JFSLA to Distribute Thanksgiving Meals and Groceries to Over 1,000 Families and 900 Seniors
Today, the JFS SOVA Community Food & Resource Program hosted its annual Thanksgiving distribution, providing Thanksgiving staples to more than 1,600 families across Los Angeles. On Wednesday, JFSLA’s Senior Nutrition Program will be serving and distributing Thanksgiving meals to over 900 seniors and homebound clients throughout LA.
Terry Shajirat Honored with the 2023 Lovedy Brydon Differently Abled Individual Award
On October 18, the West Hollywood Disability Advisory Board awarded Terry Shajirat, a JFSLA social worker, with the 2023 Lovedy Brydon Differently Abled Individual Award for her long career in improving the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. The West Hollywood Disability Advisory Board addresses disability-related issues and offers recommendations to the City Council on policies and programs for people with disabilities.
JFSLA’s Chaverim Program Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Their Film, Bella Danza
On Sunday, JFSLA’s Chaverim Program for adults with special needs hosted a special screening at the Laemmle Town Center Theater to commemorate the 5th anniversary of their film, Bella Danza. Every aspect of the film, from writing the initial concept to the acting to producing the final cut, was handled in-house by 26 Chaverim participants.
JFSLA’s Multipurpose and Senior Centers Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
JFSLA’s Art, Wellness, and Engagement (AWE) Program is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of activities and events at JFSLA’s Senior and Multipurpose Centers. National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the U.S.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
To mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, JFSLA is shining a light on JFS Hope, our domestic violence program, which offers a comprehensive range of services, including crisis hotlines, emergency shelters, transitional housing, counseling, and resources to survivors of abuse and their children.
JFS Care Offers Free Caregiver Training
JFS Care, an arm of JFSLA that offers in-home care and care management to older adults throughout Los Angeles, launched a new caregiver training program called the LA Advancing Caregiver Excellence (ACE) Program, where eligible participants can simultaneously enhance their skills and earn compensation. Through this new program, caregivers are provided with free training and education, funded by CalGrows, California’s Department of Aging program for caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities.
Inside JFS Hope’s 40-hour Domestic Violence Training
Each year JFS Hope, JFSLA’s domestic violence program, provides a 40-hour domestic violence certificate training course for social service providers, therapists, case managers, and agency interns and volunteers. The training is a state requirement one must complete to work with survivors of domestic abuse.
Seniors Learn about Fall Prevention at JFSLA
September is National Fall Prevention Month. Falls are the leading cause of injury for adults ages 65 years and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults reports a fall every year.
Holocaust Survivors & Seniors Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
Throughout the month of September, Jewish Family Service LA’s (JFSLA) Senior and Multipurpose Centers are hosting Rosh Hashanah festivities for members of Café Europa, JFSLA’s social group for survivors of the Holocaust, and participants from the JFS Arts, Wellness, and Engagement (AWE) Program.
Susie Forer-Dehrey, “We’re Not Saying Goodbye but See you Around”
Susie Forer-Dehrey, JFSLA’s Executive Vice President, is retiring after 37 years at the agency. Throughout her tenure, Susie has worn many hats. In each of her roles, Susie’s top priority was to provide the people of Los Angeles with the resources they needed to navigate their lives through challenges and changes.