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JFS Becomes Jewish Family & Community Services

Published Friday, September 17, 2021
Note from Andy: This month, in place of my regular column, I invited Ken Bielecki, Director of Jewish Family Services, to share his thoughts. In August, the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation Board approved of an agency name change for Jewish Family Services. To better reflect the programs and services JFS provides for the entire community Jewish Family more»

JFCS and Community Legal Aid Offering Free Help with Advance Directives

Published Friday, September 17, 2021
Jewish Family & Community Services, in conjunction with Community Legal Aid, is offering older adults an opportunity to complete their Advance Directives with the help of an attorney, free of charge. The Zoom calls will be offered Thursday, September 23 | 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 12 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 18 | 12:00 to 2:00 more»

Murray Named as Board Member for LeadingAge Ohio

Published Friday, September 10, 2021
Ohio’s voice for the continuum of long-term services and supports, LeadingAge Ohio, today announced that its membership has confirmed Eric Murray, Executive Director of Senior Services, Heritage Manor, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (Youngstown, OH) to its Board of Directors as part of the class of 2024. LeadingAge Ohio represents nearly 400 more»

Seeing Trees Cut Down Prompts 12-Year-Old to Make Donation

Published Wednesday, September 1, 2021
One day, Tres Hively heard “boom, boom, boom” outside her classroom win­dow. She was surprised to discover some of the trees outside Heritage Manor Re­habilitation & Retirement Community being cut down. The then Akiva Acade­my sixth grader was able to see the trees from her classroom window each day, bringing a little of the more»

Heritage Manor Residents Receive Therapy Pets

Published Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Jewish Family Services provided Companion Pets, animated robotic therapy dogs and cats, for six residents of Heritage Manor Rehabilitation & Retirement Community. They were presented to the residents Aug. 4. The therapy pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship, and fun to those with Alzheimer’s. The pets have realistic fur, make pet-like more»

Heritage Manor Residents Receive Therapy Pets

Published Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Jewish Family Services provided Companion Pets, animated robotic therapy dogs and cats, for six residents of Heritage Manor Rehabilitation & Retirement Community. They were presented to the residents Aug. 4. The therapy pets are designed to bring comfort, companionship, and fun to those with Alzheimer’s. The pets have realistic fur, make pet-like more»

JFS Welcomes Full-Time Counselor

Published Tuesday, August 24, 2021
The new counselor at Jewish Family Services believes that not every problem is the same, and not every problem can be solved with the same approach or method. Laura Haas offers a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focus Brief more»

JFS Receives $20K for Senior Outreach Program

Published Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Jewish Family Services was recently awarded $20,000 for its senior outreach program for residents 60 and older in Mahoning County. This grant is for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The partnership with Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board and Jewish Family Services is entering its third year. The funds will allow for free more»
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