JFS Promotions and New Hires

The JFS UCare team announces the addition of two new care coordinators to its team. Liz Clare, LGSW, and Kayla Salseg will provide comprehensive case management services for older/disabled adults residing in the community. Kayla is completing her social work internship at JFS and is graduating from St. Kate’s. Liz has extensive experience in the healthcare […]

Next Powerful Tools Class Begins in April

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:30PM via Zoom each Thursday from April 8 through May 13. It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you […]

JFS Receives MN DHS Grant to Expand Mental Health Services for Older Adults and Caregivers

JFS has received a two-year Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Aging and Adult Services division totaling $347,280. The grant will be used to help older community members maintain their health, independence and community involvement by expanding on the current Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) […]

PEARLS Training

JFS is offering PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization.

PEARLS Training

JFS is offering PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization.

JFS Appoints Jill Grover as Aging & Disability Services Director

JFS announces the selection of Jill Parkinson Grover as Aging and Disability Services Director effective December 14. Grover began her career with JFS in 2015 as the program manager for the UCare case management program. In 2018, she was promoted to the director of contracted case management. As Aging and Disabilities Services Director, she will […]

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A Self-Care Program for Caregivers

Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 1:00 to 2:30PM via Zoom each Tuesday from February 2 through March 9. It is important to take time to care for yourself, so you […]

PEARLS Training Class Offered by JFS Counselor

JFS will offer PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) training January 7 and 14 to professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses and administrators. The two-day training equips all members of a PEARLS team to implement PEARLS successfully in their organization. The training will be led by skilled PEARLS therapist Avi-Natan […]

Making an Impact: Creating Joy Improves Mood

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Samantha was referred to our PEARLS (Program to […]

Otto Bremer Trust Awards Grant

JFS has been awarded a $105,000 one-year grant from Otto Bremer Trust. The grant will be used to strengthen social service programs focused on economic stability, mental health and self-reliance for seniors and low-income individuals. Employment Assistance offers job search, career development, resume and letter writing assistance, and interview preparation to people who might be entering […]