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Jewish Family and Community Services – Helping our Community

October 4th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS), a full-service social service agency serving both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Jacksonville and surrounding areas was founded in 1917 and provides a wide variety of programs and services to children, families and seniors. The agency is committed to “helping people help themselves.” Below are two of the programs JFCS offers in our community:

With life expectancies increasing each year and medical costs often rising as adults get older, the senior population has a unique set of needs – among them navigating complex medical issues and receiving valuable community support, JFCS has launched “Compass to Care,” a program designed to address these issues and more.

Compass to Care links resources and provides advocacy for seniors and their families. Services provided by Compass to Care include:

·         Conducting comprehensive in-home assessments

·         Helping to navigate complex medical care

·         Accompanying seniors to medical appointments

·         Providing support to families, locally and at a distance

For more information about Compass to Care or to sign up for the program, call (904) 394-5737. Fees for the program are based on ability to pay.

Conversation Cafe

 JFCS will host a Conversation Café, which includes lunch and a panel discussion, on Oct. 23rd at the JFCS office. Dr. Odinachi Oguh of UF Health Jacksonville will lead a panel of experts in discussing Parkinson’s disease, diagnosis, latest trends in treatment and tips on how to cope and care for those with the disease. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are a must, as space is limited.

WHEN:        Wed., Oct 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:      JFCS, 6261 Dupont Station Ct. E., Jacksonville, FL 32217

CONTACT:  For reservations, call JFCS Communications Specialist Helen Hill at (904) 394-5782.

For more information about JFCS or its other programs, visit www.jfcsjax.org or call (904) 394-5727.

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