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14 Graduated from JFS’ First East End PCA Class

By Morgan Goad | Sep 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Long before Felicia took JFS’ inaugural East End Personal Care Aide (PCA) training course, she helped care for her great-grandmother Maxine. “She lived to be 104,” Felicia said. “I always enjoy being with seniors. They have so much knowledge, and their stories are so good.” Felicia signed up for JFS’ East End PCA course […]

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Three Strategies to Reduce Dementia Symptoms

By Morgan Goad | Jul 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

The number of individuals suffering from dementia is expected to more than triple by the year 2040, according to a recent study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. One of the most effective ways to prevent or reduce dementia symptoms is to increase brain activity. “Working out” the brain can help reduce the severity of dementia […]

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JFS’ 2019 Annual Meeting

By Morgan Goad | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jewish Family Services held our Annual Meeting on Monday, June 17th at Maymont Nature Center to celebrate the 170th year of transforming lives and strengthening our community. This year in particular, we understand our work is achieved through a persistent focus on the JFS mission, dedication to working with partners, and the commitment of outstanding […]

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A Year to Remember: Celebrating JFS’ 2018-2019 Accomplishments

By Maya Barnett | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 30th, JFS’ 2018-2019 fiscal year ends and we are proud to have continued a 170 year old tradition of caring for Richmond’s citizens, seniors and families and broadening our reach to transform more lives. We began this year with all of Richmond’s Jewish organizations coming together to create the Richmond Jewish Care Line […]

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Donor Listing 2017-2018

By Maya Barnett | Jun 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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From Caregiver to Family

By Maya Barnett | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 1984, Retta Leigh’s father passed away and her mother, Ruth Perl, was in need of evening companionship. For the next 16 years, Retta Leigh and her family bounced from family member to professional caregiver in search for someone to help care for her mother’s needs. In 2000, Retta Leigh contacted JFS for a professional […]

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Connecting Hearts helps kids meet potential forever families

By Maya Barnett | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article was originally published by WTVR CBS 6. Click HERE to read Connecting Hearts: Program lets foster kids meet potential forever families in the original format. The need for families to adopt foster children in Virginia is great, but experts say taking the leap to become an adoptive parent can seem scary at first. A […]

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Fighting for Children this Foster Care Awareness Month

By Maya Barnett | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

“There is nothing like having someone there who can support you and care for you” says Chris, 24 years old, CEO of a local music label. For Chris, having a permanent loving home was not always guaranteed.   Chris’s life in the foster care system began at three years old. He was placed into foster care […]

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Agency Q&A: JFS Personal Care Aide School

By Maya Barnett | Apr 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

This article was written by JFS CEO, Wendy Kreuter, and Director of Philanthropy, Becki Mann, and was first published in United Ways’ Community Partner Spotlight. JFS Personal Care Aide School is help funded by a generous grant from United Way. Tell us about Jewish Family Services’ Personal Care Aide Training School. The Greater Richmond Age Wave predicts […]

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Lisa Colegrove discuss “Edith+Eddie”

By Maya Barnett | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, Edith+Eddie, started as a documentary of true love, the love story to end all love stories. Edith and Eddie, ages 95 and 96, are Virginia’s oldest newlywed couple.  Since their wedding day, they have found a new reason to live each day to the fullest. Each morning, Eddie […]

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