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10 Reasons for Loss of Appetite

By admin | February 24, 2016

10 Reasons for Loss of Appetite Lack of Exercise: Regular activity can boost a person’s appetite. Dehydration: This can be brought on by age related changes, medications or lack of interest, but dehydration can lead to dangerous conditions impeding a person’s ability to function appropriately. Lack of Routine: Eating around the same time each day helps […]

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JFS Senior Engagement Program

By admin | November 5, 2015

Did you see our Reflector article on JFS Senior Engagement Program? Check it out below and read more articles in The Reflector on Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s website. It’s Monday morning and Carol Kelley is beginning her day at JFS. She may not be a paid employee, but her contributions are just as valuable […]

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4 Questions for a Care Manager

By admin | October 22, 2015

Did you see our Reflector article on Care Management? Check it out below and read more articles in The Reflector on Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s website. Four Questions for a Care Manager Lisa Colegrove is Care Management Director at Jewish Family Services (JFS) and oversees the Care Management department. She has worked at JFS […]

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Combating Social Isolation

By admin | August 27, 2015

For many as they grow older, it is easy to feel isolated. Family members might not live close by or it is becoming harder to nurture personal relationships. Recently one of our partners, United Way of Greater and Petersburg held a one-day symposium Come Together: Eliminating Social Isolation for Older Adults. The symposium brought together RVA […]

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Young at heart

By admin | July 27, 2015

This blog post was written by JFS Communications Intern, Jill Salzman  Often, seniors and children are portrayed as being at odds with one another. Children today are coming of age in a time of rapidly developing technology, a world very different from the one their grandparents knew. Recently we came across a video about a very […]

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Protecting loved ones from fraud and abuse

By admin | July 15, 2015

    This piece was written by JFS Project Specialist Brian Strauss and JFS Development Associate Bebe Santa-Wood Waking up one day and discovering your identity was taken to commit fraud can feel like a living nightmare. Victims feel angry, sad, and confused, and for a victim of Medicare fraud it feels especially hurtful. The […]

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