JFS Celebrates 170 Years

Since 1849, JFS has transformed lives and strengthened our community.

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JFS Adoption. A young couple thinking about their future while awaiting an adoption.

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Wednesday, August 21st from Noon - 1 pm

Contact [email protected] to RSVP.

Thank You

We're honored to be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Merit Citation by the VCIC

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Mental Health and Exercise

By admin | July 10, 2017

The mind and the body are inexplicably linked; a person’s state of mind affects the functionality of their body and issues of the body impacts a person’s mental function. On The Wagon’s Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health and Exercise explain the importance of taking care of the body and mind. http://www.onthewagon.org/mental-health-and-exercise/  


The Medicaid Debate

By admin | July 5, 2017

The New York Times article by Ron Lieber raises key concerns about how the current Medicaid debate affects healthcare. Today, the average annual cost of a Home Health Aide in Richmond, Virginia is $39,765, whereas the average annual cost for a Semi-Private Room at a Nursing Home is $84,315. According to the  Genworth Cost of Care Survey in 20 years those costs rise to $71,820 and $152,282, respectively. Through innovative […]


Care Advocate Awarded Fellowship

By admin | May 17, 2017

Gigi Amateau, award-winning author and former community impact officer at United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, will receive $17,500 for education and personal development to strengthen her service to Richmond’s aging population and individuals working in long-term care. The Pat Asch Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman age “50 or better” to advance […]


Scams & Financial Security

By admin | May 1, 2017

According to the Better Business Bureau, over the last two years, some 70,000 frauds and scams have been reported across the United States. Anyone can fall victim to a financial scam, but older adults tend to be particularly popular targets. Frequently, fraud perpetrated against older adults is not reported until long after the scam has […]


Loneliness and Isolation: A New Epidemic Among Elders

By admin | April 21, 2017

Anyone can feel lonely—even people who are surrounded by family. Asim Shah, MD, professor and vice chair for community psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, defines loneliness as an emotion that strikes when someone feels socially isolated. That feeling can set in within a marriage, at […]


Complimentary Resources to Help Reduce Ageism

By admin | April 12, 2017

The way Americans currently think about aging creates obstacles to productive practices and policies. In response, and in collaboration with seven other leading associations serving the field of Aging, ASA is pleased to share a set of resources designed to help members and stakeholders join a movement to reframe the dialogue around aging, with the […]