Articles tagged with: Caregiving

30May

The Importance of Companionship for Older Adults

The Importance of Companionship for Older Adults


Statistics show 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 daily for the next 16 years. That’s the age that traditionally has marked someone as an “older adult.” When you hear that term, what comes to mind? Granted, people age differently than they used to. Still, the term often evokes images of elderly people needing care, medications, doctors, nursing homes, hospice and so forth. While those are the things and the people that keep their bodies healthy, there is something that can keep their minds healthy: companionship.

Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Aviv Older Adult Services

29November

Help for Aging Parents is a Phone Call Away

Help for Aging Parents is a Phone Call Away

As the Resource Support Specialist for Aviv Older Adult Services – Tools for Aging, I get a lot of calls about the services and support we offer families. Each one is different, but many callers have common concerns. I try to give as much information as I can while trying to offer support for the caller, and, of course, all calls are confidential. Here are just a few examples of questions with typical answers I offer:

Written by Cori Sackin, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Aviv Older Adult Services

04January

NORC Bids Farewell to Barbara Rosenberg

NORC Bids Farewell to Barbara Rosenberg

On December 31, 2011, JF&CS said goodbye to one of most faithful and long-standing employees, when Barbara Rosenberg retired after 22 years of incredible service.  Her outstanding achievements have positioned JF&CS’ NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program and older adult services as one of the leading programs available for older adults in the State of Georgia.

Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Aviv Older Adult Services

21September

You Can Go to Italy, I’d Rather Visit Holland

The Gift of Working with Extraordinary People

You Can Go to Italy, I’d Rather Visit Holland

September is Direct Support Professionals month. We are grateful for all of those workers who care for extraordinary people who may need a little extra help. Thank you for all that you do!

Most people involved in the disability culture are familiar with the essay “Welcome to Holland.” The essay, written in 1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley in, the mother of a child with Down Syndrome, sheds light from the perspective of a parent whose child has special needs:

Written by Rena Harris, Posted in Developmental Disabilities Services