Dementia Friends Helps Build Dementia-Friendly Communities

In 2010 the State of MN passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable.The state chose five pilot communities for […]

Help Improve Air Travel for People with Dementia

A new online survey has been launched to collect air travel experiences of persons living with dementia and their travel companions, from booking flights to arriving at their travel destination. The MSP Dementia-Friendly Airport Project is led by Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (Roseville A/D) and includes officials from MSP, the Brisbane Airport […]

Making an Impact – Making an Impact Improves Quality of Life

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. The JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist received a call […]

More Americans than Ever Before are Volunteering

According to a CNN article, the latest statistics released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) indicate the US is riding a wave of generosity driven by millions of people who freely offer their time, labor, and expertise. Read the full report here. It comes as no surprise to JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon […]

Germany Extends Holocaust Compensation to Survivor Spouses

This article is taken from the July 8 issue of the Times of Israel. BERLIN (AP) — The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis said Tuesday that Germany has agreed to extend compensation to their surviving spouses and to increase other payments, taking the total to be paid […]

Cheryl Anderson Joins JFS

Cheryl Anderson has accepted the position of Disability Services Case Manager at JFS. Cheryl will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities including complex medical and mental health diagnoses and development disabilities. Cheryl has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a licensed social worker. She has volunteered for more than 14 years on […]

Shalom Baby Program Welcomes Wee Ones

Did you know that July, August, and September are the months with the most birthdays? As the birthday season approaches, remember the Shalom Baby program at JFS. If you know of anyone in the community who has welcomed a new baby, please let JFS know. They will receive a wonderful basket full of SWAG items including a […]

Two Contracted Care Management Teams Undergo Annual Audit

The UCare and Medica contracted care management teams recently underwent their annual audits to ensure they are in compliance with the various regulations outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). After a stressful day waiting for the results, both teams scored well and received compliments from the auditors. Both health plans were given minor […]

Meet Dawn Parker, Owner of Woodbury Nothing Bundt Cakes

If you attended the recent Celebration of Service, you probably received a small brown paper bag on your way out of the event that contained the most delicious cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We’d like to introduce you to the owner of the store in Woodbury, Dawn Parker. “My grandson and I were volunteering in […]

Declaration of Interdependence in Relationships by Beth Johnson, LMFT

Although our culture emphasizes independence, romantic love is often portrayed in songs and movies in which partners are inseparable and can’t live without each other. There is a lot of discussion in the psychology world about what is a healthy or unhealthy relationship. The most often used terms are interdependent and co-dependent. These words can be […]