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JFS Interns in the Spotlight

By Morgan Goad | February 20, 2020

JFS is lucky to host talented interns across the agency from many different schools, programs, and backgrounds. These driven students spend time engrossed in the day-to-day at JFS, serving clients and practicing what they’ve learned in their classrooms. We interviewed a few of our fascinating interns to learn about them, their goals, and how they’re […]


Nine Lessons from Centenarians in the “Blue Zones”

By Morgan Goad | February 5, 2020

Scientific studies suggest approximately 25% of how long we live is dictated by genes, and the other 75% is determined by our lifestyles and the everyday choices we make. Longevity experts at the National Institute on Aging have gone to great measures to study aging. They identified four locations across the world where many people […]


Lights of Love Shed Lots of Light!

By Morgan Goad | February 3, 2020

The holidays can be a difficult time of year, especially for our neighbors who are elderly or isolated. This past December, JFS launched a new program – Lights to Love – to help brighten the season for those whose holidays might be lonely or cold. JFS staff collected wish lists from clients across the agency […]


Connecting Hearts at JFS Connected Hearts This November

By Morgan Goad | January 13, 2020

November is Adoption Awareness Month. Since 2015, Connecting Hearts at JFS has celebrated with the “A Hand to Hold” campaign in partnership with WTVR CBS 6. Every day in November, CBS 6 features a child or sibling group in foster care awaiting adoption in central Virginia on Virginia This Morning, the evening news and their […]


Why Does Balance Decline with Age?

By Morgan Goad | January 6, 2020

Most adults don’t think about their balance until they fall. The fact is, balance declines begin somewhere between 40 to 50 years of age. The National Institute of Health reports that one in three people over 65 will experience a fall each year. Combined with the projection that in Richmond alone by 2030, there will […]


Life & Legacy Spotlight: Jessica Samet

By Morgan Goad | December 23, 2019

As the Life & Legacy program enters its fourth and final year, JFS staff interviewed Life & Legacy and JFS Board member Jessica Samet to hear her perspective on the program and her own legacy. How did you first get involved with JFS? Jessica Samet: I first came to JFS as an intern Masters of […]