JFS and United Family Physicians Offer FREE Advance Care Planning During April

JFS and United Family Physicians of Allina Health, will offer free advance care planning during the month of April, National Healthcare Decisions Month. Advance care planning, sometimes referred to as an advanced care directive or a living will, helps people make decisions about the healthcare they would want to receive if they become unable to […]

JFS Partnership with United Family Medicine Continues During COVID

by Chris Kellogg, JD, Aging Services Director What began in early 2019 as a discussion with two United Family Medicine residents about collaboration in the area of Advanced Care Planning has grown into an ongoing partnership addressing end-of-life concerns for our West End community. Despite Stay Home restrictions, we hosted a successful virtual event highlighting […]

Open the Door to Conversations

JFS will offer Open the Door to Conversations, Monday, May 18, from 4:00 to 5:00PM via Zoom. Join the conversation about advanced care directives and end of life care. The event is free and open to the public. During the event, a mother and daughter will share their conversation about their wishes. Hear from doctors […]

End of Life Conversations Series Offered

“Who Speaks for Me?” a free two-part series about end of life conversations will be offered at JFS. Join the series for the movie “Being Mortal” on Thursday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at JFS. There will be a post-movie discussion facilitated by JFS Care Manager Bonnie Jaffe, RN, and Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC. Light snacks will be served.Come back for dinner on Thursday, February 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Who Speaks for Me: A Conversation about End of Life—Expected and Unexpected

Who Speaks for Me: A Conversation about End of Life—Expected and Unexpected will be on Thursday, August 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Seventh Community Center. Panel members will include a local physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain and a family member who has experienced the challenges and gifts of making end-of-life decisions with family members.