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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»

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»

JFS Guardianship Manager Receives Certification

Published Friday, June 25, 2021
Jane Trambley, Jewish Family Services guardianship manager, recently became certified as a National Certified Guardian by the Center for Guardianship Certification. “This is a national organization and the certification enhances our wonderful Guardianship program,” said Ken Bielecki, JFS director. “Great job, Jane!”

New Senior Outreach Coordinator for JFS and JCC

Published Friday, June 25, 2021
The new senior outreachcoordinator for Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is a passionate advocate for the aging community. “I want to educate, encourage, and assist families with their again loved ones,” said Lynne Azar. “I love to personally connect with our elders and aging community, and hopefully we more»

JFS Receives $17K for Senior Outreach Program

Published Thursday, October 29, 2020
Jewish Family Services was awarded $17,000 from the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board for its Senior Outreach program. The Senior Outreach program includes regular and friendly phone calls, Aging Well programs at the Jewish Community Center, assistance with issues such as Medicaid applications, and other referral needs from a licensed more»
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