share the ways they cope. The group will meet the third Monday of each month at 3:30 pm. Contact Hannah Cooper at ext. 308.

Parkinson’s Support Group
People with Parkinson’s and their friends will meet at JFCS the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. For more information, please email Marilyn Bornstein at mbornstein@jfcslouisville.org.

Passport Around Louisville (PALS)
Easy to use, affordable program that transports seniors to medical and personal appointments, grocery shopping, volunteer activies and more.

New to the program – wheelchair accessible van and assistance to and through the door escort service.

Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 to schedule a qualification assessment.  

Mitzvah/Volunteer Opportunities

PALS Drivers Needed
PALS drivers needed to drive a senior to an appointment just once each month. Training provided. Contact Shelley Kahn at ext. 103.               

Shabbos Friends Volunteers Needed
Shabbos Friends volunteers needed to visit just one nursing facility on the 1st or 3rd Friday of each month, to share the Sabbath blessings, fresh challah and spiritual joy with Jewish residents living there. Training and supplies provided. For more information, contact: Shelley Kahn at ext. 103 or skahn@jfcslouisville.org.

JFCS Food Pantry Items Needed
Food Pantry suggestions for October: 

Thanksgiving food:  Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie filling, Canned yams, Muffin mix

All donated food must be in its original packaging. Please do not donate expired items as they cannot be distributed.

Help Share Your Expertise
Do you have a background in marketing, accounting, law or merchandizing that you might consider sharing with someone who is starting a new business?  JFCS microenterprise clients need your expertise.  Contact Shelley Kahn at skahn@jfcslouisville.org or ext. 103.

Help Maintain JFCS Landscape
Do you enjoy gardening or doing minor landscaping work?  Help JFCS maintain its landscape just a few hours each month.  All materials will be provided. For more information, contact: Shelley Kahn at skahn@jfcslouisville.org or ext. 103.

Start a New Career in the Healthcare Field as a Home Care Aide!
JFCS is seeking persons interested in entering the healthcare field. Interested participants will receive training to become a non-medical home care aide who can perform homemaking tasks and personal care for older adults. For more information, contact Helen Hord at ext. 226.

Senior Concierge Program
JFCS care managers will work with you and your family to provide necessary support to maintain safety, comfort, peace of mind and the highest quality of life for seniors who wish to remain in  their home or alternative living situation.

Personal care & grooming
Meal planning and preparation
Light housekeeping
Medication reminders
Socialization & activity

Contact Mauri Malki, 452-6341, ext 250 or mmalka@jfcslouisville.org


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