Category Archives: Elder Care

What’s Up at AgeWell Pittsburgh

Congratulations, AgeWell Pittsburgh! Congratulations to AgeWell Pittsburgh for being named as a finalist for this year’s 2017 Collaboration Prize. This is a national award given by The Foundation Center (funded by The Lodestar Foundation) designed to highlight exceptional permanent models … Continue reading

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When you take action and reach out, good things happen!

Seniors who want to continue living independently can sometimes struggle with isolation, if they are home-bound, or lack of mobility, particularly if they have given up driving. At JF&CS, we can help through our AgeWell Rides and AgeWell Visits programs, which recruit … Continue reading

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Imagine ahead to make aging easier

As you may already know, JF&CS covers an entire realm of services for older adults; from counseling to guardianship to food assistance, through its affiliation with AgeWell Pittsburgh and more. But here’s some food for thought: Matthias Hollwich has just written … Continue reading

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Meet Our Staff: Stefanie Small

JF&CS is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Stefanie Small from Clinical Services Supervisor to the position of Director of Clinical Services, which became effective July 1. She will add supervision of all psychological services, previously overseen by Dr. … Continue reading

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How to help older loved ones during the High Holidays

The High Holidays will be here before we know it! For many of us, the holidays have always included celebrations at the homes of parents, grandparents or older loved ones. Sometimes, though, our aging loved ones may find that holiday … Continue reading

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A friendly visit can make all the difference for a lonely senior

Ruth was an active and happy older adult. She and her husband Samuel had no children, but lived a fulfilling life with each other. They enjoyed attending senior exercise classes, taking long walks through their neighborhood and cooking meals together. … Continue reading

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AgeWell Rides senior transportation program celebrates one year!

When it’s time for a senior to stop driving, there is often a sense of sadness and a loss of independence. Without reliable transportation, simple errands and activities can become major challenges to an older adult who wishes to remain … Continue reading

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