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Feeling Blue?

What are the signs of depression and what causes it? Who is more likely to experience this condition and how to get help.

”Kathy- Congratulations. You are this year’s award honoree


Yesterday in the annual meeting Kathy Salem, co-chair of Make a Splash! was surprised with this announcement by Thom Mandel, now former president of the JCC Board and co-chair of Make a Splash!:

“I would like to acknowledge Kathy Salem, who didn’t blink when I asked her for $100,000,…

Daisy's Story

Adult Protective Services referred Daisy to JFS after a relative reported that she broke a broom handle defending herself from her adult son...

Helene's Story

One of Helene’s neighbors expressed concerns about her to JFS staff. JFS discovered that Helene’s apartment was infested with both crawling and flying bugs...

Sam's Story

At age 88, Sam lost Sarah, his wife of 60 years. In the midst of extreme grief, Sam was not taking care of himself...