20th Annual Jewish Community Golf Classic

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Monday, June 5, 2017

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

Adoption Lunch & Learn

Adoption Workshop - Free Admission

Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm at JFS Office

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

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EnRich for Life

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Monday, April 3 at The Weinstein JCC

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Tuesday, May 9 at Hutch

Caregiver Support Group

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Care Advocate Awarded Fellowship

By Jay White | 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 Jay White | 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 […]


Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Elders

By admin | April 4, 2017

Training: Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Elders Date and Time: Thursday, April 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Senior Connections, 24 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219 Join Senior Connections and JFS Richmond for this monthly series, funded by Diversity Richmond. Each session is hosted by Dr. Jay White, Gerontologist and will feature a […]


Special Food for Thought Passover Event

By admin | April 3, 2017

April 3 • 11:30 a.m. Intergenerational Model Passover Seder with the 7th and 8th Graders from Rudlin Torah Academy Learn the story about the Jews’ struggle for freedom and their journey from Egypt. Have fun, meet new people and enjoy a full complimentary Passover meal! Led by Rabbi Yosef Bart, Principal of Rudlin Torah Academy […]


Healthy Habits for Adults Train the Trainer Class

By admin | March 23, 2017

Healthy Habits for Adults Train the Trainer Class: Friday, April 28, 8:30 am- noon Making small changes in our lifestyle habits and food choices can reap BIG rewards. Healthy Habits for Adults is a one-hour class that is fun and interactive, promoting healthy, active living. The curriculum, covering ten meaningful topics, is taught by volunteers […]


JFS participating in The Race to Parenthood 5k

By admin | March 21, 2017

The Race to Parenthood 5k is the featured event and fundraiser for the Road to Parenthood, a volunteer run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes infertility awareness, education, and support to help those who struggle on their path to parenthood. The race raises funds for the Road to Parenthood and the Road to Parenthood Grant Fund […]


10 Signs of Caregiver Stress

By admin | March 2, 2017

The demands on a person who is taking care of elderly parents result in a great deal of stress. If caregivers aren’t careful, they jeopardize their own health and well-being. A study of family caregivers found that those who experience caregiving-related stress have a 63% higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. There […]