Seniors

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Creative Aging Classes via ZOOM

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a new session of its popular Creative Aging classes for people age 60+ beginning in August.  All classes have been moved to ZOOM for the safety of our participants. Not familiar with ZOOM? We can help – just let us know! Dance Through the Decades Tuesdays – 11-12…

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Memory Café Goes Virtual

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is proud to announce its first virtual Memory Café, to be held via ZOOM on Thursday, June 4 from 10-11 am. The Memory Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related…

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Older individuals and COVID-19

Coronaviruses, named for its crownlike shape, are a large family of viruses that are common in many species of animals. Several coronaviruses can infect people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. These strains mostly cause cold-like symptoms but can sometimes progress to more complicated lower respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or…

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What’s Next?

On September 18, 2018, several hours before Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, my father died. Surrounded by my mother, my daughter and me, he left this world well-loved, just three months shy of his 100th birthday. I had spoken previously with my kids about the inevitable – that their Grandpa’s death,…

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Risa Mallin: Making her mark

Photo: Caleb Keefer and Risa Mallin on camera filming for “Antiques Roadshow.” Risa Mallin is adding another jewel to her impressive crown of accomplishments. In January, she will appear on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” with a prized possession. But before the reveal, here is Risa’s back story: A Denver native, Risa was a welcome…

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JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is open to all

Did you know that there is a Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Center for Senior Enrichment located inside the newly-remodeled Palazzo, a full-continuing care community, in Central Phoenix? It’s true! Also, the JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is the only Jewish senior center in the Greater Phoenix area. The center offers a variety of programs…

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Senior living in Phoenix and Tucson

Across the United States, the number of seniors is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. With such a fast-growing population, it’s critical for our communities to address the needs and socio-economic conditions of the elderly. And for families trying to…

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Get Gardening!

Gardening is a pleasurable pastime for many. If you have not picked up the shovel in years, or want to start enjoying the great outdoors more, give gardening a try. There are also a host of health benefits associated with playing in the dirt. Boosts brain health.  The process of gardening involves numerous brain functions,…

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