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Jewish Family Service is very pleased to announce our newest program, launched in 2016: Solutions to Senior Hunger. JFS is honored to be one of 13 states around the country chosen to participate in this initiative administered by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Rosemary Quatrale is JFS’s new Senior Adult Nutrition Outreach Coordinator, who will manage the Solutions to Senior Hunger program in Utah, identifying low income seniors 50+ and assisting them in enrolling in the Food Stamps program. This FREE and confidential service is available to anyone regardless of background or denomination in Salt Lake, Wasatch, and Summit Counties. Too many seniors have only enough funds to cover either food or medical expenses - a very tough position to be in. Applying for benefits can be a humbling and overwhelming task, and not all adults are computer literate. This is where JFS can help. Our specialist provides a free service to help people 50 and older determine eligibility for the Food Stamps program. Please note, our specialist acts as liaison between clients and government agencies, but does not determine the outcome of benefits. These benefits come in the form of a discreet Horizon Assistance debit card, which helps Utahns buy healthy food at…
Did you miss the second annual JFS Holiday Bazaar – “Get Your Holiday On!” in November? Not to worry, you can visit these amazing crafters and artisans online (click below) and watch for them at boutiques, bazaars and farmers markets around the Wasatch Front for special occasions, everyday living and just because! JFS extends a hearty THANK YOU to the vendors and guests who participated in this fun event at Temple Har Shalom in Park City. Special thanks to Robb Abrams and The Bagel Project for donating amazing food to the buffet and to Denice Heidorn for her fun, energetic Zumba class and glass art! Check out the wonderful, locally created items by: Aimee’s Home Cookin’ Handcrafted Spice BlendsAlyssa Bray Pottery Functional Pottery and Clay SculptureFiber Art by Kathy CartierIron Rose Collection Iron WorksKastor Bags, Custom Snakeskin Handbags by Kara AltmanPhyllis Mandel Handmade Beaded Jewelry Olio Skin Care Natural Skin, Beard, Shaving & Tattoo Care The Write Image StationerYopa Bag Yoga GearZaiya Collection Fashion Designs ZBees Honey ConfectionsRural Africa Crafts, Handmade Baskets from Ghana
WOW! We thank the numerous generous donors as well as the gracious second homeowner in Park City who provided a $2,500 challenge grant for making an impact to the tune of over $7,200 through online and offline donations in support of Jewish Family Service through the LivePC-GivePC campaign on Friday, November 6. THANK YOU to all for helping JFS continue to serve individuals and families in need throughout Summit and Wasatch Counties!Your gifts helped LivePC-GivePC exceed its goal (of reaching $1,234,567) by raising $1,348,667 for non-profits serving Park City and the surrounding communities on this one BIG day of giving. See all results here.
JFS is pleased to announce topics and speakers for our 2016 Lecture Series, now in its fifth year. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please call JFS at 801.746.4334 to register for any of the lectures beforehand. (Details are subject to change - check here or call JFS for up-to-date information.) Wednesday, February 10, 2016Teens and SleepLori Neeleman, PhD, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare7:00pm at The McGillis School, Salt Lake City* Wednesday, March 30, 2016ResilienceChris Waddell, Hall of Fame Paralympian, Author, Speaker6:30pm at The Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City** Wednesday, April 6, 2016Coping with Chronic PainLinda Caston, Pain Management Services, Intermountain Healthcare 7:00pm at The McGillis School, Salt Lake City* Wednesday, May 4, 2016Transitions in AgingPanel: Heather Welch, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS, AARP Driving SpecialistLiz Garcia-Leavitt, LCSW, Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research JFS Counseling Program Staff7:00pm at The McGillis School, Salt Lake City* * The McGillis School: 668 South 1300 East, SLC 84102** The Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City Library: 1255 Park Ave., Park City 84060