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LivePC-GivePC is Friday, Nov. 7, 2014! Help support Jewish Family Service by making a contribution online which will help Jewish Family Service's Park City office in our work to help people of all denominations and generations navigate through life's challenges. LivePC-GivePC is a 24 hour designated day of community giving to support organizations that make Park City a great place to live. Starting NOW you can schedule a donation to be processed on Nov. 7, which will count toward JFS's total raised for that day. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
On Nov. 9, 2014 JFS will honor Karen Fjeldsted Doctorman & Gary Doctorman, Anne & Sandy Dolowitz, Kitty & Neil Kaplan, and Helen & Rick Rappaport at the 7th Annual Jewish Family Service Tribute Gala at Little America. Buy tickets HERE. Please join us as we celebrate these "Community Couples" and their impact on the Jewish as well as general communities of Utah through their dedication, humanitarian work, and contributions of time, talent and support to the many worthy causes dearest to them. This special evening promises to be memorable; click here to relive the celebration of last year's JFS Gala.
JFS has launched the first Music & Memory program in Utah. It provides personalized music playlists via digital music technology to seniors suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia to engage the mind and enable these individuals to reconnect with the world and those around them through music-triggered memories. It is a partnership with the non-profit Music & Memory, as featured in the documentary film "Alive Inside," the Audience Award winner for best documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. On April 7, 2014 Zions Bank & the Utah Film Center co-hosted a special screening of this documentary followed by a Q&A by Dan Cohen, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory, Inc. at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. View official trailer here. JFS is currently the only non-profit community organization in the state running the program. JFS's Music & Memory program is unique in that it is one of the handful of instances in the country where this therapeutic approach will be utilized in subjects' homes rather than in a nursing facility, in furtherance of our mission of aiding independent, healthy and safe aging in the home. It can relieve boredom, empower choice, enable memory, and provide avenues for genuine communication with loved ones and caregivers. Want to help? JFS needs donations…